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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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Porter

Site/Program: Hamilton Hotel
Location: Manhattan, 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

HELP USA takes great pride in providing our residents a clean and well-maintained living space that feels as much like home as possible.  We can only do this with great porters on our team.  Porters perform various maintenance-related assignments such as cleaning, painting, garbage and trash removal, landscaping, and snow removal.  Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Cleaning apartments or other sleeping areas for turnover, bathrooms, offices, classrooms, pantries, buildings, grounds, furniture, windows, etc.

  • Making minor repairs as needed.

  • Maintaining floors, ducts, fixtures, etc. in good state of repair.

  • Adhering strictly to OSHA laws and regulations.

  • Maintaining the readiness of all vehicles.

  • Completing work orders when appropriate.

Requirements

  • Must be able lift 75 pounds.

  • Must be able to operate small machinery, power tools, and hand tools.

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.

  • Porter or janitorial experience preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of electrical wiring, boiler mechanics and plumbing a plus.

  • Organizational skills to enable efficient use of time and ability to work effectively if supervisor is not present.

  • Computer literacy with Microsoft applications a plus.

  • Valid US Driverís license a plus.

  • Certificate of Fitness in related fields a plus.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

EOE. A Drug Free Workplace.

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