Inclusion Specialist

September 1, 2023
Reno, NV
Job Type


Inclusion Specialist

Provides support to staff under the supervision of the behavior specialist.

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Parks and Rec Specialist Band IV
  • Positions in this band may monitor the work of lower level staff and are responsible for program/service results.Work tasks require problem solving on a regular basis, analysis of information and/or specialized knowledge of assigned area.Incumbents may work in isolation during assigned shift and/or have oversight on multiple locations.

Work Schedule

  • Less than 233 hours per quarter and may be year round or
  • 233 hours or more in a quarter with a maximum of six months employment or
  • Not to exceed 1,039 work hours within any fiscal year

Essential Functions & Tasks

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Trains staff on how to work with persons with disabilities to better include them in a traditional program setting.
  • Provide services directly and indirectly to a variety of individuals with cognitive, behavioral, and physical disabilities.
  • May develop behavior/inclusion plans and instruct staff on implementation and modifying activities on a case by case basis.
  • Communicates on a regular basis with staff on problems, concerns, and suggestions.
  • As assigned, conducts client observations and/or assessments and evaluates individual cases.
  • As assigned, facilitates weekly meetings with appropriate program staff.
  • Reviews current participant cases.
  • Evaluates training and individual cases.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Walking on various surfaces including uneven ground that may be slippery.
  • Walking, standing, or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
  • Conveys and exchanges verbal and written information.
  • May work weekends and holidays.
  • Lifting, moving or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Licenses: Valid driver's license
  • Experience: One year paid experience working with youth in a recreational setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education: College level courses related to disabilities or a related field
  • Experience: One year experience working with people with disabilities
  • Certifications: CPR/AED, First Aid

A completed City of Reno Employment Application is required. Applications may be submitted online at Applications are also available at Parks and Recreation facilities.

For more information, call the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at 775-333-7765.

Taking applications until positions are filled.

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