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. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

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.

Compensation: $40,000-$45,000 annually

When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Benefits
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

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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