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 Recreation Coordinator will organize, manage, implement activities related to recreation, peer to peer support, and socialization programs for youth and adults with disabilities. They will ensure that programs promote inclusion while fostering social interactions, enhance coping skills, and prioritize independence.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Will develop, lead, and implement best practice, community-based, recreation and peer-to-peer support programs.
• Will develop a network of community partners, promote disability awareness training and advocate for inclusive programming.
• Assist with recruiting program participants and typical peer participants.
• Review and document the progress and effectiveness of programs; develop recommendations for change.
• Will identify recreation gaps in the community and develop a plan to address those needs.
• Observe program facilities/areas to ensure cleanliness and safe, proper use of facilities and equipment.
• Maintain, monitor, purchase, and organize supplies, and equipment for assigned programs.
• Responsible for managing a consumer caseload and coordinating team meetings.
• Will serve as a consumer advocate to empower individuals to self-advocate for services from other providers.
• Participate and attend events related to youth with disabilities.
• Provide clinical supervision for Recreation Therapy Interns.
• Promote Independent Living Philosophy and other Ability Center services to consumers new to programs.
• Performs a variety of clerical and administrative support functions for assigned program area as needed, including consumer/program documentation. Look for areas of concern, and initiate solutions for improvement.
• Must have reliable transportation with the ability to travel to consumer/community locations, seminars, and/or professional meetings.
• Must be able to work some evenings and weekends for planned activities.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required in Recreational Therapy with CTRS certification preferred. Several years of experience creating, planning, and leading recreational activities for youth and/or adults. Must have experience leading team and group activities, and establishing goals and outcomes for consumers and programming. Previous experience with adaptive/wheelchair sports preferred. CPR/First Aid certifications. This position requires a passionate and creative individual to lead individual and 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