BRC
  • Reception Center
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


Program Description:

The BRC Reception Center is a transitional residence funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services to house 96 men and women. The program is the only clinically based, transitional residence offered in the city for homeless individuals who have been diagnosed with one or more severe and persistent mental illnesses. Many of these individuals also have a history of substance abuse, some are medically fragile and some have criminal justice histories (including those who are participating in treatment as an alternative sentence to incarceration). The goals of the Reception Center are to provide psychiatric and medical stabilization along with therapeutic and case management services with the aim of placing its clients in appropriate, supportive housing within nine months. Follow-up care for at least one year is then provided to assist graduates in maintaining housing and continuing to successfully reintegrate into society.

 

DUTIES

Supervision of unit when necessary. Assess all referred clients to determine appropriateness for admission. Manage intake and discharge data entry and assignment of clients to caseload. Network with referral sources. Serve as senior on-site manager on Sundays and during the week as needed. Provide case management to a small caseload of clients. Facilitate one group. Assist with development and implementation of program goals as part of the management team. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.

HOURS:                                            Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Monday-Friday;  10:00am - 6:30pm


QUALIFICATIONS:

MSW or related Masters degree, excellent communication and writing skills, and computer proficiency required. Must be well versed in assessing individuals using the DSM IV-TR diagnostic criteria. Experience working in residential treatment and with the MICA and homeless populations preferred. Supervisory experience also strongly preferred. Bilingual Spanish 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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