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Housing Specialist - Douglas Avenue

Company: Bowery Residents Committee
Location: Kew Gardens
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

You will be 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. You are committed to engaging individuals in a client-centered approach and providing services and referrals to address the varied housing needs of individuals experiencing homelessness, for tracking trends in housing placements and orienting clients with the housing group. You will also secure entitlements, maintain correspondence relating to housing interviews and vacancies, as well as assist clients to coordinate their move with landlords and other internal personal and external agencies. You will be responsible for serving as a liaison with DHS and other providers to facilitate the housing process for clients. You will provide housing retention services once clients have been placed. You will participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences. You will provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.
Full-time 37.5 Hours per week

  • Sun-Thurs 8am-4:30pm (late day Thurs 12pm-8:30pm)

  • Sun-Thurs 8am-4:30pm (late day Wed 12pm-8:30pm)

  • Mon/Wed/Fri 8am-9:30pm

    High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Significant experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness and with securing entitlements and housing, and knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse helpful. Demonstrated writing, communication and group facilitation skills. Bilingual abilities a plus. Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel. CPR training certification or willingness to complete certification training in CPR.
    *Vaccination preferred but not required
    MAKE AN IMPACTAre 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.
    BRC takes the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees seriously. Employees are eligible for health insurance and paid sick time benefits immediately upon starting work. In addition, full time employees receive a generous benefits package, including:

    • Competitive health and dental plans, with coverage is available for your spouse, domestic partner, and dependents.

    • A minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, and additional paid sick and personal time. A 403(b) pension plan with a matching benefit paid by BRC.

    • Tuition assistance and many training opportunities for career development.

    • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are available so employees can set aside pre-tax dollars for healthcare, transit and childcare.

Keywords: Bowery Residents Committee, New York , Housing Specialist - Douglas Avenue, Other , Kew Gardens, New York

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