BRC
  • HomePlus (Bronx and Brooklyn)
  • NY, USA
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


MAKE AN IMPACT

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.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

BRC maintains 390 supported apartments throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx through the HomePlus program. These apartments are dedicated for formerly homeless individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse, and are funded by a variety of state and city mental health agencies, including the NYS Office of Mental Health, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. BRC's HomePlus operations have grown significantly in recent years, including 131 units for substance abusing, chronically homeless individuals that were brought on line in 2008 and 65 units of scattered-site housing for formerly homeless individuals with a history of mental illness that were brought on line in 2009 and 2010.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Program Director is responsible for overall leadership and management of HomePlus, a permanent, supportive housing program that follows a strength-based, harm reduction-oriented model of case management, crisis intervention and overall client wellness services that are consistent with BRC's mission. HomePlus is a growing program with a current capacity of 370 tenant/clients in scattered site apartments located in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan and serves individuals who are managing severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders, mostly of whom are formerly homeless or referred from state mental health hospitals.

The responsibilities of this position include oversight of the development and delivery of all case management and clinical services to ensure they are provided in a professional and clinically sound manner; management of all aspects of apartment identification, leasing, and maintenance through effective coordination with landlords, brokers and other housing providers; effective and regular liaison with other agency service providers, including state hospitals and centers; ensuring compliance with all regulatory and contractual obligations, including serving as the primary program contact with applicable staff at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and New York State Office of Mental Health and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services; and ensuring outstanding program leadership and supervision of staff located in offices in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Additionally, the Program Director will provide 24-hour on-call management and support as well as emergency first aid and CPR assistance as needed. Responsibilities will include other related duties as assigned.


HOURS:

Full-time position 37.5 hours per week

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30pm (24 Hour On-Call)


QUALIFICATIONS:

A minimum of five years of management experience working with homeless, mentally ill, and substance-abusing individuals is required. Experience in an apartment-based transitional or permanent housing program is essential. A graduate degree in social work or closely related field is preferred.


BENEFITS

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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