Security Specialist

The Security Specialist works with the security staff to keep the house safe and secure.


·  Oversees all fire and safety drills and assures that all BestSelf Behavioral Health required emergency procedures are completed. 

·  Must complete and maintain all documentation for administration and HUD. 

·  Report any inside or outside maintenance issues to management.

·  Must complete weekly room checks and all annual HUD apartment inspections. 

·  Will assist other staff in maintaining a stable and respectful environment. 

·  Assists residents in learning community integration, provides exposure to supportive services and encourages participation in social, educational, vocational, psychiatric, and rehabilitative activities.

·  May assist in household management tasks such as preparation of meals or housekeeping tasks.

·  Oversees clients in learning household tasks.

·  Must provide transportation for clients, as needed. 

·  Interact socially with residents in respectful manner.

·  Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the clients we serve.


·  Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·  Must be able to maintain BestSelf HIPPA confidentiality guidelines.

·  Must possess ability to complete required paperwork thoroughly and accurately.

·  Must be able to deal effectively with residents, staff, guests, and the general public.

·  Must be able to identify crisis situations and respond appropriately and in a timely manner.

·  Must be able to maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries.

·  Must possess the ability to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and maintain respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment. 


·  Associate Degree or equivalent in human service or criminal justice field and two years of full-time paid experience working with homeless individuals in a human service agency.

·  Fulltime, 35 hours per week with rotating schedule.  Must be available to work all shifts


·  A valid NYS drivers' license.

·  Automobile in good working order.

·  Must have Accredited NYS Defensive driving course; or obtain within 15 days of hire.

·  Must maintain Active NYS Defensive Driving class every 3 years, upon expiration.

·  If driving one's own vehicle, must maintain valid inspection and automobile insurance.

·  Must provide proof of insurance upon hire and when requested.