Position Summary: This position, located in DeKalb, IL is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, organization and administration of a variety of recreation and athletic programs for youth and adults with disabilities. Coordinates and supervises all program and athletic staff, prepares and monitors all program budgets. Directly supervises recreation program staff, administrative staff, volunteers, student interns, coaches and instructors. Responsible for the development and implementation of the annual budget. Visit our website at www.kishsra.org for a complete job description.
Qualifications: The best applicants will have graduated from accredited college or university with a BA/BS degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Parks and Recreation, or related field of study; possess knowledge of and ability to confidently work effectively with individuals with different abilities; hold a current National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) as a CTRS or have the ability to get certified; have a minimum of two years of full time experience with children and adults with various disabilities; and have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with full-time staff, student interns, part-time staff, volunteers, parents/guardians, participants, park district and school district personnel, as well as members of the general public.
About Us: The Kishwaukee SRA is an extension of five park district member agencies – DeKalb, Flagg-Rochelle, Genoa Township, Sandwich, and Sycamore. Please explore the organization’s website at www.kishsra.org to review the exciting programs and services that KSRA offers!
Benefits We Offer: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • FSA Healthcare • Life Insurance • AFLAC Indemnity Plans • Legal Shield Plans • 457 Deferred Comp. Plan • Participation in IMRF (Retirement, Disability, Life) • Paid Holidays • Vacation Time • Personal/Sick Time • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • DeKalb Park District Memberships & Privileges
To Apply: Email a cover letter and your resume to Amy Doll, KSRA Board President at email@example.com by July 13, 2018.
For more information, please contact Amy at 779-777-7265.
Assists in the planning, organizing, coordination and implementation of special recreation and/or therapeutic recreation programming. This may include evening, weekend, and special events. This is a full-time position offering health, dental, and vision.
Works under the general supervision of the Special Recreation Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, organized, coordinated and implements special recreation and/or therapeutic recreation programs. Assists in managing Special Recreation Summer Camp and After School Care. Acts as a Liaison between Veterans Park District and the neighboring schools, agencies, and organizations. Acts as a Therapeutic Recreation and/or Special Recreation Program Facilitator. Teaches a variety of physical, leisure and recreation activities in a safe and appropriate manner. Acts as an inclusion aide, instructor, and/or Special Olympics coach, as needed. Effectively promotes and advertises special recreation programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
Associate’s Degree in therapeutic recreation or related field required; Bachelor's Degree preferred. Must have or be eligible for the Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS).
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
No less than one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities. No less than one year supervisory experience. Considerable knowledge of therapeutic recreation philosophy, planning and administration. Ability to assess different levels of disability in individuals based on their available school and medical files, communication with school staff/parents, and observations...
Valid state driver's license or ability to obtain one. Drive a fourteen passenger van. First Aid and CPR certification. Able to pass a criminal background check.