Activities Facilitator (Community Guide)

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Position purpose:

Share meaningful, innovative, fun activities with ACAP members out in the community or at our two locations — go hiking, bike riding, visit fairs and festivals, provide arts experiences, music, education, volunteering, help our members learn how to advocate for themselves, etc. ACAP’s staff support and assist adults with disabilities with accessing community resources; provide opportunities for engaging in a meaningful way in activities that are educational, recreational, and therapeutic; and uphold high organizational standards for service delivery.

Salary

Approximately $35,500-40,000/year starting salary range, depending on experience and qualifications.

Benefits

Good benefits: 10 paid holidays, 12 days vacation, health, dental, life, short-term disability, long-term disability, 403B retirement.

Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop, implement and facilitate opportunities for member participation in the community and within ACAP.
    • High quality, education, enriching, adult-oriented program development, curriculum development, program assessment.
    • Member progress reports.
    • Partner cultivation.
  • Assist members in all aspects of their ACAP experience
    • Personal care needs, including washroom, meals, etc.
    • Goal setting and progress.
    • Enable members to participate as independently as possible.
    • Responding professionally to challenging behaviors.
  • Maintain high professional standards in people-first, flexible, creative, energetic, team-approach work environment.
    • Adherence to organizational philosophy.
    • Prioritization of member needs.
    • Clear, respectful, responsive communication.
    • Team approach to problem solving.
  • ACAP Coordinator (primary contact person) for a number of ACAP members, facilitating their experience at ACAP and communications with them and their care teams.
  • When necessary, drive members in ACAP vehicles.
  • Support and/or participate in ACAP fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree from accredited institution in Recreation Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Special Education, or a related field; or three year’s comparable experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Acceptable: Associate’s Degree (Assistant) in Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Social Work, etc. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.

Licenses, certificates, registrations:

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Copy of professional certifications or registrations.

Language skills:

  • Ability to read and effectively present information and respond to both members and coworkers.
  • Fluency in Spanish or American Sign Language a plus.

Reasoning ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical demands:

  • Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Required to be able to taste and smell.
  • Required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Frequent lifting and moving of items up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasional lifting and moving of more than 50 pounds (when assisting members in the restroom and in wheelchairs).

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work environment:

  • Active, busy, changeable work environment with committed, capable, fun, and creative colleagues.
  • High level of job dedication that puts our members first.
  • Occasional outdoor activities.
  • Noise level is generally moderate.
  • Occasional responsibilities outside of regular hours.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: info@acap-waukesha.org. Alternatively, you may mail these materials to: Sandra Gines, Executive Director/ ACAP/ 121 Wisconsin Ave./ Waukesha, WI  53186.

 

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