Recreational Coordinator (Job ID: 15646)


BPHN-West Farm Family Residence 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 60 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families.


  • Ensure the smooth day-to-day running and supervision of recreational program staff and services in accordance with program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all BPHN and program policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Maintain professional relationships with Families
  • Maintain Families confidentiality. Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and BPHN security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Meet with Site Director to organize and lead Recreational and / or ADL activities to enhance the social development of individual group members.
  • Facilitate and/or teach physical education, arts, music, or drama.
  • Plan and organize activities to maximize program contract’s goals and performance targets.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for clients.
  • Design and produce aesthetic visuals for public spaces of the shelter which reflect cultural, seasonal and programmatic themes.
  • Maintain and post a weekly and/or monthly calendar of all client programmatic activities occurring internally and externally.
  • Input client data using the DHS CARES database, as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
  • Troubleshoot client and direct reporting staff problems and make decisions in accordance with program policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through client feedback, training, weekly documentation of one-on-one supervision of staff.
  • Overcome resistance to change from clients, direct reporting staff, and supervisors/funders.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to BPHN management and/or to funders.

Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment described here is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions  of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, use hands or fingers, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, kneel, talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and distance vision.  Must be able to travel locally using public transportation


Adheres to Bronx Parents Policies and Procedures.  Acts as a role model within and outside the agency.  Performs duties as workload necessitates.  Attendance and Dependability: the employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work.  Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.  Communication and Contact: the employee communicates both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside BPHN.  Relationships with others: the employee works and communicates effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside BPHN. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.  Employee adheres to mission statement and guiding principles.

Job Category: Business Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: 1055 University Avenue - Bronx

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