The Special Recreation Division offers positive and healthy recreation programming focused on leisure, social, educational, and vocational opportunities within the community for individuals with special needs with a team of talented, dedicated, knowledgable, and experienced staff. Programming also includes the largest south suburban community of Special Olympics in the state of Illinois with over 300 participants. Our special recreation staff are committed to meeting the unique individual leisure time needs and positively impact the lives of individuals with special needs every day by focusing on community outreach and reinitegration.
We are currently seeking education and therapeutic majors and those who love to work with children and individuals with special needs to join our summer camp programming that is committed to meeting unique individual leisure time needs. This highly engaging programming offers all participants a great summer adventure that you can be a part of for each camper as a One on One Inclusion Aide.
This position will strive to provide a positive inclusive programming experience for children and young adults with special needs in a camp setting. Each one on one Inclusion Aide is responsible for ensuring a successful and safe program experience for each participant. The Special Recreation Division will provide in-service training on how to work with participants with special needs, i.e. parallel activities, behavioral management skills and redirection techniques.
Ideal candidate must have a genuine interest in enhancing the recreation experience for each program participant. Experience with behavioral management and adaptive equipment is preferred. College coursework in a recreation, education or a clinically based therapy is preferred.
Orientation begins end of May. Camp begins June 11 and runs for 8 weeks through August 3.
Various shifts are available. 5-Day: Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm OR 3-Day: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
Available after camp shifts include 5-Day: Monday - Friday from 1:00pm to 6:30 pm or 3-Day: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00pm or 6:30pm.