FT Adaptive and Inclusion Specialist, Beaverton, OR
The Adaptive and Inclusion Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the district’s specialized recreation programs for people with disabilities. The Specialist also provides coordination and implementation of all inclusion services for district programs. This position plans, coordinates and oversees Camp Rivendale, a summer program for people with disabilities. The Specialist provides technical assistance to district departments regarding specialized recreation and inclusion services.
Supervision Received and Exercised
This position receives supervision from the Center Supervisor of the Athletic Center and exercises lead direction over assigned staff and volunteers.
Essential Job Functions
- Plan, coordinate, implement and oversee a centralized specialized recreation and inclusion program for the district. Analyze existing services and make program recommendations to district leadership.
- Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness in meeting established objectives; participate with management and community groups in developing program goals, policies and procedures; maintain program records; prepare reports on program operations.
- Develop and present to staff a training curriculum related to inclusion and serving people with disabilities.
- Develop and distribute pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, press releases and other publicity materials for specialized recreation and inclusion services, activities, events and programs.
- Oversee the work of program staff, volunteers, temporary and/or contract employees; recruit and evaluate seasonal and part-time employees, provide training and assign work and motivate staff to provide quality service to program participants.
- Coordinate specialized recreation and inclusion programs throughout the district; serve as liaison to program committees, private industry, the community and other government agencies.
- Conduct research, including needs assessment and feasibility studies; identify educational, recreational and social needs of target populations; gather and analyze information on community resources; prepare recommendations for new programs and program changes, including estimated fiscal and organizational impacts.
- Conduct public relations and outreach activities; recruit volunteers, develop resources and partnerships within community and private organizations; provide program information to the public, community groups and agencies.
- Provide excellent internal and external customer service. Create a positive experience for patrons through professional and courteous behavior and creative problem evaluation.
- Practice safe work habits and contribute to the safety of self, co-workers and the general public.
- Support and respect diversity in the workplace.
Other Job Functions
- Prepare and update budget and grant proposals; manage budget/grant funds and authorize/review limited program expenditures; gather and compile data and prepare reports.
- Serve on or provide support to a variety of committees, task forces or groups as necessary.
- Attend staff meetings as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Principles, practices and procedures of recreational programming designed for Individuals of all abilities. Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
- Basic understanding of applicable software and computer operations in a network environment.
- The organization and operation of the district and outside agencies as related to assigned responsibilities.
- Community and educational resources related to disabilities, inclusion and specialized recreation.
- Understanding of business English, spelling, punctuation, letter writing, report preparation and mathematics.
- Basic procedures, methods and techniques of budget preparation and control.
- Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and safety regulations.
- Develop, plan and implement a specialized recreation and inclusion program and serve as the district-wide coordinator of these activities.
- Collect, compile and analyze information and data.
- Plan, assign, lead and review the work of others.
- Correctly interpret and apply the policies and procedures of the function to which assigned.
- Understand the organization and operation of the district and outside agencies as related to assigned responsibilities.
- Assume a schedule of flexible working hours, including weekends and evenings.
- Maintain a neat, professional appearance.
- Operate a variety of office equipment, including: copy machine, phone system, computer, typewriter and adding machine.
- Communicate courteously and cooperatively with other staff and the general public, on the telephone or in person, including handling difficult or irate people.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, other staff members, program participants and the general public.
- Develop and deliver public presentations.
Licenses, Certificates, and other Requirements
- Valid Oregon driver license and good driving record.
- CPR and First Aid Certification
- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification required (Must be obtained within 12 months of employment)
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that would likely provide the applicant with the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
- Minimum three years of experience working with people with disabilities and specialized recreation and/or inclusion programming in a community recreation setting.
- Equivalent to four (4) year college, with major course work in therapeutic recreation, recreation management, or a related field
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