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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/Recreation Aide

Site/Program: HELP Hillside House
Location: Queens, NY

About HELP USA

HELP USA is 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. With an annual operating budget in excess of $100 million, HELP USA currently serves 25,000 people per year in 52 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 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 driver’s license

  • Computer literacy 

  • Associate’s 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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