Recreation Associate

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth - Canaan, NY3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $34,000 - $45,000 a year
Join Our Team, Join Our Family!

We offer a wide-range of rewarding positions which strive to assist and develop youth and families throughout New York State.

Be A Part Of Our Mission

As a Recreation Associate at Berkshire, you will be responsible for implementing and facilitating recreational programs and activities. The Recreation Associate will assist with the maple syrup Workforce Development Program including and implements and facilitates the recreation program but not limited to sports, leisure, cultural, and therapeutic based activities.
How You Can Help

Supervises, teaches and acts as a role model for youth, and be aware and account for youth at all times
Demonstrated ability to create adventure-based recreational programs and ability to manage and operate various recreational facilities and equipment
Knowledge of emergency procedures and ability to become and maintain TCI, First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, ABC and NYPUM certification
Demonstrated understanding of programming for youth with substance abuse and/or mental health challenges
Demonstrated organizational skills including time management and ability to facilitate a variety of recreational programs and workforce development activities
Essential Job Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required
Minimum of 1-3 years of experience working in a similiar field
Experience working with at risk youth and/or non-profit experience preferred
Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written, including attention to detail and training skills
Ability to work with a culturally and economically diverse population
Current and valid driver's license required as per Agency guidelines; travel is required