In this position, you will oversee, direct, and coordinate operations and activities of the Therapeutic Recreation program for Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.
Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:
Plan, implement, and evaluate therapeutic recreation programs for individuals with disabilities, including Arts and Culture, Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics, Social Enrichment, Leisure Education and Community integration, and Outdoor Adventures
Recommend and assist in the development and implementation of program goals and objectives; implement approved policies and procedures
Establish schedules for providing program services
Monitor program performance; evaluate program effectiveness; recommend and implement modifications
Oversee the registration of program participants; ensure program classes are not over-enrolled and adequately staffed
Prepare program marketing material, including flyers, schedules of events, pamphlets, and brochures
Prepare a program budget; monitor and track revenue and expenditures; determine program service delivery levels
Ensure program compliance with City rules, regulations, and standards
Develop and implement staff training for the division summer program
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Disability diagnoses, trends, and issues
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Identify and understand multiple disabilities and developmental stages
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Successful candidate will have:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in therapeutic recreation or a related field
Three years of full-time professional program administration experience
Possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license
Ideal candidates will also have:
Three years of full-time therapeutic recreation program experience
Registered and active Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Experience in a day camp setting
Experience with adaptive sports
Supervision Exercised: In this position, you will be required to manage and monitor work performance by directing hourly staff and intern students, including making final decision on hiring, disciplinary actions, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments.
Fiscal Responsibility: You will be responsible for assisting in monitoring budget/fiscal expenditures (typically nondiscretionary expenditures) for the work unit or be responsible for the fiscal management of grant-funded projects.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Computer, printer, copier, telephone, standard office equipment, and Adaptive Sports equipment.
Specialized Computer Equipment and Software: Microsoft Office.
Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 to 100 pounds on a regular basis and stand and walk for extended periods.
Environmental Conditions Primary Work Environment - Office with some travel from site to site Extreme Temperature - Seasonally Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally Respiratory Hazards - Never Noise and Vibrations - Never Physical Hazards - Never Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Never Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Frequently
This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.
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About City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Located at the base of Pikes Peak America's Mountain, Olympic City, USA the City of Colorado Springs has over 14,000 acres of parkland and 146 miles of trails that include the number one park in the nation, Garden of the Gods Park, the second most visited mountain in the world, Pikes Peak America's Mountain, and the most extreme trail, the Manitou Incline. The City's park system has a diverse arr...ay of natural areas, including forested foothills, sheer-walled canyons, mountain streams, unique rock formations, expansive grasslands, and scenic mesas. Colorado Springs also provides a variety of urban commuter trails, neighborhood parks, athletic facilities, golf courses, cemeteries, cultural facilities, community centers, a variety of recreational programming, and open spaces that contribute to the department's mission. Mission: The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is the steward of a diverse park system that enriches the community through healthy, active opportunities that engage and inspire.