Recreation Specialist / Recreation Aide

  • Job posted by HELP USA

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Recreation Specialist / Recreation Aide

Brooklyn, NY


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

HELP USA is seeking a Recreation Specialist to work with school age children living in one of our temporary family housing facilities. This person will 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, the Recreation Specialist will participate in community outreach to obtain in-kind donations, service linkages, and other resources for participants in our program.

Candidates must be creative, responsible, patient, kind and caring and enjoy working with children. They must have strong organizational and time management skills. A valid US driver’s license, computer literacy, and an associate’s degree are also required.

This is a great opportunity for someone with minimal work experience looking for entry into social services and/or working with children. 

Please email your resume to:

EOE. A Drug Free Workplace.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply