Job Title: Lemont EAGLES Site Director Department: EAGLES Supervised by: Day Program Manager Position Status: Permanent Part-Time Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
The EAGLES Site Director is responsible for leading the Lemont EAGLES Program. This includes implementing and leading the program daily, providing a safe, learning environment for the participants and staff, assisting the Day Program Manager with program planning and lesson plans, and purchasing supplies.
• High School Diploma required; college degree preferred.
• Two years direct experience working with individuals with disabilities required.
• Valid Driver’s License, CPR/First Aid, Handle with Care Certification. Must have these certifications or be able 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 Tuesday and Thursday approximately 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. year round with some holiday breaks. Potential for additional days based on participant registration.
• Assist Day Program Manager in the development, planning, and implementation of daily activities for EAGLES participants.
• Successfully work with Full-Time staff, EAGLES Assist Staff, volunteers, parents, community partners, member entity staff, and individuals with special needs.
• Supervise and delegate responsibilities to EAGLES Assist Staff and volunteers.
• Discuss any concerns or issues with Day Program Manager.
• Supervise and participate in all planned activities.
• Know the physical, mental, and medical limitations of all participants; be prepared to provide appropriate attention to all participants in all situations.
• Drive agency vehicles and operate wheelchair lifts and tie-downs.
• Ensure safety factors relative to program and participant needs.
• Know 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 weekly lesson plans which include appropriate activities, contacts, and timelines.
• Take daily/weekly attendance of staff and participants.
• Ensure that the facility/program site as well as any equipment is properly maintained.
• Read, understand, and abide by all SEASPAR policies and procedures.
• Motivate staff and participants to initiate success. Be flexible to change when considering their needs.
• Act as an advocate for the participant when necessary.
• Provide behavior management when necessary.
• Be dependable and punctual.
• Encourage participation and development of friendships with other participants in the program.
• Gathering, loading, transporting, and setting up equipment if necessary.
Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Safety and Security: Use good safety awareness, judgment and follow SEASPAR policies at all times; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment following manufacturer safety instructions; and follow agency ergonomic policies and procedures.
• Problem Solving: Identify and appropriately resolve problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyze information skillfully, develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
• Interpersonal Skills: Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others’ ideas; and 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; and present clear, legible handwriting for all SEASPAR forms and documents.
• Judgment/Reasoning Ability: Exhibit sound and accurate judgment when making all program related decisions; solve problems involving a few concrete variable; include appropriate people in the decision making process.
• Professionalism: Approach others in a tactful manner, react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; 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 frequent 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; and 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; the ability to 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.
Please apply by visiting the SEASPAR website: https://seaspar.isolvedhire.com/jobs/