Inclusion services take part throughout various camps and programs in HISRA’s member districts of Peoria, Chillicothe, Morton and Washington. Inclusion staff are meant to be a resource and provide support for park district employees working with campers/participants with disabilities. The goal is for campers/participants with disabilities to be successful in the member district’s camp or program.
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- Starts at $11 per hour depending on experience and education.
- Hours vary but provide some flexibility.
- Attend required mandatory staff orientation and training.
- 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.
- Demonstrate a professional attitude, quality customer service, and effective communication towards campers/participants, parents, other staff, and the general public.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate meaningful recreation activities for individuals of all ages with various abilities.
- Modify and adapt programs and equipment to meet the needs of all campers/participants.
- Assess each campers’ current developmental status and target areas for potential growth.
- Setup for and actively participate in leisure, recreation, sport, and social activities.
- Be responsible for the safety of all campers upon arrival to camp through departure.
- Implement activities that are fun as well as therapeutic, educational, and significantly upgrade the campers’/participants’ skill, ability levels, and functional independence.
- Develop a variety of experiences that will allow campers/participants to exercise their own creativity and imagination.
- Assist Inclusion Leader in providing ongoing feedback to camper’s parents/guardian regarding involvement in program.
- Complete and submit all required written reports including volunteer/camper attendance reports and program evaluations as assigned.
- As assigned, acquire all needed supplies/materials through the appropriate channels and be responsible for their care and return upon the completion of the program.
- 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.
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