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 $16-$18 per hour

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An exciting game of bowling, visiting museums or local fun spots, making arts and crafts, or even a day of dancing and karaoke? Our REACH program offers that and more, not only to our members but to the amazing staff who join in the fun!

Are you amazing and fun-loving? Would you like to play while you work? If so, then this opportunity may be the right one for you!

About this Position: CEL has openings in our REACH Day program. REACH Instructors work with adults ages 22 and older Monday through Friday, during regular business hours. Be part of a team, a daily friendly face, a person who makes the day happen. REACH is looking for dynamic, energetic individuals with hobbies to share like sports and fitness, art, theater, music, job coaching or even interest in social work and education. Lead activities, assist with daily supports (getting around, eating lunch, etc.), model positive social relationships, and transport member on CEL Vehicles to activities in the community.

Since 1968, the Center for Enriched Living (CEL) has ensured that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are included in the community, achieve personal success and enjoy a good quality of life. With the support of our dynamic, energetic and fun staff, CEL members are encouraged and supported to live their best lives. At CEL, youth and adults are leading better lives through programs that provide a sense of belonging along with life and employment skills, recreation, fun, and social engagement.

What YOU bring to the work experience:
• Enthusiasm in partnering with the program team, individually or with a group, to plan, implement and lead activities driven by member interests.
• Creativity to adapt activities to match member interests and provide feedback to supervisor • Team spirit to promote engagement, ensuring that members are included in the group activity/ activity of choice, are safely monitored, and having a positive experience.
• Camaraderie to encourage socialization by supporting member-to-member friendships and engagement. • Thoughtfulness to promote a respectful environment for members so that their skills, abilities and needs are at the forefront, providing assistance as needed.

Qualifications:
• Previous experience working in non-profit and OR other relevant experience • Experience with people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities is a plus
• Must have a valid driver’s license • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends for Social Enrichment programs • Strong teamwork and communication skills • Proficient in basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) • Aptitude in working with current technology, including virtual platforms and other online applications • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check

To learn more about this exciting position and the role at CEL, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@centerforenrichedliving.org.

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 Center for Enriched Living

 Contact

Amanda Kolakowski
847-315-9921
jobs@centerforenrichedliving.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,000

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Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) is an organization dedicated to the provision of recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Our work environment is both professional and fun, and we provide an excellent salary and benefits package for our employees. If you are looking for a career and not just a job, if you desire variety, challenge, and opportunity for advancement, if you want to put your skills and talents in recreation to good use, and if you want to make a significant impact in the lives of people with disabilities, look no further! Check out our website at www.nedsra.org.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in therapeutic recreation, recreation administration/management, education, or a related field, and experience working with individuals with special needs. Candidate should have strong leadership and organizational skills, and the ability to plan and implement recreation programs for youth and adults with special needs. Strong oral and written communication skills are required, as well as interpersonal skills to create good working relationships with participants, family members, teachers, allied professionals and community contacts. The position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook applications. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) highly desired.

Responsibilities: The chosen candidate will work with a team of recreational professionals in the provision of specialized services for individuals with disabilities. This position will include assisting with the organization and implementation of inclusion services (working closely with the Inclusion Coordinator), and program leadership for individuals of all ages and abilities. This includes preparation of program budgets, supervision and mentoring of support staff, transportation of program participants, completion of written work including brochure descriptions and reports. The Recreation Specialist will assist with agency outreach efforts, development of new programs and services, development and maintenance of working relationships with consumers/parents/affiliates.

Benefits: Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Prescription Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Reimbursement Program • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • Flexible Spending Accounts • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, Discretionary Days

Apply: https://www.nedsra.org/get-involved/employment/

Contact: Jerry Barton, CTRS Superintendent,
Northeast Dupage Special Recreation Association 1770 West Centennial Place Addison, IL 60101 630-620-4500 / jbarton@nedsra.org

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 Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Jerry Barton
jbarton@nedsra.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Based on Qualifications

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Classification: Part-time

Supervised by: Adult Day Program Manager EAGLES

Position Status: Permanent Part Time

Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt

Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Location: Brookfield Municipal Building, 8820 Brookfield Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513

Summary: The EAGLES Support Staff is responsible for assisting with the EAGLES Adult Day Program. This includes providing a safe learning environment for the participants and staff, assisting the EAGLES Manager and Site Director with program planning, lesson plans, and purchasing supplies.

