FUNCTION: Responsible for Fitness Programs for Teens & Adults, Aquatic Programs, Special Olympic Sports, Fitness for Veterans Program, and Inclusion Services.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Hire, orient, train and supervise part-time staff assigned to area programs. Monitor their performance with continual feedback. Promote staff growth and development, providing support and/or disciplinary action as needed through program visits.
• Communicate with the Executive Director on issues and activities in an effort to ensure effective operations of the agency. • Prepare reports as deemed necessary by the Executive Director. • Complete program budgets and monitor financial activities.
• Work up to 10 programs (special events, weekly programs, disability awareness, agency events, and inclusion programs) a season. • Oversee the Special Olympics communications including event coordination, medical applications and daily program operations. • Continuously recruit athletes and promote Special Olympics throughout our communities. • Assist in inventory, care and maintenance of supplies and equipment. • Assist with the seasonal brochure through program development, input and update of programs into RecTrac. • Create and assemble lesson plans including measurable and effective program goals and objectives, schedules, rosters and supplies. Evaluate assigned program on a year-round basis.
• Communicate effectively with coaches, players and parents regarding policies, schedules and last minute changes. • Conduct and process assessments, observations, and evaluations of inclusion services. • Act as the agency's liaison for Fitness for Veterans program • Actively support the Northern Will County SRA risk management program. • Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: • Possess knowledge of various disabilities and best practices when working with those who have special needs. • Ability to direct and supervise. • Strong ability to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing. • Ability to solve problems comprehensively and effectively. • Performs well under stressful situations. • Effectively transition through multiple tasks and/or multiple interruptions. • Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings. • Prolonged use of computer. • Use of phone on a daily basis. • Routine use of office equipment (i.e. copier, postage machine, shredder, etc.). • Possess a valid Class “D” driver’s license to drive personal and agency vehicles to/from designated programs, between program sites, and for general transport of participants, supplies and equipment. • Assist in inventory, care and maintenance of supplies and equipment. • Perform work indoors and outdoors. • Assist people in wheelchairs, including lifting and transferring and pushing people in wheelchairs. • Supervise program participants including behavior management, transferring, personal care, and other skills necessary for the overall independence and participation. • Perform work indoors and outdoors.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in Therapeutic recreation or closely related field. • Certification in First Aid, CPR, AED and Handle with Care. • Illinois Special Olympic Class “A” Volunteer. • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
TO APPLY: send resume to Kailee Kordas at firstname.lastname@example.org.