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At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  From our beginning in 1986 as a shelter for families in Brooklyn, we've expanded to become a national leader in the fight against homelessness.  We're one of the nation's largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  we've helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  

We envision a world where safe and stable housing is a starting point for everyone, because housing is the foundation for people to build better lives.

We hope you'll join our team and be part of making our vision a reality! 

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Recreation Coordinator

Site/Program: Haven
Location: Manhattan, NY

About HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. We’re one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors. With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives. We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Overview

HELP USA is seeking a Recreation Coordinator to work with school age children and young adults living in one of our temporary family housing facilities. This person will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing an annual recreational program that is developmentally appropriate and meets the needs of all age groups and that will foster positive socialization and empowerment as well as the physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being of all program participants.

  • Ensuring that appropriate recreational services are available for children with special needs, wither within existing curriculum or through service linkages.

  • Encouraging full participation of resident families, including parents, to enhance family cohesion and re-socialization in the shelter environment and to ensure maximum utilization of recreational services.

  • Engaging in aggressive community outreach to secure service linkages, in-kind donations, and other community resources for our residents and our program.

  • Developing a resource guide of free and inexpensive recreational resources in the area.

  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all participants in recreational activities.

  • Providing ongoing, focused supervision of all staff through the facilitation of regular recreation staff meetings and individual supervision of all recreation staff.

  • Developing a budget for the recreation department including basic minimal operational needs, new needs, and “wish lists.”

Requirements

  • Associate’s degree, with Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Strong organization skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Valid US driver’s license

  • Computer literacy

Additionally, candidates must be creative, responsible, patient, kind, and caring and enjoy working with children.

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