Position Qualifications:
• High school diploma required; college degree preferred. • Two years direct experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred. • Valid driver's license and CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within six months. • 21 years of age or older and able to perform the job functions independently of others. • Availability to commit to working year-round with holiday breaks.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist EAGLES Manager in the development, planning, and implementation of daily activities. • Successfully work with full-time staff, EAGLES Site Director and other Support Staff, volunteers, parents, community partners, member entity staff, and individuals with special needs. • Discuss any concerns and issues with EAGLES Manager. • Participate and supervise in all planned activities. • Be familiar with the physical, mental, and medical limitations of all participants; be prepared to provide appropriate attention to all participants in all situations. • Ensure safety factors relative to the program and participant needs. • Understand and use proper disciplinary techniques; provide behavior management when necessary. • Be available to listen to parental concerns and answer questions on behalf of SEASPAR or refer questions to administrative staff. • Create lesson plans which include appropriate activities, contacts, and timelines. • Ensure that the facility/program site as well as any equipment is properly maintained. • Read, understand, and abide by all SEASPAR policies and procedures.

Marginal Responsibilities:
• Be dependable and punctual. • Motivate staff and participants to initiate success. Be flexible to change when considering their needs. • Act as an advocate for the participants when necessary. • Provide behavior management when necessary. • Encourage participation and development of friendships with other participants in the program. • Lift, transport, and set up equipment if necessary. • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: • Worker Traits: Demonstration of enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with people with disabilities, SEASPAR staff, SEASPAR member entity staff, parents/guardians, participants, and community groups, as well as members of the general public. • Safety and Security: Use good safety awareness and judgment and always follow SEASPAR policies; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment following manufacturer safety instructions; follow agency ergonomic policies and procedures. • Problem Solving: Identify and appropriately resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully, develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics. • Interpersonal Skills: Apply appropriate conflict management skills; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others' ideas; try new things. • Oral Communication/Language Skills: Speak clearly and effectively in all situations; listen and ask for clarification from supervisor if needed; respond appropriately to questions; read and interpret all necessary agency documents. • Written Communication: Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; be able to interpret written information; present clear, legible handwriting for all SEASPAR forms and documents. • Judgment/Reasoning Ability: Exhibit sound and accurate judgment when making all program-related decisions; include appropriate people in the decision-making process. • Professionalism: Approach others in a tactful manner and react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments. • Adaptability: Adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method as necessary; deal with occasional changes, delays, unexpected events, or program cancellations. • Attendance/Punctuality: Demonstrate consistent attendance and on-time arrival; ensure responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings, in-services, and trainings on time. • Dependability: Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; commit to long hours of work when necessary; complete tasks on time. • Leadership: Lead participants to have successful recreation experiences; demonstrate positive interactions with other staff members, individuals with disabilities, and parents/guardians; enlist the support of others to accomplish a common task. • Adaptability: Adapt activities based on the skill level and needs of each participant to encourage appropriate participation on a regular basis.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the key responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key responsibilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or transfer up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at SEASPAR, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable law.

www.seaspar.org

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 SEASPAR

 Contact

Shannon Tovey , Human Resources Manager
630-960-7626
stovey@seaspar.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $75,333

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The Aquatics and Ice Rink Manager is an essential full-time position which works scheduled shifts as a part of a Manager-on-Duty rotation at the Centennial Park Aquatic Center. The Manager will plan and coordinate services and programs for the Centennial Park Aquatic Center (CPAC), the Village’s Ice Rink and will oversee the department’s building operational and staffing functions for the Franklin Loebe Center and Cultural Center.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Initiates, coordinates and conducts management team and lifeguard interviews. Recommends hires, promotions, discipline, and terminations. • Leads and participates in all staff training, scheduling and evaluations. • Devises lifeguard and management staff schedules. • In collaboration with leadership team staff, formulates CPAC squads and teams. • Effectively attends to and resolves all staff disciplinary matters. • Formulates, leads and participates in all pre-season lifeguard and management training, certification and recertification efforts. • Creates the pre-season lifeguard training calendar for lifeguards and management staff. Secures facilities and equipment for training. • Researches and arranges for Starguard Elite pre-season training and certification opportunities for management staff. • Coordinates and oversees management staff and lifeguard certification with Starguarfd Elite. Maintains and submits all records related to certification. • Ensures yearly Starguard Elite audits are planned for each season. Debriefs with SAI and CPAC staff after each audit. • Acts as the liaison with Starguard Elite to communicate concerns and issues related to training protocols, audits and critical incidents. • With Assistant Managers, develops weekly in-service training agenda. Leads at least one in-service session per week during the season. • Determines the method and frequency of Vigilance Awareness Training (VAT) drills in coordination with the management staff.

