Bowery Residents Committee Seasonal Employment with BRC's Homeless Outreach Teams! Apply Now! (Driver's license not required) in Manhattan, New York
Join BRC's Homeless Outreach Team as a Seasonal Employee!
Learn about seasonal opportunities with the option of becoming per diem (on call/as needed) or part time.
Great fit for college students who are interested in social work!
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 of Transit Homeless Outreach are engaged and assessed with the goal of connecting them with housing and essential services.
Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Various Schedules & Shifts
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. Related duties as assigned. Fire Safety and First Aid/CPR certification or the ability to pass test to acquire these credentials required.
Associates or Bachelor's degree required or demonstrated equivalent experience in lieu of degree. Will also consider current BRC employees in Community Technician, Program Aide, and other comparable positions with a minimum of 6 months of continuous employment. Must have strong interest in working in direct services to the homeless and/or mentally ill and substance abusing populations. Valid state driver's license required. Good writing skills to provide an adequate written description of client interactions. Basic computer literacy required. Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health and substance abuse issues and gain a working knowledge of all available services. Ability to speak Spanish desirable.
MAKE AN IMPACT:
Are you looking to make a positive impact on the lives of those in your community? At BRC, our staff help New Yorkers experiencing homelessness reclaim their lives by providing a hand up, offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency, and restoring hope and dignity.
Each and every BRC staff member makes heroic contributions to our city, providing vital services in times of crisis and need. Through our commitment to employee wellbeing and development, BRC provides a workplace where staff can achieve their goals, make a difference with our clients, and grow personally and professionally. BRC is committed to a safe and healthy workplace: we provide PPE to all employees and enforce temperature monitoring and physical distancing best practices across our programs.
Today, we have over 1000 full-time, part-time, and per-diem positions located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Come and learn why 95% of BRC employees report that they would recommend BRC as a good place to work, and join us in building a more caring and compassionate city.