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Outreach Specialist

Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$33,686 ($17.27/hr)
Benefits:Full time employees receive a generous benefits package
Employment Type:Full Time
Program:MTA Connections Transit Homeless Outreach
Description:Program Description: Funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, BRC MTA Connections Transit Homeless Outreach staff members operate in the transit system 24 hours a day during the week and from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Through this program, which BRC has operated since 2005, 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 as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties. Clients of BRC MTA/Connections Transit Homeless Outreach are engaged and assessed with the goal of connecting them with housing and essential services.

Duties:Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Monday-Friday 3:00pm-11:30pm

Duties/Responsibilities: 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. Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health and substance abuse issues and gain a working knowledge of all available services.

Qualifications: Associates degree or a BA in Social Work however; demonstrated equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Must have strong interest in working in direct services to the homeless and/or mentally ill and substance abusing populations. Must have valid state driverís license. Good writing skills to provide an adequate written description of client interactions. Basic computer literacy required. Ability to speak Spanish desirable. Related duties as assigned.

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