• Palace Employment Residence
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • 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.

HOURS:                                             Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm


DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:     Management of all facets of a 117 bed shelter for men and women who are to be engaged in vocational training, substance abuse treatment employment and transition to permanent housing. This includes the recruitment and management of all staff and the overall clinical and vocational design of a program model to meet client needs. Responsible for management of the program budget and all reports to the funding source. Responsible for maintaining census, quality assurance, and for ensuring compliance with Department of Homeless Services regulations. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned. Reports to the Deputy Executive Director level.


QUALIFICATIONS:                       LMSW or related masters degree preferred along with at least three years of supervisory and management experience in working with the homeless substance abusers in a shelter or drop-in setting. Must have very strong writing and computer skills as well as strong leadership abilities and the capacity to coordinate services in a complex organizational setting. 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 at

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