The Glass Factory Apartments consist of 45 units of supported housing for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Fully renovated in 1996, the Glass Factory is a permanent SRO housing facility funded by the NYC Human Resource Administration's HIV/AIDS Services Administration and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. In addition to providing permanent housing for its tenants, Glass Factory offers a variety of supportive services aimed at helping clients stabilize their health, maintain their independence and build a community of support among peers. These services include case management, medication monitoring, referrals to medical facilities, health education, psychiatric management, entitlement support and money management, recreational activities, assistance with activities of daily living and free meals.
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week.
Sunday - Thursday; 9:00am - 5:30pm
Responsible for all aspects of assigned caseload, including meeting with clients living in supportive housing (SRO) on a regular basis. Make referrals to medical, mental health and/or substance abuse services as needed. Provide clients with supportive counseling. Make regular visits to client apartments, and monitor clients to ensure a safe and secure environment. Teach and assist clients with activities of daily living. Plan and facilitate support groups. Assist with entitlements. Ensure that all clinical files and reports are complete and up to date. Assist with intake and admission process. Participate in community meetings. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.
BA preferred. At least four years relevant experience and HS diploma/ GED required. Experience working with the HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and/or mentally ill population required. Basic computer literacy required. 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.