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Recreational Coordinator, The King Inns Family Shelter

CAMBA's The Kings Inn Family Shelter 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 100 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families.  The two story facility has rooms of various sizes, common areas and provides on-site security and social services. We are seeking a dedicated and creative Recreation Coordinator to develop, organize and lead activities that enrich, educate, and bring much-needed fun to homeless children and families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, 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; including the following:

  • 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.
  • 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 reach out and market the program to the community in order to develop additional resources for the program.
  • Task may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over a period of time.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and/or equivalent experience.
  • Experience leading activities with families, children or teens.
  • Competency in early childhood development and child care.
  • Group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.   

Other Requirements:

  • Must sign NYC DOH/MH attestation stating that candidate has not been the subject of a founded child abuse report.
  • Bi-lingual Preferred
  • Ability to work schedule that include weekend day and have flexible availability for trips and events. 

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