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Recreation Aide

Job in New York City - Richmond County - NY New York - USA
Company: HELP USA
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-05-26
Job specializations:
  • Non-Profit
    Entry Level Non-Profit
  • Outdoor/Nature/Animal
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Position Overview

HELP USA is seeking a Recreation Aide to work with adults living in one of our temporary housing facilities. This person will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a recreational program that is appropriate and meets the needs of all age groups and that will foster positive socialization and empowerment as well as the physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being of all program participants.

  • Ensuring that appropriate recreational services are available for residents with special needs, whether within existing curriculum or through service linkages

  • Encouraging full participation of all residents to enhance socialization in the shelter environment and to ensure maximum utilization of recreational services.

  • Engaging in aggressive community outreach to secure service linkages, in-kind donations, and other community resources for our residents and our program.

  • Developing a resource guide of free and inexpensive recreational resources in the area.

  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all participants in recreational activities.

  • Developing a budget for the recreation department including basic minimal operational needs, new needs, and “wish lists.”

  • Requirements

  • Associate’s degree required, with Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Strong organization skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must be creative, responsible, patient, kind, and caring.

  • EOE. A Drug Free Workplace.

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