Adaptive Recreation Instructor - Denver Parks and Recreation

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 04, 2022
Part Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation

Job Description

About Our Job

Denver Parks and Recreation offers progressive community-based Adaptive Recreation programming for people with disabilities at any age.Our team of devoted professionals enrich the lives of people with disabilities by developing physical, mental, emotional, social and leisure skills necessary to participate in a continuum of activities that will enhance their well-being. Adaptive Recreation programming utilizes the Denver Parks and Recreation department's expansive network of facilities, parks, and amenities to provide a wide variety of adaptive programming and year-round training in Special Olympics sports.

To learn more about the Adaptive Recreation programming, please visit our Denver Parks and Recreation webpage .

Adaptive Recreation Instructors provide instruction to participants in organized adaptive recreation programs, classes, and activities. Instructors can make a positive impact while feeding their passion for helping others. Instructors play an important role in ensuring that Denver's recreation programs are inclusive and enriching to all participants.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with full-time staff to plan and implement goal-based adaptive recreation programs aimed at enriching physical, mental, emotional, social and leisure skills
  • Maintain a safe, fun, and trusting program environment for all participants
  • Work directly with volunteers to aid in facilitation of programs
  • Develops instructional plan to achieve established objectives
  • Executes instructional plans using prescribed and accepted teaching methods, including coaching and, group and individual instruction
  • Evaluates and communicates student/participant progress to all appropriate staff
  • Reviews completed program participant evaluation tools, using findings to increase program and instructional effectiveness
  • Assists in the organization and administration of special events
  • By position, performs various tasks to maintain a facility and/or provide program administrative support
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

This is a part-time position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. This position will likely include evening and weekend hours.

About You

Our ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Experience in planning and implementing adaptive recreation programs for people with disabilities
  • Special training, education, or certifications specific to fitness, aquatics and/or working with people with disabilities
  • Instructional experience working with a variety of populations, ability levels and age groups

We realize that your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet at least the following minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
  • Experience: One (1) year of experience in assisting in the operation and instruction of organized recreation activities
  • Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires certification in CPR/First Aid within 6 months of hire Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CA2583 Recreation Instructor
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$15.87 - $23.81

Starting Pay

Parks and Recreation

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Denver, Colorado United States View Map