The Recreational Counselor will provide oversight all Odyssey House recreational activities across the designated facility. The Recreational Counselor works collaboratively with Program Director and staff to facilitate a range of recreational activities which are focused on the promotion of physical, mental and spiritual wellness as well as the identification of healthy lifestyle alternatives.
SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee all aspects of the facility recreation program.
Develop and implement a Run for Your Life group curriculum focused on physical wellness and its relationship to recovery goals.
Assist the Coordinator of Recreational Services in all aspects of facility resident participation in the NYC Marathon.
Assist the Coordinator of Recreational Services in all aspects of facility participation in annual Therapeutic Community Association Athletic leagues (i.e. Basketball, Softball, etc.).
Maintain direct oversight of all Odyssey House recreational volunteers, including orientation, scheduling and supervising these individuals.
Assist in the scheduling of facility recreational activities (i.e. sporting events, poetry slams, etc.).
Participate in quality improvement activities.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
High School Diploma/GED required; CASAC preferred.
Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Rehabilitation, or Occupational therapy preferred.
Minimum of one (1) year of providing recreational services to chemically dependent and/or mentally ill clients.
Proficiency with computer operation (Microsoft Word, Excel, Electronic Health Record and Outlook programs).
CPR/First Aid Certification required.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends and maintain a flexible schedule.