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Village of Orland Park Program Assistant - Special Recreation in Orland Park, Illinois

Opportunity at a Glance

Are you responsible....dynamic....friendly....mature....well-rounded....patient.... and understanding, with the ability to spread sunshine on a cloudy day? The Village of Orland Park's Special Recreation Division needs outstanding individuals such as yourself to fill the role ofPart-time Program Assistant, providing general assistance for Special Olympics, Special Recreation large scale events, fundraisers, overnight programs and general special recreation programs.

Key Responsibilities

This key individual will order, maintain and inventory Special Olympic Uniforms and equipment throughout the year; provide assistance to the Recreation Specialist in the oversight of Special Olympic tournaments and teams including transportation planning needs, scheduling, facilities and staffing coordination; and provide assistance to ensure that scheduling objectives are met for the Special Olympics programming, as well as respond to emergent transportation issues when needed.

Other duties include providing support in scheduling and planning other large scale special recreation events and fundraisers, providing coverage onsite for events with lead staff, along with taking an active role in leading specified general programs (weekday and evening), day trips (3 to 4 per season) and planned events (4 to 5 per year).

This role will also complete all documentation for the assigned projects, purchase required program supplies for Special Recreation Division programming and events by preparing all necessary purchase requisitions and credit card requests for supplies, work orders, etc., and ensure compliance to budget for all expenditures.

In the absence of the Coordinator, other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

High School Diploma and valid driver's license is required. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in recreation or therapeutic recreation field is preferred. A minimum of two (2) years working in a recreation, therapeutic or related field and experience with ADLs is also preferred.

Experience/training implementing behavior management techniques and having knowledge of cognitive and developmental impairments is highly recommended. A great attitude, excellent communication skills, superb organizational skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must.

Scheduled days will vary depending upon event. Day/evening/weekend shifts up to 22 hours per week. All schedules are pre-planned on a monthly basis.

Must obtain and maintain medical certification to drive village vehicles upon hire. CDL Class 'B' must be obtained within 90 days of hire.

Compensation & Benefits

This position is IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) eligible.

Job ID2020-1731

Employment TypePart-Time (20-29 hours)

Job LocationUS-IL-Orland Park

IMRF EligibileIMRF Eligible

CategoryTherapeutic Recreation