Leads programs, camps and/or events for adults with disabilities at community centers and out in the community. Assists supervisor and staff in coordinating safe, fun and appropriate activities. Works is performed using independent judgment and discretion.
This position is open to all interested persons age 18 and older.
This position is designated at At-Will.
Leads groups of adults with disabilities involved with Boise Parks & Recreation's Adaptive Recreation program on pre-established activities and outings in the community such as bowling, sporting events, movies, dinner, dances, etc. Hours of work vary with employee's schedule but will be primarily evenings and weekends. Assists supervisor and staff in coordinating safe, fun and appropriate activities. Will be required to drive a 12-or 15-passenger van to transport participants to/from activities.
Ensure the safety of the participants while in the community. Properly manages money for group activities in the community. May work one-on-one with individuals with disabilities so they can fully integrate into Boise Parks and Recreation programs.
Acts as liaison between Boise Parks and Recreation and activity destinations.
Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Six months' experience volunteering or working with individuals with disabilities.
Working knowledge of best practices and inclusion techniques for working with/teaching individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities.
Ability to provide instruction to individuals with disabilities; communicate and establish rapport with participants of all ages and ability levels; deal with the public, coworkers and supervisors in a friendly and tactful manner; recognize and redirect misbehavior; use strong human relations and organizational skills; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Preferred Knowledge, Experience, and Training
One year of experience working with individuals with disabilities and teaching classes or leading programs with multiple participants; possession of current certification in CPR/First Aid.
Licensing and Other Requirements
Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.
Valid driver's license.
All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.
Applicants must be able to pass a Driving Record Check.
Drug-Free Workplace: In accordance with the City of Boise Drug-Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety-sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post - Accident, etc. Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test.
This position has responsibilities that require the person to work with minors or individuals with disabilities.
The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to transfer individuals in and out of adaptive equipment and to physically react quickly. While performing the duties of this job the employee is often lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. Also the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 10 lbs. The noise level is always moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk and hear. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand and walk.
The work environment will include inside conditions and outdoor weather conditions. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position. Will be leading programs inside of community centers and out in the public.