Recreation Coordinator, Magnolia House Women’s 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 operates 6 single adult shelters and 6 family shelters and one drop in center. Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing.

CAMBA’s Magnolia House located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 single women at any given time.  The majority of these clients are diagnosed with mental illness, some dually with chemical addictions as well.

Position: Recreation Coordinator

Reports To: Assistant Program Manager

Location: 1424 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233

What the Recreation Coordinator Does:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Organize and lead therapeutic/recreational/ADL activities to enhance the social development of individual group members.
  • Teach physical education, arts, music, or drama.
  • Plan and organize activities to maximize program contract’s goals and performance targets.
  • Design and produce aesthetic visuals for public spaces of the shelter which reflect cultural, seasonal and programmatic themes.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for clients.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience. Licensed Master’s degree in Art Therapy preferred. (A license is required of these Master’s Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).

Compensation: $50,000 – $53,000 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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