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Activity Attendant

Location: Peoria
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

*$250 Hiring Bonus!

The Activities Coordinator (AC) is an integral part of the StreetLightUSAs residential programming team. The Activity Coordinator is vital to the sourcing, scheduling, and organizing of program activities; both recreational and therapeutic. This Activities Coordinator is tasked with cultivating and maintain external partner relationships including, but not limited to; volunteers, services groups, donors, and preferred vendors.

This job requires a someone who is highly motivated, organized, responsive, teamwork/strength-based driven, and most importantly passionate about the mission and work of StreetLightUSA. The Activities Coordinator needs to possess strong independent skills and team based working dynamics, as well as strong organization and program implementation abilities.

Qualifications Requirements:

Background cleared of any criminal offenses disqualifying employment (i.e.: Sexual abuse of a minor, first or second-degree murder, sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a minor, felony drug offenses, robbery, dangerous crime against children, etc.).

Associates Degree or higher in Social Science, Recreational Therapy, or related field preferred (Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma or Equivalent)

2 years or more of social services, non-profit, or community engagement programs

Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card required.

Physical Exam clearing work with no restrictions- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Documentation of clearance from communicable diseases (Tuberculosis- updated annually).

Pediatric CPR/First Aid and Crisis Prevention and Intervention or equivalent certification preferred.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office software programs and strong computer literacy

*$250 Hiring Bonus! - Contingent upon hire and completion of initial training

Job Requirements:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with The Sanctuary (TS) management team to ensure that residents needs and interests are utilized in the activity programming.
  • Support team with the preparation and organization of new client welcome baskets- to be ready and available during initial intake of new residents.
  • Collaborate with Director of Programs to ensure that activities and groups (to include curriculums) are CSEC and trauma responsive.
  • Collaborate with Director of Pastoral Care Services to ensure ongoing scheduling of Christ Centered Services.
  • Collaborate with Director of Programs in managing Healing Arts Curriculum (both programs).
  • Maintain community partner relationship with HEAL International to ensure ongoing Healthy Relationship classes (both programs).
  • Maintain relationship with Horses Help and other specialty therapeutic service group facilitators to ensure ongoing services (e.g. Gabriels Angels, Healing Vibes, Trauma Healing Yoga)
  • Ongoing management and distribution of TS weekly cottage calendars (bi-weekly submittal for staff and resident use).
  • Support the Behavior Support and Incentive Program operations ex: restocking the store with inventory, facilitating client shopping, etc.
  • Collaborate with Lighted Paths Activity Coordinator for use of shared spaces and activity equipment.
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator to onboard TS volunteer activity facilitators and community partners providing activity services to residents.
  • Collect, Log, and Report on TS Volunteer Services to grant manager.
  • Main point of contact for TS activity volunteers, as it pertains to activity components/schedules/breaks/needs and/or concerns.
  • Source and schedule TS recreational activities in the community
  • Manage monthly TS activities budget.
  • Maintain TS inventory of art/activity supplies and equipment (can be delegated to volunteer).
  • Collaborate with fund development department to source/procure supplies for art/activity projects.
  • Manage TS book and movie inventory; and oversee screening and approval of books and movies by volunteers.
  • Collaborate with TS Activity Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Fund Development Team for Holiday Special Events.
  • Prepare TS activity kits and instructions for volunteer/staff facilitators and residents (can be deferred to volunteer).
  • Plan and organize cultural diversity events to be integrated into program activities.
  • Facilitate/lead recreational activities in an engaging and motivating style to promote resident engagement.
  • Prepare alternate activities ahead of time to respond to intermittent last-minute changes in milieu climate.
  • Model and train staff/volunteer activity facilitators to enhance resident motivation and engagement.
  • Conduct campus orientation to new TS activity volunteers.
  • Primary point of contact for TS activity volunteers for on-campus needs (to include greeting volunteers, campus/room/supply access, call-offs, immediate needs).
  • Ensure that TS volunteer facilitators log in and submit any required documentation.
  • Review TS shift reports to track level of engagement in activities and groups; modify activities/groups as needed in collaboration with the Activities Coordinator.
  • Manage use, safety, and clean-up of shared activity areas, to include outdoor areas used in recreational activities.
  • Prepare and facilitate activities for special events/holidays.
  • Collaborate with Kitchen Services Staff for special event/holiday meals.
  • Other duties as assigned and related to position.

Keywords: STREETLIGHTUSA, Peoria , Activity Attendant, Other , Peoria, Arizona

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