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Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracue Inc New Posting: Seasonal Activities Coordinator in Auburn, New York

The Auburn Rescue Mission is currently hiring a Seasonal Part-time Activities Coordinator to work Monday through Friday 10am - 3pm. The Activities Coordinator develops and coordinates activities for residents in the Auburn Program. This position also encourages resident stimulation, independence, and promotes individual potential through individual and group activities. The Activities Coordinator will help establish a sense of community among the residents, while engaging them in physical, intellectual, social, and recreational activities. This position maintains a safe and supportive environment for clients, utilizing the resources of the Rescue Mission to ensure a healthy and pleasant stay and provide an environment of positive change for clients served.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Creates and implements a monthly activities calendar that includes physical, intellectual, and social activities, as well as individual, small group, and large group activities, and community-based activities.

  • Develops rapport with clients and provides support, encouragement, and motivation towards building and/or maintaining independence while maintaining appropriate professional employee-client boundaries at all times.

  • Provides resident recognition by coordinating birthday cards for staff to send, wish list gifts, visit men when hospitalized, and including former residents in nursing homes

  • Meets client’s needs by assisting with personal care as needed: laundry, personal hygiene, ensuring clean safe living quarters, assist with meals including serving, monitoring and cleaning up after mealtime

  • Shares pertinent client information via documentation, participation in meetings, and on an individual basis as needed, maintaining confidentiality as appropriate.

  • Encourage social interaction and healthy relationships, physical well-being, and community involvement from all residents, including active or passive participation.

  • Coordination with community partners including the Cayuga County DSS and Auburn Housing Authority in compliance tracking and paperwork. Assist Program Manager with administrative responsibilities.

  • Supports and complies with all organizational and Program Services policies and procedures. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  • Supports and complies with the Rescue Mission’s vision, mission and core values.

  • Alters monthly activities based upon residents needs and interests, seasonal activities, and special occasions (such as birthdays, holidays, etc.)

  • Prevent escalation to avoid crisis situations or to neutralize crises in progress.

  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of the job

  • Promotes a safety-first attitude by setting a positive example and ensuring all employees are following safety policies and procedures

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • Experience working with the homeless, addicted and/or mentally ill populations preferred.

  • Prior experience coordinating recreational activities preferred

  • Associate Degree in Recreation preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Needed to Perform Effectively in this Position

  • Sensitivity and compassion for the homeless population

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills

  • The ability to manage more than one person’s needs at the same time

  • Interviewing/assessment skills with at risk populations

  • Proficient Computer Skills using Microsoft Office

  • Flexibility to change

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Time management

  • Crisis management skills

  • Ability to maintain a calm professional presence in times of crisis

  • Skill in maintaining a client-focused and service-oriented perspective.

  • Able to manager personal stress while being exposed to complex personalities, problems and needs

  • Ability to communicate and function in a Microsoft Office environment

Additional Requirements

  • Valid NYS Driver License in compliance with company driving criteria preferred

  • Must meet Department of Health Background criteria including finger prints

Working at the Rescue Mission is a chance to have more than just a career. It is a chance to be part of a team that makes a difference every day. Our Mission and Values are practiced in our day-to-day actions throughout the organization. The Rescue Mission has been changing lives for more than 130 years with around the clock services providing help for today and hope for tomorrow.