• Palace Employment Residence
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $44,919 ($23.04/HR)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package

Program Description:

This 110-bed shelter is designed for men and women who are in need of job training and employment. Located in the former Palace Hotel on the Bowery, the program-oriented shelter provides temporary housing for a period of six to nine months. During this time, clients are guided through a structured continuum of treatment and training designed to give them the skills they need to address any substance abuse and/or health issues and to find and maintain permanent employment and housing. The Palace Employment Residence is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 9:00am-5:30pm and Wednesday; 12:00pm-8:30pm



Responsible for all aspects of assigned case load, including meeting with clients on a regular basis and ensuring that all clinical files and reports are complete and up to date.  Make weekly visits to client rooms located off site, drop off reminder notices, and conduct room inspections.  Intensively work with clients as they move through the program continuum using Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction Strategies. Assist clients in securing entitlements, complete housing applications, prepare clients for housing interviews, and arrange housing appointments.  Build clients' daily living skills to ensure successful independent living.  Escort clients to appointments as needed. Liaison with clinical staff in other BRC or off site programs.  Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned. 



Significant experience working with the homeless and formerly incarcerated, substance abuse, entitlements and the housing application process. Good writing and oral communication skills.  Ability to work in a high stress/volume environment, while maintaining communication with the other components of the treatment team.  BA preferred, HS Diploma/GED required. Knowledge of addictions and recovery process, as well as group process and dynamics.  Computer literacy required.  CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR.


BRC is among the most comprehensive, effective, and fastest growing agencies in NYC serving homeless New Yorkers.  With a $77 million budget and over 800 employees, BRC has 27 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, most recently as a winner of the NY Community Trust's Nonprofit Excellence Award and as a national finalist for the Drucker Prize for innovative management.  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

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