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Recreation Specialist

New City, NY
Full-time


Build a brighter future…For those with special needs AND for yourself!

Since 1947, Jawonio has advanced the independence, well-being and equality for people with disabilities and special needs. We take tremendous pride in making a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and families whom we support and now we’re looking for a compassionate and caring person who wants to enrich their own life and the lives of others by working alongside a talented team of professionals in a working environment of personal accountability, mutual respect and most of all a true sense of teamwork.

The Recreation Specialist will oversee a regular program of in-house arts and crafts activities. Encourage and assist consumers in participation in arts and crafts such as needlepoint, painting, etc. of their choice. Helps individuals based on aptitude and nature of disability. You may also provide direct care services, when necessary.

Education & Experience:

  • Associates Degree in the Human Services field require. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2 years of experience working within an OPWDD program.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • Daily access to an automobile is required. A valid NY or NJ State Driver’s License for 3+ years, ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Remain current in all NYS Justice Center and OPWDD required trainings.
  • Must be cleared and maintain acceptable record under the NYS Justice Center and OPWDD mandated criminal background check process.
  • Must be clear and maintain an acceptable record under the Medicaid Fraud & Abuse clearance process.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Medication Administration, First Aid and CPR certification or eligibility for certification.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Jawonio, Inc. does not base employment decisions on an individual’s race, color, sex/gender, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation/preference, religion, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Jawonio, Inc. may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. Please advise us if you need assistance with the application and/or interview processes.

Please Understand:Jawonio is a great place to work. We receive hundreds of applicants annually and also appreciate your interest working for Jawonio, Inc. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions.

Job Type: Full-time

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