Unique job with many learning opportunities
Recreation Center Leader (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – May 21, 2015
This job consisted of providing recreation opportunities for adults with special needs like autism or other developmental disabilities. Many of the recreational events focused on teamwork, communication, and building life skills. I learned quite a lot about different developmental disorders, and how to effectively communicate to and provide enjoyable recreation opportunities for a wide variety of needs. I worked side by side with a few coworkers and we often took turns in leading classes as to avoid burnout. The job was enjoyable and I took great pleasure in seeing the happiness in the participants' faces. Talking with them also enabled me to see many unique perspectives on life. The job did come with many challenges, though, as sometimes it was a delicate balance to keep everyone happy and also make sure the recreational programming stayed on time.
Fun programming, free events around the city
low pay, little training