BRC began operating its newest program, the Jack Ryan Residence, in August 2011. The Jack Ryan Residence, funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services, is a 200-bed shelter for homeless men living with mental illness. The program provides a complete range of mental health stabilization, medication management, case management, and medical services aimed at moving residents into permanent housing. 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; 9:00am - 5:30pm
Assist Independent Living Specialists and Housing Retention Specialist to obtain supportive housing for clients. Escort clients to medical-, benefits-, and housing-related appointments. Compile, copy, and distribute HRA2010e housing packets. Issue residency letters and client appointment reminders; document client interactions and advocacy in CARES and AWARDS. Compile various reports required by DHS and BRC Administration; assist in tracking statistical data. Monitor and update client information in AWARDS and CARES. Facilitate psychoeducational groups with clients. Research resources for clients. Serve as a liaison between program and housing providers. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.
BA/BS degree preferred. High School diploma or GED required. Minimum two years' experience working with homeless, mentally ill, or MICA population required. Excellent client advocacy skills also required. Liaison experience with external stakeholders preferred. Knowledge of NY/NY supportive housing system strongly preferred. Good writing and oral communication skills and computer proficiency needed. Must possess the ability to work independently but also as part of a team. 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