Residential Aide, Transitional Congregate Housing Program

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, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

Transitional Congregate Housing Program 1: CAMBA’s Transitional Congregate Housing program started in 2007 and provides nine transitional units for the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) Emergency Placement Unit which are for single men and/or women only.  Each individual has their own locked room and COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) is available to provide case management services.  The program’s goal is to ready individuals for permanent housing placement through stabilization and self-sufficiency. : Emergency Transitional Congregate Housing Program 2: CAMBA’s Emergency Transitional Congregate Housing program provides ten units of emergency transitional congregate housing for single men and women who are HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) clients.  HASA is the sole referral source for this housing.  Each individual has their own lockable room but shares common space such as the bathrooms, living room and kitchen.  Clients receive case management and residential/operational services such as meals and assistance when they move to permanent housing.  Case management support is an integral part of achieving the program’s goal of helping clients to attain self-sufficiency.  This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that clients are connected to and maintain primary health care; assisting them to find and secure permanent housing; and exploring and starting the process of returning to the workforce.  A client stay is limited to six months. However, extensions can be granted by HASA.

Position: Residential Aide

Reports To: Senior Program Manager  

Locations: 23 Winthrop Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226 and 25 Winthrop Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225

What the Residential Aide Does:

  • Ensure the smooth running and coordination of all residence-related staff and services on a day-to-day basis
  • Ensure that all residence goals, targets, and performance outcomes are met on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
  • Coordinate/conduct nightly rounds to monitor the facility and grounds.
  • Respond to emergencies in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Maintain client contact and feedback such as, daily wakeup calls for all clients in the facility.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate Independent Living Skills (ILS) groups and recreational activities.
  • Update staff via written logs, notes, face-to-face meetings, etc.
  • Report irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked.
  • Control pedestrian traffic inside facilities to maintain order and security of people and property.
  • Warn violators of rule infractions (such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles) and, under direction, request violators to leave the premises.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. and two years of applicable experience; or Associate degree (A.A.) and one year applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
  • Fireguard Certificate. [At time of hire, or within 60 days of start date.]


CAMBA is a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public, or they support others who have direct involvement.

All new hires must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. If you are offered employment at CAMBA, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is received and approved by CAMBA.