Temp Seasonal- Therapeutic Recreation Services Activities Assistant

  • CITY OF SPOKANE, WA
  • Spokane, Washington
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $15.00 Hourly USD

Job Description

CLASS SUMMARY

JOIN THE SPOKANE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TODAY!

Therapeutic Recreation Services is looking for temp-seasonal

Activities Assis tant

to be a part of our winning team!



CLASS SUMMARY:

Do you enjoy meeting and working with new people and various populations? Come be a part of Spokane Parks and Recreation, Therapeutic recreation services and help lead and plan activities for children and adults with disabilities in and around the Spokane area. Examples Of classes include leading a hike, facilitating a game of cornhole, supervising and leading a trip to the theater, teaching a cooking class, line dancing or powerlifting.

SUPERVISION:

Employee works under general supervision utilizing standard procedures. Follows established department procedures and refers unusual or unfamiliar situations to the supervisor.

EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS

The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Under general supervision, the employee would lead, facilitate, provide instruction, and/or supervision to participants with developmental disabilities in adaptive and inclusive recreation programs, classes and activities, and perform related duties as assigned.
  • Performs customer relations role, which may include interacting with patrons, participants, business or program partners, and/or city staff to provide information to
    solve problems.
  • Participate in special events and creative planning.
  • Maintains attendance and progress records for class participants.
  • Assists with implementing recreation and leisure activities for program participants with disabilities.
  • Works as part of a team, attends training, orientation and/or staff meetings as needed.
  • Assist Therapeutic Recreation Services supervisor with daily staff scheduling/event needs.
  • Work with volunteers, care providers, parents and Para transit drivers and people in the community during activities.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • One year of relevant work experience, preferably experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Previous experience assisting, supervising, planning, or leading activities for persons with disabilities and educational, volunteer, or employment in therapeutic recreation, counseling, or special education preferred.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.


KEY COMPETENCIES:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service.
  • Principles of full inclusion and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • behavioral modification techniques preferred.

Skill in:
  • Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • First Aid and Standard Precautions activities preferred.

Ability to:
  • Evaluate conditions in assigned areas and make judgements related to safety.
  • Keep accurate records, organize information, supplies and equipment, and follow established procedures.
  • Develop, coordinate, promote and, when required, lead program events.
  • Listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences.
  • Maintain composure during mentally, physically and emotionally stressful situations.
  • React quickly and accurately to changing conditions and elements.
  • Interact with customers and public entities on a daily basis.
  • Operate office equipment (copier, fax, computer, multi-line phone, etc.).
  • Always wear a smile.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • As a condition of employment, the city of Spokane conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of driving record and drug screen.
  • May need the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as the job requires.
  • Must have recreational leadership qualities and the ability to work well with people who are clients as well as co-workers.
  • Must be able to take charge and self-initiate.
  • Must be willing to work with people who have developmental and physical disabilities in a recreational environment. Strong skills in sports, crafts, outdoor recreation, organization, leadership, etc.
  • Must have afternoon/evening and weekend availability.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status.

EXAMINATION DETAILS

Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

Spokane, Washington United States View Map