• Chemical Dependency Crisis Center
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $40.44
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


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.


BRC's Chemical Dependency Crisis Center (CDCC) offers 32-beds of medically monitored and medically supervised withdrawal services in an inpatient setting for men and women. The CDCC program provides 24-hour nursing coverage, individual and group motivational counseling, didactic health and substance abuse education, therapeutic activities and institutional twelve-step programs. The medically supervised beds are new to BRC's CDCC.


Per Diem or Temporary positions


BRC Chemical Dependency Crisis Center seeks Register Nurses for evening, night and weekend coverage in our expanded 32-bed medically supervised and monitored withdrawal program in Manhattan. Duties include:

Identifies and prioritizes client care needs based on client history and nursing assessment.

Perform client triage, assessments, and monitors for symptoms of acute withdrawal and/or symptoms of intoxication and the client's response to intervention and treatment

Closely monitors clients during administration of medications. Ensures medication schedule is timely, and adheres to unit policy and protocol.

Provides direct client care including ongoing client education with a focus on health restoration and maintenance. Recognizes and interprets clients' conditions and responses to medical intervention.

Adhering to unit policy; accurately counts, records, and maintains a secured storage area for all prescription medications, sharps, syringes, and other medical equipment.

Coordinates with other programs and community agencies regarding referral for on-going care or to a higher level of care.

Completes required documentation in a timely and accurate manner. Able to deliver shift to shift report and communication that supports consistent client follow up.

Complete nursing treatment plan that comprehensively endorses client needs and available resources. Participates in quality improvement projects.

RN is able to take direction from immediate supervisor, and operate in a shift leadership role; all as part of a multi disciplinary team/ program. RN is able to understand the unique needs of the homeless population, within a fast-paced, community-based care setting.


State RN licensure, CPR-BLS required; Justice Center background check, including finger printing required; Certification in addictions or psychiatric nursing a plus. Previous relevant work experience in detoxification programs or emergency departments is preferred.


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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