Openings as of 10/14/2019
At NSSRA, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to play. Formed in 1970 with that goal in mind, we were the first Special Recreation Association in the country, offering programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities. We are similar to a park district, however we only serve residents in our partner communities with special needs. Today, nearly 50 years later, we serve approximately 1,800 individuals with disabilities throughout the year in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We’re all about creating an environment of belonging through play, and we want you to be a part of our team! Want to see us in action? Take a look! www.facebook.com/nssra • www.instagram.com/playwithnssra • https://www.linkedin.com/company/nssra/ ABOUT THE JOB Becoming a Program Assistant is a great way to contribute your talents, learn new job skills and build meaningful relationships. In this role, you are responsible for the following tasks:
THE FINE PRINT All positions are part-time and work schedules may range from a minimum of 1 hour per week up to 28 hours per week. Scheduling is assigned by program season, and hours are flexible and can be adjusted per season. Reliable transportation is required to ensure attendance at all scheduled programs. When committing to work a program you must be able to work all meeting dates for the entire season (approximately 8 weeks). NSSRA has over 500 recreation, sport, cultural and social offerings available throughout the year, creating new experiences, opportunities for skill development, leisure time, and perhaps most importantly, friendship. Programs are offered at park district facilities, schools and other community locations throughout the northern suburbs. NSSRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Volunteer is responsible to assist with the implementation of recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities.
Qualifications: Volunteers is at least 12 years of age or older and is required to complete a background check to work any NSSRA program. A basic knowledge and understanding of recreation programming is desired. An individual who is highly motivated and enthusiastic is preferred in order to provide quality experience for those participating in the programs. Working Conditions: May be exposed to extreme weather conditions (i.e. during damp seasons, rain and heat). Application Procedure: Apply online