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.”
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.