Summer Recreation Employment - Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (Ages 18+)-Updated Open Continuous

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 6/30/2022
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Update for 4/8/22: Portland Parks & Recreation is now hiring Inclusion Assistants for Summer! Please apply by April 24th for best consideration. See below for more details.

Portland Parks & Recreation is looking to hire Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation staff for year-round employment!


Portland Parks & Recreation Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) program is dedicated to ensuring access to recreational, educational, and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities. AIR programs are offered throughout Portland and include excursions and van trips, health and wellness, arts and crafts, music and dance, fitness, social gatherings and more.


This recruitment is for positions that may lead activities at Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, Southwest and Woodstock Community Centers, Multnomah Arts Center, Community Music Center, and at satellite locations. This is an open continuous recruitment and intended for year-round and summer employment.


Year-Round Positions include:

Summer Positions include:

Find more information below about job types, locations of potential job openings, shifts and salary ranges.



RECREATION ASSOCIATE - COUNSELOR

Summary



Counselor II

Counselors lead a variety of van trips and outings that include tours, hikes, meals and social engagement, in addition to supporting the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of aging adult participants. Positions will be responsible for maintaining schedules, safety of participants and volunteers, and maintaining accurate program records.

This is a part-time position with flexible hours and may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Work hours can be assigned verbally and depend on enrollment levels, needs of the program, and other factors. There is no guarantee of the number of hours needed each week nor the number of hours worked from week to week. Employees in this position serve at will.


Note: Counselor positions are represented by Labors' (LiUNA) Local 483 - Recreation. To view, please go to the Labor agreements webpage and click on the appropriate link.


Ages:

Counselor II (Must be at least 18 years old)


Wage Range:

Recreation Associate - Counselor II $16.25 - $17.50


Training Wage:

Counselor training wage is $15.00 for all counselor positions.


Position/s:


Recreation Associate - Counselor II: Van Trip Leader

(Year Round & Summer)


Counselor II: Provide customer service to participants during a variety of outings/excursions for people with disabilities. Van Trip Leaders will be responsible for transporting registered participants via minibus or 15-passanger van to tours/shows/activities. As part of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program, the Counselor II will also offer on-site assistance to participants of all ages with physical, developmental and/or emotional disabilities as they integrate into general recreation programs. Candidates should enjoy working/socializing with people with disabilities, be willing to assist participants while getting in and out of bus/van or at different activity venues, as needed. Will need to submit a DMV drivers record to drive City vehicles.

Locations: Varies depending on planned activities/trips.


Shift Range: Weekdays and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings.


Summer positions: The shifts and locations will vary based on program needs

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RECREATION AIDE – INCLUSION ASSISTANT (REC LEADER PT/SEASONAL)

Summary:


Inclusion Assistant

As part of Portland Parks & Recreation, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) program, the Inclusion Assistant provides on-site assistance to participants of all ages with physical, developmental, and/or emotional disabilities as they integrate into general recreation programs. Duties include adapting activities, following inclusion or behavior plans, maintaining a safe environment, and promoting a participant's success in a program.

This is a part-time position and may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Work hours can be assigned verbally and depend on enrollment levels, needs of the program, and other factors. There is no guarantee of the number of hours needed each week nor the number of hours worked from week to week. Employees in this position serve at will.


Note: Inclusion Assistant positions are not union represented.

Ages:

Inclusion Assistant (Must be at least 18 years old)


Wage Range:

Inclusion Assistant - $15.75-$18.75


Training Wage:

Inclusion Assistant training wage is $15.00 for all positions.


Position/s:


Recreation Aide - Inclusion Assistant

As part of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program, the Inclusion Assistant provides on-site assistance to participants of all ages with physical, developmental and/or emotional disabilities as they integrate into general recreation programs. Duties include adapting activities, following inclusion or behavior plans, maintaining a safe environment, and promoting a participant’s success in programs.


Locations: Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, Southwest, and Woodstock Community Centers, at Parks throughout the system, and on trips/excursions.


