Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) is an organization dedicated to the provision of recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Services are available for individuals of all ages and all abilities. Program areas include adult transition programs, Special Olympics sports, social clubs, cultural arts, travel, health and fitness, adventure and outdoor programming, day camps, adaptive wheelchair athletics and community events.
About the Program: TREC is a recreation based program developed to meet the unique needs of transition- aged individuals with a mental disability who desire to reach their full potential through recreation, leisure activities and community involvement. The program provides opportunities which challenge the individual but also ensures success and a positive experience. TREC strives to maintain and develop social skills and life skills in order to provide individuals with positive experiences within their community and assist with the transitions occurring in their post-school years of life. TREC provides opportunities for self-discovery, self-advocacy and fun through community based volunteer opportunities, recreation activities and peer interactions.
Qualifications and Responsibilities: The chosen applicant will be responsible for leading NEDSRA’s adult day program TREC, planning and implementing detailed lesson plans, as well as working cooperatively with assisting program staff to ensure the goals of the program are achieved and participants’ needs are met. Additional responsibilities include meeting with the program coordinator to plan activities, manage program budget and provide program status reports. The program leader is also responsible for sharing the job duty of transporting program participants in an agency vehicle during program hours. The chosen applicant must be able to carry equipment up to 35 pounds for up to 100 feet as well as lift equipment/participants up to 50 pounds. This is a part- time position with the expectation of working 20 to 25 hours per week. Applicant must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and possess or be eligible to receive CPR/First Aid certification.