Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Grade 6

Reports to:  Manager for Inclusive Recreation

FLSA Status/Schedule:  Non-Exempt; 37.5 hours per week

Location:  Syracuse with anticipated travel to satellite locations


ARISE’s mission is to work with people of all abilities to create a fair and just community in which everyone can fully participate.


Job Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting and assisting high quality, safe and engaging inclusive recreation programs within OPWDD Respite and Family Support Services (FSS) programming.  Incumbent will support the delivery of Respite Camp programming and FSS Camp programming at various sites throughout counties ARISE supports as well as After-School Respite programming, School-Break Respite programming and specified Family Support Services programs. The Coordinator for Inclusive Recreation will support the Inclusive Recreation Manager as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Proficient computer skills, especially MS Word and Excel, familiar with electronic timekeeping
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Clean Driver License, appropriate motor vehicle insurance coverage, and safe and reliable transportation for travel to various sites throughout all necessary counties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPR/First Aid Certification is recommended
  • Experience in adaptive recreation and management

Essential Functions:

  • Support Respite/FSS programs as required
  • Supervise staff as required
  • Assist with the coordination of FSS contract and other contract/grant needs
  • Have a working understanding of regulatory requirements, information, policies and procedures – externally as well as internally
  • Adhere to policies, and procedures for the Respite and FSS programs
  • Effectively communicate with Manager and colleagues
  • Assist with the completion of intakes to enroll new individuals in the Respite and FSS programs and track units as required
  • Complete program documentation as required
  • Complete billing documentation as necessary
  • Meet regularly with supervisor as required
  • Periodically assess participant satisfaction with services
  • Support the ARISE mission and uphold all NYS Justice Center, OPWDD, DOH, OCFS and related agency regulations
  • Participate in agency, team and other required meetings
  • Uphold ethical standards required as a member of the leadership team
  • Maintain professional conduct / detachment from personal involvement with individual(s) and / or their family members
  • Hold sensitive information and PHI with professional discretion, adhere to HIPAA compliance
  • Actively take steps to implement the Codes of Compliance and Conduct
  • Report any unsafe situations, accidents, or incidents to QI Director and Supervisor immediately
  • Follow the ARISE Injury Management Reporting process
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Generous paid time off includes:
    • 12 holidays
    • 20 Earned Time Off days in years 1 & 2; increases to 25 ETO days after 2 years
  • Participation in the 401(k) plan can start as soon as the first of the calendar quarter following date of hire; employer match after one year includes 100% vesting immediately
  • Very affordable, comprehensive group medical insurance coverage, as well as dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible spending arrangement (medical / dependent care)
  • Free life insurance and long term disability coverage
  • Free / Confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Option to enroll in voluntary benefit plans at annual open enrollment