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 This is an Entry level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.

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Position Overview:

The Region Manager is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region staff to help ensure that the Region has the proper procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving the Big Three Key Objectives. This manager position is an Entry Level Position and will have a sports focus.

Primary Responsibilities

●Actively work with the Region Director to achieve Region-Specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward the Big Three Key Objectives and to protect the financial integrity of the organization

●Manages sports programming in assigned Region, including but not limited to: Special Olympics Illinois sanctioned traditional competitions and time-trials, Unified Sports competitions and demonstrations, Young Athlete culminating events, outreach efforts to underserved populations, committee development, volunteer management, public relations, public awareness and education and family involvement

● Supports state-level events within and outside Region as needed

● Provides sports training opportunities and coach certification training schools for coaches and volunteers

● Drives key volunteer committee development and recruitment

● Manages volunteers as well as part-time, full-time and/or temporary employees as needed

● Provide support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region

Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

● Bachelor’s degree strongly recommended

● Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products

● Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois

● High energy and passion for Special Olympics mission

● Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere

● Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

● Customer focus

● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening)

Essential Functions:

● Monday through Friday with frequent evenings and weekends as position demands

● Independent in-state travel required, including some overnight and weekend travel Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in set-up and breakdown at events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles

● Medium work required, which involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; includes sedentary and light work

● Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles

● First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required; must be able and willing to effectively administer First Aid/CPR on-site during events

● Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required

● Based out of the Northern Region Office in Lombard, IL.

● To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter by Oct. 1st to Jordan Feldman at jfeldman@soill.org

This is an Entry-level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.

Special Olympics Illinois Region B

www.soill.org

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 Special Olympics Illinois

 Contact

Jordan Feldman
847-209-1247
jfeldman@soill.org

 Closing Date

October 1, 2021

 This is an Entry level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.

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Position Overview:

The Region Manager is primarily responsible for providing support to the Region staff to help ensure that the Region has the proper procedures in place to assist Special Olympics Illinois in achieving the Big Three Key Objectives. This manager position is an Entry Level Position and will have a sports focus.

Primary Responsibilities

• Actively work with the Region Director to achieve Region-Specific, strategic goals to ensure progress toward the Big Three Key Objectives and to protect the financial integrity of the organization

• Manages sports programming in assigned Region, including but not limited to: Special Olympics Illinois sanctioned traditional competitions and time-trials, Unified Sports competitions and demonstrations, Young Athlete culminating events, volunteer management and public awareness and education

• Supports state-level events within and outside Region as needed

• Provides sports training opportunities and coach certification training schools for coaches and volunteers

• Drives key volunteer committee development and recruitment

• Provide support in case of staffing vacancies in assigned Region

Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

● Bachelor’s degree strongly recommended

● Excellent, adaptive computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products

● Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who productively engages with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Special Olympics Illinois

● High energy and passion for Special Olympics mission

● Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere

● Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

● Customer focus

● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral as well as receptive (listening)

Essential Functions:

● Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekends as position demands

● Independent in-state travel required, including some overnight and weekend travel Physical mobility required: must be able to climb stairs, assist in set-up and breakdown at events, stand or sit for long periods of time, and load and unload vehicles

● Medium work required, which involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; includes sedentary and light work

● Close visual acuity required to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; operating motor vehicles

● First Aid/CPR Training and Certification required; must be able and willing to effectively administer First Aid/CPR on-site during events

● Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required

● Based out of Region E office located at 900 Maple, Homewood, IL

● To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter by October 1st to Patty Welsh at pwelsh@soill.org

This is an Entry level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.

Special Olympics Illinois Region E 900 Maple, Suite 1W Homewood, IL 60430

www.soill.org

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 Special Olympics Illinois

 Contact

Patty Welsh
708-991-7564
pwelsh@soill.org

 Closing Date

October 1, 2021

 $45,000-$50,000

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Title: Recreation Manager

Department: Recreation

Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000

FLSA: Exempt

Benefits: Complete medical, dental, vision, and life insurance package: vacation, personal and sick days; ten paid Holidays annually, pension plan, NRPA and IPRA Memberships; continuing education opportunities; Member Agency fitness center membership and program benefits.

