CAMBA Recreation Aide, Evergreen Family Residence in Bronx, New York
Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in: Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth. CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.
CAMBA’s Evergreen Family Residence is funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services and offers families a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe and drug-free facility. It provides comprehensive case management services to 51 families in a transitional residence program for homeless families. The five story facility has rooms for various sizes, common areas and provides on-site security and socials services to stabilize their conditions in order to successfully transition into permanent housing.
Position: Recreation Aide Reports To: Director of Social ServicesLocation: 1144 Evergreen Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10472
What The Recreation Aide Does:
Assist with the development of recreational program content
organize and lead activities planned to enhance the social development of individual group members
Assist with the design and production of aesthetic visuals for public spaces of the shelter which reflect cultural, seasonal and programmatic themes.
Communicate effectively with clients, CAMBA staff, and community members and with funders.
Track and keep records of equipment and supplies used.
Ensure that recreation facilities and equipment are used properly.
Monitor clients' progress toward their goals (dates achieved) and document via progress notes.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
High school diploma or G.E.D and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
Must obtain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance, The Register of Substantiated Category One Cases of Abuse or Neglect aka Staff Exclusion List (SEL) clearance and Criminal History information checks via fingerprinting with New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services prior to start of employment.
Ability to maintain clearances throughout the duration of employment.
May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.
May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.
Must obtain Annual PPD Test.
CAMBA is a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public, or they support others who have direct involvement.
All new hires must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. If you are offered employment at CAMBA, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is received and approved by CAMBA.
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