• Bowery Safe Haven
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $33,032 ($16.93/hr)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


In 2006, BRC opened a pilot 19-bed safe haven using funding from the Mayor's Fund for New York and the NYC Department of Homeless Services. The facility has achieved notable successes, and was expanded to 52 beds in January 2009. The Bowery Safe Haven is a low-demand model for chronic street homeless men whose primary reasons for remaining homeless are substance abuse issues. Bowery Safe Haven participants are not required to maintain sobriety and do not have any curfew; the one requirement upon entering is that they actively work toward obtaining housing. The program is currently funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services and the US Bureau of Primary Health Care.



Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

  1. Saturday - Wednesday; 8:00am-4:30pm
  2. Monday - Friday; 11:00am-7:30pm



Maintain cleanliness of interior and exterior of facility.  Make repairs such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and some electrical.  Responsible for preventative maintenance of heating/cooling and domestic water systems.  Receive and store deliveries of maintenance/office supplies.  Lifting of boxes and moving furniture as needed.  On call for emergencies, which may require early and/or late hours.  Be a member of the fire safety team.  Participate in fire drills and related duties as assigned.



Three years experience in building maintenance and/or building trades.  Work experience in one or more standard trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical or combination of training from an accredited trade school and experience.  Ability to read and follow instructions.  Work efficiently as part of a team and/or independently.  Must be able to frequently lift/carry objects weighing up to 70 lbs.  Must be able to walk, stoop, bend, crouch, sit, kneel, climb and crawl. High School Diploma or GED required.  Ability to communicate in English. Fire Safety Director Certificate is preferred.



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 at

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