Southwest Key Programs Inc.

Recreation Coordinator

US-AZ-Youngtown
4 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-7654
# Positions
1

Job Summary:

The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for ensuring all youth residing in Southwest Key Programs care receive daily physical activity and leisure time according to Office of Refugee Resettlement and Southwest Key Programs policies. The Recreational Coordinator is required to maintain a flexible, organized and efficient work schedule and is subject to work extended hours, weekends, and be on-call. 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with developing written policies and procedures regarding recreation and leisure.
  • Develop activities that are developmentally and age appropriate.
  • As needed, coordinate and supervise clients offsite recreation and leisure activities. May be required to transport clients to and from such activities.
  • Assist with the coordination of Physical Education instruction and other large muscle activities in coordination with the Program Director or designee as required by state and federal requirements.
  • Must provide Direct Care Services to youth to ensure that ratios and appropriate supervision levels are continuously met as per state and federal requirements.
  • Develop positive rapport with youth while serving as a role model to create a safe and caring environment.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of special educational events (to include but not limited to: spelling bee, science fair), acculturation activities (Cesar Chavez Day, Thanksgiving, Chinese New Year, Holi-Festival of Colors, 16th of September), educational (to include but not limited to: visits to museums) and recreational outings (to include but not limited to: movies, park, amusement parks), assist in the coordination of student council activities and other meaningful experiences for SWK youth which promotes volunteerism and learning.

Other Functions:

  • Attend all organizational required trainings.
  • Attend all departmental and program meetings to ensure that up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy changes or practice are adhered to.
  • Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen occurrences.
  • Travel as needed for trainings, conferences or to transport youth to destinations located within the U.S.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and hazard-free facility. Tasks include regular maintenance and general cleaning of common areas including restrooms and kitchen, rotation of laundry (linen, towels and clothes) duty, and general maintenance of outdoor areas (to include but not limited to: backyard, playground, and parking lot).
  • Ensure the proper supervision of youth at all times.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED with experience working with youth either through paid or unpaid positions.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
  • Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
  • Cleared drug test results (this one is for Texas programs only).
  • Preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Experience with recreational planning for youth.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification and First Aid Certification (CPR). Must be able to supervise clients indoors and outdoors by standing for long periods of time and for extended periods of time. Bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs required to complete daily tasks.

Work Environment:

This is a twenty four hour residential facility at which minors receive multiple services. Three shifts per twenty four hour period. Work shifts are subject to change. Noise levels vary from mild to moderate. Noise level varies from mild to moderate. Exposed to prevalent weather conditions.

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