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2021 Career Center Rates Career Center User's Guide Career Resources

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 Salary $45,000-$55,000. Salary commensurate with experience


 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.


 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

 Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)


Nieta Gates

 Closing Date

July 2, 2021  Print