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Job Title: Therapeutic Recreation Program Summer Intern
Location: Asheville, NC United States
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 01/19/2018
Expire Date: 03/19/2018
Job Categories: Sports and Recreation
Job Description
Therapeutic Recreation Program Summer Intern
JOB SUMMARY:
The Therapeutic Recreation Program Intern will assist LRT/CTRS in the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of the day-to-day coordination and supervision of individuals with varying of levels of ability and health who are participating in the Therapeutic Recreation Program. The intern will work with individuals of various ages, skills, abilities, and interests.

This is a 15 week, 600-hour internship that falls within NCRTC standards for students following the academic path to certification. Work schedule will be Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm with some evenings and weekends. Contract dates will be May 7th, 2018 thru August 17th, 2018.

Intern will be paid a stipend total of $2500 (will be split into monthly payments).

This internship position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day coordination and supervision of various activities and services in a community setting that will be administered by Asheville Parks & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation Program staff. Areas of assignments may include: Adapted Sports, Senior Programs, Special Events, Social Clubs, Outings, Outreach Programs for Veterans, and Summer Day Camps just to name a few.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Ability to work in a variety of settings, including an office setting using standard office equipment
Knowledge and ability to use standard office equipment
Ability to lead group activities
Ability to effectively communicate
Knowledge and understanding of therapeutic recreation techniques
Knowledge of a variety of disabilities
Enjoys working with individuals with a variety of disabilities
Motivated self-starter
Ability to work independently at times.
General knowledge of the methods and practices of community recreation work including knowledge of the equipment and techniques, relevant rules and regulations of social, artistic, craft and/or athletic programs for children.
Ability to instruct common recreational activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, program participants and the general public.
Ability to enforce rules and regulations and maintain discipline.
Ability to prepare and maintain records.
Qualifications & Requirements
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Qualifications:
Currently enrolled in a four-year college or university in a Therapeutic Recreation, or Recreational Therapy program.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Ashley Fay
Contact Email:afay@ashevillenc.gov
Website:www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs
Company Description:
The City of Asheville is committed to being the employer of choice in the region and the best local government in North Carolina. If you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your career, we encourage you to join our team. The largest city in Western North Carolina and the 11th largest city in the state, Asheville is the county seat of Buncombe County with a diverse population of more than 84,000. Asheville was named one of “25 Best Places for Business and Careers” by Forbes.com. “Our Quality of Service, Your Quality of Life” is what we believe at the City of Asheville. More than 1,100 employees work each day to bring this quality of service to Asheville residents. The City operates under a council/manager form of government. The Asheville City Council sets policies and enacts ordinances, which are then carried out under the city manager’s direction. The city council is comprised of an elected Mayor and six council members. The city council is committed to effec¬tive strategic planning with clearly identified yearly and quarterly goals. The Asheville Way Continuous Improvement: Asheville employees are trained professionals who improve service delivery by balancing needs, resources and innovation. Integrity: Asheville employ¬ees demonstrate character with courage, honesty and pride. Diversity: Asheville em¬ployees value and respect a diverse community, work¬force and ideas. Safety and Welfare: Asheville employees value the safety and welfare of our employees and the citizens we serve. Excellent Service: Asheville employees strive to address needs with courtesy, compassion, timeliness, efficiency and commitment. The City of Asheville is a member of the Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition (WNC DEC). To learn more about the WNC DEC visit http://www.wncdec.com/ or search for WNC DEC on LinkedIn or Facebook. To learn more about the City of Asheville's employment opportunities visit www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs .
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