Recreation Worker, Varet Street

The recreation worker will develop, organize and promote recreational activities with residents from the Varet Street Shelter. He/she will organize onsite activities such as sports, games, music as well as develop a full schedule of off-site activities. The program will be developed in cooperation with shelter residents and take into account their needs and interests.
Qualifications: BA or AA degree with a minimum of 2 years experience; HSG with minimum of 5 years experience. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Job Duties include:

  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, on site tournaments and other leisure time activities.

  • Escort clients to off- site events.

  • Meet with clients regularly to ascertain and interpret client interests and develop activities to meet their interests.

  • Manage the daily operations of recreational schedule.

  • Meet new residents, introduce them to the recreational program and encourage participation.

  • Complete and maintain time and attendance forms.

  • Meet and collaborate with agency personnel, community organizations, NY City Parks Department and other professional personnel to plan balanced recreational programs for participants.

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: EOE.