Life Skills Coach

Jamacia, NY
Full Time
Entry Level

Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-
need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year
from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to
our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential.
Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent
diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in
need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so
that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Job Summary: The Life Skills Coach will provide the opportunity for LSP youth to exercise, socialize and
share common interest through organized recreational and cultural activities. This position requires the
application of specialized skills and training, planning and organizational skills to meet the particular needs
of the group being served.

Essential Functions
 Coordinate and facilitate structured activities/workshops for LSP residents.
 Work closely with Site Director and staff members to ensure quality services are provided.
 Provide instruction to residents by explaining and demonstrating the proper techniques, procedures,
and rules used in specific activities, games and sports.
 Evaluate the overall need, cost, quality, and effectiveness of activities and programs in order to
provide recommendation for improvements.
 Conduct regular safety inspections of recreation equipment and grounds.
 Transport personnel, participants, supplies, and equipment as necessary for work activities.
 Develop a weekly calendar for activities that is distributed to all NSP staff. Prepare announcements,
bulletins, flyers, calendars, and other promotional material.
 Requisition, secure, and inventory necessary materials, supplies and equipment.
 Motivate residents to become involved in recreation programs by participating and leading specific
 Develop open communication with local parks department and recreation centers.
 Plan and develop cultural activities with supervisor’s approval.
 Support the principles of the Missouri Model with the end goal teaching the young people to make
positive, lasting changes in their behavior by preparing them to be self-sufficient through education
and work experience.
 Other duties that may be assigned

 Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy, Education, Health Education’, Health Services
Administration; Public Health; and related field required.
 2 years experience in a role where activities (arts, sports, etc) were facilitated with a group of teens.
 Positive attitude and professional demeanor, good ethical and moral character
 Must work well with others and have good written & verbal communication skills
 Possession of a Valid New York State Driver’s License.
 Able to drive a 10 to 15 passenger van.
 Knowledge of recreational programming and the basic fundamentals of common recreational sports
and activities.
 Ability to operate a computer and associated software to prepare promotional materials, calendars,
and reports.
 Must be able to pass required Safe Crisis Management (SCM) training.


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