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Recreation and Volunteer Manager

The Recreation and Volunteer Manager supervises and leads athletic and therapeutic recreational activities for youth at The Refuge Ranch, a long-term, residential, therapeutic community developed by The Refuge for DMST™ (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking). Additionally, the Recreation and Volunteer Manager supervises and leads the volunteers who come to the ranch as part of our Enrichment Programs for the girls who live on-site.

 Recreation and Volunteer Manager

Job Description

The Recreation and Volunteer Manager supervises and leads athletic and therapeutic recreational activities for youth at The Refuge Ranch, a long-term, residential, therapeutic community developed by The Refuge for DMST™ (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking). Additionally, the Recreation and Volunteer Manager supervises and leads the volunteers who come to the ranch as part of our Enrichment Programs for the girls who live on-site.

Shift/Work Hours: 40 hours per week plus any additional hours required. Weekends, evenings and holiday hours required.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Supervisor: Director of Residential Services

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops a yearly recreation plan based on budget allocations. The plan includes special events, holiday and seasonal activities, summer programming, and regular ongoing recreation activities.

  • Provides details and future planning for a weekly recreation calendar. Sends out recreation calendar to direct care staff and administrators on a weekly basis, including online calendars updated for security/gate access. Manage and communicate schedule changes. Implements the recreation plan throughout the year.

  • Plans field trips, supports general organizational events when necessary. Communicates event donation needs to the Recreation and Volunteer Manager.

  • Develops and leads weekend recreational activities for the youth; leads activities in the community; assists in coordinating activities sponsored by community groups; serves as a positive role model for the youth.

  • Provides strengths-based recreational assessment on each youth admitted and provides information for the assessment and treatment planning for them.

  • Responsible for purchasing, keeps inventory and maintains recreational supplies including arts and crafts supplies and sports equipment.

  • Defines all volunteer opportunities at The Refuge Ranch and communicates needs to the Recreation and Volunteer Manager for recruitment. Interviews and selects all volunteer candidates.

  • Manages the volunteers onboarding process and ensures volunteers are properly screened for criminal history prior to their volunteer service.

  • Trains volunteers in the area of agency policies and procedures, child needs, confidentiality, DMST etc. and provides them with ongoing education and support.

  • Periodically meets with volunteers for the purpose of supervision, support, volunteer development, discipline and correction.

  • Responsible for tracking volunteer hours through the volunteer tracking system.

  • Warmly receives all enrichment volunteers, including in-person welcome and tour of the ranch on their first day. Welcomes service volunteers, and connects them with their appropriate supervising staff (Boutique, Library, grounds beautification, etc.)

  • Welcomes volunteers and unlocks doors for classes, joins volunteer-led classes. Serves as liaison between volunteers and direct care staff/girls.

  • Provides leadership and coordination with the Community Engagement Manager to plan and execute volunteer recognition.

  • Motivates program staff to implement the recreation program and tracks girls’ commitment levels and participation in selected enrichment classes.

  • Provides periodic reports regarding the Enrichment Program.

  • Implements many special events and projects throughout the year as assigned, including monthly Staff Appreciation Lunches, holidays, birthday celebrations, school break events, graduation, send-off’s, etc.

  • Attends meetings and in-service training and workshops as needed and assigned.

·        Uses agency-authorized emergency behavior intervention techniques as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, management, or related field required. Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation, preferred.

  • Minimum three years paid experience working with youth.

  • Experience organizing and implementing programmatic services for youth, or volunteer management.

  • Experience training large groups.

  • Must be 21 years of age with a valid/current driver’s license.

  • Must be able to pass drug test and criminal background check.

  • Must be physically able to use authorized Crisis Intervention techniques

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of The Refuge for DMST and the DFPS Minimum Standards for residential treatment facilities.

  • Knowledge of child development and emotional and behavioral disturbance.

  • Skill in planning and organizing age-appropriate recreational activities.

  • Ability to serve as a positive role model for the children; to interact therapeutically with the children and to ensure their emotional well-being and physical safety; to follow the Refuge’s policy on confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect as well as related state laws.

  • Ability to prioritize and respond to the needs of the children; to effectively use time to ensure assigned tasks are completed within designated time frames.

  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with supervisor and co-workers; to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team; to maintain professional relationships; to resolve conflicts appropriately and use proper chain of command when communicating.

  • Ability to work in a stressful and occasionally unpredictable environment; skill in handling crisis situations without overreaction or loss of objectivity.

  • Must be self-motivated and possess good communication skills.

  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment.

 

Must look out for the safety and wellbeing of the youth in care by reporting any issues of abuse or neglect suspected at any time to your immediate supervisor and to the DFPS Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee will be required to perform. The employee may be expected to perform other tasks, projects, and training as requested by his or her supervisor.

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TO APPLY: please send resume and cover letter to info@therefugedmst.org.