Adaptive Recreation Coordinator

The Ability Center (ACT) is a non-profit Center for Independent Living. Together, we will work to make our community the most disability friendly in the nation by increasing independence for people with disabilities, discovering true passions, and changing the community’s perception of disability.

As a member of the Independent Living team, the Adaptive Recreation Coordinator works independently to provide individuals with all abilities the opportunity to participate in recreation and leisure programs. They will organize and plan activities for youth and adults with disabilities. They will collaborate and build connections with community partners to engage and participate in recreational activities. The coordinator will ensure that planned activities promote inclusion, foster social interactions, enhance coping skills, and prioritize independence.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Will develop, lead, and implement onsite and community-based adaptive recreation activities.
  • Identify recreation opportunities in the community and assist partners as they implement inclusive programs.
  • Assist with recruiting consumers and volunteers to participate in adaptive recreation activities.
  • Responsible for managing a consumer caseload, tracking goals, and coordinating team meetings.
  • Review and document the progress and effectiveness of recreation activities, and develop recommendations for change.
  • Participate and attend activities related to recreation, socialization, and peer to peer support programs.
  • Maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of adaptive recreation programs and services.
  • Provide supervision to volunteers and interns as needed.
  • Will serve as a consumer advocate to empower individuals with disabilities to self-advocate for services.
  • Maintain a calendar of programs available to persons with disabilities, and provide information and resources to the public.
  • Performs a variety of clerical and administrative support functions including consumer/activity documentation.
  • Promote Independent Living Philosophy and other Ability Center services to consumers new to programs.
  • Must have reliable transportation with the ability to travel to consumer/community locations, seminars, and meetings.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends for internal and external planned

Qualifications: Degree in recreation therapy, physical education, social service, or disability related field preferred, but not required. Several years of experience creating, planning, and leading recreational activities for youth and/or adults. Prefer experience planning inclusive activities for people with disabilities. Must have experience establishing goals and outcomes for consumers. Experience with adaptive/wheelchair sports preferred. CPR/First Aid/AED certifications preferred. This position requires a passionate and creative    individual to lead individual and inclusive group activities. Must have the ability to build rapport and collaborate effectively with consumers, community organizations, professionals, and parents/family members. Must be goal driven and display the ability to motivate others to work toward goals and objectives.

Essential Physical Demands: The employee will physically lead and participate in recreational activities. The employee may remain stationary for periods of time in a workstation. The employee will frequently communicate with others and may do so in various ways. Work may be performed in a variety of environmental conditions indoors and outdoors with exposure to temperature variations. The employee may have to move office items/recreation equipment weighing up to 25 pounds. The employee is frequently required to perform a variety of physical motions to run activities. Work may be performed in a variety of environmental conditions indoors and outdoors with exposure to temperature variations.

At the Ability Center, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of belonging by changing perceptions, and discovering true passions. Our employees are our most valuable asset. Your life experiences, self-expression, and unique capabilities represents our team, and the diverse communities we serve.

 ACT is an equal opportunity employer.

The Ability Center is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package.

Please visit the careers page of our website to apply or fax resume to 419-885-5005