Jewish Family Services of Western New York
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • 20.00-22.50 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

4+ weeks of PTO, 13 Paid Holidays, Generous Health Insurance plan, 401k, Life Insurance and LTD

Do you have the ability to work with clients with diverse backgrounds and a passion for working with refugees and immigrants to help successfully make a new home in the United States? Do you have excellent communication and coordination skills? Are you a reliable professional? If so, then this full-time position provides a unique and rewarding opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of many.


In the Housing Assistant role, you'll report directly to our Housing Coordinator and work closely with our volunteer team and case managers. You'll support them by coordinating the logistics of housing setups including ordering furniture and supplies and arranging delivery, arranging utility hookups. This also includes moving furniture into homes and ensuring all required items are provided for setup. Additionally, you'll:

  • Assist with housing inspections, housing setups, utility setups, housing search and other daily tasks.
  • Communicate with landlords regarding scheduling, repairs, and housing services.
  • Participate in weekly housing and resettlement team meetings and trainings as needed.
  • Pick up donated furniture and other household items.
  • Drive agency van and rented box truck.
  • Initiate utility services for new residents.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Team accounts and strong computer skills
  • The ability to lift 35 - 50 lbs. to move furniture and housing materials for set-up
  • Ability to drive vehicles such as box truck, moving van or personal vehicle for transporting housing materials
  • A valid driver's license, liability insurance in the amount of 100/300K
  • Understanding of and adherence to, proper uniform for assigned daily tasks
  • Knowledge of language supports a plus


Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. For more than 150 years, Jewish Family Service of WNY has been committed to providing high quality services to all in need in the interest of helping to "repair the world." Our reputation is the result of our exceptional staff. This is why, in addition to offering competitive compensation and truly exceptional benefits, we are committed to providing a supportive, inclusive work environment in which all employees are able to contribute their best.


The starting wage for this position is $20.00- $22.50 (midrange) per hour dependent on experience and language skills. This position offers great benefits including 4+ weeks accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), plus 13 paid holidays, excellent health insurance options (IHA), 401k and much more. We also have a reduced 35 hour work week with an early close on Fridays!

Since this position requires work in the community, you must have a reliable vehicle, clean NYS driver's license and required liability insurance levels of $100/$300k. Additionally, if selected for this position, you must be able to produce evidence of having received the Covid 19 vaccine.

If this sounds like the growth opportunity that you've been looking for, please apply today. Come join our team and make a difference in your career and within the community!

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