Recreation Coordinator, Kings Inn Family Shelter

Full Time

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 10,000 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 The Kings Inn Family Shelter is funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services and offers families a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  It provides comprehensive case management services to 100 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families.  The two story facility has rooms of various sizes, common areas and provides on-site security and social services.

Position: Recreation Coordinator
Reports To: Supervisor of Recreation
Location: 87-02 23rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11369

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running and supervision of recreational program staff and services in accordance with program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols; including the following:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • 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.
    • Organize and lead recreational/ADL activities to enhance the social development of individual group members.
    • Facilitate and/or teach physical education, arts, music, or drama.
    • Plan and organize activities to maximize program contract’s goals and performance targets.
    • Plan and organize activities within the facility and the community including volunteers, to maximize the program contract’s goals and performance targets.
    • Plan, coordinate and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for clients.
    • Design and produce aesthetic visuals for public spaces of the shelter which reflect cultural, seasonal and programmatic themes.
    • Maintain and post a weekly and/or monthly calendar of all client programmatic activities occurring internally and externally.
    • Input client data using the DHS CARES database, as needed.
    • Escort clients, as needed.
    • Communicate effectively with clients, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
    • Encourage teamwork among direct reporting staff as well as among peers.
    • Troubleshoot client and direct reporting staff problems and make decisions in accordance with program policies, procedures, and protocols.
    • Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through client feedback, training, weekly documentation of one-on-one supervision of staff.
    • Motivate, coach and counsel direct reporting staff to excel.
    • Overcome resistance to change from clients, direct reporting staff, and supervisors/funders.
    • Administer constructive discipline to direct reporting staff, as needed.
    • Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of direct reporting staff.
    • Monitor clients’ progress toward their goals and document via progress notes.
  • Lead and participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
  • Review and sign timesheets.
  • Prepare performance appraisals for direct reporting staff.
  • May prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • May reach out and market the program to the community in order to develop additional resources for the program.
  • May conduct initial intake or assessment of clients.
  • May have direct client service/program responsibilities in addition to the above.
  • Task may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over a period of time.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and/or equivalent experience.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must obtain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance, The Register of Substantiated Category One Cases of Abuse or Neglect aka Staff Exclusion List (SEL) clearance and Criminal history information checks via fingerprinting with New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services prior to start of employment.
  • Ability to maintain clearances throughout the duration of employment.
  • May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.
  • May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

CAMBA is a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public, or they support others who have direct involvement.

All new hires must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. If you are offered employment at CAMBA, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is received and approved by CAMBA.