BRC
  • Lexington Avenue Women’s Residence
  • NY, USA
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This 103-bed women's shelter in Brooklyn serves a population suffering from multiple issues including mental illness, substance abuse and serious medical problems. The program offers the full range of case management services as well as on-site psychiatric and medical care. It also incorporates a workforce development component for women who can benefit from this service. The Lexington Avenue Women's Residence is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services.

 

HOURS:                                            

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Tuesday - Friday; 10:00a-6:30p, Saturday; 9:00a-5:30p

                                                                                                           

DUTIES:

Facilitate  multiple groups each day aimed at improving client motivation, client behavior in and outside the facility, and community relations and behavior in the neighborhood. Work with clients on positive reinforcement-based initiative. Offer groups related to preparation for independent living. Recreational opportunities such as offsite trips and card/game tournaments. Related dutes as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma/GED required. Bachelor's Degree in Arts preferred.  Experience working with MICA clients in both individual and group modalities preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills.  Excellent organization and ability to use independent judgment.  CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR. Basic computer literacy required.

 

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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