BRC Homeless Outreach works with homeless individuals on the streets and in transportation hubs of Manhattan to motivate them to accept services that will get them off the streets both initially and for the long term. To achieve housing for our clients, the BRC Homeless Outreach team builds trust with each individual, breaks down resistance to services, and remains determinedly focused on identifying appropriate and acceptable placements for our clients. The program operating with funding from the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Amtrak, the East Midtown Partnership and the Downtown Alliance.
Responsible for providing direct outreach, escort, and referral services for all homeless individuals encountered in the field during their shift. Also responsible for recording and maintaining accurate statistical data on all individuals approached and referred as well as case-record management of clients receiving longer-term services. Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health and substance abuse issues and gain a working knowledge of all available services.
Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Associates degree or a BA in Social Work related field however; demonstrated equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Must have strong interest in working in direct services to the homeless and/or mentally ill and substance abusing populations. Must have valid state driver's license. Good writing skills to provide an adequate written description of client interactions. Basic computer literacy required. Ability to speak Spanish, Polish, Korean, or another language desirable. 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 $77 million budget and over 800 employees, BRC has 27 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, most recently as a winner of the NY Community Trust's Nonprofit Excellence Award and as a national finalist for the Drucker Prize for innovative management. 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 www.brc.org.
Minimum Education Required