Directly Reports to: Superintendent of Recreation

Responsible for Directly Supervising: All part-time staff and volunteers associated with designated areas of supervision and all Inclusion staff.

Job Purpose: The Recreation Manager is responsible for providing year-round recreational programs and services for individuals with disabilities from youth through adult. This position will have direct management of Inclusion through recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and evaluating part-time staff and assessing, implementing, supervising and evaluating the placement of individuals with disabilities in Warren Special Recreation Association’s member entity programs and events.

Position Qualifications: 1. Graduate from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation & Administration, Education, Social Work or a related field. 2. 3-5 years of full-time professional experience in Therapeutic Recreation. 3. Current certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (or attained after one year). 4. Must demonstrate knowledge of disabilities and have proven experience working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings. 5. NCTRC eligibility desired.
6. Must have or willing to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification and Handle with Care Behavior Management Certification of Ability within six months of employment. 7. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. 8. Must be able to work independently, solve problems and consistently convey a positive attitude toward others. 9. Ability to be flexible, some evening and weekend hours will be required. 10. Must demonstrate dependability, promptness, punctuality, maturity and professionalism. 11. Serve as the liaison to part-time staff and member districts with inclusion needs and be able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure; such as emergencies and deadlines. 12. Experience in program planning, implementing, adapting and evaluating. 13. Valid Driver’s License is required (driving WSRA buses/vehicles will be required with this position).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Oversee all operations of the Agency Inclusion Program, including but not limited to: • Completing inclusion observations, follow through with necessary paperwork, phone calls, and debriefing after each observation. • Schedule assignments, direct supervision and evaluation of inclusion staff. • Conduct intake meetings with new families seeking inclusion. • Recruitment, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating Inclusion staff. • Develop, promote, implement and evaluate inclusive practices with Member Agencies. • Develop and maintain attitudes conducive to inclusive practices. • Guide and support inclusion staff and serve as back-up in their absence when necessary. 2. Plan, conduct, implement and evaluate a variety of Recreation Programs for individuals of all ages with disabilities. (excluding Special Olympics) 3. Organize and lead evening/weekend programs such as Critics Corner, Friday Night Club, Special Events, etc. 4. Assist with office tasks, including but not limited to: customer service, RecPro, phones, processing payments, etc. 5. Prepare or assist with marketing and informational materials and projects. 6. Provide physical and emotional assistance to all participants with disabilities. 7. Provide direct leadership for assigned overnight trips. 8. Prepare program budgets, maintain monthly expenditures/revenue, complete monthly Board Reports and all other reports as needed. 9. Actively support WSRA’s Risk Management Program. (PDRMA) 10. Assist with the year-round Adult Day Program-Leap as deemed necessary. 11. Provide direct leadership of programs on an average of 10 hours weekly. 12. Assist and/or support WSRA team in Fundraiser/Special Events that will benefit and support WSRA. Assume lead on one annual fundraising/special event initiative. 13. Attend job related in-services, trainings, workshops and conferences. 14. Represent WSRA through attendance at assigned community/member district meetings and functions. 15. Adhere to all agency policies, procedures and safety requirements by exhibiting a working knowledge of general and departmental rules and operations. 16. Perform other duties necessary for the efficient and effective operation of WSRA, as assigned.

