• Assessment Center
  • NY, USA
  • $46,732 ($23.96/hr)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


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.


In August 2012, BRC opened its first assessment center, which serves as a first point of contact for men entering the city shelter system. Located in a newly renovated loft-style building in Greenpoint Brooklyn, this 200 bed dormitory style residence is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services. BRC evaluates each individual who enters the program and links them to the housing and services that best meets their needs. In addition, as a result of our continued dialogue with DHS and community leaders, BRC has dedicated one dorm (20 beds) to street homeless men of the Greenpoint community, an unprecedented commitment by the shelter system to provide a community-based strategy to respond to a significant local need.


Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

  1. Sunday, Monday & Wednesday; 9:00a - 5:30p, Tuesday & Thursday; 12:00p - 8:30p
  2. Tuesday & Saturday; 9:00a - 5:30p, Thursday & Friday; 10:00a - 6:30p, Wednesday; 12p - 8:30p


Reports to the clinical coordinator, the housing specialist is responsible for serving as a liaison with DHS, Real estate Brokers and other housing providers to facilitate the housing process for all divertible assessment clients. This includes assisting in the Enhanced One Shot deal, and other HRA related housing benefits processes; copying and the distribution of all housing applications, maintaining correspondence relating to housing interviews and vacancies, as well as assisting clients to coordinate their move with landlords and other key personnel. In addition, the position is responsible for a caseload of housing placement clients, for tracking trends in housing placements and orienting clients with the housing group. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of DHS/HRA subsidies which include: CityFHEPS, Enhance one shot deal (EOSD), SOTA and Travel Assistance program (TAP). Also knowledge of NY NY supportive housing system is a plus. Significant experience working with clients on the issues of homelessness, addictions, mental illness, entitlements and housing. Demonstrable writing, communication and group facilitation skills. Computer proficiency required. BA/BS preferred. Some college and work experience may be substituted in lieu of a four-year degree. Bi-lingual (English/ Spanish) preferred. CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR.


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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