Activity Specialist - JAMS
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Post Date: Dec 11, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - Bronx
Job Reference: 2217
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Bronxworks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences.

BronxWorks’ Jerome Avenue Shelter (a 200-bed DHS-contracted shelter for single men with mental health needs who are experiencing homelessness) has openings for a full-time activity specialist. The position’s responsibilities include facilitating group activities for clients of Jerome Avenue Men’s shelter on a variety of topics geared to educate, counsel, and support clients in their efforts toward ending their homelessness; developing relationships with outside organizations to recruit experts in various fields who can also provide recreational/therapeutic services; organizing regular field trips that are educational and/or recreational; coordinating client advisory groups; and participating in overall management of a therapeutic milieu. Two years of experience in a social service setting is required. One year of experience providing structured therapeutic/recreation services to vulnerable populations. CASAC, CTRS, or other human services-related credential preferred. Bi-lingual (Spanish) and a valid driver’s license from the state of residence with less than three (3) violation points in the last three (3) years is also preferred.

• Bachelors degree
• Proficiency in modern business communications including personal computers, electronic mail, voicemail, facsimile and copier equipment.
• CASAC, CTRS, or other human services-related credential preferred

BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round. Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave and a pension plan that is 100% employer paid.

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