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Part-Time Recreation Specialist (Edenwald)

Company: Jewish Child Care Association
Location: Pleasantville
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

OBJECTIVE:The Part-Time Recreation Specialist position will help in the planning and implementation of Therapeutic Arts and Recreation programming for the youth at the Edenwald Center.Their goal will be to make sure every youth has a program conducive to that youth's needs and goals as indicated in their treatment plan.SCHEDULE:30-32 hours week, 1pm - 9pm and 3pm - 9pm ESSENTIAL TASKS:In collaboration with the young people and interdisciplinary team, develop therapeutic art and recreation programming for assigned residential cottagesDesign activities and create comprehensive therapeutic activities calendars to meet all youths' needs and interestsDesign and facilitate Psychosocial Rehabilitation groups for billing to Medicaid Managed CarePlan cottage trips and outings in the communityPlan and execute campus special event, including holiday celebrations and awards dinnersFacilitate activities including but not limited to providing supervision and guidance to youthTrack activity attendanceWrite group notes for activities/groups and enter notes into appropriate database(s)Oversee the ticketing, transportation, supplies, funds, and logistics for on and off campus activitiesResponsible for overseeing and tracking the monthly expenditures of activities and supplies for assigned cottagesANCILLARY TASKS:Assist with volunteer eventsCollaborate with other clinical and support servicesMaintain the organization and cleanliness of the PCS recreation buildings, vehicle, and equipmentMaintain youth safety in conjunction with other staffProvide backup to the Recreation Coordinator during his/her absenceAchieve and maintain any required certifications (ie: TCI, CPR/First-Aid)Take on special projects as assigned by the Recreation Coordinator and/or Director of Campus Clinical Support ServicesJOB SPECIFICATIONS:Must be available evenings, weekends, and holidaysHigh School Diploma or GED with relevant work experience required. Some college or BA/BS preferred.Experience working with at-risk youth, youth in foster care, or youth with mental health challenges strongly preferredExperience coordinating recreation activities, youth development activities, and facilitating groups strongly preferredComputer literacy requiredSolid organization skills and the ability to multitaskAbility to work independently in a fast-paced environmentDemonstrated ability to collaborate with clients and teams that are culturally and professionally diverseNY, NJ, CT driver's license requiredMust pass Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainingPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to frequently perform physical restraints to maintain youth safetyWhile performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to perform recreational activities (i.e. walking, biking, playing basketball etc.)The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Keywords: Jewish Child Care Association, Yonkers , Part-Time Recreation Specialist (Edenwald), Other , Pleasantville, New York

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