BRC
  • Reception Center
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $44,919 ($23.04/H)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The BRC Reception Center is a transitional resisdence funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services to house 96 men and women. The program is the only clinically based, transitional residence offered in the city for homeless individuals who have been diagnosed with one or more severe and persistent mental illnesses. Many of these individuals also have history of substance abuse, some are medically fragile and some have criminal justice histories (including those who are participatimg in treatment as an alternative sentence to incarceration). The goals of the Reception Center are to provide psychiatric and medical stabilization alomg with therapeutic and case management services with the aim of placing its clients in appropriate, supportive housing within 9 months. Follow up care for at least one year is then provided to assist graduates in maintaining housing and continuing to succesfully reintegrate into society. 

 

DUTIES:

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.



HOURS:
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Sunday-Thursday; 8:00a-4:30p

 



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 required MSW Preferred. 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.

 

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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