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Recreation Specialist

Company: JWCH Institute, Inc.
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Recreation Specialist Full Time 100% Los Angeles, CA, US 4 days ago Requisition ID: 2375 Salary Range: $52,314.00 To 57,745.00 Annually Position Purpose:The Recreation Specialist provides oversight and direct service to women and children residing in Drug Medi-Cal Residential Treatment Program for Women and Children in South Los Angeles. The Specialist upholds the JWCH mission to improve the health status and wellbeing of under-served segments of the population of Los Angeles County. This position is funded through a Federal Contract with SAMHSA for Perinatal and Parenting women (PPW) in residential treatment.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine care functions as prescribed by established policies and procedures within defined scope of education, training and responsibilities.
  • Responsible for adhering to County and Federal contract conditions.
  • Provide recreational and life enhancement therapeutic activities to program participants, their children, and families.
  • Create and maintain daily recreational onsite activities for program participants, and their children.
  • Create wellness activity schedule for Perinatal / Pregnant women.
  • Create a monthly calendar of recreational onsite and offsite activities.
  • Create a Wellness Care plan for each patient in collaboration with Nurse and treatment team.
  • Conduct groups on the value of exercise and life enhancement activities while in recovery from alcohol and drugs. -
  • Lead daily Mindfulness Walks and Morning Meditation.
  • Create an incentive program for daily exercise and other wellness activities.
  • Work together with Children's Coordinator to maintain activities for children living on site and when children visit the facility.
  • Oversee recreation activities at Recovery Bridge Housing and Outpatient Treatment for PPW participants that complete residential treatment.
  • Establish and maintain community partner's relations for donations and keep data base of donors.
  • Establish relationships with corporation to donate tickets to recreation events.
  • Establish partnerships with community based organizations that provide relevant social and recreational services to mothers and children.
  • Transport participants to community events to develop social skills in sobriety.
  • Purchase and maintain inventory of sports equipment, card games, board games, coloring books and other materials.
  • Hold arts & crafts groups several times a week for participants and children.
  • Coordinate yoga services with UpRising Yoga, maintain record of services, submit invoices for payment. -
  • Meet weekly with Peer Advocates to review recreation activities they are engaging in for themselves and their children. -
  • Co-coordinate Peer Advocates schedule and responsibilities .
  • Coordinate trips to the park, library and local kid friendly locations with mother and child.
  • Co-Facilitate Celebrating Families and other appropriate groups.
  • Assist in organizing 4-6 Family Events a year (onsite or offsite)
  • Assist in organizing a quarterly Family Resource Fair.
  • Prepare for and attend weekly Case Review.
  • Create a staff incentive program for increasing exercise and wellbeing activities.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports on program activities and program outcomes.
  • Enforce all COVID-19 safety measures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Position Qualifications
    • Will hold a minimum of a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies.
    • One-year experience working in the field of social services.
    • Knowledgeable of addiction, generational trauma, mental health and incarceration.
    • Knowledge of developing recreational and life enhancement programs for minority, low income and vulnerable population including children, adults and families.
    • Knowledgeable in all Microsoft Programs .
    • Excellent documentation, oral and written communication skills.
    • Able to work Holidays and other nontraditional work days and hours.
    • Bilingual capabilities in English and Spanish preferred. *All JWCH, Wesley Health Centers workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department. - Physical Demands: Position requires prolonged sitting at a computer, some bending, lifting, stooping and stretching. Good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, photocopy machine, telephone, and other office equipment is also required. Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the essential functions of this job without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others -
      Employee Benefits JWCH Institute, Inc., offers competitive salaries for all positions. Employees working 30 hours per week or more are provided a monthly allowance which can be used towards medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums. The agency offers sick leave and vacation accrual, 11 paid holidays, jury duty pay, mileage reimbursement, employee parking, direct deposit, credit union, and an employee assistance program. In addition JWCH offers a 401(k) Profit Sharing plan to employees who work a minimum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year. Wesley Health Centers, JWCH Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Keywords: JWCH Institute, Inc., Los Angeles , Recreation Specialist, Other , Los Angeles, California

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