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Activities Coordinator, 18-278

Department: Supportive Housing - Rockwell
Office: Rockwell Street
Location: Dorchester, MA
Position Type: Direct Care
Hours/Shift: Morning - First Shift
Employee Type:: Regular Part-time

 

SCHEDULE:  24 hours, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7am– 3.30pm

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Activities Coordinator will be responsible for the overall recreational therapy component of the program at 28 Rockwell St, following the models of Housing First/Safe Haven. This position provides 24 hours weekly coverage as the Activities Coordinator and 16 hours weekly coverage for day/evening Counselor coverage. The Activities Coordinator will create and maintain a respectful atmosphere that empowers very chronic, mentally ill participants to reach their highest level of functioning. The goal of the work will be to enhance housing stability and psychosocial rehabilitation.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license

  • Minimum of two (2) years prior work experience in a therapeutic setting, community residence or in an inpatient setting

  • Experience as a team member; familiarity with the concepts of psychosocial rehabilitation and consumer empowerment

  • Experience conducting groups such as cooking or plant groups; some knowledge of chronic mental illness

  • Experience with dually diagnosed individuals

  • Experience assisting people with ADL skills; experience planning recreational activities

  • Ability to respond to individuals in crisis

  • Ability to climb multiple sets of stairs quickly and frequently

  • Ability to accompany clients to outside recreational activities

  • Ability to assist certain individuals with ADL skills

  • Ability to purchase and transport supplies needed for activities

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