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Program Assistant

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
Physical Address
2121 W Indian Trail
Aurora, IL 60506
Job Description

Job Purpose:
To assist the Program Leader with assigned duties during general programs and special events.

•Have an interest and commitment in working with individuals with disabilities.
•Must have a basic knowledge and understanding of recreation programming for individuals with disabilities.
•Must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with FVSRA staff and individuals who have a disability.
•Must be highly motivated and enthusiastic in order to provide a quality experience for those participating in the program(s).
•Must demonstrate dependability, promptness and punctuality.
•Be safety conscious.
•Must display confidence, maturity, and flexibility.
•Must have the ability to engage in activities requiring physical exertion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
•Adheres to all FVSRA safety policies and procedures and the FVSRA Policy Manual.
•Must demonstrate the ability to follow directions of the Program Leader and carryout such instructions in a safe and appropriate manner.
•Must be able to communicate regularly with FVSRA Program Leaders regarding any program-related concerns and direct any questions or concerns to the Program Leader.
•Must assist with the supervision of participants of varying ages in FVSRA programs, encouraging participation in activities and promoting appropriate interactions.
•Must at times be responsible for up to four participants, including awareness of dietary needs, medications, allergies, seizures, behavioral management needs, and daily living skills.
•Upon Program Leader’s request, be willing to assist participants who may need one-on-one assistance with personal tasks, daily living skills, and/or assistance with individuals who use wheelchairs.
•Must be able to take initiative and help the Program Leader with program preparations such as setting up, greeting participants/parents/guardians, collecting lunches, decorating for an event, and/or serving refreshments.
•Attend meetings, in-services, trainings and orientations relating to FVSRA when required.
•Assist with the pushing of individuals in wheelchairs.
•Must be able to respond to needs of individuals with disabilities.
•Immediately reports all accidents and unsafe conditions to the Program Leader.
•Cooperates and assists in the investigation of accidents.
•Provide timely responses to phone calls, voice mails, and written materials, whether received by mail, facsimile, text, and e-mails, which are sent by FVSRA.
•Communicate clearly with small groups of people and individuals.
•Understand simple oral and written instructions related to his or her assignment.
•Must be able to work under stressful situations.
•Treats public concerns with the utmost and courteous attention.
•Perform other duties related to the Program Assistant when necessary, or duties in the best interest of the Association when requested by the Support Staff Manager and Program Leader

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