This 103-bed men's shelter in Brooklyn serves a population suffering from multiple issues including mental illness, substance abuse and serious medical problems. The program offers the full range of case management services as well as on-site psychiatric and medical care. It also incorporates a workforce development component for men who can benefit from this service. The Lexington Avenue Residence is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services.
Full-time position 37.5 hours per week
Tuesday, Wednesday; 9:00a - 5:30p, Thursday, Friday; 3:30p - 12:00a, Saturday; 11:00a - 7:30p
Community Liaison will be responsible to ensure that all clients are in compliance with the agency's' "Good Neighbor Policy". Responsible for providing direct outreach, escort, and referral services for all BRC clients and homeless individuals encountered in the field during their shift. Supervise Front Door Program Aides in ensuring the safety and smooth 24 hour operation of the shelter. Also responsible for recording and maintaining accurate statistical data on all individuals approached and referred. Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health and substance abuse and gain a working knowledge of all available services. Monitor client behavior in and outside the facility and council clients accordingly. Spearhead community relations by interacting with residents and businesses in the neighborhood on a daily basis to address their concerns.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience of working the mental health and substance abuse population and in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or 2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above. At least one year supervisory experience required.
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.