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Education and Activity Specialist

Center for Urban Community services


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 substance abuse and mental illness.

The Education & Activity Specialist is principally responsible for community building, 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 age appropriate youth events/activities 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 the supervision of volunteers. The Education & Activity Specialist is a shared position between the Sydelle and Lenniger programs. The position will report directly to the Assistant Program Director.

Full Time Position, 35 hours per week


Master’s degree in related field preferred or

BA and 2 years direct service experience with indicated populations (BSW and 1 year), or
HS diploma and 6 years direct service experience with indicated populations

Note: For every 30 college credits earned, 1 year of experience may be reduced from the requirement for applicants with HS diplomas

Demonstrated ability to serve a special needs population such as the homeless and/or mentally ill

Demonstrated ability to work with school aged children

Related experience and knowledge of designated therapeutic activity

Good verbal and written communication skills

Computer literacy

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred



Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document.

Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.

Posted on 04/11/17; CVMHA ID #10918