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Weekend Recreational Support Staff

Minneapolis, MN, USA ● Minnetonka, MN, USA ● New Hope, MN, USA ● Osseo, MN 55369, USA ● St Louis Park, MN, USA Req #262
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Program Summary:

We strive to create an inclusive environment in which all are seen, heard, and supported; encouraged to bring their whole authentic selves; and honored in their differences.

The Therapeutic Recreation Support Staff is responsible for providing services to participants with intellectual/developmental disabilities in a variety of therapeutic recreational activities in a group setting within the community. Support Staff will provide a safe, structured environment to build friendships, encourage physical and social activity, become involved members of the community, and embrace health and wellness.

Opportunities for YOU:

  • Experience working with a variety of people and developmental disabilities
  • Coaching, mentoring, and reflective supervision with TR Coordinators
  • Flexibility to work around high school and/or college classes – ideal weekend position for students!
  • Opportunity to work in our other programs throughout the year.
  • Group program means working in a supportive, team environment.
  • Experience recreation in your own community!

Position Overviews:
Destination Anywhere:

Program participants are ages 18 years and older with developmental disabilities. Destination Anywhere is a full day program that takes place two Saturday’s a month. Program hours are 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM and include a day filled with outings, field trips, and other therapeutic recreation activities (bowling, museums, sporting events, archery, restaurants, escape rooms, and MORE)!

 

Adventure Night Out:

Program participants are ages 11 and up with developmental disabilities. Adventure Night Out runs one Saturday a month from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Activities include an evening filled with onsite recreational activities or field trips (bowling, swimming, sledding, msu

 

Other opportunities upon hire include working in our Release Day or weekday programs (Adventure After school & Venture Forward) going out into the community on recreational field trips (Severs Corn Maze, Stages Theater, Nickelodeon Universe, Urban Air Trampoline Park, Swimming, and more!).

  • Support Staff are responsible for up to 3 clients at a time. Responsibilities include:
  • Provide for the care and monitor the safety of the participant(s), assuring that their rights as an individual are maintained.
  • Integrate the participant(s) into group social settings and assist with community involvement by participating in all activities with the participants.
  • Encourage and motivate participation in group setting(s) and/or in the community, promoting developmentally appropriate activities, promoting positive behavior(s) and encouraging peer interactions among program participant(s). 
  • Ensuring participant(s) safety in the community as well as active communication and emotional regulation
  • Transporting designated participant(s) in your own vehicle or St. David’s Center vehicle.

This position offers the opportunity to work for an agency that is committed to inclusivity and diversity, employee wellness, the professional development of employees and the overall wellness of clients being served. St. David’s Center accomplishes these objectives through supportive & collaborative team environments, flexible work schedules and mission-inspired work.

 

Location: Destination Anywhere: 13231 Minnetonka Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305

Adventure Night Out: St. David’s Center: 3395 Plymouth Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Pay: $15/hour

Job Qualifications:

You might be an ideal candidate if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and an acceptable driving record
  • Applicants must have the ability to use clear and understandable written and verbal English
  • Must be able to monitor the safety and well-being of the participant(s)
  • Ability to learn and perform procedures for the care of an individual with intellectual/development disabilities.

Preferred:

  • Preference may be given to individuals with training and/or credits in high school/college level therapeutic recreation, recreation and leisure studies, social sciences, education, health care and/or human services care and/or human services. No experience with people with disabilities is required; however, a desire to work with people and a willingness to learn is essential. Experience with individuals with disabilities highly desired. 

St. David's Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.  
All new employees will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated (not to include booster doses at this time) or have an approved exemption before their start date.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Minnetonka, MN, USA
  • New Hope, MN, USA
  • Osseo, MN 55369, USA
  • St Louis Park, MN, USA