• Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
  • $51,960.00 -74,530.00/year*
  • Arvada , CO
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • 5401 Iris St

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Recreation Specialist

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) of Lakewood, CO is seeking to hire a full-time Recreation Specialist. Are you enthusiastic and looking for a career you love while maintaining a GREAT work/life balance? Do you thrive as part of a dedicated and motivated team? Do you enjoy working with individuals with developmental disabilities? If so, please read on!

This position offers a competitive wage commensurate with experience. In addition, we offer our full-time employees excellent benefits including full medical with a $500 deductible and 100% coverage after that, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan with a 3% match, paid vacation time, paid holidays, and paid sick time. If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, apply today!

ABOUT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESOURCE CENTER (DDRC)

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) is a nonprofit private corporation which provides services and supports to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1974, we have been providing quality programs and resources to our clients and their families in Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Summit counties. Our services are very \"person-centered\" as a result of our focus on empowering our clients to make positive choices.

Every member of our staff plays an essential role in achieving our mission of creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community. We value our employees as they are the backbone of our organization. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits. In addition, we provide a supportive environment where talents, initiative, and dedication are recognized and rewarded.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RECREATION SPECIALIST

As a Recreation Specialist you work with people with developmental disabilities to identify activities of interest and coordinate recreational opportunities in the community according to those interests. You assist with implementation and monitoring of a fee for service therapeutic recreation program, train and attend Special Olympic events and set goals and objectives with follow up documentation.

Another amazing aspect of your job is to work with people in a warm water therapy pool, monitoring swimmers and the proper water levels. You enjoy the competitive nature of this role as you participate in various sporting events.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A RECREATION SPECIALIST

* High School Diploma or Equivalent

* 2 or more years of experience in Therapeutic Recreation, Community Integration Activities or Special Education.

* Must have experience working with people with developmental disabilities.

* Knowledge and experience in team and individual sports.

RECREATION WORK SCHEDULE

This work schedule varies from week to week. You'll be required to work 36 hours every week however there isn't a set scheduled and days and hours will change often (including weekends).

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR RECREATION TEAM?

We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this Recreation Specialist position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
Associated topics: art, art therapy, ctrs, dance, drama therapy, experiential, rec, recreational, therapeutic, writing therapy

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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