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Security Guard, Gabriel House

Gabriel House Supportive Housing Program: a building which was developed and is operated by the Addiction Rehabilitation Center Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit agency.  Gabriel House is a residential building located on West 122nd street and the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd in the Central Harlem section of Manhattan.  The facility will provide 30 units of supportive housing to homeless or at-risk of homelessness, single adults (age 18 and over) diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, serious mental illness (SMI) or who are diagnosed as mentally ill and chemically addicted (MICA), currently known as persons with co-occurring disorders. CAMBA, Inc. is the on-site services provider at Gabriel House and provides case management and 24/7 security.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) maintain access control and traffic inside facilities to maintain order and security of people and property; (2) detect and/or prevent fires, vandalism, theft, or infractions of the rules; (3) maintain assigned posts throughout the facility until properly relieved; (4) protect employees, visitors and tenants; and, (5) provide directions to visitors when requested; including the following: 

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Monitor and ensure the security and fire safety of the entire facility.
  • Employ crisis prevention/intervention and crisis management skills when conflict occurs.
  • Patrol buildings and grounds of facilities where CAMBA programs are located.
  • Examine doors, windows, gates and all fire exits to determine that they are secure and in accordance with all fire regulations.
  • Observe and report irregularities such as unusual tenant behavior, trespassers, fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked.
  • Monitor tenants and facility via security camera systems.
  • Conduct fire safety patrol and report findings or fire safety concerns to appropriate supervisory personnel.
  • Conduct security screenings of all tenants and visitors entering the facility.
  • Issue commendations to support positive tenant behaviors such as peers helping peers, compliance with rules and regulations, etc.
  • Counsel tenants that violate rules (such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles) and complete infraction reports.  
  • Observe departing employees, visitors and/or tenants to guard against theft of CAMBA property.
  • Document in the security log book and incident report forms property damage, unusual occurrences, and incidents with employees, visitors and tenants.
  • Maintain assigned equipment per shift.
  • Sign equipment in and out for each shift.
  • May provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over a period of time.


Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have 8 hour Pre-Assignment security guard training course certificate.
  • Must obtain 16 hour On-the-Job security guard training course certificate within 90 days of employment.
  • Must complete 8 Hour Annual In-Service Course each calendar year.
  • Must have and maintain a NYS Security Guard license.
  • Must obtain NYS Security Guard registration, and must maintain registration during employment.
  • Must obtain Fire guard certification and maintain it throughout employment.  ​

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