Cecil Ivory House is a transitional housing program targeting formerly homeless clients who are either mentally ill or dually diagnosed as mentally ill and chemically addicted. Funded and licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health with additional funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Cecil Ivory House is located in Harlem and has a capacity of 24 beds. The mission of the program is to provide a safe and supportive environment where residents take part in rehabilitation interventions that will assist them in the attainment of their work, social and community living goals. A variety of services are available, including case management, substance abuse groups, medication monitoring, daily skills training and recreational activities.
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Monday - Friday; 1:00pm - 9:30pm
Develop policies, protocols and forms regarding medications and health management. Administer medication. Make referrals for medical treatment; and follow-up with psychiatric rehabilitation programs, treating physicians, pharmacies, and other treatment collaterals. Serve as the primary medical case manager for assigned clients. Provide individual and group therapy; medical referrals. Facilitate in-service trainings for staff and residents. Attend case conferences as needed. Manage client health needs. Run health-related educational groups. Basic health assessment including blood pressure check, weight, etc. and referrals as appropriate. Participation in treatment team meetings. Assist in organizing and participating in goal development and related activities. Weekly chart documentation and interaction with medical and psychiatric providers. Maintain medication administration record and controlled substance log. Monitor and count medication and medication supply. Related duties as assigned.
LPN license required. Experience in psychiatric and medical nursing preferred. Excellent organizational skills. Basic computer literacy 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