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Careers at HELP USA

HELP USA’s vision is a country of empowered communities where everyone has a safe and stable place to call home.  We are one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, veterans, and survivors of domestic violence.  Every year, we serve 25,000 people in our 54 programs and residences across five states, and we continue to grow. 

HELP USA runs homelessness prevention programs, manages emergency and transitional shelters, and builds and operates affordable permanent rental apartments. At HELP USA, we believe that creating and maintaining housing stability is the most important step towards a safer, happier, more productive life.

We hope you'll consider joining our team to help make our vision a reality!  

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Teacher's Aide/Substitute Teacher

Site/Program: HELP I
Location: Brooklyn, NY


HELP USA is one of the nationís largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, veterans, and survivors of domestic violence.† With an annual operating budget in excess of $100 million, HELP USA currently serves 25,000 people annually in 54 programs and residences across five states and is continuing to grow. HELP provides 3,500 units of permanent and transitional housing as part of its 30-year commitment to families and individuals in need of safe, stable homes.

Position Overview

An important program at many of our Family Shelters is the Day Care/Early Learn program to help children who are impacted by homelessness.† As a Substitute Teacher, which is a part-time positions,†youíll play an important role in helping the children at one of our sites continue to learn and develop despite the hardships encountered by their families.†

Your responsibilities will include assisting in:

  • Preparation and facilitation of appropriate and approved educational curriculum to foster the development and growth of all children under your care.

  • Development and implementation of lesson plans and appropriate daily program activity schedules.

  • Keeping equipment accessible and in good, clean, sanitized condition and removing and reporting damaged or unsafe equipment.

  • Meeting and greeting the children and their families daily and encouraging families to volunteer and participate in their childrenís program.

  • Ensuring that the classroom learning centers are in accordance with ECERS, DOH Article 47, and Head Start Performance Regulations and that appropriate limits are developed for the children in accordance with the Discipline Policy and Procedures.


  • Minimum education requirement is a High School Diploma or equivalent with a preference for at†least 12 college credits in Early Childhood Development and an Associateís Degree or†Bachelorís Degree in Early Childhood Development and/or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft applications, required

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