Urban Resource Recreational Specialist - Brooklyn - Domestic Violence Programs in New York, New York
Responsible for program planning and development. Must assist in planning cultural and recreational activities within the New York City area which are geared to bring pleasure and broaden the outlook of parents and children. Must be able to coordinate all the steps of program planning, i.e., site arrangement, transportation, refreshments, etc., all within the budget set by the agency.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS, EDUCATION & ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
Coordinate trips outside the facility by working with such resource people as staff, volunteers, mothers and other service agencies.
Develop program on-site activities such as homework assistance, sports, games, movies, etc.
Strengthen the informal relationships between parents and children through shared responsibilities and experiences.
Monitor, assist and escort families in all activities.
Provide verbal and written feedback to professional staff to help them assess the need for counseling and medical services.
Keep a permanent resource file of interesting, affordable activities for children and adults.
Encourage and assist parents to coordinate and implement their own ideas for educational and recreational activities.
Research via the internet appropriate venues to expand new educational and cultural horizons for parents in order to offer enrichment activities to their children.
Prepare written reports of all group activities as per agency requirements.
Work in collaboration with other departments and agencies to maximize scarce resources.
Regularly assess safety and well-being of clients.
Participate in monthly staff meetings and in training seminars conducted to enhance and develop one’s skills.
Perform groups for age appropriate children as needed.
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Social Work Supervisor/Assistant Director.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma plus two (2) years of relevant training and experience, including experience working with children; or Bachelor's degree in health or human services.
Two (2) years experience working with children
Demonstrated sensitivity and experience with and/or knowledge of domestic violence within and against disenfranchised communities including individuals whom identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or HIV-affected, the elderly and individuals with mental health issues.
Have the capacity to build and sustain relationships with children and their parents by using abilities in trust building, empathy, supportive assistance, and mediation.
Employee must be computer-literate and must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Excellent written and verbal skills are required.
Must have ability to be flexible with schedule as needed.
Pay Rate: $23.07/hr - $25.27/hr
All new hires, interns and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date unless they have requested a reasonable accommodation for medical, disability or religious reasons from URI’s People & Culture, email@example.com .
- High School or better
- Bachelors or better in Social Work