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, 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 operates five homeless shelters funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services.  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).

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.