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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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EOE. A Drug Free Workplace.


Recreation Specialist

Site/Program: Audubon
Location: Manhattan, NY


At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  We’re one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Overview

HELP USA is seeking a Recreation Aide to work with adults living in one of our temporary housing facilities. This person will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a recreational program that is appropriate and meets the needs of all age groups and that will foster positive socialization and empowerment as well as the physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being of all program participants.

  • Ensuring that appropriate recreational services are available for residents with special needs, whether within existing curriculum or through service linkages

  • Encouraging full participation of all residents to enhance socialization in the shelter environment and to ensure maximum utilization of recreational services.

  • Engaging in aggressive community outreach to secure service linkages, in-kind donations, and other community resources for our residents and our program.

  • Developing a resource guide of free and inexpensive recreational resources in the area.

  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all participants in recreational activities.

  • Developing a budget for the recreation department including basic minimal operational needs, new needs, and “wish lists.”


  • Associate’s degree required, with Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Strong organization skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must be creative, responsible, patient, kind, and caring.

EOE. A Drug Free Workplace.


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