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Recreation Aide, The Kensington Family Shelter

Program Overview:​

CAMBA's The Kensington 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 64 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families.  The five story facility has 4 floors plus a basement with rooms of various sizes, common areas and provides on-site security and social services.

 

Responsibilities for the Recreation Aide Include

  • Assist with the development of recreational program content.
  • Organize and lead activities planned to enhance the social development of individual group members
  • 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.
  • Assist with the teaching of physical education, arts and crafts, performing arts, music, sports, ADL or other recreational activities. 
  • Help plan, coordinate and facilitate social and/or peer support events for clients.
  • Organize, and co-facilitate group community activities.
  • Assist with the design and production of aesthetic visuals for public spaces of the shelter which reflect cultural, seasonal and programmatic themes.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, CAMBA staff, community members and with funders.
  • Track and keep records of equipment and supplies used.
  • Ensure that recreation facilities and equipment are used properly.
  • Monitor clients' progress toward their goals (dates achieved) and document via progress notes.
  • Market the program in order to recruit clients.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • May conduct initial and ongoing assessments of clients' situations and needs.
  • May prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • May create and maintain client files.
  • May input client data and client progress information into automated database.


Requirements for the Recreation Aide:

  • ​High school diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience
  • Must sign NYC DOH/MH attestation stating that candidate has not been the subject of a founded child abuse report.​

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