Recreational Counselor
Odyssey House Inc - Bronx, NY

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MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

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.

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