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 is committed to meeting the unique, individual leisure time needs and positively impacting the lives of individuals with special needs every day by focusing on community outreach and re-integration.
We are currently seeking education, recreation 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 an Inclusion Assistant Site Director.
This rewarding position is responsible for actively engaging in and supervising camp programs while providing general oversight for inclusion services. Essential duties include attending scheduled weekly inclusion placements for camp services, monitoring staff assignments in inclusive settings at designated camps and acting as lead staff in daily situations which include parent conversations, emergent transportation issues, sudden illness and maintaining staff/participant ratios.
The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of two years working with participants in special education/recreation, therapeutic recreation, recreation management or related field. Experience/training in implementing behavior management techniques and having knowledge of cognitive and developmental impairments is highly preferred. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with prior experience with ADLs along with sensory and/or auditory specialization.
A high school diploma is required with a preference of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the recreation or therapeutic recreation fields. Must have a valid driver's license and the availablity to commit to Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm with a possible weekend shift as needed.