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Transitional Housing

Recreation Specialist  Bronx, NY  : 12/3/2020
Job Description

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Job Category:

Transitional Housing

Position Type:

Full Time


The Recreation Specialist plans and coordinates recreational and educational activities within the facility. Communicates with clients to reinforce positive behaviors and promote social interaction. The salary is $31,000/year
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                                          
  • Plan coordinate and execute activities for shelter residents
  • Plan different workshops for residents
    • Educational training
    • Job training and placement
    • Budget training
    • Independent living training
  • Outline monthly recreation schedules for residents to participate in
  • Maintain current and accurate files on all activities and donations
  • Clearly document participation in case records
  • Send weekly reports to Program Director outlining set and potential activities
  • Ensure all residents meet DHS requirements for recreational time
  • Meet and collaborate with community organizations, potential corporate sponsors and other         parties to request donations/funding for recreational services
  • Oversee the purchase, planning, design and upkeep of recreational tools
  • Confer with management to discuss and resolve participant complaints
  • Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists
  • Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, and services to determine if they are producing desired          results
  • Know how to use computer programs
  • Other duties in keeping with the scope and nature of the position
  • Associates Degree  required
  • One (1) year experience in homeless population or special need population
  • Experience with community resources, ability to work with children and families in homeless shelter
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working with people
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Bilingual Spanish Preferred
*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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