Activities Specialist with BRC's Boulevard Residence (Homeless Shelter)
- Job posted by Bowery Residents' Committee
Lexington Ave & 124th St
BRC started operating the Boulevard Residence in July 2009. 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
Tuesday - Saturday; 11:00am-7:30pm
Facilitate multiple groups daily aimed at improving client motivation, behavior, and involvement in community relations. Offer groups related to preparation for independent living such as Money Management, Health and Hygiene, and Wellness. Lead weekly Orientation Group for newly admitted clients. Manage STARS Program, a motivation recognition project to reinforce positive client behavior and provide opportunity to demonstrate housing readiness. Organize recreational opportunities such as offsite trips and card/game tournaments. Related duties assigned.
High School diploma/GED required. Bachelor's Degree in Arts preferred. Experience working with MICA clients in both individual and group modalities. Good written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organization and ability to use independent judgment. CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR. Basic computer literacy required.
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