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Recreation Specialist-Bachelor's Degree

Company: MercyFirst
Location: Syosset
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

MERCYFIRSTRecreation SpecialistMercyFirst is a Sanctuary-certified human services agency dedicated to strengthening the wellbeing of high-needs children and to helping families thrive throughout Brooklyn, Queens and across Long Island. Through a board range of innovative programs and life-changing, trama-informed interventions, MercyFirst's professionally trained and licensed staff partners with thousands of individuals each year to help them overcome enormous obstacles and realize a brighter future. Joining our caring and compassionate team is an opportunity to be a part of something meaningful and top collaborate with like-minded, devoted professionals, representing diverse backgrounds and talents, working together to build lasting foundations for children and families struggling to make their way in the world. MercyFirst is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to providing new opportunities for advancement and development so that our team can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.We are a large non-profit organization specializing in the treatment and recovery of abuse/neglect children. If you've ever wanted to make a difference, this is it!Location: Syosset, New YorkEDUCATION, LICENSURE, AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or in Recreation, with emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation; certification by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society and a valid NYS Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record.EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Prior experience in providing recreation therapy services for adolescent females in a residential setting.Brief outline of essential tasks under the Supervision of the Recreation Coordinator: Plan, arrange and conduct therapeutic recreational activities that are age appropriate and developmentally appropriate taking into account abilities, interests, past experiences, etc. to meet their needs appropriately.Participate as a member of the treatment team.Follow all safety regulations and requirements while supervising residents.Demonstrate knowledge of human development stages.Report behaviors believed to be symptomatic or emotional, physical or psychological disturbances.Document clients' behaviors and activities.Maintain appropriate boundaries. Are you organized? Do you have strong computer skills? Are you flexible to take on new responsibilities as they arise? Can you work independently and as part of a team?IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU, THEN APPLY TODAY!Join our Team!MercyFirst offers competitive compensation, plus great benefits to our valued employees, including:A comprehensive benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, life insurance and morePaid time off including holidays, vacation, personal and sick daysFree employee assistance program through National EAPTrainings to support professional and personal developmentSalary - TBDAPPLY NOW!!!!!!

Keywords: MercyFirst, New Rochelle , Recreation Specialist-Bachelor's Degree, Other , Syosset, New York

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