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Independent Living Specialist (Bronx)

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Bowery Residents' Committee - BRC | New York, NY
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Bowery Residents' Committee - BRC


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Published 14 days ago

Up to $46,733

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This 200-bed shelter is designed for homeless men who are in need of job training and employment. Located at BRC's new Landing Road facility in the Bronx, this new shelter opened in January 2018. Similar to the Palace Employment Residence, the Reaching New Heights Residence provides temporary housing for a period of six to nine months. During this time, clients are guided through a structured continuum of treatment and training designed to give them the skills they need to address any substance abuse and/or health issues and to find and maintain permanent employment and housing. The Reaching New Heights Residence is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services.

 

HOURS:                                            

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week                               

  1. Sunday; 9:00a - 5:30p, Monday - Thursday; 1:00p - 9:30p
  2. Monday - Friday; 2:00p - 10:30p

             

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:        

Responsible for all aspects of assigned case load, including meeting with clients on a regular basis and ensuring that all clinical files and reports are complete and up to date. Intensively work with clients as they move through the program continuum by assisting residents in securing entitlements, gainful employment, establish and monitor savings accounts, prepare clients for housing interviews and arrange housing appointments. Build clients' daily living skills to ensure successful independent living. Facilitate groups within the Phase system under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator. Work with Retention Specialist to verify employment and housing placement. Liaison with clinical staff in other BRC or off site programs with regard to clients they have in common. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:                        

Significant experience working with the homeless and formerly incarcerated, substance abuse, entitlements and work readiness programs preferred. Good writing and oral communication skills. Ability to work in a high stress/volume environment, while maintaining communication with the other components of the treatment team. BA preferred, HS Diploma/GED required. Bilingual preferred; Spanish. Knowledge of addictions and recovery process, as well as group process and dynamics. CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR. Computer literacy required. 

 

ABOUT BRC:

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

 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This 200-bed shelter is designed for homeless men who are in need of job training and employment. Located at BRC's new Landing Road facility in the Bronx, this new shelter opened in January 2018. Similar to the Palace…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional

Location

131 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

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