Program Director with BRC's East Harlem Mental Health Shelter
Bowery Residents' Committee

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Post Date: Apr 15, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York
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Funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services, the Boulevard is a 101-bed homeless shelter that houses mentally ill men. The program provides a complete range of mental health stabilization, medication management, case management and medical services. The ultimate goal of the program is to place its clients into appropriate, supportive housing within nine months.



Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Monday - Friday; 9:00a - 5:30p


Responsible for the development and delivery of all on-site programming to ensure they are provided in a professional and clinically sound manner; close coordination with various service providers for ongoing clinical services; effective liaison with permanent housing providers, private landlords and brokers regarding client placement; ensuring compliance with all regulatory and contractual obligations, including serving as the primary program contact with the New York City Department of Homeless Services; and effective program leadership and supervision of staff. Additionally, the Program Director will provide 24-hour on-call management and support. Emergency first aid and CPR assistance as needed. Related duties as assigned.


A minimum of three years management experience working with homeless, mentally ill, and substance abusing individuals in a residential setting is required. Experience in a homeless shelter is essential. A graduate degree in social work or closely related field is required; two years of senior management experience in a NYCDHS contracted homeless shelter may be substituted for the graduate degree.   


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

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