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January 23, 2018

Release Days Support Staff, Adventure Program

Job Description:

Program Summary: St. David’s Center’s Adventure program is a community-based therapeutic recreation program for teens and young adults with special needs, ages 11 and up. Through afterschool and summer programming, participants engage in a variety of “adventures” that allow them to experience new activities in their community in a safe and therapeutic setting.

Position Overview: 
St. David’s Center is hiring Support Staff to work during Dakota County release days, which are currently 1-2 days per month, held on school days off and Saturdays. Support Staff provide services to teenage clients with special needs in a recreational group setting and are responsible for providing a safe, structured environment for participants to build friendships, participate in various physical and social activities, and become more involved members of their community.
Support Staff are responsible for 2 or 3 clients at a time. Responsibilities include:
  • Promoting full participation, peer interactions and positive behavior(s) in group settings
  • Assisting clients in their communication skills
  • Providing emotional regulation support
  • Aiding with personal cares, as directed
  • Ensuring participant(s) safety
  • Transporting designated participant(s)
This position offers experience working in the human services field with a variety of special needs diagnoses, the opportunity to build lasting, rewarding relationships and the chance to cultivate a higher level of independence for individuals with disabilities.
Schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm school release days, which currently includes 1-2 days/month held on school days off and Saturdays

This is a temporary position ending at the conclusion of the school year. The opportunity may exist for hours at one of our Summer Adventure sites. Staff sites are in Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis, Richfield, Lakeville and St. Louis Park, Wayzata.

Pay: $12.00 per hour


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and an acceptable driving record
  • Applicants must have the ability to use clear and understandable written and verbal English
  • Must be able to monitor the safety and well-being of the participant(s) by managing, both verbally and physically, active or behaviorally involved participant(s)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both through written and verbal communication
  • Good organization and problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn and perform procedures for the care of an individual with special needs
  •  A high school diploma or GED
  • Training/education in therapeutic recreation, recreation and leisure studies, social sciences, education, health care, and/or human services
  • Previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Knowledge of development disabilities, community resources and activities
St. David's Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.
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