Residential Aide, Atlantic House Men’s Shelter

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

CAMBA operates 6 single adult shelters and 6 family shelters and one drop in center. Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing.

CAMBA’s Atlantic House Men’s Shelter located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 single men at any given time.  The majority of these clients are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse.

Position: Residential Aide

Reports To: Shift Supervisor

Location: Atlantic House Men’s Shelter (2402 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233)

What The Residential Aide Does:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Update and inform clients of facility changes through individual and group meetings.
  • Conduct resident bed-check every evening.
  • Intervene and diffuse inappropriate client interaction, as necessary.
  • Monitor clients’ behavior and report client changes in behavior or personal care to Supervisor and/or appropriate social services staff.
  • Ensure that clients receive personal care products and laundry products weekly, and replace any personal care items as needed.
  • Sort, count, and bag bed linens, blankets, and towels (may wash, dry and fold).
  • Distribute clean bed linens, blankets, pillows, and towels to residents.
  • Monitor residents’ use of laundry facilities.
  • Strip former residents’ lockers, bags and tags belongings, carry bags to storage area, and store bags for safekeeping.
  • Retrieve personal property of former residents upon their return.
  • Change and launder bed linens, blankets, and towels and prepare residents’ quarters for new residents.
  • Escort clients to appointments as needed.
  • Prepare kitchen and dining facilities for mealtimes and clean up after each meal.
  • Prepare paper goods, setups and condiments for mealtimes.
  • Set up coffee and hot water urns before each meal.
  • Prepare and serve sandwiches.
  • Research clients using the DHS SCIMS computer system.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Participate in Department of Health Food Protection 15 hour Course and pass exam.

Compensation: $16.00 hourly
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Benefits
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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