BRC
  • Transit Homeless Outreach
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Jointly funded by the Department of Homeless Services and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, BRC's Transit Homeless Outreach staff members operate throughout the transit system 24 hours a day.  Through this program, which BRC has operated since 2005 and significantly expanded in 2014, BRC provides outreach and case management services to humanely assist homeless individuals to permanently relocate from MTA properties.  The program serves the New York City metropolitan area, including the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.  Clients of Transit Homeless Outreach are engaged and assessed with the goal of connecting them with housing and essential services.

 

HOURS:

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week 

Tuesday - Saturday; 3:00p - 11:30p



DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervise assigned staff.Serve as the lead mental health clinician for the shift or team. Responsible for performing assessments on mentally ill and MICA clients encountered in the field. Train Outreach Specialists in the basic elements of the Mental Status Exam. Responsible for making critical clinical decisions regarding outreach strategies, handling of client crisis, care coordination, Responsible for crisis intervention during assigned shift. Provide individual and group clinical supervision to Outreach Specialists. May be asked to have flexibility in scheduling depending on overall team needs. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.



QUALIFICATIONS:

LMSW and be able to get 9.58 removal designation. Experience with homeless, street/subway homeless and MICA population strongly preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Must have valid state license. Basic computer literacy required. Bilingual prefered including Spanish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Korean or other language. CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR. 

 

ABOUT BRC:

BRC is among the most comprehensive, effective, and fastest growing agencies in NYC serving homeless New Yorkers.  With a $91 million budget and over 1000 employees, BRC has 29 programs throughout the New York City area that work together to form a seamless continuum of caring and effective services to meet all of a client's needs. We employ a holistic approach, helping clients achieve health, wellness, and economic self-sufficiency, offering an array of housing and services for more than 10,000 of New York's neediest residents. BRC has an entrepreneurial culture with a track record of innovation.  BRC is highly successful and has been recognized for it. BRC was presented with the Community Impact Award at the New York Housing Conference 45th Annual Awards, recognizing BRC's HomeStretch Housing project Landing Road. Staff at BRC works together collaboratively to address some of the greatest social challenges of our City and does so using a compassionate and respectful approach. In our most recent survey, 95% of our employees said they would recommend BRC as a good place to work. For more information about BRC, please see our website at BRC.org

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