Inclusion Assistant (Recreation Assistant)- Open Continuous

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $15.75 - $18.75 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Position

Workplaces across Portland, the United States and the world are making tough decisions about how to protect their employees and community from COVID-19. We, too, find ourselves in the middle of this complex situation at the City of Portland. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety for our employees and our community. As a part of this commitment, all City employees are required to be fully vaccinated, effective October 18, 2021. Proof of full vaccination, or documentation of plans to become fully vaccinated (e.g., partially vaccinated however too soon for second dose, etc.) will be required prior to being hired by the City of Portland. The required vaccination is a minimum qualification requirement to be hired by the City of Portland. We understand that some are unable to be vaccinated for a variety of reasons, including medical and religious/spiritual reasons. Should you be offered employment with the City of Portland, there is an exception process that provides for an exception and reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious/spiritual reason. Exception Request Process for COVID-19 vaccine ( Exceptions only apply to candidate(s) offered a position; please do not submit at this time)

Portland Parks & Recreation is looking for Inclusion Assistant to join the team this season!

As part of Portland Parks & Recreation, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) program, the Inclusion Assistant provides on-site assistance to participants of all ages with physical, developmental, and/or emotional disabilities as they integrate into general recreation programs. Duties include adapting activities, following inclusion or behavior plans, maintaining a safe environment, and promoting a participant's success in a program. This is a part-time position and may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Work hours can be assigned verbally and depend on enrollment levels, needs of the program, and other factors. There is no guarantee of the number of hours needed each week nor the number of hours worked from week to week. Employees in this position serve at will.

Recreation Aide - Inclusion Assistant : $15.75 - $18.75
Training Wage: $14.00

City of Portland Core Values:

Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here .

Why work at the City of Portland?The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

Work Location
Currently, many positions with the City of Portland are being performed remotely due to COVID-19. Some employees are working from home full-time, while other roles cannot be filled in a remote status (firefighter, vehicle mechanic, street maintenance, etc.). In the future, current positions classified as "full-time remote" could: 1) remain full-time remote, 2) become a remote/onsite mix, or 3) revert to full-time at a city work location.

Position not eligible for benefits.

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications will be required for this position:

1. Demonstrate a positive and supportive attitude towards people with disabilities
2. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people
3. Ability to recognize and respond to safety and emergency situations.
4. Ability to work in a team atmosphere promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and customers.
5. Knowledge and experience utilizing behavior modification techniques and positive reinforcement.

Applicants must also possess:
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 per City/State mandate or have an approved exception by date of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
Please state in your work history or supplemental questions if you have the following desired qualifications (Please note, these are not required but will be helpful)
1. Knowledge and experience working with children, teens, and/or adults with disabilities.
2. Knowledge of ADA (Americans with Disability Act) goals, principles, and types of modifications.

The Recruitment Process

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:
  1. Work History
  2. Answers to Supplemental Questions

  • Work Experience: Fully describe your relevant work experience and/or any unpaid volunteer experience, making sure to explain how your experience demonstrates the qualifications listed in the "To Qualify" section above.
  • Supplemental Questions: Please answer all required questions
Your application will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their answers in their supplemental questions. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation for required certifications may be required prior to the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Additional Information

Work Status : Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity : It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

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Contact Information
Tamela Ressler, Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
Tamela.Ressler@portlandoregon.govClosing Date/Time: 12/31/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Address

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