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Lead Guard, Atlantic House Mens Shelter

​​Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 20,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

CAMBA's Atlantic House Men's Shelter located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 MICA (mentally ill chemical abusing) men.


  • Maintain access control and traffic inside facilities to maintain order and security of people and property.
  • Maintain assigned posts throughout the facility until properly relieved.
  • Monitor and ensure the security and fire safety of the entire shelter facility.
  • Employ crisis prevention/intervention and crisis management skills when conflict occurs.
  • Patrol buildings/grounds of facilities, and community areas 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 client behavior, trespassers, fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked.
  • Monitor clients and facility via security camera systems.
  • Conduct fire safety patrol and report findings or fire safety concerns to appropriate supervisory personnel.
  • Greet Emergency Responders/government officials and notify Shift Supervisor of presence or escort to emergency scene.
  • Report all inoperable equipment (i.e.-radios, scanning wands, metal detector, cameras/monitors, etc) to the Assistant Program Manager.
  • Conduct security screenings of all clients and visitors entering the facility.
  • Check IDs, issue visitor's passes, and document in security log book the arrival/departure of staff and visitors to the facility.
  • Issue commendations to support positive client behaviors such as peers helping peers, compliance with rules and regulations, etc.
  • Counsel clients that violate rules (such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles) and complete infraction reports.  
  • Observe departing employees, visitors and/or residents 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 clients.
  • Maintain assigned equipment per shift.
  • Sign equipment in and out for each shift.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D and two years of applicable experience. 
  • Must have 8 hour Pre-Assignment security guard training course certificate.
  • Must have 16 hour On-the-Job security guard training course certificate or obtain 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​
CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.​

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