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Careers at HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  From our beginning in 1986 as a shelter for families in Brooklyn, we've expanded to become a national leader in the fight against homelessness.  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.  we've helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  

We envision a world where safe and stable housing is a starting point for everyone, because housing is the foundation for people to build better lives.

We hope you'll join our team and be part of making our vision a reality! 

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Recreation Specialist

Site/Program: New Horizons
Location: Brooklyn, NY

About HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. Weíre one of the nationís 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 Summary

As a Recreation Specialist, you'll work with school age children living in one of our temporary family shelters. You'll oversee a group of children and lead developmentally appropriate activities including:

  • STEM projects

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Computer literacy

  • Homework help and education support

  • Development of life skills

Additionally, you'll participate in community outreach to obtain in-kind donations, service linkages, and other resources for participants in our program.

Requirements

  • Creative, responsible, patient, kind and caring

  • Enjoy working with children 

  • Strong organizational and time management skills 

  • Valid US driverís license

  • Computer literacy 

  • Associateís degree

This is a great opportunity for someone with minimal work experience looking for entry into social services and/or working with children. 

EOE. A Drug Free Workplace.

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