BRC
  • HomePlus
  • NY, USA
  • $38,477($19.73/ hr)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

BRC maintains 390 supported apartments throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx through the HomePlus program. These apartments are dedicated for formerly homeless individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse, and are funded by a variety of state and city mental health agencies, including the NYS Office of Mental Health, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. BRC's HomePlus operations have grown significantly in recent years, including 131 units for substance abusing, chronically homeless individuals that were brought on line in 2008 and 65 units of scattered-site housing for formerly homeless individuals with a history of mental illness that were brought on line in 2009 and 2010.

LOCATION: Bronx, NY

HOURS:

Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Monday - Friday; 9:00am-5:30pm

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for all aspects of assigned caseload of single men and women who are entering housing after being homeless. Clients will have a mental health diagnosis (SPMI) and/or substance use disorder. Assist with the intake and admission process, application and re-certification of entitlements, develop and update service plans, maintain chart documentation, provide supportive counseling, plan and facilitate support groups, teach and assist with activities of daily living, assist clients with money management and be involved in collection of clients' rent, assist with recreational activities, provide linkages and referrals to community resources such as medical, mental health and/or substance abuse services as needed. Utilize a harm reduction approach and motivational interviewing techniques with clients, Make regular visits to client apartments to ensure a safe and secure environment in compliance with City guidelines. Participate in community meetings and interdisciplinary team meetings. Be on call during off-hours. Participate in BRC approved trainings. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Reports to Program Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Preferred qualifications: BA, CASAC and a minimum of one year experience working with the homeless, addicted and/or mentally ill population. Driver's license preferred, bilingual a plus. Basic computer literacy required. CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR.

Alternate qualifications: HS Diploma and at least two years experience working with the homeless and/or mentally ill. Driver's license preferred, bilingual a plus. Basic computer literacy required. 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 $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  www.brc.org.

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