The Intern is responsible for planning and carrying out therapeutic recreation programs.
Pursuing Associates degree, Bachelor's degree preferred in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. Related experience will be considered.
Knowledge and ability to plan, supervise and evaluate recreation programs and special events for persons with disabilities.
Ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
Pre-employment physical including drug and alcohol test required.
To supervise, plan and evaluate weekly programs, day camps, cooperative programs and special events as assigned by the Intern Supervisor.
To assist with the inclusion process as well as work some inclusions.
To assist in the selection of programs to be offered each season.
To involve participants in the program planning process.
To act upon requests, suggestions by participants and parents concerning recreation services.
To assist in orientations and training of seasonal staff and volunteers.
To prepare budget estimates, routine, and special reports for the Superintendent.
To prepare program information for flyers, brochures, and news releases.
To participate in agency fundraising events and public relations activities.
To actively support the safety program that will effectively control and reduce accidents.
To obey and enforce the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the safety program that are pertinent to the activities conducted.
To conduct routine documented safety inspections of their designated areas of responsibility.
To promptly and properly report all accidents and incidents occurring within the course of employment, no matter how minor.
To provide adequate job training and instruction on safety rules, safety equipment, and protective devices for program staff and volunteers.
JOB FUNCTIONS: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
SITTING: intermittent 20-25 hrs/week (desk & vehicle)
CROUCHING: to lift participant or equipment up to 300 pounds, with assistance of other staff
LIFTING: lifting and carrying items up to 50 lbs. for a distance of 300 ft.
TRANSPORTATION: ability to get to and from programs and office
PARTICIPATION: ability to participate in program activities 15-30 hrs/week i.e. swim, bowl, sports