Under the direct supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, Galaxy Lead Inclusion Facilitator and as a part of the team of Galaxy staff to provide assistance to participants with disabilities, volunteers and staff to ensure a successful recreation experience for Middle School participants in an after school program.
Examples of Duties:
Examples of Duties:
1. Provide the opportunity for success for all participants by adapting activities, managing behaviors, providing personal cares (personal cares are those services that include, but are not limited to feeding, toileting, distributing medication, and changing clothes) and providing any additional assistance as needed.
2. Encourage social interactions between and among all participants.
3. Attend and participate in all staff trainings and meetings.
4. Complete daily progress, notes, assessments and other various paperwork.
5. Together with the Lead staff, work together to plan, organize and direct activities for all participants.
6. Communicate with parents, Galaxy staff and supervisors about the program and participant progress.
7. Problem solve by using other staff, parents, supervisors and community agencies as resources.
8. Work as a team member to ensure that the programs are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
9. The role of the Inclusion Facilitator requires sensitivity as to when to offer assistance and when to allow natural dynamics to help the individual become a part of the group. In some inclusive situations, too much intervention on the part of the facilitator can inhibit the individual from becoming a part of the group. Other situations may require intensive inclusion supports. The balance of support and freedom within the context of the program is a sensitive area that the Inclusion Facilitator must handle.
10. Develops and maintains professional relationships with staff and supervisor.
11. Completes all other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor or Galaxy Lead Inclusion Facilitator.
1. High School diploma. Some post-secondary course work in human services preferred (therapeutic recreation, psychology, social work, etc.). High school students with significant experience may be eligible.
2. Experience working in community recreation or education programs.
3. A belief that individuals with disabilities should be able to participate fully in community recreation.
4. A willingness to learn about and support people with disabilities so they can participate fully in City sponsored Parks and Recreation programs.
5. Patience and reliability.
The Galaxy program runs September through May, Monday-Friday from 2:30-5 p.m. Monthly scheduling is dependent upon staff and participant availability.