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Resident Aide - BFLA

Job Title
Resident Aide - BFLA
Job ID
Bronx,  NY 10454
Other Location
BFL Apartments

BFL Apartments (BFLA) is a supportive housing program. BFLA offers services to vulnerable and needy populations with disabilities who are survivors of domestic violence, specifically, homeless disabled adults and disabled veterans and for families who have a head of household with a disabling medical condition. BFLA program is physically designed and equipped to serve people with physical disabilities. This program’s facility is located in the South Bronx. There are two buildings: a 70-unit studio apartment building for adult singles and a 50-unit apartment building for families. BFLA’s supportive housing program is located on Cypress Avenue and East 138th -139th Streets.

Barrier Free Living is seeking qualified applicants to join the team. The Resident Aide reports to the Facility Manager/Super. They will occupy and monitor Reception/Front Desk areas of both sites and are expected to provide assistance to residents and schedule activities and events with residents and clinical staff. 


  • Provide coverage at the Reception Desk in monitoring entry and exit of staff, residents and visitors; answering and directing, as appropriate, telephone calls; and completing other administrative duties as requested by supervisors.
  • Assist in monitoring compliance with fire and other safety regulations related to the facility.
  • Maintaining courteous, professional, respectful interactions with all residents, staff and guests.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge of appropriate boundaries with all residents and staff as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Assist in addressing and following up on any incidents related to security or safety within the facility, providing emergency response and crisis management help as needed.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate completion of all log and incident documentation required by supervisors in recording security and safety issues/incidents.
  • Complete light housekeeping tasks, at the request and direction of the Shift supervisor.  These tasks may include, but are not limited to, sweeping, mopping, trash removal, snow removal or cleaning when housekeeping staff is unavailable and where a safety concern is determined by the Shift Supervisor.

Minimum of high school diploma (or GED).


  • Minimum of six months prior experience working in a residential setting preferred.
  • Strong oral communication skills and fundamental writing competency are required.
  • Ability to think and act calmly in emergency situations required.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities is highly desirable.
  • Computer literate
  • Spanish or other non-English language skills and/or American Sign Language skills preferred
  • Must provide COVID-19 Vaccination FDA-authorized record
  • Able to lift approximately 10 -15 pounds.

Computer/Laptop, Printer, Scanner, Phone, and intercom system 

This position will spend time at the program site and at the Front Desk/Reception area.

Reports to Resident Aide Manager

Ability to travel between BFLA Program sites, ability to travel as directed. 

Start Date: ASAP

Hour Rate: $15.30 
*Full Time: Shift available:
 4 pm to 12 am 
Hours per week: 35:00 – Monday through Friday
* Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid vacation, Sick days, Personal days, Paid National Holidays, and more.

Hourly Rate: $15.30 
**Part-Time: Shift available:
 8 am to 4 pm 
Hours per week: 35:00 – Monday through Friday
** Benefits Package:  Retirement Plan, Paid vacation, Sick days, Personal days, Paid National Holidays, and more.

Public Assistant Recipient is encouraged to apply.

BFL provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants, with employment-based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic disposition, or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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