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
LOCATION: Penn Station
Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Responsible for direct supervision of outreach staff on shift. Consult with the Outreach Supervisor to ensure coordination of services.
Coordinate deployment of teams, develop outreach approaches, and oversee referrals and referral resources. Manage data collection and reporting from the team. Ensure team and client safety.
Perform treatment planning and other responsibilities required of Outreach Specialists. Provide emergency first aid/CPR or overdose prevention protocol assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree required and at least one year of direct outreach experience in working with the homeless and/or mentally ill and substance abusing populations. Will consider an Associate's Degree with two years of direct outreach experience working with the homeless and/or mentally ill and substance abusing populations Must have valid state drivers license.
Basic computer literacy required. Must have valid state driver's license. Ability to speak Spanish 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 $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.
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