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Work for DSS-DHS

Thank you for your interest in working for the New York City Department of Social Services-Department of Homeless Services (DSS-DHS). The Department of Homeless Services' mission is to prevent homelessness before it occurs, reduce street homelessness, and assist New Yorkers in transitioning from shelter into permanent housing. DHS remains committed to meeting its legal mandate to provide temporary emergency shelter to those experiencing homelessness in a safe and respectful environment. We do this work with accountability, empathy, and equity. As an agency of 2,000 employees, with an annual operating budget of over $2 billion, DHS is one of the largest organizations of its kind committed to preventing and addressing homelessness in New York City. DHS employs a variety of innovative strategies to help families and individuals successfully exit shelter and return to self-sufficiency as quickly as possible by accessing employment opportunities, connecting to work supports and other public benefits, saving their income, and searching for housing.

We are looking for people to join our staff who are dedicated to serving our City and their fellow New Yorkers with care and compassion. We have openings in many fields, including social work, case managers, legal, police, outreach, operations, and administration.

You can view the current openings and apply by clicking on the link below.


We Are Diverse!

The City of New York is an inclusive, equal-opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Career Opportunities

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