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Supervisor I (Recreation), Magnolia House Women's Shelter

​Program Overview:

CAMBA’s Magnolia House is located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 single women at any given time.  The majority of these clients are diagnosed with mental illness, some dually with chemical addictions as well.  ​


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 therapeutic/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.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
  • Encourage teamwork among direct reporting staff as well as among peers.
  • 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.
  • Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of direct reporting staff.
  • Monitor clients' progress toward their goals and document via progress notes.
  • Lead and participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
  • Prepare performance appraisals for direct reporting staff.
  • 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 conduct initial intake or assessment of clients.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Licensed Master's degree in Art Therapy required (A license is required of these Master's Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).

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