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Communitas, Inc. Recreation Assistant in Wakefield, Massachusetts

We are looking for a fun-loving Recreation Assistant to join our Family Support Recreation Team!

Who we are…

Communitas is dedicated to delivering individualized, family-centered services, programs, and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, throughout their lifespan and in their communities. We offer a substantial benefits package, mentioned below!

What you will do…

The Recreation Assistant is responsible for assisting the program lead at various Recreation Programs including some direct are. Must be available to work flexible hours, particularly late afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

  • The rate of pay is $17.00 per hour.

  • This a part time position, working 2-10 hours per week. Schedule may vary.

Benefits offered...

  • Employer paid life Insurance and long-term disability insurance.

  • 401(k) retirement plan

You can make a difference by…

  • Assist program lead staff in running a variety of recreation programs which may include social outings, arts and crafts, sports, fitness, dance, swimming, bowling, cooking, etc.

  • Assist in supervising participants including, but not limited to, supervising small groups and individuals, providing 1:1 ratio if needed, some personal care responsibilities.

  • Assist in running programs in conjunction with existing community resources such as: YMCA's athletic clubs, school systems, churches/temples, city recreation departments, and Special Olympic programs, at the area, sectional and state level.

  • Provide direct support & contact with individuals and caretakers.

  • Take leadership responsibility in the event of an emergency. This may include calling emergency services or contacts, and providing transportation.

Qualifications and Skills

  • High School diploma is required, a bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field is preferred.

  • At least one year of experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities or experience in a recreation or sports activity leadership position required, a passion and dedication to supporting our people is a must.

  • A valid driver's license, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation is required.

  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check including references, CORI, and fingerprinting.

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