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 Youth and Transition team, the Recreation Coordinator will develop, promote, and participate in inclusive recreation activities for consumers of all ages. They will seek collaborative opportunities with other organizations and assist consumers in gaining access to inclusive programs and services within their community.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Partner with or serve as a liaison to other organizations to develop and implement best practice inclusive programming.
  • Participate in Independent Living Plan meetings with the consumer and parent/guardian, and develop goals within the area of recreation, leisure, socialization, and peer programing.
  • Will serve as a consumer advocate to empower consumers to self-advocate for services from other providers.
  • Responsible for managing a consumer caseload and coordinating team meetings.
  • Provide clinical supervision for Recreation Therapy Interns.
  • Participate and attend outreach events related to recreation, leisure, and socialization.
  • Track consumer Independent Living goals and outcomes in database systems.
  • Report all consumer, program and partnership outcomes to the Director of Youth and Transition Services.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends for planned activities.
  • Must have reliable transportation with the ability to travel to consumer/community locations.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required in Recreational Therapy with CTRS certification. Prefer employee have at least 3 years’ experience in planning, developing, and organizing programs. Prefer experience in facilitating activities for all ages, especially youth. Prefer at least 3 years relevant experience working with people with disabilities. This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with solid organizational and planning skills. 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 common goals and objectives.

Essential Physical Demands: The employee may remain stationary for periods of time in a workstation, operate a phone, computer, copier, and printer. 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. Employee may stand, sit, bend, stoop, climb, walk, twist, reach, and lift up to 25 lbs. Participation in recreational activities is required.

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.