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THE MAINE-NILES ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL RECREATION

AWID Recreation Specialist JOB DESCRIPTION

Accountability: Senior Operations Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt; The Recreation Specialist is a full-time employee with hours that fluctuate to accommodate evening or weekend programs and meetings.

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

The Adults with an Intellectual Disability (AWID) Recreation Specialist, under the direction of the Senior Operations Manager, is responsible for the implementation of leisure services for individuals with a disability or special need from child to adult. This position requires the application of specialized therapeutic training to formulate and administer a broad recreation delivery of services for individuals with special needs without exclusion.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree plus knowledge and/or training in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, adaptive physical education or a related field from an accredited college or university. 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. It also includes gathering, loading, transporting, and set up of necessary program equipment.

  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. Adhere to all agency policy, procedure, and safety manuals by exhibiting a working knowledge of general and department specific rules and operations.

  7. Provide timely response to communication.

  8. Utilization of computer software and specific databases, specifically Microsoft Office and RecTrac.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  1. Assist in training and orientation of support staff, direct supervision of support staff in programs.

  2. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of all Special Olympics Programs.

  3. Plan the annual vacation trip.

  4. Oversee the communication and registration procedures with group home and residential facilities.

  5. Other agency related responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation or Executive Director.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Drive agency or personal vehicle to daily programs, seasonal special events or away trips.

  2. Attending meetings for state or local organizations

  3. 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.

  4. Read and understand large volumes of electronic or non-electronic paperwork.

  5. Must be able to communicate effectively.

Essential Physical Capabilities:

  1. Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and walking.

  2. Ability to closely supervise individuals with disabilities.

  3. Operating a passenger vehicle.

  4. Capable of lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying items weighing 20-50 pounds with mechanical assistance or team lift.

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 Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation

 Contact

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

 Closing Date

February 18, 2022

 $55,000-$65,000

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THE MAINE-NILES ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL RECREATION JOB DESCRIPTION Inclusion Manager

Accountability: Superintendent of Recreation FLSA Status: Exempt

The Inclusion Manager is responsible for the overall development and supervision of the inclusion process with M-NASR’s seven member districts, specifically assessment of inclusion requests and placement and supervision of part-time Inclusion Companions. The Inclusion Manager is the liaison between the seven Member Districts and families that are in need of Inclusion Services. The Inclusion Manager is directly responsible for services to assigned districts and oversees one Inclusion Coordinator with direct responsibilities to the remaining districts. This position oversees the development of the entire inclusion department. The position requires the application of specialized therapeutic training to formulate and administer a broad recreation delivery of services for individuals with special needs without exclusion.

The Inclusion Manager is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in the job description. The Inclusion Manager is a full-time employee with hours that fluctuate to accommodate evening or weekend programs and meetings.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, adaptive physical education or a related field. Four (4) 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. NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Council) Certification or comparable certification on the state level required within six (6) months of employment in addition to First Aid/CPR, AED and CPI. Candidate must also possess a valid Illinois class “D” driver’s license.

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. Recruit, hire, orient, train, evaluate, and supervise one full time Inclusion Coordinator

  2. Personnel management for part-time Inclusion Assistants(s)

  3. Oversight of entire inclusion process for seven member park districts and acts as direct liaison for Skokie, Village of Lincolnwood, Niles and Golf-Maine. 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

  4. Oversee meetings with park district staff & inclusion families trouble shoot any inclusion challenge.

  5. Oversee all park district communication, and development of curriculum/education including regular all-park district coordinator/superintendent meetings.

  6. Oversee inclusion data entry and statistic reporting.

  7. Develop training program and oversee training process of all part-time Inclusion Companions.

  8. Proof and submit bi-weekly payroll for part time inclusion staff.

  9. Act as overall interview coordinator for the Inclusion Department (including hiring paperwork); work with Human Resources Manager for overall recruitment of inclusion department.

  10. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining all Inclusion Companion total hours.

  11. Oversight and development of budgets related to inclusion department.

  12. On-call duty and assist with inclusion on-call phone.

  13. Provide regular board reports and other reports as requested.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Any other task or responsibility the immediate supervisor may require.

  2. Member of Safety Committee

  3. Drive agency or personal vehicle to daily programs, seasonal special events or away trips

  4. Attend meetings for state or local organizations

  5. 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

Lisa Barrera
(847) 966-5522
lbarrera@mnasr.org

 Closing Date

January 31, 2022

 $40,000, commensurate with experience

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WDSRA is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and experienced professional to complement our fast-paced program team. Program Supervisors stand at the heart of our camp, social, cultural art, and special event programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Supervisors are responsible for developing and creating new cutting-edge programs based on current Therapeutic Recreation trends and community needs, as well as planning assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating current core program offerings. WDSRA as the destination for therapeutic recreation in a community setting.

