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.
Full-time position 37.5 hours per week
Sunday - Wednesday; 8:00a-4:30p, Thursday; 11:00a-7:30p
Supervise case management and housing staff working with severely and persistently mentally ill, homeless adults. Provide program oversight in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director. Assess prospective clients during intake process, outreach to referral sources, prepare monthly statistical reports, deliver case management services in absence of caseworkers, and provide crisis intervention as needed. Coordinate ancillary clinical services and serve as the liaison for outside providers. Related duties as assigned.
MSW or related masters degree required. At least one year of supervisory experience and a minimum of two years mental health experience required. Proficient computer and communication skills required; knowledge of AWARDS a plus. Knowledge of substance abuse treatment and housing and benefits systems as well as experience delivering short-term treatment preferred. Bilingual Spanish a plus.
BRC is among the most comprehensive, effective, and fastest growing agencies in NYC serving homeless New Yorkers. With a $91 million budget and over 1000 employees, BRC has 29 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. BRC was presented with the Community Impact Award at the New York Housing Conference 45th Annual Awards, recognizing BRC's HomeStretch Housing project Landing Road. 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 BRC.org.