BRC
  • Assesment Center
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 44,919 (23.04)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


 

Program Description: 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.

 

DUTIES:

Provide comprehensive assessment service to a caseload of homeless men referred to the Assessment Center by DHS's Intake Center. Assessment Specialists primary duties will involve coordinating a comprehensive assessment and assist with making a referral to a more appropriate setting for clients on their case load. Referral locations will include, but not limited to, return to family, long term treatment facilities, supportive housing services, and DHS program shelters. Additional case load duties will include obtaining benefits, identification, engagement in day treatment program and entering data into both AWARDS and DHS Cares. Generate ongoing progress and group notes as well as monthly statistical reports. Participate in clinical team, case conference, and other staff meetings. Assist with program staff coverage as needed. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Perform additional related duties as assigned.

Full-time position 37.5 hours per week
Sunday-Thursday-7:00am-3:30pm

QUALIFICATIONS: 

High School Diploma/GED required; bachelors degree preferred and masters ideal. Bilingual Spanish or Polish preferred, but not required. Excellent communication and writing skills and computer proficiency required. Experience working in residential treatment and with the MICA and homeless populations. Knowledge of HRA and NY/NY application systems a plus. 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  www.brc.org.

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