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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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Residential Aide

Site/Program: Meyer
Location: Wards Island, Manhattan, NY

About HELP USA

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

As a Residential Aide at one of our shelters for single adults, you’ll be responsible for helping to ensure the safety of our clients, the security of our facility and grounds, and the orderly operation of the facility during your shift.  You’ll also work directly with our clients to ensure that they attend required internal and external meetings, and you'll collaborate with members of the Social Services Team to ensure client issues are addressed and there is continuity and consistent communication throughout a client's stay.

Some of your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting Intake/Orientation for new clients, which includes explaining processes, rules, and regulations, copying and filing IDs, and assigning beds. 

  • Conducting and documenting patrols to ensure client compliance with site rules and regulations to ensure health and safety.

  • Managing processes for inventorying and securing possessions of clients who are away from the site for hospitalization, incarceration, or other reasons.

  • Conducting bed and meal counts and assisting House Managers with locker searches.

  • Using the DHS CARES system to track vacancies, check clients in and out, print rosters, etc.

  • Ensuring that clients receive any notices of meetings and appointments from the Social Services Team on a timely basis, escorting clients to meetings and appointments when necessary.

  • Documenting incidents and other noteworthy events that occur during your shift.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.

  • Work experience in residential facilities.

  • Experience and capacity to work with people experiencing homelessness or other disadvantaged people.

  • Strong relationship and customer service skills.

  • Computer literacy with Microsoft applications.

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

  • Ability to provide night and weekend coverage as needed.

 

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