General Responsibilities Summary

Assists Program Supervisor in planning, organizing, and implementing recreational programs by performing the following duties.

Essential Functions
include the following. The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Other duties may be assigned. Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.

Therapeutic Recreation: Plans, implements and evaluates adaptive recreation and leisure activities for children and adults (especially for those with physical and/or mental disabilities); ensures recreation programs provide accessibility to various recreational activities for youth and adults, develop curricula and teaching methods that utilize recreation and leisure activities and adjust to the individual needs of the program participants, create positive environment promoting social and recreational opportunities, enhance physical performance and promote community integration.

Facilitates Activities: issues equipment and supplies to participants; drives participants to various sites for activities; collects data from recreational programs (including numbers, ages of participants, monies received, etc.) for monthly reports; encourage appropriate participant behavior through reinforcement of rules, regulations and ordinances; provides task supervision for Recreation Program Aides, volunteers, and contractors; assists in collection of fees for various recreational programs.

Performs Maintenance/Janitorial Duties: sets up tables, chairs, and other equipment for programs and special events; takes down and sets up activity equipment as required to make the space available for other use; assists with cleaning of recreational facilities such as community centers, tennis courts, pools and amusement park.

Minimum Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation or in recreation with an option in therapeutic recreation; and 18 months experience and/or training in recreational or related activities. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification required or eligible to set for exam within 1 year of hire.

A Class D driver’s license and good driving record.

Application Requirements
The complexity, guidelines, supervisory controls, and supervision responsibilities described below are representative of this position.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:
The supervisor provides continuing or individual assignments by indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines, and priority of assignments. The supervisor provides additional, specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments including suggested work methods or advice on source material available. The employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instruction, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the supervisor for decision or help. The supervisor reviews some of the work, with more review of difficult or unfamiliar assignments.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
Provides task supervision for Program Leaders, Recreation Program Aides, Community Service Workers, volunteers, and contract workers.

COMPLEXITY
The work consists of duties that involve related steps, processes, or methods; the decision regarding what needs to be done involves various choices requiring the employee to recognize the existence of and differences among a few easily recognizable situations; actions to be taken or responses to be made differ in such things as the source of information, the kind of transactions or entries, or other differences of a factual nature.

GUIDELINES
A number of specific guidelines are available; judgement is used in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines; minor deviations can be made in specific cases; significant deviations are referred to the supervisor.

More Information

How to apply: online at http://nlr.ar.gov/jobs