REPORTS TO: Program Supervisor, Coordinator of Inclusive
JOB SUMMARY: An Inclusion Support Staff person works with
individuals of varied ages and disabilities in existing
recreational programs offered by the parks and recreation
departments participating in Municipal Partners for Inclusive
Recreation. Responsibilities vary based upon each participant's
needs, but can range from one-on-one support for a program
participant to assistance as needed. Responsible for facilitating
their participation and socialization in the program's activities,
as needed per their disability. This may involve adapting the
environment, adapting rules and teaching methodologies, and
* Possess a positive attitude and a desire to work with people
with disabilities in a Recreation environment. * Demonstrate
patience. * Demonstrate creativity, initiative, enthusiasm,
dependability and punctuality. * Interact with and work as a
team-player with the program participant, his/her family, peers,
and program staff. * Willingness to be actively involved and
participate in the program. * Willingness to acquire new skills. *
Ability to develop a rapport with the program participant as well
as everyone involved in the program. * Ability to learn and to grow
in the position by accepting constructive feedback from their
supervisor, parents and/or program staff. * Ability to provide a
safe and fun environment for all. * Perform additional duties as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
* Must be a responsible person 16 years of age or older with a
valid driver's license or a means to get to the program site(s). *
Experience working with people with disabilities or strong desire
to gain experience. * Good knowledge of basic customer service. *
Ability to be physically active and mobile which may include
lifting and pushing as needed. * Stamina to actively participate
with program participant(s) in walking, running, standing, and/or
sitting positions. * Ability to use a variety of communication
methods; i.e. sign language, picture schedule.
COGNITIVE SKILLS REQUIRED:
* Ability to demonstrate dependability, promptness and
punctuality. * Ability to follow directions. * Ability to be
responsible. * Ability to identify barriers that hinder a
participant's success and implement all reasonable accommodations.
* Ability to address needs, concerns, comments, and questions.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
* Certified in CPR and First Aid (required by some departments).
* Attend mandatory training sessions and staff meetings.
HOURS AND RATE OF PAY:
Hours vary depending upon program and department. Rate of pay
varies based upon experience, qualifications and department.