ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Recruit, orient, train, supervise and evaluate all volunteers. Monitor performance with continual feedback. Promote growth and development, providing support and/or disciplinary action as needed through program visits.
Communicate with the Support Services Manager on issues and activities related to the Support Services area in an effort to ensure effective operations of the agency.
Prepare reports as deemed necessary by management.
Monitor area financial activities.
Work up to ten programs a season (special events, weekly programs, disability awareness, agency events and inclusion), with no more than three in one day.
Assist in purchase, inventory, care and maintenance of supplies and equipment.
Maintain a relationship with local support groups, private and public agencies, and school districts in an effort to strengthen and maintain positive working relationships and increase awareness in WDSRA member districts.
Develop, plan, organize and implement seasonal meetings and annual trainings.
Schedule, input, update and manage volunteer resources and information in computer databases.
Plan Aktion Club activities, meetings, and volunteer opportunities and work with other advisors and Kiwanis groups to coordinate club activities.
Maintain volunteer policy and procedure manuals.
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of behavior management techniques and other tools to help train and support staff and volunteers in programs
Possess knowledge of therapeutic recreation continuum for various ages and ability levels
Ability to direct and supervise
Strong ability to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, with various audiences
Ability to solve problems comprehensively and effectively
Performs well under stressful situations
Effectively transition through multiple tasks and/or multiple interruptions
Ability to accommodate evening and weekend programs, presentations or meetings
Oversee weekend programs while on call duty approximately every 12 weeks
Possess a valid Illinois Class “D” driver’s license to drive personal and agency vehicles to/from designated programs, between program sites and for general transport of participants, supplies and equipment
Perform work indoors and outdoors
Assist people in wheelchairs, including lifting and transferring people and pushing people in wheelchairs
Supervise program participants including behavior management, transferring, personal care, and other skills necessary for the overall independence and participation
Assist in inventory, care and maintenance of supplies and equipment
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university based on a major in Therapeutic Recreation or related field
A minimum of one (1) year of experience coordinating programs for individuals with disabilities across a variety of ages
A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and/or Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or the ability to obtain