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Employment Information


While HISRA serves the communities of Morton, Peoria, Chillicothe and Washington; all applications for employment are processed by the Peoria Park District. Those who are interested in employment opportunities with HISRA should complete the below employment application through the Peoria Park District. If you have further questions, please contact us.

PEORIA PARK DISTRICT APPLICATION

HISRA is always accepting applications for program aides for night and weekend programs as well as our FOCUS adult day program.

If you are interested in employment at HISRA, please contact us!

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Summer 2018 Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Camp Group Leader

  • Employment Dates: 5/29/18 – 8/4/18
  • Starting Hourly Rate: $10-$14

Details:  Responsible for leading a camper group in every aspect including, delegating responsibility, planning, direct leadership and evaluation of campers and staff. Required to assist the campers in daily activities and with personal care. Must have knowledge and/or training in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation, Special Education, Adapted Physical Education or related fields and/or equivalent experience. Minimum age 18.

Qualified instructors should be able to:

  • Establish excellent rapport with participants and co-workers. Must be creative, enthusiastic, patient, and trustworthy.
  • Plan and implement various activities for individuals of all ages and various abilities.
  • Modify and adapt activities and equipment to satisfy the needs of participants.
  • Analyze participants’ current developmental status and target areas for potential growth.
  • Manage individuals with special needs in order to insure inclusion and safety of all participants.
  • Possess the physical ability to setup for and actively participate in all activities.

Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Camp Specialist, the Camp Counselor Leader shall:

  • Develop a session-to-session program agenda utilizing proper lesson plan format.
  • Assess ability level of all campers in your group and plan activities accordingly
  • Implement activities that are fun as well as therapeutic, educational, and which significantly upgrade the participants’ skill, ability levels, and functional independence.
  • Administer medication throughout the day according to Medication Dispensing Forms.
  • Be responsible for the safety of all participants during duration of camp.
  • Develop a variety of experiences that will allow participants to exercise their own creativity and imagination.
  • Acquire all needed supplies/materials through the Camp Specialist and be responsible for their care and return upon the completion of the activity.
  • Assume responsibility for knowledge of and following/enforcing all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed and will support all aspects of the HISRA safety program.
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and seasonal orientation sessions.
  • Drive and operate lift vans for programs and camps as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Questions? Please contact: Sioban Goddard at sgoddard@peoriaparks.org

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Job Title: Camp Aide/Inclusion Aide

  • Employment Dates: 5/29/18 – 8/4/18
  • Starting Hourly Wage: $8.25-$10/hr

Details:  Camp Aides will be working as an assistant counselor to the Camp Leaders at Camp Free to Be. Inclusion aides will work within HISRA’s member districts (Peoria, Morton, Chillicothe & Washington). As an inclusion aide you are responsible for the facilitation of the inclusion process by providing any assistance the individual may need to be successful in the program. Inclusion programs include but are not limited to swim lessons, t-ball, soccer, day camps, and playground groups.

Qualified aides should be able to:

  • (Camp Aide) Responsible for assisting the Camp Counselor Leader in the implementation and supervision of the planned outings, personal care, supervision and behavior management of participants.
  • (Camp Aide & Inclusion Aide) Establish excellent rapport with participants and co-workers. Must be creative, enthusiastic, patient, and trustworthy.
  • (Camp Aide & Inclusion Aide) Modify and adapt activities and equipment to satisfy the needs of participants.
  • (Camp Aide & Inclusion Aide) Manage individuals with special needs in order to insure inclusion and safety of all participants.
  • (Camp Aide & Inclusion Aide) Possess the physical ability to setup for and actively participate in all activities.

Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Camp Counselor Leader, the Camp Aide/Inclusion Aide shall:

  • Be responsible for the safety of all participants during duration of camp.
  • Assume responsibility for knowledge of and following/enforcing all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed and will support all aspects of the HISRA safety program.
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and seasonal orientation sessions.
  • Ensure that participants are included in all activities based on ability level.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Questions? Please contact: Sioban Goddard at sgoddard@peoriaparks.org