Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator (Seasonal Program Specialist)

Oakland County
Job Description
Job Summary

Under general supervision, is responsible for preparing and organizing classes, clinics and special events for persons with special needs.  Creating requests for volunteers and marketing pieces.  Works with Recreation Program Supervisors to oversee scheduling of part-time employees, facilitating payroll and onsite coordination of special events. Work with adults, children and families to provide customer satisfaction and enjoyable memories.   Lead groups of special need campers, individuals and organizations in classes, clinics and special events.  Ensure the safety of all participants and spectators. 

Minimum Qualifications

At the time of application, applicants must:

1.  Be at least 16 years old and a high school graduate; OR have completed the State requirements for a G.E.D. certificate; OR be an emancipated minor; OR have passed their 18th birthday; 

2.a.  Have at least six (6) months of full time work experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity preferably in a park, recreation and/or program setting; OR 

b.  Have at least six (6) months paid or voluntary experience in Leadership for organizations such as civic, philanthropic, school clubs, and/or sports teams.
3.  Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. Out of country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.   

4.  Pass the employment physical established for this classification.

Special Requirements

1.  Must maintain a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. 

2.  If assigned to a youth recreational program, prior to employment, candidates will be required to provide Parks & Recreation with documentation from the Michigan Department of Human Services (previously called Family Independence Agency) that they have not been named in a central registry case as the perpetrator of child abuse or child neglect.  In addition, applicants being considered for hire will be asked to sign a form authorizing Parks & Recreation to request and receive a criminal history check in accordance with the privacy act of 1974. 

Applicants for positions at Parks & Recreation will not be considered if they have been convicted of either of the following:
(a)        Child Abuse or Neglect.
(b)        A felony involving harm or threatened harm to an individual within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of hire.


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