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Recreation Coordinator, Park Avenue Residence

Program Overview:

CAMBA's Park Avenue Residence is funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services and offers families a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  It provides comprehensive case management services to 63 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families. 


The Recreation Coordinator is Expected to:

  • Ensure the smooth day-to-day running and supervision of recreational program staff and services in accordance with program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality. Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Organize and lead recreational/ADL activities to enhance the social development of individual group members.
  • Facilitate and/or teach physical education, arts, music, or drama.
  • Plan and organize activities to maximize program contract's goals and performance targets.
  • Plan and organize activities within the facility and the community including volunteers, to maximize the program contract's goals and performance targets.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for clients.
  • Design and produce aesthetic visuals for public spaces of the shelter which reflect cultural, seasonal and programmatic themes.
  • Maintain and post a weekly and/or monthly calendar of all client programmatic activities occurring internally and externally.
  • Input client data using the DHS CARES database, as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
  • Troubleshoot client and direct reporting staff problems and make decisions in accordance with program policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through client feedback, training, weekly documentation of one-on-one supervision of staff.
  • Overcome resistance to change from clients, direct reporting staff, and supervisors/funders. 
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
  • May prepare marketing materials for the program. May reach out and market the program to the community in order to develop additional resources for the program.
  • May have direct client service/program responsibilities in addition to the above.


Requirements of the Recreation Coordinator:

  • Bachelor's degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and/or equivalent experience. ​
  • Must obtain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance, The Register of Substantiated Category One Cases of Abuse or Neglect aka Staff Exclusion List (SEL) clearance and Criminal history information checks via fingerprinting with New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services prior to start of employment. 
  • Ability to maintain clearances throughout the duration of employment.
  • May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.
  • May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.​

This position is located in Fordham, Bronx.

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