BRC
  • Reaching New Heights
  • NY, USA
  • $46,733 ($23.96p/h)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


MAKE AN IMPACT

Are you looking to make a positive impact on the lives of those in your community? At BRC, our staff help New Yorkers experiencing homelessness reclaim their lives by providing a hand up, offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency, and restoring hope and dignity.

Each and every BRC staff member makes heroic contributions to our city, providing vital services in times of crisis and need. Through our commitment to employee wellbeing and development, BRC provides a workplace where staff can achieve their goals, make a difference with our clients, and grow personally and professionally. BRC is committed to a safe and healthy workplace: we provide PPE to all employees and enforce temperature monitoring and physical distancing best practices across our programs.

Today, we have over 1000 full-time, part-time, and per-diem positions located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Come and learn why 95% of BRC employees report that they would recommend BRC as a good place to work, and join us in building a more caring and compassionate city.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This 200-bed shelter is designed for homeless men who are in need of job training and employment. Located at BRC's new Landing Road facility in the Bronx, this new shelter opened in January 2018. Similar to the Palace Employment Residence, the Reaching New Heights Residence 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 Reaching New Heights Residence is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services.

 

HOURS:                                            

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week                                                           

Sunday; 9:00a - 5:30p, Monday - Thursday; 1:00p - 9:30p

                        

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:        

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.  Intensively work with clients as they move through the program continuum by assisting residents in securing entitlements, gainful employment, establish and monitor savings accounts, prepare clients for housing interviews and arrange housing appointments.  Build clients' daily living skills to ensure successful independent living.  Facilitate groups within the Phase system under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator.  Work with Retention Specialist to verify employment and housing placement.  Liaison with clinical staff in other BRC or off site programs with regard to clients they have in common. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed.  Related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:                        

Significant experience working with the homeless and formerly incarcerated, substance abuse, entitlements and work readiness programs preferred.  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. Bilingual preferred; Spanish. Knowledge of addictions and recovery process, as well as group process and dynamics.  CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR. Computer literacy required. 

 

BENEFITS

BRC takes the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees seriously. Employees are eligible for health insurance and paid sick time benefits immediately upon starting work. In addition, full time employees receive a generous benefits package, including:

  1. Competitive health and dental plans, with coverage is available for your spouse, domestic partner, and dependents.
  2. A minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, and additional paid sick and personal time. A 403(b) pension plan with a matching benefit paid by BRC.
  3. Tuition assistance and many training opportunities for career development.
  4. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are available so employees can set aside pre-tax dollars for healthcare, transit and childcare.
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