THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR (NONPERM)

Parks and Recreation Department

Recruitment #2209-3323-001

Introduction

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for charismatic and energetic

THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM COORDINATORS

to assist with Therapeutic Recreation / Inclusion Programs

General Description

This is a non-permanent position that works on an intermittent basis.

Individuals in this classification may not exceed 1,300 hours in a 12-month period.

Therapeutic Program Coordinators provide services to the participants of the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation facilities and programs. They are responsible for facilitation of training and communication related to inclusion support and ADA accommodations in recreation programs. Communication and collaboration are key skills. This position works in collaboration with staff to plan activities, prepare facilities for scheduled functions, and work with and support participants with disabilities.

During the school year, hours will be afternoons and evening. In the summer months, primary camp hours are from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Teen Camps are from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm. This is a part time job during the school year with full time options in summer months.

These are only examples and shifts are assigned as needed.

Essential Functions

Works with children, teens, and adults with disabilities in a variety of recreational programs including social clubs, summer camps, and after-school programs, and inclusion sites

Provides leadership and supervision of Senior Recreation Workers, Recreation Workers, and Volunteers

Works in conjunction with staff and volunteers in the planning and implementation of structured recreational activities including but not limited to arts and crafts, games, sports, fitness, and creative expression

Must have knowledge of disabilities, person centered approaches and therapeutic recreation and/or special education, human growth and development  

Experience must include adapting programs for individuals with disabilities as well as creating and implementing behavior plans

Ensures the safety of program participants by enforcing discipline and behavior policies

Supports safety programs by adhering to policies and procedures, and reporting accidents and hazardous conditions immediately to a supervisor

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 1 year supervisory experience in organizing and coordinating seasonal recreation programs and activities for individuals with disabilities

Special Job Requirements

All candidates must be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification and pass a background check upon hire

Position requires an unrestricted driver's license with at least 24 months of licensed driving experience

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held: the week of October 10, 2022 

The highest scoring applicants will be placed in the "Best Qualified" and "Qualified" band (grouping) and provided to the hiring department for selection decision. An applicant's placement on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 20% of your rating for Training and Experience
  • 80% of your Oral Board Interview

 If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodations during the testing process, please contact Sandra Fata, HR Analyst, at ParksHR@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Communication throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively, so please ensure your browser accepts emails for jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly.

Conclusion

You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.

Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification. All inquiries should be directed to the email listed below.   

ParksHR@tucsonaz.gov

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.



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