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Communitas, Inc. Recreation Assistant in Wakefield, Massachusetts

About us!

Empowering People. Supporting Independence. Inspiring Dreams.

Here at Communitas, we are dedicated to delivering individualized, family-centered services, programs, and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, throughout their life span and in their communities. 

Why work for us?

As a Communitas employee, you are the heart, soul, and foundation of our agency’s mission and contribute to a positive, meaningful, and lasting impact in the lives of others. We want to welcome you to a workplace dedicated to rewarding our valued employees for their commitment, and supporting their well-being through efforts such as:

| Competitive Tiered Pay Rates | Low-Cost Benefits | Flexible Schedules | Opportunities for Advancement |

| Quarterly Appreciation Events | Tuition Reimbursement | Supportive Coworkers | Compassion-centric Environment |

The role!

Position: Recreation Assistant

Location: Wakefield, MA

Pay rate: $17 per hour

Hours: Part-time, 2-10 hours per week. Schedule may vary.

Benefits of Working for us!

  • Pay increases after 1 year and 3 years of service, pending performance evaluations

  • 3 weeks’ vacation, 1 week sick time, and 12 holidays for new full-time employees 

  • Low-cost benefit plans – Medical & dental insurance, employer-paid life insurance, and long-term disability coverage

  • Tuition reimbursement eligibility after 90 days of employment

  • Potential for shuttle transportation to employment program from identified community locations

    Summary & Responsibilities

    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.

  • ​​ 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

  • Provide personal care and assistance to individuals consistent with individual needs as they strive to reach their goals


  • High School diploma required (BA degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field 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

  • Valid Driver’s license, reliable transportation, and acceptable driving record

  • Must pass company background and reference checks

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