Residential Aide, Park Slope Women’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.

The Park Slope Shelter for Women serves 100 MICA (mentally ill chemical abusing) women at the Park Slope Armory in Brooklyn.

Position: Residential Aide

Reports To: Assistant Program Director

Location: 1402 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

What The Residential Aide Does:

  • Update and inform clients of program changes (i.e., food services changes, laundry assignments, etc.) through individual and group meetings.
  • Assist with client bed-check every evening.
  • Conduct dorm inspection to ensure client compliance with facility policies.
  • 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 clients.
  • Monitor clients’ use of laundry facilities, including running new client’s belongings through the dryer.
  • Strip former clients’ beds and lockers, sort, bag, label and document belongings, carry bags to storage area, and store bags for safekeeping.
  • Identify, sort, bag, label and document valuable client belongings (i.e., electronics, cash, documents, etc.) and give to Supervisor for storage.
  • Follow client belongings policy and retrieve personal property of former clients upon their return.
  • Escort clients, as needed.
  • Check food deliveries for quality and quantity of items and report any issues to Supervisor.
  • Prepare kitchen and dining facilities for mealtimes and clean up after each meal.
  • Heat and serve prepared foods according to Food Standards Policy (i.e., follow menu, set portion sizes, food service hygiene, check temperature of meals, etc.)
  • Store food according to the Food Storage Policy (i.e., check temperature of refrigerators, rotate food, etc.)
  • Prepare paper goods, setups and condiments for mealtimes.
  • Set up coffee and hot water urns before each meal.
  • May collect garbage in bags and remove to appropriate storage location.
  • May prepare and serve lunch


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


  • Participate in Department of Health Food Protection 15 hour Course, pass exam and become a certified Food Handler.
  • Must obtain Annual PPD Test.
  • May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.
  • May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

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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