To apply, go to www.wdsra.com/employment-volunteers. Excellent benefits package available.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Develop relationships with community partners, research current trends and prepare lesson plans with effective and measurable objectives to create innovative year round therapeutic recreational programming. • Collaborate with parents, teachers and school districts to facilitate, implement and evaluate well organized and successful camp experiences. • Assess participant's specific needs and create individualized behavior plans to help make every participant successful in each program. • Orient, train, mentor and evaluate camp staff and volunteers. Assist with training, supporting and monitoring of seasonal staff's performance through specific program oversight. Secure and monitor contracted specialty instructors as needed. • Input specific program details into registration system to facilitate seasonal brochure development and participant enrollment. • Prepare program specific budgets for manager’s approval and keep records of all expenditures within set budget limits. • Fill the role of Head Instructor, Assistant, Driver, or Inclusion staff as needed in programs by executing established lesson plans, encouraging participant engagement and ensuring participant safety. Monitor after-hours/weekend phone and respond to on-call situations as needed. • Perform other duties as assigned. • Fulfill your job duties in line with agency policies, mission, vision, core values and cultural expectations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Demonstrated experience working with individuals with various disabilities • Ability to maintain up-to-date knowledge of best practices in Therapeutic Recreation • Ability to assess, select and adapt trends in recreation to the SRA population • Oversee, coach, and mentor seasonal staff working in programs • Ability to maintain confidentiality • Strong professional communication skill, both orally and in writing, to various audiences • Excellent time management and organizational skills to enable working in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment managing multiple priorities, tasks and/or interruptions and meet established deadlines • Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations, on-call duty, or meetings • Ability to use and/or learn database, communication, and other technology systems used at WDSRA • Routine use of office equipment (i.e. phone, computer, copier, postage machine, shredder, etc.) • Ability to safely lift 40 pounds - over 40 pounds requires a two person lift or mechanical assistance • Possession of a valid Illinois Class “D” driver’s license to drive personal and agency vehicles to/from programs, between program sites and for general transportation of participants, supplies and equipment • Supervise program participants including behavior management, transferring, personal care and other skills necessary for overall independence and participation

QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in Therapeutic Recreation or closely related field. • A minimum of two (2) years coordinating programs for individuals with disabilities. • A certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and/or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or the ability to obtain.

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

 Contact

Gail Bettcher
6306810962
gailb@wdsra.com

 Closing Date

February 7, 2022

 $64,700-$70,300

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If you are creative, a collaborative team player, possess a great deal of initiative, and thrive on challenge, consider applying to lead WDSRA’s Support Staff team, a group of individuals committed to recruiting, hiring, training and retaining a highly qualified pool of seasonal staff and volunteers. The Support Staff Manager will lead the agency’s recruitment task force to attract new seasonal staff members and position WDSRA as a great place to work.

To apply, go to https://www.wdsra.com/employment-volunteers/. Excellent benefits package available.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Interview, hire, orient and discipline Support Services team staff. • Supervise Support Services team staff by: managing workloads; monitoring staff’s performance with continual feedback and regular performance reviews; promoting staff growth and development; and providing training and support as needed. • Direct full cycle employment process for seasonal staff and 2nd level supervision of seasonal staff including approving all disciplinary action. • Manage seasonal staff compensation, create seasonal staff related budgets and monitor financial activity. • Collaboratively develop and lead seasonal staff meetings. • Lead Recruitment Task Force to create a holistic approach for recruiting staff and volunteers. • Understand applicable laws and study best practices to create operating manuals pertaining to seasonal staff, volunteers. • Fill the role of Head Instructor, Assistant, Driver, or Inclusion staff as needed in programs by executing established lesson plans, encouraging participant engagement and ensuring participant safety. Monitor after-hours/weekend phone and respond to on-call situations as needed. • Perform other duties as assigned. • Fulfill your job duties in line with agency policies, mission, vision, core values and cultural expectations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Possess outstanding skills in administration of support staff and volunteer program including development of applicable policies and procedures and creation of training manuals • Demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of the hiring cycle as it pertains to seasonal staff and ensure that best practices are followed • Demonstrate creativity, initiative and strong leadership skills, especially in the development of a recruitment and retention plan for seasonal staff and volunteers • Demonstrate fiscal ability through creation of area budget and monitoring fiscal activity as well as managing seasonal staff compensation • Extensive knowledge and experience of various disabilities and best practices in supporting individuals who have special needs • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in behavior and classroom management skills and possess ability to train and mentor others in these areas • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with stakeholders • Create thorough training sessions as well as materials to accompany those trainings and demonstrate strong public speaking skills during their presentation • Ability to direct and supervise full-time and seasonal staff • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Excellent time management and organizational skills to enable working in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment managing multiple priorities, tasks and/or interruptions and meet established deadlines • Possess creative problem-solving and independent judgement skills • Ability to adapt to changes in all aspects of the job • Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings and to serve in a weekend on call position 4-6 times per year • Knowledgeable and comfortable working in databases and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software • Prolonged use of office equipment, computer and phone on a daily basis • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle confidential information discreetly • Ability to safely lift up to 40 pounds- over 40 pounds requires two people or mechanical assistance • Possession of a valid Illinois Class “D” driver’s license to drive personal and agency vehicles to/from programs, between program sites and for general transportation of participants, supplies and equipment • Supervise program participants including behavior management, transferring, personal care and other skills necessary for overall independence and participation

QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in safety and HR staffing administration within a TR setting • A minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience • A certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and/or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or the ability to obtain.

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

 Contact

Gail Bettcher
6306810962
gailb@wdsra.com

 Closing Date

February 1, 2022

 $64,700-$70,300

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WDSRA is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and collaborative individual who is passionate about inclusion to lead a dynamic team of professionals in providing high quality services throughout our nine member park districts. In addition to oversight and direction of the inclusion area, the Inclusion Manager will lead the agency’s training task force for seasonal staff and volunteers. Candidates must possess knowledge of the ADA as it relates to reasonable accommodations, strong disability knowledge, as well as behavior management and staff training skills.

To apply, go to https://www.wdsra.com/employment-volunteers/. Excellent benefits package available.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Interview, hire, orientate and discipline Inclusion team staff. • Supervise Inclusion team staff by: managing workloads; monitoring staff's performance with continual feedback and regular performance reviews; promoting staff growth and development; and providing training and support as needed. • Provide oversight, direction, and set service standards for inclusion program service area. • Oversee approval of inclusion timesheets for payroll processing to ensure accuracy of member district inclusion billing. Create inclusion related budgets and monitor financial activity. • Act as agency expert on ADA regulations and Behavior Management. Follow-up on all incidents reported in an inclusion program. • Provide specialty training to seasonal inclusion staff and member district staff in areas of ADA compliance, behavior management and handle with care crisis management techniques. • Lead Training Task Force to ensure appropriate resources are engaged and staff receive the necessary training to provide quality services. • Develop and maintain relationships with member district staff to facilitate inclusion services. Network with other SRAs to assess trends and further inclusion efforts. • Fill the role of Head Instructor, Assistant, Driver, or Inclusion staff as needed in programs by executing established lesson plans, encouraging participant engagement and ensuring participant safety. Monitor after-hours/weekend phone and respond to on-call situations as needed. • Perform other duties as assigned. • Fulfill your job duties in line with agency policies, mission, vision, core values and cultural expectations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of inclusion/the inclusion process and administration of inclusion programs including budget development and monitoring fiscal activities • Extensive knowledge and experience of various disabilities and best practices in supporting individuals who have special needs • Possess working knowledge of the ADA as it relates to providing reasonable accommodations in park district programs • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in behavior and classroom management skills • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with stakeholders • Create thorough training sessions and demonstrate strong public speaking skills during their presentation • Ability to direct and supervise full-time and seasonal staff • Demonstrate fiscal ability through creation of area budget and monitoring fiscal activity • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Excellent time management and organizational skills to enable working in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment managing multiple priorities, tasks and/or interruptions and meet established deadlines • Possess creative problem-solving and independent judgement skills • Ability to adapt to changes in all aspects of the job • Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings and to serve in a weekend on call position 4-6 times per year • Knowledgeable and comfortable working in databases and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software • Prolonged use of office equipment, computer and phone on a daily basis • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle confidential information discreetly • Ability to safely lift up to 40 pounds- over 40 pounds requires two people or mechanical assistance • Possession of a valid Illinois Class “D” driver’s license to drive personal and agency vehicles to/from programs, between program sites and for general transportation of participants, supplies and equipment • Supervise program participants including behavior management, transferring, personal care and other skills necessary for overall independence and participation

QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in Therapeutic Recreation or related field • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working with individuals with special needs • A minimum of four (4) years of inclusion experience • A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience • A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and/or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or the ability to obtain

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 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

 Contact

Gail Bettcher
6306810962
gailb@wdsra.com

 Closing Date

February 1, 2022