Recreation and Community Outreach Specialist

Primary Responsibilities include:

-  Organize and conduct social, recreational, and cultural activities.

-  Develop a comprehensive activity/recreation plan for each resident to build assets and self-esteem.

-  Develop community contacts and resources to support social/recreational/cultural activities.

-  Provide individualized skill assessment, instruction and supervision.

-  Accompany, supervise and provide transportation for activities.

-  Coordinate the fiscal recreation needs including developing check request, and reconciling of the recreation budget.

-  Supervise and monitor counselors' interaction with children and families.

-  Model positive interaction and implement residential training curriculum as required by OMH core curriculum with children, families and with staff.

-  Responsible for implementing Medicaid billable services for residents.

Qualifications and Requirements include:

-  Bachelor's degree in Human Service needed (Therapeutic recreation and National Council Therapeutic Recreation Certification eligibility is preferred).

-  Experience working with children and adolescents with emotional disturbances.

-  A valid NYS driver's license.


-  Full-time, 35 hours per week. Monday-Friday 2 pm - 10 pm

Benefits include:

-  Medical, dental, life and STD/LTD Insurance, and employer contributed pension plan (401(a)).

-  Accessibility to other voluntary benefits tax deferred annuity and AFLAC personal accident insurance, cancer care, supplemental dental and supplemental life insurance.

-  20 vacation, 12 sick, and 4 personal days, 11 holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.