Agency Expectations: 1. Exhibit positive, effective customer service to participants, families, co‐workers and community contacts. 2. Know and follow personnel, safety, fiscal and agency policies and procedures. 3. Demonstrate financial responsibility in all areas of operation. 4. Produce accurate, quality work on a consistent basis. 5. Control and prioritize workload effectively through strong time management and organization skills. Meet all defined deadlines. 6. Exercise independent judgment and make sound decisions based on appropriate research and analysis.
7. Adapt to changes in all aspects of job including assigned tasks, scheduling and new or unforeseen circumstances. 8. Initiate new, creative ideas for improved programming, procedures, projects and opportunities. 9. Seek professional growth through workshops, seminars, conferences, in‐house training and professional organizations directly related to the position or the agency. Set appropriate professional goals. 10. Communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing. 11. Possess solid computer skills in order to create and maintain documents, budgets and files in various office software programs. 12. Coach, mentor, guide, lead and respond to the needs of co‐workers and participants with a positive attitude and approach. 13. Project a professional image by demonstrating the agency’s core values. 14. Support the agency by actively participating in agency‐wide programs, events and committees.
15. Handle confidential information discreetly and professionally. 16. Participate in the creation, assessment and completion of agency goals. 17. Maintain a clean and orderly work environment. 18. Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Communicate with staff, participants, vendors, and the general public, by phone, email, and in person. 2. Understand complex instructions and solve problems related to the task. 3. Keyboard information efficiently and with a high accuracy rate, with periods of up to an hour or more without break.
4. Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and walking.
5. Lift 50 pounds and reach storage cabinets or areas to place or retrieve supplies or documents. 6. Basic understanding of office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and hardware necessary.

Physical Demands: 1. Purchase, gather, load, transport and set-up equipment and supplies for activities. 2. Supervise individuals, including at times the use of physical restraints. 3. Physically assess individuals in wheelchairs by pushing, pulling or providing stabilization on unknown terrain. 4. Physically transfer individuals from wheelchair to chair, into and out of vehicles, from pool deck into pool, in washroom facilities, etc. 5. Lift and carry as much as 50 pounds for as long as 300 feet. 6. Active participation in programs. 7. Must be able to drive a 15-passenger wheelchair accessible bus. 8. Pass pre-employment physical and lift test.

Working Conditions: This position operates indoors in classrooms, gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms and exercise rooms, as well as outdoors at different activity fields, parks, playgrounds, etc. The noise level can range from quiet to loud. When working inside conditions can include different types of lighting and temperatures. When working outdoors you may be exposed to different types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or programs.

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to: Warren Special Recreation Association 100 South Greenleaf St Gurnee, IL 60031 Attn: Beckie Korzyniewski beckiek@warrentownship.net

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 Warren Special Recreation Association

 Contact

Rebecca Korzyniewski
847-244-6619, EXT: 702
beckiek@warrentownship.net

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000

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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. Applicants much possess or have the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. 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. Primary responsibilities include program leadership for individuals of all ages and abilities; preparation of program budgets; supervision and mentoring of support staff; transportation of program participants; completion of written work including brochure blurbs and reports; assisting with overall agency outreach efforts and the development of new programs and services; development and maintenance of good working relationships with consumers, parents, affiliate organizations, and school personnel.

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, Personal Days

Contact: Send cover letter and resume to: Jerry Barton jbarton@nedsra.org 1770 W. Centennial Place Addison, IL 60101; 630-576-4040

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 NEDSRA

 Contact

Jerry Barton
630-576-4040
jbarton@nedsra.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 43,000 + DOQ

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THE MAINE-NILES ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL RECREATION

Accountability: Inclusion Manager FLSA Status: Exempt Salary: 43,000 + DOQ

The Inclusion Coordinator is responsible for the inclusion process for assigned member park districts, specifically assessment of inclusion requests and placement and supervision of part-time Inclusion Companions. The Inclusion Coordinator is responsible for the organization, implementation and evaluation of recreational programs for individuals with a disability or special needs from child to adult. This position requires the application of specialized therapeutic training to administer a broad recreation delivery of services for individuals with special needs without exclusion from activities or programs.

FLSA: The Inclusion Coordinator is a full-time employee with hours that fluctuate to accommodate evening or weekend programs and meetings.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, adaptive physical education or a related field from an accredited college or university. Two (2) years full-time experience in therapeutic recreation, parks and recreation, special education, adaptive physical education or related field. Knowledge of the recreational needs of persons with a disability without exclusion. Ability to complete NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification) or comparable certification within six (6) months of employment in addition to First Aid/CPR, AED and other certifications as required. A valid Illinois class “D” Driver’s License is required.

