Careers at Chapel Haven

Recreation Aide - Per Diem

Time: Hours vary depending on activities

Location: New Haven, CT

Description: Recreation Aides are primarily responsible for implementing safe and enjoyable in-house and off ground recreational activities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Arrive at Chapel Haven thirty minutes before the activity begins.
  • Follow directions provided by the Recreation Supervisor.
  • Drive groups to various activities and events throughout Connecticut and neighboring states, and oversee in-house activities.
  • Participate in the activities with clients.
  • Complete week visitor evaluation forms.
  • Teach clients leisure skills and provide immediate and supportive feedback to those who exemplify or fail to demonstrate appropriate skills and standards of behavior.
  • Provide a variety of optional activities that clients can join.
  • Complete activity evaluations providing feedback related to organizational issues of the activity and client behavior.
  • Drive clients home after each activity in the evening.  Use of own vehicle may be required.
  • Attend periodic department meetings.
  • Provide time at the end of each evening for clients to clean the recreation center.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with special needs populations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Valid CT driver’s license
  • Public Service License to drive a fifteen-passenger van.
  • Problem solving ability, independent worker, effective judgment, decision-making skills.
  • Tact and patience
  • Ability to walk, sit, stand and drive for periods of time

 

Supervisor, Recreation

Time: 40 hrs./per week; (With flexibility to work weekends & evenings if needed)

Location: Westville, CT

Description: The Supervisor of Recreation is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Recreation Department. This includes supervising recreation staff, overseeing department finances, planning, coordinating and supervising weekly Recreation Activities, long weekend and weeklong trips throughout the year, (i.e. Disney World) Special Olympics, Best Buddies and facilitating special Interest Groups.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Oversee all recreation programs (weekend recreation, recreation center, interest groups, Special Olympics, Best Buddies, weekend and weeklong trips, travel club, 40s plus).
  • Coordinate special events, banquets and parties. Coordinate weekly events with the Café Supervise Recreation Staff.
  • Hires new staff, coordinate training, evaluate staff performance and ensure timely submission of staff time sheets, and PTO requests.
  • Assures fiscal integrity of the program through the analysis of income and expenses as related to recreation activities.
  • Oversee the collection and processing of various recreation fees and works with the accounting office to ensure accurate client invoices.
  • Ensure proper grant and restricted contribution usage, and properly documents with the accounting office when grant related events occur.
  • Establishes linkages with community resources for the purpose of expanding and diversifying recreation programs.
  • Increase census and revenue in the recreation program through the recruitment of new clients and growing the number of activities offered.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community organizations/schools.
  • Attend weekly management team meetings, supervisor meetings, case reviews, open houses, etc.
  • Meet regularly with residents and community members to develop new ideas and discuss issues related to the recreation program.
  • Attend individual team meetings as necessary or as requested.
  • Teach recreation related classes through Chapel Haven's Continuing Adult Education Program as appropriate. Coordinate these class offerings with Director of Day and Vocational Programs.
  • Oversee quality assurance through the implementation of Chapel Haven's Long Range Plan and Outcome Measurements/Performance Indicators.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Special Education, Recreation, or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Experience working with and planning for a special needs population.
  • Experience working with budget, finances and salary/ non-salary process.
  • Experience with staff supervision.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Provide transportation of individuals as needed. Use of own vehicle may be required.
  • Ability to take direction, take initiative and work within a teaching team.
  • Ability to affect and maintain positive working relationship.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license; ability to obtain Public Service License.
  • Able to adapt to flexible nature of the position and positive work attitude.
  • Excellent effective judgment, decision-making and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Excel or a related program.
  • Obtain/maintain in-service requirements as mandated by DDS and Chapel Haven.
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk or climb stairs for periods of time as needed.
  • Knowledge or experience working with DDS (Department of Development Services).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

 

Operations Staff Person

Time: Full Time Position (40hrs.)

Location: Westville, CT

Supervision By: Supervisor of Operations & Recreation

Days/Hours of Job: Typical schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (With flexibility to work weekends & evenings if needed)

Description: The Operations Staff Person is responsible for the overall day-to-day maintenance requirements of the organization including repairs and departmental maintenance requests which must be fulfilled in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION

  • Work with all contractors and vendors, as directed by the Executive VP and Operations Supervisor.
  • Maintenance of agency vehicles, including cleaning/maintenance, repairs, registration, safety inspections, collecting mileage logs.
  • Assist in purchasing paper goods and cleaning supplies for agency.
  • Ensure storage of supplies and equipment for agency
  • Ensure all Chapel Haven facilities comply with OSHA, CARF, DDS, Health Department, Building Department and Fire Marshall safety standards.
  • Attend quarterly health & safety committee meetings.
  • Complete minor repairs as needed including plumbing, painting, electrical, and carpentry.
  • Other duties as directed by Supervisor. Duties may include mopping, vacuuming, dusting, emptying trash and recycle bins, and washing windows.
  • General grounds keeping as directed by Supervisor including lawn and garden maintenance, and snow removal when necessary.
  • Identify and report major repairs to the Operations Supervisor. Complete minor repairs as needed.
  • Attend mandatory Chapel Haven trainings and all agency meetings.
  • On-call weekend and/or after hours, as needed.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Prior experience with maintenance
  • Minimal experience with electrical and plumbing helpful
  • Ability to multi-task and complete assigned duties within a specified time frame.
  • Compassion/patience for individuals with disabilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Effective judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with other staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize daily maintenance list
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Valid CT Driver’s License and able to obtain Public Service License.
  • Use of own vehicle as needed.
  • Ability to climb, lift, sit, stand and walk for periods of time.

 

 

 

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