Shift Range: Weekdays and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Recreation Aide - Inclusion Assistant: Senior Center Project

This position will work with people with intellectual disabilities who are over 50 years old, in a community-based program at 3 different locations throughout Portland. As part of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program, the Inclusion Assistant provides on-site assistance to participants with physical, developmental and/or emotional disabilities as they integrate into general recreation programs. Duties include adapting activities, following inclusion or behavior plans, maintaining a safe environment, and promoting a participant’s success in programs.


Locations: Charles Jordan Community Center, East Portland Community Center and Gresham Meals on Wheels building.


Shift Range: 3 – 5 days a week (M-F), 8:30AM – 1:30PM

Inclusion Assistant - Summer Day Camps

As part of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program, the Inclusion Assistant provides on-site assistance to participants of all ages with physical, developmental and/or emotional disabilities as they integrate into general recreation programs. Duties include adapting activities, following inclusion or behavior plans, maintaining a safe environment, and promoting a participant’s success in programs.


Locations: Community Centers, SUN Sites, and Environmental Education Programs. Various locations within Portland.


Shift Range: Weekday mornings and afternoons (Programs include 8:30am-12:30pm or 8:30am-5:30pm)




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Why work at the City of Portland?

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The City is a believer in all people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. If you are open-minded, interested, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, all City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This is required for all positions at the City of Portland. Proof of being fully vaccinated is required by date of hire. You may request an exception, for health or religious reasons, from getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the time a position is offered.


Position not eligible for benefits.

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The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

  1. Demonstrate a positive and supportive attitude towards people with disabilities.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.
  3. Ability to recognize and respond to safety and emergency situations.
  4. Ability to work in a team atmosphere promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and customers.
  5. Knowledge and experience utilizing behavior modification techniques and positive reinforcement.

Applicants must also:

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

Please state in your work history or supplemental questions if you have the following desired qualifications (Please note, these are not required but will be helpful)

  1. Knowledge and experience working with children, teens, and/or adults with disabilities.
  2. Knowledge of ADA (Americans with Disability Act) goals, principles, and types of modifications.

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Submit only your work history and answers to the supplemental questions for review. Do not add documents not listed. If you pass the basic skills (qualifications) review, you will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the date of the email result, to let us know if you disagree with your results. Read City of Portland Rule 3.01 for information. Additional review may be needed before the eligible list and/or final selection.


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

  1. Work History
  2. Answers to the Supplemental Questions

Work Experience: Fully describe your relevant work experience and/or any unpaid volunteer experience, making sure to explain how your experience demonstrates the qualifications listed in the "To Qualify" section above.


Supplemental Questions: Please answer all required questions


  • Your work history and answers to the supplemental questions will be scored for this position. Incomplete work history and answers to the supplemental questions may remove you from moving forward.
  • Your answers to the supplemental questions should have details about your education, training, work experience or lived experience.
  • Your work history should support your answers to the questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law, your pay is determined based on the experience and education listed in your application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • If you served in the military, you may ask for preference. More information can be found below. You may provide in your answers to the questions and resume, any skills gained during your service and how they relate to each of the required minimum skills for this job.

Please note, applications for this position must be turned in no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications must be turned in through the City's online application system. Do not attach materials not listed. E-mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.


Next Steps:
  • After you submit your application to Government Jobs, it will be reviewed, and you will be contacted for an interview if a position opens and if you meet the qualifications.
  • You may be contacted anytime while this recruitment remains open as this is an open-continuous recruitment.
  • This recruitment will consider year-round employment. If looking for summer employment, please apply to the summer recruitment openings.
  • This recruitment will remain open until July 31, 2022.

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Work Status: Must be a US Citizen or have documents that allow you to work within the US at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you want to ask for Veterans' Preference, please add the following to your application:

  • Add a copy of your veteran document (DD214 or Veteran’s Benefit Letter)
  • Check the box that you are a Veteran
  • Check the box asking for veteran preference

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Request: If you would like to request a reasonable change when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below.

Equal Employment: No person will be looked at as unfavorable based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and wants everyone who is interested in working at the City to apply.


Language Pay Differential: Employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English and who use their language skill to assist the community, may receive additional pay. More about the process can be found here.


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Contact Information
Tamela Ressler, Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

Tamela.Ressler@portlandoregon.gov


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


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