Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is
the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of
America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services
in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896
as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city's poor,
today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide
life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in
New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.
VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic
violence; individuals and families - including veterans -
experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/
AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with
developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with
developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a
history of homelessness; and at-risk youth.
VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in
response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of
building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a
service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and
expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence.
Battle Buddy Bridge, a peer counseling program for veterans, and
the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the
impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization's
responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work.
Many of VOA-Greater New York's programs are nationally
recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies
CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack is the organization's
signature community service campaign that ensures every student who
calls a NYC shelter "home" has a new backpack full of supplies in
time for the first day of school.
The Childcare and Recreation Specialist is responsible for
assisting in the development and implementation of childcare and
recreation activities, classroom operations and programming
appropriate for the client population.
Associate's degree and one year of relevant experience with a
similar population or high school diploma or GED with at least two
years relevant experience.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of
both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as
1. Plan, coordinate, publicize, implement and facilitate support
groups, recreational activities, special events and holiday
programs. Update and post printed materials and encourage client
2. Assist in the development and implementation of new programs
aimed at enhancing clients motivation through socialization and the
development of leisure time skills.
3. Coordinate programs with Case Managers to facilitate success
of enrichment sessions.
4. Develop contacts with various sources for off-site
5. Assist in preparing and submitting written and statistical
6. Assist in creating an instructional environment that fosters
learning and growth.
7. Assist in classroom activities on a daily basis.
8. Help to evaluate the student progress on an ongoing basis,
maintaining necessary records.
9. Provide aftercare to clients in the program.
10. Perform other related duties as requested.
Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:
1. Programs and activities will be in line with program goals
2. Clients will have access to an array of support,
socialization and recreational activities.
3. Program goals and objectives are met. Immediate needs
4. Solid and healthy relationships are maintained with community
5. Data collected will be accurate and complete and reports will
be completed and submitted on time.
6. Learning and growth are promoted.
7. Classroom activities are monitored.
8. Student program is monitored. Ensure accurate record keeping
of the program.
9. Aftercare program goals and objectives are met.
10. All other related tasks are completed on time and
While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in
a residential shelter environment performing recreational and child
care tasks in a classroom.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is
regularly required to have visual acuity, talk and hear while
communicating with peers and/or vendors. This position is sedentary
and mobile. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items
up to 20 pounds.
This is a full-time position.
Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today!
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.
* Job Family Childcare & Recreation * Pay Type Hourly * Job
Start Date Monday, May 17, 2021
* Bronx, NY, USA