BRC's Casa de Los Vecinos is a transitional community residence targeting formerly homeless clients who are either mentally ill or dually diagnosed as mentally ill and chemically addicted. Funded and licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health with additional funding from the US Department o Housing and Urban Development, Casa de Los Vecinos is located on Manhattan's Lower East Side and has a capacity of 32 beds. The mission of the program is to provide a safe and supportive environment where residents take part in rehabilitation interventions that will assist them in the attainment of their work, social and community living goals. A variety of services are available, including case management, substance abuse groups, medication monitoring, daily skills and recreational activities.
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 3:00p - 11:30p, Wednesday; 9:00a - 5:30p
Carry a caseload. Monitor medication. Complete housing applications. Monitor resident activities including ensuring safe conditions within the facility. Escort residents as needed. Lead and assist in leading various resident groups. Teach and assist in activities of daily living, including food preparation and service, household maintenance and laundry. Counsel, support and advocate for residents in all areas of adjustment Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.
BA preferred, High School diploma or GED required. Experience working with the MICA population required. Basic computer literacy required. NYS Drivers License preferred. 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 $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.
Associated topics: abuse, behavioral, behavioral health, disabilities, hcpc, lcsw, lmsw, outreach, tirr, youth