Jointly funded by the Department of Homeless Services and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, BRC's Transit Homeless Outreach staff members operate throughout the transit system 24 hours a day. Through this program, which BRC has operated since 2005 and significantly expanded in 2014, BRC provides outreach and case management services to humanely assist homeless individuals to permanently relocate from MTA properties. The program serves the New York City metropolitan area, including the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Clients of Transit Homeless Outreach are engaged and assessed with the goal of connecting them with housing and essential services.
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Multiple Shifts Available
Responsible for direct supervision of outreach staff on shift. Consult with the Program Director to ensure coordination of services. Coordinate deployment of teams, develop outreach approaches, and oversee referrals and referral resources. Manage data collection and reporting from the team. Ensure team and client safety. Perform treatment planning and other responsibilities required of Outreach Specialists. Provi.de emergency first aid/CPR or overdose prevention protocol assistance when needed. Related duties assigned.
Bachelor's Degree required and at least one year of direct outreach experience in working with the homeless and/or mentally ill and substance abusing populations. Will consider an Associate's Degree with two years of direct outreach experience working with the homeless and/or mentally ill and substance abusing populations Must have valid state drivers license. Basic computer literacy required. Must have valid state driver's license. Ability to speak Spanish desirable. 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 $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