Jointly funded by the Department of Homeless Services and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, BRC's Transit Homeless Outreach staff members operate throughout the transit system 24 hours a day.Through this program, which BRC has operated since 2005 and significantly expanded in 2014, BRC provides outreach and case management services to humanely assist homeless individuals to permanently relocate from MTA properties.The program serves the New York City metropolitan area, including the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Clients ofTransit Homeless Outreachare engaged and assessed with the goal of connecting them with housing and essential services.
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
(2 positions available)
Sunday - Thursday; 12:00p - 8:30p
Act as part of the clinical team by providing comprehensive case management services for chronic homeless clients located within the NYCT Subway system. Services include, completing Vulnerability Index forms, brief psychosocial reports, client follow up services to ensure client remains in placement, and enter in documentation in CARES/AWARDS of specific client interactions. Perform treatment planning and other responsibilities required of Outreach Specialists. Carry a case load of 40-50 clients. Responsible for all aspects of assigned case load, including meeting with clients on a regular basis both in the field and in the office, and ensure that all clinical files and reports are complete and up to date. Intensively work with clients as they move through the program continuum by conducting comprehensive assessments to identify barriers to housing, assisting clients to overcome housing barriers and secure entitlements . Also develop and working with clients to progress on individualized housing plans, building a network of support services for clients., Prepare clients for housing interviews and arrange housing appointments, and participating in case conferences as necessary.Drop in hours as assigned Liaison with clinical staff in other BRC or outside programs with regard to common clients. Provide emergency first aid/CPR or overdose prevention protocol assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.
Associates degree or a BA in Social Work or related field however; demonstrated equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Strong interest in providing direct services to homeless and/or mentally ill and substance abusing population preferred. Experience working with the homeless and formerly incarcerated preferred. Also experience in referring clients to substance abuse programs, mental health programs, entitlement and work readiness programs. Must be able to assess and recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse. Good writing and oral communication skills. Computer literacy required. Ability to work in a high stress/volume environment, while maintaining communication with the other members of the clincial team. Bilingual preferred including, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Korean or other language. Must have valid state driver's license. 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 ishighly 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