Provides support to staff under the supervision of the behavior specialist.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 reno.gov/jobs. 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.