Responsible for the planning, developing, implementing and evaluating therapeutic recreation programs for individuals with disabilities from child to adult ages with an emphasis in Special Events, Social and Cultural programs, ASD, and Day Camps.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs, overnight trips, day camps, assigned special events and agency events such as the Musical Showcase, TROOP Performances, and Art Shows as assigned. • Orient, train, and supervise part time staff assigned to area programs. Monitor performance with continual feedback. Promote growth and development, providing support and/or disciplinary action as needed through program visits. Assist with hiring of specialty staff as needed. • Communicate with the Program Manager on issues and activities related to the Program Department in an effort to ensure effective operations of the agency. • Create and assemble lesson plans including measurable and effective program goals and objectives, schedules, rosters and supplies. Evaluate assigned area programs on a year round basis. Communicate effectively with instructors, participants and parents regarding policies, schedules and last minute changes. • Assist with the seasonal brochure through program development, input and update of programs into RecTrac. • Oversee budget development and record keeping of seasonal expenditures and other seasonal paperwork. • Present to the general public for promoting services, increasing participation and expanding community awareness. • Assist in inventory, care and maintenance of supplies and equipment. • Work up to ten programs (special events, weekly programs, disability awareness, agency events and inclusion) a season, with no more than three in one day. In addition, work up to two overnight trips (trips can be anywhere between one to seven nights in length) each year. • Maintain a relationship with local support groups, private and public agencies, and school districts in an effort to strengthen and maintain positive working relationships and increase awareness in WDSRA member districts. • Perform other duties as assigned.
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