Bachelor’s degree preferred in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. NCTRC eligibility desired. Related experience will be considered. Must have the ability and knowledge to plan, supervise, implement, and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs. Must demonstrate leadership skills and possess strong oral and written communication skills. Valid Illinois Driver’s License required. First Aid, CPR is required or attainable upon employment. Pre-employment physical including drug and alcohol test required.
The Recreation Specialist is responsible for the organization, implementation, and evaluation of recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. The position is full-time, but hours must be flexible to accommodate evening, weekend and overnight programs. The Recreation Specialist is responsible for approximately 20-30 hours of leading programs per week and to supervise 3-4 special events each season. Programs run seasonally for 26-28 weeks of the year. The remainder of time is dedicated to program planning, miscellaneous programs, development and trips. Driving is essential to the position. Recreation Specialist is required to transport self to programs they supervise or staff. Also, must be trained to drive SSSRA vehicles for transportation of participants, equipment and other program needs.
Supervise, plan, implement, lead and evaluate weekly programs, day camps, cooperative programs, special events, away trips, and occasionally Inclusion programs.
Provide supervision and care of individuals, including behavior management, dispensing medication, and assistance in daily self-care.
Professionally communicate with parents, guardians, co-workers, outside agencies, and other professionals.
Provide direct oversight of the Drama Club program.
Plan for and coordinate the Day Trippers, Young Adult Social Club and Saturday Night Social Club programs. Planning consists of creating seasonal calendars, purchasing tickets, gathering supplies, and supervising/overseeing the programs.
Plan for and coordinate overnight camps. Planning consists of developing an agenda/calendar, packing lists, overnight
forms, and medication distribution records. Information is then provided to participants, families, & part-time staff.
Present information at the Annual Safety Training and Seasonal Staff Meetings of part-time staff and volunteers.
Write and prepare routine and special reports for the monthly Board packet.
Provide pertinent program information to the Public Relations Manager for flyers, brochures and news releases.
Participate in agency fundraising events and promotion of SSSRA through public relations activities.
To be available by cell phone, in accordance with the Association’s Cellular Phone Usage Policy, when you are responsible for a particular program, even if the program occurs outside of your regular business hours.
To prepare and manage program related budget line items.
All other duties deemed necessary by the supervising Manager, Superintendent or Executive Director.
To actively support the safety program by obeying and enforcing safety guidelines and procedures; To practice safety and risk management in daily work; To promptly and properly report all accidents and incidents occurring within the course of employment, no matter how minor; To ensure the timely and accurate completion of incident reports.
Sitting: intermittent 20-25 hrs/week (desk & vehicle); Crouching: to lift participant or equipment up to 300 pounds, with assistance of other staff; Lifting: participants in and out of wheelchairs, supplies and equipment up to 50 lbs.; Transportation: ability to get to and from programs and office, provide other transportation for participants; Participation: ability to actively participate in program activities 20-30 hrs/week i.e. swim, bowl, sports, music, day camp.
Come make a Splash at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Club in Homewood, IL as the new Aquatics Coordinator!
We are seeking someone who is energetic, creative, certified, organized, and...must love water.
EDUCATION/TRAINING: • 21 years of age • CPR & Starfish Swim Instructor Trainer • StarGuard Certification • 2 years experience instructing swim lessons and constructing programs • strong aquatic skills
ESSENTIALS: • Organize, implement, supervise, and evaluate swim program • Actively recruit, train, and evaluate staff • Monitor performance of teaching techniques and lifeguard performance • Prepare work schedules • Prepare reports as needed • Promote good relationships with public, staff, and members • Sub for staff when necessary • Perform inventory on pool supplies. Maintain pool facility. • Adhere to all policies and procedures and safety precautions.
This position reports to the Assistant Manager of the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club. This is a part-time position with flexible hours during day, evening, & weekend shifts.
This is great opportunity to use your knowledge and experience to develop a strong aquatics program, implement new/trending programs, and produce special events! For a copy of the actual job description and to apply please go to hfparks.com/employment.
Benefits include: free individual Club membership, retirement program, Park District discounts, plus more. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is an equal employment opportunity employer.