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Recreation Intern - Special Recreation
Waukegan Park District | Waukegan, Illinois
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Waukegan Park District

Intern Position - Special Recreation

Position: Recreation Intern

Compensation: Paid Internship plus housing if available


Assist with planning, organization, implementation and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events within area of responsibility. Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interest of participants. Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services. Prepare and submit reports and projects as required by sponsoring university. Accompany participants on field trips. Transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles. Assist in scheduling facility rental and program use. Assist with management of facilities as needed.

Other Comments: SRSNLC offers an excellent opportunity for students pursuing a career in Therapeutic Recreation and as required by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). The internship focuses on therapeutic recreation in a community setting. Our agency is one of many Illinois Special Recreation Associations. The candidate will have many opportunities to practice and apply TR knowledge and methods. Interns will observe and lead programs, drive pick-up and drop off routes and fieldtrips, assist in children's camps or leisure education activities in special education classrooms, complete assessments and one case study, and complete a major project. Interns work with individuals with a variety of disabilities, and will be part of Special Olympic events within a sports season. Knowledge of basic behavior management with children and adults with a disability. Understanding of disability specific characteristics of, but not limited to: Autism, Oppositional Deviant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Down Syndrome, and Developmental Delays.

Qualifications: Registered as a student at a four-year university. Meet university requirements for senior student status. Majoring in Recreation Administration, Therapeutic Recreation, Sports Management, Social Work, or related field. Minimum of six months experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social services agency or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of volunteer, seasonal, part-time or temporary positions. Has acquired necessary special competencies in the field of specialization for doing fieldwork. Must have completed all university requirements for internship placement.

Conditions of Employment:

* Provide proof of date of birth
* Provide a copy of driver's license
* Provide driver's abstract
* Submit to a reference check
* Submit to a state criminal background check
* Submit to pre-placement alcohol and drug tests
* Submit to random, reasonable cause, and post-accident alcohol and drug tests.
* Provide verification of education.
* May have to provide certification within area of responsibility.

About Waukegan Park District

The Waukegan Park District is committed to providing parks, facilities and leisure opportunities to our culturally diverse population through the resources of community involvement, dedicated staff and sound management.

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