Facilities Oversite • Makes regular inspections of CPAC/Ice Rink including all features, furnishings, grounds and equipment to ensure that conditions are safe, secure and sanitary. Places work-orders to remediate facility insufficiencies; ensures work-orders are done in a timely fashion. Maintains a professional demeanor at all times. • Participates in the planning and maintenance of CPAC and Ice Rink improvements. Makes recommendations for future enhancements and improvements for CPAC and Ice Rink. • Leads and delegates all off-season work and supervises its completion along with pre-season maintenance (the opening of CPAC/ice rink) and the post-season maintenance (the closing of CPAC/ice rink).

Budgeting/Ordering of Supplies • Research and purchase all lifeguard uniforms, lifesaving equipment, 1st aid, LTS, custodial and event supplies, along with facility supplies. • Research and purchase supplies and equipment for Ice Rink operations including skates, laces, skate aids, first-aid and custodial supplies. • Conducts research, reviews reports and makes recommendations regarding budgetary needs for CPAC/Ice Rink facilities and programming. Makes budget recommendations to ensure all staffing levels, certifications, equipment, training, repairs, supplies are planned for each in each budget cycle.

Programming • Learn- to-Swim (LTS) Program - Develop/refine the curriculum, oversees and maintains records for LTS program. Hire, train and schedule all Learn-to-Swim staff; lead LTS parent meetings, lead and assign staff for 1st day welcome; assign students to instructors; oversee swim tests and make level adjustments as needed; communicate regularly with parents; ensure staff is attentive and teaching in accordance with the curriculum.

Marketing • Initiates requests for marketing and promotional materials for CPAC and Ice Rink daily admission, CPAC Membership, CPAC and Ice Rink programs and special events. This includes but is not limited to assisting with brochure preparation, writing program descriptions, proofing text and lay outs, overseeing the development of flyers, posters, etc. • Contributes to the production of the seasonal program brochure and other Village and Department publications.

Risk Management • Reviews and amends the CPAC’s Emergency Action Plan (EAP) on an annual basis. Educate and ensure all staff work within the protocol of the EAP. • Investigates and documents accidents/incidents and prepares appropriate staff to do the same. Informs the Director of Recreation & Parks, or his/her designee, on all 911-related emergencies, late openings, early closings, staff injuries and difficult customer situations. • Participate in and support village and department functions/initiatives. • Other duties as assigned.

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 Village of Orland Park

 Contact

Ray Piattoni
708.403-6283
rpiattoni@orlandpark.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $32,000

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Responsible for the planning, supervision, operation, and evaluation of assigned programs and services. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organizing, supervising and overseeing a variety of youth and adult athletic leagues, classes and programs. Creation of league schedules, captain’s meetings, upkeep of standings on teamsideline.com and training and supervision of staff at fields.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Organizes and manages a variety of adult and youth athletic leagues. This includes youth basketball, youth soccer, youth tennis, adult softball (men’s, women’s, co-ed, church leagues), adult dodgeball, adult soccer, adult tennis. 2. Organizes and manages a variety of recreation programs, acts as program instructor when necessary and in the best interests of the park district. 3. Keeps program records for the purpose of evaluating the success of assigned programs, collects reports, attendance records, accident and incident reports, and participant evaluations. 4. Monitors budget. Creates program budgets for new fiscal year. 5. Responsible for set up, take down, and clean up of facilities following the completion of assigned recreation programs. 6. Supervises concessions, inventory and staff scheduling/training at Softball Complex. 7. Recommends and enforces program participation rules and monitors conduct and behavior of groups involved in park district activities. Informs supervisor of inappropriate behavior. 8. Maintains inventory of equipment. Sees that appropriate equipment is available for programs and that equipment is returned in good condition. Responsible for the proper storage of recreation program materials and equipment. 9. Instructs program participants in the proper use of equipment and facilities. Reports incidents of unsafe equipment. Recommends to the Superintendent of Recreation ideas for improved program safety. 10. Assists in the marketing and promotion of recreation department programs included but not limited to writing news releases, development and distribution of flyers, pamphlets, brochures, schedules, memos, and other forms of communication. Handles program inquiries and works closely with the registration desk in communicating program information to the public. 11. Implements new programs and makes modifications to existing programs to meet the resident’s needs. 12. Communicates frequently to the Superintendent of Recreation on the progress of assigned programs and activities. 13. Works closely and cooperates with the Parks Department in the scheduling of recreation programs in district parks and facilities. 14. The employee will be considered on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This will require non-traditional work hours that will vary depending on the season and workload. 15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 1. Education: a. Bachelor's Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. 2. Experience: a. One year responsible work experience in a recreation setting in the organization and supervision of athletics and general recreation programs and services. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.

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 Kankakee Valley Park District

 Contact

Dayna Heitz
815-939-1311
dheitz@kvpd.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled