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Education & Activity Specialist (Lenniger/ Sydelle)

Center for Urban Community

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The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people invites applications for an Education and Activity Specialist position at The Lenniger and Sydelle Residences located in the East Tremont section of the Bronx. The residences provide 198 units of supportive housing for low income and formerly homeless individuals and families located. The population served includes individuals with histories of trauma, substance abuse and mental illness.

The Education & Activity Specialist is responsible for developing a robust community through activity-oriented group work, educational activities, resource development, and limited direct recipient care. The Education & Activity Specialist will work collaboratively with direct care staff, therapeutic activity specialists, volunteers, and management to provide integrated therapeutic activities. This position is responsible for planning, promoting, and facilitating activity groups, including family and community events which serve to support the rehabilitation services provided to the agency’s recipients. The Education & Activity Specialist is also responsible for increasing access to community supports by developing relationships with community resources, educating and supporting staff in accessing resources, and acting as liaison in communicating with resources. This position may involve task supervision of therapeutic specialists and volunteers. The Education & Activity Specialist is a shared position between the Sydelle and Lenniger programs. The position will report directly to the Family Services Coordinator.

The position requires a good understanding of residential housing and experience working with a diverse population. Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills are essential as is the ability to interface effectively and efficiently with colleagues and tenants.

This program is located in the East Tremont section of the Bronx.

Qualifications

Requirements
- BA and 3 years direct service experience with indicated populations

- Demonstrated ability to serve a special needs population such those with mental illness

- Demonstrated ability to work with school aged children

- Strong organizational, writing and interpersonal skills

- Computer literacy

- Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

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Posted on 04/05/19; CVMHA ID #12730