Therapeutic Recreation Program Assistant - Part-Time/Seasonal

  • City of Henderson, NV
  • Henderson, Nevada
  • Jul 02, 2022
Part Time Parks and Recreation Project Management
  • Salary: $11.00 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Overview

Why join Team Henderson?
For the exciting opportunity to become part of a premier organization where you can make friends, have fun, and get paid!

What will you earn? The pay has recently increased!
$11.00 per hour (* Note that this is a part-time hourly position and does not include health/medical benefits .)

What type of work will you be doing?
Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services provides recreation and leisure opportunities to patrons of all abilities. Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services Program Assistants work in the department of Parks and Recreation and are assigned to the Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services section and programs.
This position works directly with participants in community-based recreation programs designed for members of our community who have disabilities. This position also supports individuals with disabilities who prefer to participate in traditional recreation programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department in the form of adaptive equipment, program modifications, support staff, and other services to facilitate inclusion.
Highlights of Program Assistant job duties and responsibilities:
  • Supervise and interact with participants during program activities and excursions
  • Provide limited personal care such as hand washing, assistance with clothing, verbal prompting in restroom, cutting food, and administering medication.
  • Monitor behavior and use behavior management/support techniques to resolve issues and deescalate behavior while ensuring participant and staff safety.
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What about COVID-19?
All employees must follow current City of Henderson COVID-19 safety policies, procedures, and practices such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing your hands, and sanitizing work areas . COVID-19 protocols are subject to change at any time.

What will you learn?
Working in Therapeutic Recreation is an incredible opportunity to not only make a difference in the lives of others but to broaden your horizons and personal experiences. We are looking for individuals passionate about creating fun and unique experiences for some wonderful participants.

Where will you work?
Parks and Recreation offers two community-based therapeutic recreation programs and assistance in determining the most effective means of inclusion support for individuals to participate in any Parks & Recreation program.

  • On The Go is a community-based recreation program for adults of varying abilities wishing to meet new friends through recreation and independent living activities. The program is designed for ages 22 and up and follows the Clark County School District's 9-month calendar. On the Go operates from 2:00pm to 5:30pm Monday through Friday at Henderson Multigenerational Center, Silver Springs Recreation Center and Valley View Recreation Center, and is not offered during the summer.
  • Rec & Roll is a recreation program for young adults with disabilities that provides opportunities to explore recreational interests in a structured environment as well as develop the skills needed for independence. The program is designed for grades 9 to 12 (or up to 21 years of age) and follows the Clark County School District's 9-month calendar. Rec & Roll operates from 1:30pm to 5:30pm Monday through Friday at the Henderson Multigenerational Center and Valley View Recreation Center, and is not offered during the summer
What kind of shifts/hours can you expect to work?
We have a range of program hours and do our best to provide scheduling flexibility dependent on your availability and where we need you to work.
  • Annual average of 19 hours per-week (maximum per year 988 hours)
  • Potentially 40 hours per-week during the summer season (May-August)
  • Work hours may vary and include early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays, and/or split shifts (example: before and after school)
What happens after you apply?
  • Your application will be reviewed to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for this position.
  • Before we can consider you, we need you to apply online! (Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be interviewed or hired).
  • Your application will be active throughout the duration of this job bulletin until the specified closing date and time. You may be contacted at any time during the posting window (closing on 12/15/2022).
  • If your application isn't selected to move forward in this opening, you will have an opportunity to apply again during the next job bulletin posting.
What happens if I am contacted for an interview opportunity?
  • You should be prepared to interview in a variety of settings such as in-person, virtually, or by phone.
  • Please make sure your application includes a valid email address that you check regularly and a current phone number that is set up for voicemail, and please regularly check/clear your voice mailbox so we can leave you a message.
  • We encourage you to sign up to receive SMS/text messages - you can opt-in when you apply!
This is a safety-sensitive position, which means that you are subject to drug testing if we offer you a position, as detailed under NRS 613(1)(d).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of application.
  • Any combination of education and work experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance.
  • Example: Previous work experience or volunteer experience in areas related to position.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain, American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR certifications (or equivalency) within six (6) months of hire.
  • Incumbents may be required to obtain specific technical certifications.
  • Desirable: Experience working in programs for individuals with disabilities and special needs.


Required Documents/Assessment Information

Online Application

Selection Process

You will be contacted by email or phone during the application and hiring process. It is your responsibility to check the email and voicemail for the contact information that you provided on your application. We can't leave you a message if your voicemail is not set up or is full, so please make sure that you set up, check, and clear out your voicemail during the application and hiring process.

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It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: 12/15/2022 3:00 PM Pacific

Job Address

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