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 $32,552.00-DOQ, plus excellent benefit package

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Description: The Shift Manager is a full time, exempt position which reports directly to the General Manager. This position is responsible for managing the facility and its programs on a daily basis. This includes monitoring all daily duties of pt building staff. Creating daily task list for all pt staff scheduled, making sure directions are clear, and if necessary, show them how to complete designated tasks. Will be directly responsible for the pt front desk staff. This includes creating a daily, weekly, and monthly tasks and checklists. This is an at-will position.

Position Hours: A minimum of 40 hours per week, consisting of evening and weekend shifts.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a high school diploma, any experience and understanding of park and recreation administration, supervision, personnel procedures, and safety procedures is preferred. This position requires strong people and customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively with other staff and public, including written, verbal, and telephone communication skills. The individual should be very organized, have the ability to plan, implement, supervise and lead staff. This position is expected to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Strong computer skills are also needed.

Duties: This position will oversee the day to day management of the building staff and building operations. This position will be required to work a minimum of 4-5 building shifts per week, mainly nights and weekends.

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 Darien Park District

 Contact

Jordan Rossi
630.789.2011
jrossi@darienparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20-24 per hour DOQ + Benefits

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The pay range for this position is $20-24 per hour, and includes enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), access to health, dental, vision, and life insurance, FREE memberships for you and your family at our fitness, aquatic, and tennis facilities. PLUS substantial discounts on programming including PRESCHOOL and SUMMER CAMPS, continuing education opportunities, and MORE!

SUMMARY: The Landscape Specialist is responsible for the in-house landscaping operations of all Park District grounds.

SUPERVISORY: The Landscape Specialist reports directly to the Director of Parks and Planning. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Communicates with the Director of Parks and Planning regularly on Park District matters.

• Manage the landscape maintenance operations for the Park District. This includes, but not limited to: ▪ Mowing and trimming of turf, as well as application of herbicide and fertilizer. Records and manages pesticide applications throughout all parks. Maintenance of flower and shrub beds. Trimming, pruning, and removal of trees and shrubs. In addition to overseeing routine maintenance, the Landscape Specialist will plan and design of flower and shrub beds; plan, purchase, and coordinate tree and plant replacements. Provides progress reports to the Director on Parks and Planning as required; makes recommendations for proposed long- and short-term improvements for areas of responsibility. Assists with snow removal operations, including parking lots and sidewalks, and coordinates and provides supervision of routine maintenance of outdoor ice. Assists with planning a comprehensive program of ball field and athletic field turf maintenance. ▪ Landscape Maintenance: soil grading and preparation, tree plantings, tree trimming, tree spraying, tree watering, mulch bed maintenance, and flower bed maintenance. ▪ Construction: installation of park/playground equipment, park benches, park signage, retaining walls, and drainage system. • Maintain proper record keeping of maintenance repairs. Performs daily, weekly, and monthly inspections • Operation of Park District vehicles: pick up truck and dump truck, snow plowing equipment • Knowledge in the operation of a skid steer, tractor and backhoe. • Ability to work with chemicals (i.e. fertilizers, herbicides/pesticides). • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, promptly reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Assist Recreation Department with requests for set up, construction implementation, and repair of special event materials. • Assists the Director of Parks and Planning with indoor maintenance during winter months. • Performs other duties as assigned. PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS: Worker is exposed to outside weather conditions 90% of the time, including extreme heat, cold, snow, rain and ice. Protective clothing is required as follows: - Hearing protection - Hardhat - Respirators - Safety goggles/glasses - Leather type work boots - Protective gloves PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting. • Perform duties that require physical manual labor. • Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. Loads over 50 pounds must be lifted with mechanical assistance or assistance from others. • General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. • Drives motorized vehicle to travel to various locations. HOURS: The Landscape Specialist is an hourly, full-time position working 40 hours per week; overtime shall be paid for all work hours over forty. The scheduled hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, including a half hour unpaid lunch. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Associates degree in Horticulture or landscape design or four years of work-related landscape experience preferred. Knowledge and experience in grounds maintenance and basic supervision skills are required. Ability to obtain a pesticide applicator's license within 6 months of hire. In good physical condition with sufficient strength to lift and hold 50 pounds. A valid Illinois Drivers License is required. CPR/AED certification is required and training will be provided by the Park District. The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Oak Brook Park District

 Contact

Bob Johnson
6306459540
bjohnson@obparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $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

 $44,000 - $50,000

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The number of individuals participating in inclusive opportunities has increased tremendously so WDSRA is looking for the right candidate to fill a NEW Inclusion Supervisor position. Candidates who are energetic, detail-oriented, creative problem solvers and passionate about inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities include conducting participant intakes, providing program assessments/observations, securing reasonable accommodations, communicating with stakeholders and supervision of inclusion support staff members. Candidates must possess strong disability knowledge as well as behavior management and staff training skills.

Although this is not a programming position, the supervisor will work 1-2 weekly programs per season as well as other trips and events.

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Provide specialty training to seasonal inclusion staff in areas of ADA compliance, behavior management and handle with care crisis management techniques and oversee their performance in inclusion programs and mentor/support staff as needed. • Analyze member district program requirements then secure appropriate staff support based on participant needs and staff skillset, create/secure necessary support tools, and provide appropriate communications with all parties to ensure a successful inclusion experience. • Assess participant needs and develop individualized accommodation plans addressing ADA compliance, behavior management and handle with care crisis management techniques to ensure each participant's success and safety during inclusion programs. Maintain participant records by conducting new family intakes and updating medical information as needed. • Develop and conduct training sessions for full time and seasonal member district staff on the inclusion process and best practices, ADA compliance, disability awareness, behavior management, crisis management. Develop & maintain relationships with member district staff and provide mentoring/on-site assistance. • Maintain up-to-date program records in registration, seasonal staff scheduling, timekeeping database and various other spreadsheets to accurately report participation, seasonal staff hours worked, inclusion billing, etc. • Approve seasonal inclusion staff timesheets for bi-weekly payroll processing. • 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 various disabilities and best practices when working with those 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 • Ability to determine individual accommodation needs and implement the plan • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively with stakeholders • Create thorough training sessions and demonstrate strong public speaking skills during their presentation • Ability to direct and supervise 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 strong 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 • Ability to safely lift up to 40 pounds- over 40 pounds requires two people or mechanical assistance • Possess 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 three (3) years working with individuals with disabilities • Behavior Management, training and scheduling experience preferred • 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