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Job Summary: The Channahon Park District, an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, has a career opportunity available for a Recreation program Supervisor – Therapeutic Recreation. The position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating therapeutic and non-therapeutic recreation programs and events for individuals with/without disabilities from children to adults. Work involves planning for the integration of recreation therapy services into the overall agency, program or event, budgeting, developing policies, procedures and standards, determining the type of recreational therapy services needed developing in-service training for staff and serving as a resource to other program and facility areas. Coordinating for services with Staff Members at Special Recreation of Joliet-Channahon (SRJC). This position will also assist with programming for seniors, teens, summer camps, races and special events.

Qualifications: BA/BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation or related field required 1-2 years of direct experience working with special populations, program planning and behavior management preferred. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and/or (CPRP) Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred or ability to obtain within six months Availability to work evening and weekend hours as scheduled.

Benefits: The Channahon Park District offers comprehensive benefits package for our Team Members including Medical and Dental insurance, optional Vision insurance and 457 deferred compensation programs, IMRF retirement and paid time off.

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Kristin Knutson

 Closing Date

December 21, 2018

 Starting at $14.45 per hour

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The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association is looking for a trustworthy therapeutic recreation professional who is ready for the job of a lifetime! Join our fun work atmosphere filled with innovative staff. Does compassion for individuals with disabilities just come naturally for you? The NISRA team could be the place for you.

Our NISRA core values of FUN, PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, TRUSTWORTHY AND INNOVATIVE clearly describe the culture by which we are guided in all of our programs, people we hire and places where we provide services.

Position: Part-Time Recreation Specialist

    Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
    285 Memorial Drive
    Crystal Lake, IL  60014
    (815) 459-0737

Qualifications: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent with a minimum of (1) year experience in a recreation setting. Bachelor’s degree (in process) in Therapeutic Recreation or related field preferred. Candidates must have general knowledge and skills to instruct sports and games, swimming, fitness, arts & crafts, outdoor, general recreation and social programs for individuals with disabilities. Must possess strong communication, leadership, planning and organizational skills as well as basic computer knowledge. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age or older, have a valid Class “D” driver’s license and be First Aid/CPR certified, or attain upon hiring. In accordance with federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of NISRA to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons.

Summary: The primary responsibility of this position is to organize, plan and lead weekly recreation programs, social clubs and special events for individuals with disabilities of all ages. The Part-Time Recreation Specialist gives direction to, supervises and evaluates assisting staff and volunteers in assigned programs. Other duties include transporting participants in NISRA para-transit vehicles, coaching Special Olympic sports (which may require travel and/or overnights), assisting with overnight trips, and other administrative duties as assigned. Plan, lead and drive for programs an average of 30-35 hours per week, including afternoons, evenings and weekends (Saturdays required during program season). Schedule is determined based on need and availability during the 4 NISRA program seasons (approximately 30 weeks per year). This position averages 20 hours per week outside of the 4 NISRA program seasons.

Salary: Starting at $14.45 per hour

Benefits: IMRF pension plan, monthly mileage reimbursement, sick, vacation, holidays, personal days.

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to: NISRA Attn: Kelly Kronwall 285 Memorial Drive Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


Kelly Kronwall

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Open Until Filled