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Program Assistant - (Administrative Assistant) - Yonkers

JOB TITLE:           Program Assistant

DEPARTMENT:    Homeless Services

LOCATION:         103 Elm Street, Yonkers

REPORTS TO:     EHAP Service Coordinator

SUMMARY:  Westhab seeks a program assistant to support the operation of the Emergency Housing Apartment program.


  • Ensures accessibility to program staff by continuous knowledge of their whereabouts.
  • Ensures that the front desk is covered Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm
  • Ensures that Westhab and DSS client databases are kept current on a daily basis.
  • Greets all clients and visitors reporting to office and directs them appropriately.
  • Ensures all program correspondence is handled appropriately.
  • Assists with ordering office supplies and maintaining office inventory.
  • Performs administrative duties such as filing and typing reports, letters, memos, etc.
  • Handles phones, faxes, and reservations for meeting rooms.
  • Assists the Service Coordinator with the preparation of various daily, weekly, and monthly statistical reports.
  • Coordinates transportation for clients to apartment viewings when possible.
  • Ensure the office bulletin boards are updated with employment/training opportunities and apartment listings on a weekly basis
  • Assisting community residents with referrals to housing resources.
  • Maintains Service Coordinator’s calendar.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Associates degree preferred and at least 2 years experience in customer service or clerical related position. Must have strong word processing skills; ability to learn new databases with ease; excellent oral and written communication; pleasant disposition; good customer service skills. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.


Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)


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