Program Aide/Recreation Assistant

The West Side Federation For Senior and Supportive Housing

Mill Brook Terrace

Job Description

Program Aide/Recreation Assistant

Under the supervision of the Clinical Coordinator, the Program Aide/Recreation Assistant will provide a range of services to the tenants with the goal of enabling tenants to live in permanent housing safely and as independently as possible.


The responsibilities of the Program Aide include:


  • Monitor the physical well being of the tenants.
  • Assist tenants as needed in activities of daily living such as shopping, laundry and socialization.
  • Assist with medication passes as needed
  • Escort tenants to medical, entitlement, and other appointments as directed.
  • Assist in the planning, running, setting-up and cleaning up of in-house programs such as tenant activity groups, outings and socials.
  • Assist with and monitor the on-site meal program.
  • Purchase program supplies such as bingo prizes, refreshments
  • Run bingo 3-4 times per week as scheduled.
  •  Work as a member of the team to establish and maintain high level of care and respect for the tenants.
  • Work with other staff to insure good communication with tenants.
  • Work cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Share information about tenant progress, needs, and problems with staff as appropriate.
  • Attend training sessions and conferences as required for enhancement of job skills.
  • Implement emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Complete all required documentation accurately, and in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum of 1 year experience working with dependent persons, especially seniors and/or those who have experienced homelessness.



      • HS Diploma required.  BA preferred.
      • 1t least 18 years of age.
      • Emotionally, mentally and physically able to perform job responsibilities
      • Bilingual English/Spanish required.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at WSFSSH, where employment is based upon employees’ qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


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