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Activity Leader - Adaptive Recreation, Part Time

Company: City of Loveland
Location: Loveland
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Provide planning and implementation of AR recreational programs and services for people with disabilities. Provides quality instruction or modifications of recreation activities and programs for the benefit of the youth and adult participants.
The salary range for this position is $13.65- $20.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.
Position will remain open until filled.
This position works on average 6-8 hours per week, hours may vary depending on needs.

  • Focus on areas of expertise within adult educational/social programs and unified sports.
  • Assist with and provide inclusion support as needed.
  • Days of work and hours will vary with each class.
  • Develop and implement therapeutic lesson/program plans.
  • Instruct registered participants in unified sports and teach skills specific to each activity
  • Coordinate information related to practice, league games and tournaments with parents and players as needed.
  • Plan and facilitate social opportunities for adults with disabilities held on an ongoing basis.
  • Take the needed steps to be familiar with participants. Be aware of specific behavior plans and medical needs to ensure safety and integration of individuals during activities.
  • Complete administrative tasks including record keeping, attendance sheets, program evaluations and therapeutic assessments as determined.
  • Participate in required staff training and meetings.
  • Supervise and train program volunteers with positive inclusivity that includes giving and receiving constructive criticism and feedback.
  • Operate a multi-passenger accessible lift van.
  • Represent the City in a positive, professional, and healthy manner. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
    Other duties as assigned.
    This position is not responsible for the supervision of employees but is responsible for training and supervising volunteers assisting in the activity or program.
    Knowledge, skills and abilities:
    Knowledge of recreation programming and understanding of the physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional needs of individuals with varying ages and disabilities. Understands, learns and uses adaptations, accommodations and physical assistance techniques required for individuals with disabilities as needed. Strong oral communication skills are necessary and required. Strong customer service skills are required and necessary. Work with a diverse group of people effectively and diplomatically. Handle difficult situations involving participants with patience, good judgment, and with diplomacy. Maintain confidentiality with confidential information. Respond quickly and efficiently to safety situations that arise.
    Core Competencies:
    Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness
    Education and/or experience:
    Course work in therapeutic recreation, special education or related field preferred. Previous experience teaching or co-teaching sports or therapeutic recreation activities or related programming preferred.
    Licensure and/or certifications:
    Must possess a valid driver's license. Must possess or be able to obtain First Aid and CPR certification within 30 days of hire date.
    Material and equipment directly used:
    Basic office machines, audio-visual equipment, sports equipment, adapted recreation equipment, telephone, 14 passenger van.
    Working conditions and physical requirements:
    Must physically lead and demonstrate the skill and/or activity in an indoor or outdoor setting. Will be required to work varied hours, including evenings and weekends. Require pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, moving and positioning up to 25 pounds.
    This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
    With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!
    In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.
    Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.
    A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!
    Non Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:
    • Retirement - 457 employee funded plan
    • Medical Leave - Up to 48 hours accrued. Accrue 1 hour of leave per 30 hours worked
      Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
      A driving record and criminal history background check, including fingerprint check will be obtained pre-employment.

Keywords: City of Loveland, Loveland , Activity Leader - Adaptive Recreation, Part Time, Other , Loveland, Colorado

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