The Position Portland Parks & Recreation is looking to hire Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation staff for part-time, year-round employment!
Portland Parks and Recreation Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation (AIR) program is dedicated to ensuring access to recreational, educational, and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities. AIR programs are offered throughout Portland and include day camps, excursions and van trips, health and wellness, arts and crafts, music and dance, fitness, social gatherings and more.
We are looking for people that may lead activities at Community Centers, SUN program sites, programs with Environmental Education or satellite sites.
This is an open and continuous recruitment for year-round employment. Eligible applicants will only be contacted when positions become available. Positions include:
- Lead Counselor
- Inclusion Assistant
- Instructor II
Find out more below about these job types, locations, hours and pay ranges.
The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
. English proficiency required. Language Pay Differential:
Employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English and who use their language skill to assist the community, may receive additional pay. More about the process can be found here.
These are part-time positions with flexible hours 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 these positions serve at will. RECREATION ASSOCIATE - COUNSELOR Position/s:
Lead Counselor - These positions are union represented.
Counselors lead a variety of van trips and outings that include tours, hikes, meals and social engagement, in addition to supporting the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of aging adult participants. Positions will be responsible for maintaining schedules, safety of participants and volunteers, and maintaining accurate program records. Lead Counselor: Van Trip Leader
Provide customer service to participants during a variety of outings/excursions for people with disabilities. Van Trip Leaders will be responsible for transporting registered participants via minibus or 15-passanger van to tours/shows/activities. As part of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program, the Counselor II will also offer on-site assistance to participants of all ages with physical, developmental and/or emotional disabilities as they integrate into general recreation programs. Candidates should enjoy working/socializing with people with disabilities, be willing to assist participants while getting in and out of bus/van or at different activity venues, as needed. Will need to submit a DMV drivers record to drive City vehicles. Locations:
Varies depending on planned activities/trips.Shift Range:
Weekdays and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Ages:
Lead Counselor (Must be at least 18 years old) Wage Range (applicants start at the entry hourly rate):
Recreation Associate - Lead Counselor $20.90 - $24.05 (entry is $20.90) Training Wage:
Training wage is $18.90 for all counselor positions. Please note:
This position is represented by Labors' (LiUNA) Local 483 - Recreation. Applicants start at the entry hourly rate. To view the labor agreement, please go to the Labor agreements webpage and click on the appropriate link.
Return to the Top. PARKS ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST - INCLUSION ASSISTANT
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. Inclusion Assistant - Year-Round Programs
As part of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation 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 programs. Locations:
Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, and Southwest Community Centers, Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools, at Parks throughout the system, and on trips/excursions. Shift Range:
Weekdays and weekend mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Inclusion Assistant - Senior Center Project
This position will work with people with intellectual disabilities who are over 50 years old, in a community-based program at 3 different locations throughout Portland. As part of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program, the Inclusion Assistant provides on-site assistance to participants 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 programs. Locations:
Charles Jordan Community Center, East Portland Community Center, and Gresham Meals on Wheels building. Shift Range
: 3 - 5 days a week (M-F), 8:30AM - 1:30PM Ages:
Inclusion Assistant (Must be at least 18 years old) Wage Range (applicants start at the entry hourly rate):
Inclusion Assistant - $20.00-$23.00 (entry is $20.00-$21.00 based on experience) Training Wage:
Inclusion Assistant training wage is $18.00 for all positions.
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PARKS ACTIVITIES SPECIALIST - INSTRUCTOR Position/s:
Instructor Level II
Instructors prepare and present introductory lessons/activities for programs and classes for a variety of age ranges including preschool, youth, teen, and adult. Areas of assignment are as follows: cooking, dance exploration, music exploration, sports and movement, tumbling and dance exploration, fine arts, writing, and languages. Creates welcoming atmosphere, engages with park and facility guests, provides excellent customer service and is a resource for PP&R information. Maintains clean facilities and/or park spaces, monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, upholds the PP&R code of conduct, communicates with supervisor, rangers, and security under established guidelines. Monitors participation and completes needed paperwork and record keeping. Instructor II - General Instructor Types of Instruction:
General Instructors are responsible for lesson planning, class content, and instruction for a variety of general recreation activities including art, music, cooking, movement, dance, tumbling, gymnastics, and sports. Specialty art, music, fitness, and tennis programs employ specialty instructors. Locations:
Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, Mt. Scott, Peninsula Park, St. Johns, Southwest, and Woodstock Community Centers and Alice Ott, Arleta, Beaumont, Centennial, Faubion, Grout, Lane, Mt. Tabor, Parkrose, Roseway Heights, and Sitton SUN Community Schools. Shift Range:
All operating hours. Ages:
Instructor (Must be at least 18 years old) Wage Range (applicants start at the entry hourly rate):
Parks Activities Specialist - Instructor II $20.00 - $26.50 (entry is $20.00-$23.00 based on experience) Training Wage:
Instructor training wage is $18.00 for all instructor positions. City of Portland Core Values: Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility
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To Qualify The following minimum qualifications required for these positions are:
Demonstrate a positive and supportive attitude towards people with disabilities. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people. Ability to recognize and respond to safety and emergency situations. Ability to work in a team atmosphere promoting positive and effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and customers. Knowledge and experience utilizing behavior modification techniques and positive reinforcement. 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)
Knowledge and experience working with children, teens, and/or adults with disabilities. Knowledge of ADA (Americans with Disability Act) goals, principles, and types of modifications.
The Recruitment Process
Submit only your work history and answers to the supplemental questions for review. Do not add documents not listed .
If you pass the basic skills (qualifications) review, you will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the date of the email result, to let us know if you disagree with your results. Read City of Portland Rule 3.01 for information. Additional review may be needed before the eligible list and/or final selection. Application Instructions Applicants must submit the following to be considered: Work History Answers to the 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.
Please note, applications for this position must be turned in no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications must be turned in through the City's online application system. Do not attach materials not listed. E-mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.Next Steps:
• After you submit your application to Government Jobs, it will be reviewed, and you will be contacted for an interview if a position opens and if you meet the qualifications.
• You may be contacted anytime while this recruitment remains open as this is an open-continuous recruitment.
• This recruitment will consider year-round employment only.
• This recruitment will remain open until December 31, 2023.
Additional Information Work Status:
Must be a US Citizen or have documents that allow you to work within the US at the time of application. Veterans' Preference:
If you want to ask for Veterans' Preference, please add the following to your application:
ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Request:
- Add a copy of your veteran document (DD214 or Veteran’s Benefit Letter)
- Check the box that you are a Veteran
- Check the box asking for veteran preference
If you would like to request a reasonable change when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below. Equal Employment:
No person will be looked at as unfavorable 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 wants everyone who is interested in working at the City to apply. Language Pay Differential:
Employees who speak one or more languages in addition to English and who use their language skill to assist the community, may receive additional pay. More about the process can be found here. Did you know?
The City of Portland has How to Apply Videos and offers How to Apply Classes .
If you have questions after watching the videos you are invited to contact the recruiter listed on the announcement or you are invited to attend the Question and Answers session. If you prefer to attend a virtual class, they are also available once a month. Contact Information
Cierra Maceo, Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
Cierra.Maceo@portlandoregon.gov An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
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Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)
Casual employees can become eligible for health benefits (medical, dental & vision) through Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer provisions if they meet the necessary paid hours requirement, as determined by the Health & Financial Benefits Office.
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
The City currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.
Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)
Casual employees accrue sick leave as outlined in the City of Portland protected sick time law.
Family Medical Leave
In accordance with federal and state law, and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical related reasons.
Closing Date/Time: 12/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific