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Assistant Program Specialist - Therapeutic Recreation -/Seasonal

City Henderson

Assistant Program Specialist - Therapeutic Recreation -/Seasonal

Henderson, NV
Part Time
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    Assistant Program Specialist - Therapeutic Recreation - Part-Time/Seasonal Salary $9.32 - $9.42 Hourly Location Henderson, NV Job Type Seasonal Department Parks and Recreation Job Number 0587JAN19-P-KT THE JOB The City of Henderson is seeking part-time Assistant Program Specialists for our Therapeutic Recreation programs. Assistant Program Specialists are the lead staff facilitating activities in our therapeutic recreation programs offered at three Henderson recreation facilities for individuals with disabilities. On The Go is a community-based recreation program for adults of varying abilities ages 22 & up (or those who have graduated from high school) wishing to meet new friends through recreation and independent living activities. Rec & Roll is an afternoon recreation program for young adults with disabilities in grades 9-12 (or up to 21 years of age). It provides opportunities for young adults to explore their recreational interests in a structured environment as well as develop the skills needed for independence. Therapeutic Recreation is an excellent way to gain new experiences and to build expertise for individuals working towards careers in teaching, special education, physical therapy, psychology or other therapeutic occupations. The shift is usually 1:30-5:30pm and the schedule follows the Clark County School District's 9-month calendar. In the summer months, the staff will serve as extra staff in Kids Zone groups that have kids with disabilities. Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion services also offers evening and weekend events. This is a continuous recruitment for an applicant pool to fill part-time/seasonal Assistant Program Specialist vacancies on an as needed basis. The City will refer to the pool of part-time applications on file, as needed, to fill vacancies. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position will remain in the pool for 12 months. Positions can be assigned to Henderson Multigenerational Center, Valley View Recreation Center and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. Work locations and assignments are subject to change based on program needs. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application or promotion. High School diploma or equivalent within six (6) months of hire. Any combination of education and work experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combination: previous work experience or volunteer experience in areas related to position. Possess and maintain a valid Nevada or "border state" driver's license, as defined by NRS 483, and the ability to drive a 15 passenger vehicle. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR certifications 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 Documents Required at the Time of Application: 1) Completed Employment Application 2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire SELECTION PROCESS NOTE: You will be contacted by e-mail if you are moving forward in the assessment process. Once you apply, almost all communication regarding the status of your application will be by email, so please add noreply and to your address book to prevent any emails from going to your Spam/Junk folder. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to and click "Application Status". It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. The selection process will consist of an employment application package screening. The best qualified candidates may be invited to participate further in the assessment process. 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. Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a post offer pre-employment background investigation and medical/physical examination, including a drug/alcohol test. Please see the job description to view the physical requirements of the job. The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. The City of Henderson offers part time employees a flexible work schedule and competitive salaries. 01 Are you at least 18 years of age? Yes No 02 Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent? Yes No 03 If you answered "No" to Question #2, please indicate when you will have your high school diploma or equivalent. 0-3 Months 1-3 Months 3-6 Months 6-9 Months 9-12 Months I have a HSD/HSED/GED 04 Do you have a current and valid Nevada or "border state" driver's license? Yes No 05 Are you currently certified in any of the following areas? Please check all that apply. American Red Cross Standard First Aid American Red Cross Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) I do not hold either of these certifications 06 If you do not have these certifications, do you understand that you must to obtain them within the first six (6) months of hire and as a condition of continued employment? Yes No 07 Please describe your experience working or volunteering with individuals with disabilities. "See Resume" or "Refer to Application" is not an acceptable response and may disqualify you from further consideration. 08 The Therapeutic Recreation Program operates from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Are you able to work these hours? Yes No 09 Opportunities are available at various locations throughout the City of Henderson. Do you understand that work locations and assignments are subject to change based on program needs? Yes No 10 Do you understand that work assignments may require travel to facilities and locations throughout the City for excursions and activities, which may include (but are not limited to) the following: swimming, skating and horseback riding? Yes No Required Question Agency City of Henderson Address 240 Water Street Henderson, Nevada, 89015 Phone 702.267.1939 702.267.1900 Website

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