Essential Functions: 1. Plan, conduct, oversee, implement, and evaluate and/or assist recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. This includes but is not limited to implementation of lesson plans, adaptions, behavior management strategies and documentation including but not limited to budgeting, program evaluations and incident reports. 2. Provide supervision of overall program, assisting staff, and participants. Participant supervision may include lifting and transferring, feeding, and other personal care. Provide physical and emotional support to children and adult with disabilities. 3. Safely transport participants of varying ages and abilities using agency vehicles. 4. Assist with agency-wide and Foundation events. 5. Advocate for community access to recreation for individuals with disabilities. 6. Represent M-NASR through attendance at community meetings and functions, and address schools, parents, participants, Member Agencies and/or other service groups. 7. Adhere to all agency policy, procedure, and safety manuals by exhibiting a working knowledge of general and department specific rules and operations.
8. Provide timely response to communication. 9. Utilization of computer software and specific databases, specifically Microsoft Office and RecTrac.

Job Specific Essential Functions: 1. Under the supervision and direction of the Inclusion Manager, work as a team in coordinating, supervising, implementing and evaluating the Inclusion services provided by M-NASR. 2. Acts as Direct liaison of the inclusion process for Morton Grove, Park Ridge, and Des Plaines Park Districts. Direct oversight includes: • Receiving, responding, and managing inclusion requests and ongoing issues • Observations at park district sites • Providing adaptations, behavior management tools, and resources to park district sites • Recruit, hire, orient, train, evaluate, and supervise Inclusion Companions for area • Managing staffing assignments • Park District training • Supervision of Member District Liaison during summer

  1. Oversee meetings with park district staff & inclusion families in assigned area and trouble shoot any inclusion challenges.
  2. Communicate with assigned park districts and assist with implementation of curriculum/education including regular all-park district coordinator/superintendent meetings.
  3. Assist with training process of all part-time Inclusion Companions.
  4. Proof and submit bi-weekly payroll for part time inclusion staff in assigned area.
  5. Interview candidates for Inclusion Companions in assigned area as needed, primarily for summer staff.
  6. Assist Inclusion Manager and Human Resources Manager with recruitment of part time staff as requested.
  7. On-call duty and assist with inclusion on-call phone.
  8. Provide Inclusion Manager weekly updates on participant and staff needs, issues, and progress.
  9. Oversight and planning of annual Halloween Dance.
  10. Other agency-related responsibility as assigned by Supervisor, Superintendent or Executive Director Marginal Functions:
  11. Any other task or responsibility deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor
  12. Drive agency or personal vehicle to daily programs, seasonal special events or away trips
  13. Attending meetings for state or local organizations
  14. Deliver seasonal brochures and other flyers to member district facilities

Safety Considerations: 1. Staff will comply with all M-NASR Safety Policies and Procedures and carry out all tasks in a safe manner 2. Attendance at various safety in-services will be required

Psychological Considerations: 1. Must be able to respond to needs of individuals with disabilities 2. Must be able to work under stressful conditions 3. Must demonstrate adequate leadership qualities 4. Must be willing to work as part of a team 5. Must be confident when presenting to a group at orientations and trainings

Physiological Considerations: 1. Must be able to lift and transfer participants or equipment safely 2. Must be able to perform physical restraints if necessary

Environmental Considerations: 1. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions (i.e. during damp seasons, rain, snow and heat) 2. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings/programs or when assisting in outdoor functions 3. May be exposed to hazardous vegetation (i.e. poison ivy) during activities 4. May work with flammable material

Cognitive Considerations: 1. Must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of M-NASR 2. Must be able to demonstrate good safety awareness and judgment 3. Must be able to follow rules and directions

Essential Physical Capabilities: 1. Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and walking. 2. Good vision. 3. Good hearing at conversation levels. 4. Good general health. 5. Operating a passenger vehicle. 6. Good speaking capabilities. 7. Capable of lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying items weighing 20-50 pounds with mechanical assistance or team lift.

Apply at: https://mnasr.org/employment/apply-online/

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 Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation

 Contact

Aaron Glickson
(847) 966-5522
aglickson@mnasr.org

 Closing Date

October 20, 2021