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CAMBA Recreation Assistant in Queens, New York

CAMBA?s The Kings Inn Family Shelter 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 100 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families. The two story facility has rooms of various sizes, common areas and provides on-site security and social services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) assist with the development of recreational program content; (2) organize and lead activities planned to enhance the social development of individual group members; including the following:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.

  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.

  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.

  • Assist with the teaching of physical education, arts and crafts, performing arts, music, sports, ADL or other recreational activities.

  • Help plan, coordinate and facilitate social and/or peer support events for clients.

  • Organize, and co-facilitate group community activities.

  • 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, 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.

  • Market the program in order to recruit clients.

  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.

  • May conduct initial and ongoing assessments of clients? situations and needs.

  • May prepare marketing materials for the program.

  • May create and maintain client files.

  • May input client data and client progress information into automated database.

  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.


High school diploma or G.E.D. 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.

  • Bi-lingual preferred.