• Beaver Pond Residence
  • NY, USA
  • Full Time


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: Employment Development Specialist

PROGRAM/UNIT: Beaver Pond Residence

HOURS: Full–time – 37.5 hours per week

7:00AM-8:30PM Sun-Tues
7:00AM-8:30PM Wed-Fri


RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide career assessment and employment development services to job seekers. Expand employment opportunities for job seekers. Assist job seekers in developing a career path and employment preservation strategy. Share in the collection of and make available participant data regarding client employment retention for the purposes of reporting, assessment and evaluation. Facilitate employment related workshops and counsel participants on employment retention strategies to address potential barriers to continuous employment. Share in the collaboration with other service providers, employers, educational/vocational programs to assist current clients and returning clients with continuing to reach their employment and educational goals. Must work at multiple program locations. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA strongly preferred. Requires experience in career counseling, employment development and/or career counseling, vocational training, workshop development and facilitation. Ideal candidate will have a background in the fields of addiction, mental illness and working with the homeless. Must possess excellent writing and oral communication skills and computer proficiency required. Must be able to work in a high-stress, high-volume environment, while maintaining positive open communications with othercomponents 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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