• Beaver Pond Residence
  • NY, USA
  • 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.

POSITION: Retention Specialist

HOURS: Various



RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibility for the collection of data regarding client employment and retention for the purposes of reporting, assessment and evaluation. Primary responsibility for managing the retention programming for Horizons; including overseeing and scheduling monthly retention events and semi-annual participant retention celebrations. Perform along with other team members the outreach and intake of all facility residents into the Horizons program. Assist in the collaboration with other service providers, employers, educational/vocational programs to assist participants to continue to reach their employment and educational goals. Facilitate employment related workshops as scheduled. Assist in providing career assessment and employment preservation services to job seekers of the program. Work closely with all components of the treatment team to address independent living concerns and assist with housing placements and retention. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA preferred. Prior experience required in the fields of addiction, mental illness or homelessness. Career counseling, vocational training, workshop development and facilitation experience preferred. Must possess excellent writing and oral communication skills. Computer proficiency required. Must be able to work in a high-stress, high-volume environment, while maintaining positive open communications with other components of the treatment team. 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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