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Recreation Specialist

Bronx, NY, USA Req #509
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Program: Creston | 2524 Creston Ave, Bronx, NY 10468 

What You'll Do

HELP USA is seeking a Recreation Aide to work with adults living in one of our temporary housing facilities.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing a recreational program that is appropriate and meets the needs of all age groups and that will foster positive socialization and empowerment as well as the physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being of all program participants.

  • Ensuring that appropriate recreational services are available for residents with special needs, whether within existing curriculum or through service linkages

  • Encouraging full participation of all residents to enhance socialization in the shelter environment and to ensure maximum utilization of recreational services.

  • Engaging in aggressive community outreach to secure service linkages, in-kind donations, and other community resources for our residents and our program.

  • Developing a resource guide of free and inexpensive recreational resources in the area.

  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all participants in recreational activities.

  • Developing a budget for the recreation department including basic minimal operational needs, new needs, and “wish lists.”

You’re a great fit for this role if you have:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience and skills.

  • Strong organization skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must be creative, responsible, patient, kind, and caring.


  • Health insurance through Cigna, including dental and visionwith an optionthat covers entire family with minimal employee contribution.
  • Generous Paid Time Off! 
  • 401k with Company contribution even if employee doesn'tcontribute.
  • And More! 

Who We Are 


At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. We’re one of the nation’s largest nonprofit 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 facinghomelessness and poverty to build better lives. We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness. 


EOE. A Drug-Free Workplace. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $16.70
  • Required Education Associate Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Bronx, NY, USA