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 After School Pals programming that is committed to meeting unique individual leisure time needs. This highly engaging programming offers all participants a great adventure that you can be a part of 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 an after school 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 Special Education, Therapeutic Recreation or related field is preferred.
Must have availability Monday thru Friday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
This is NOT a summer seasonal position. Program begins in late August/early September.