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Childcare & Recreation Specialist (VIC II-560)

Company: Volunteers of America Greater New York
Location: Bronx
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About Us:Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an anti-poverty organization that seeks to end homelessness in the New York metropolitan area by the year 2050. We focus our continuum of care to address the most prevalent causes of homelessness: (1) lack of affordable housing; (2) unmet health needs, including but not limited to mental health and substance use; and (3) lack of jobs that create wealth. In each of these areas we strive to incorporate strategies that address issues of racial equity. We know that our clients are confronting longstanding barriers to accessing quality housing, healthcare, and employment. Our programs are designed to ensure that our clients do not have to face these challenges alone. Now in our second century of serving those in need, VOA-GNY understands what it takes to heal families and individuals who are in crisis and have experienced trauma. We operate and provide services in emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for close to 11,000 men, women and children through 65 programs located in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester annually. We are one of the largest providers of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the Greater New York area, serving survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and others who have behavioral health or substance use needs. Many of VOA-Greater New York's programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. 'Successful applicants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 before their start date with VOA-GNY, unless you have been approved by VOA-GNY for a medical or religious exception to this requirement.' Summary: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.Minimum Qualifications: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.Supervisory Role:This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.Principal Responsibilities:The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.1. Plan, coordinate, publicize, implement and facilitate support groups, recreational activities, special events and holiday programs. Update and post printed materials and encourage client participation.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 activities.5. Assist in preparing and submitting written and statistical reports.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 and objectives.2. Clients will have access to an array of support, socialization and recreational activities.3. Program goals and objectives are met. Immediate needs addressed.4. Solid and healthy relationships are maintained with community links.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 accurately.Work Environment: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.Physical Demands: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.Position Type: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. Other details

  • Job Family : Childcare & Recreation
  • Pay Type : Hourly
  • Job Start Date : Monday, May 17, 2021

Keywords: Volunteers of America Greater New York, New Rochelle , Childcare & Recreation Specialist (VIC II-560), Other , Bronx, New York

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