Recreation: Adaptive Recreation Instructor

Website City Of Eugene

General Statement of Duties

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple temporary, seasonal positions

in various instructional areas as the need arises in the 2021 calendar year.
The next review of applications will take place:
December 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm PDT


Adaptive Recreation Services provides year-round, community-based recreational, social, and educational programs for youth and adults with disabilities. Adaptive Recreation is a dynamic team environment where staff of all backgrounds and a variety of knowledge and education can provide experiences that enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Program instructors are responsible for developing and leading activity-based programs based upon the philosophy and best practices of the therapeutic recreation field. Program offerings include but are not limited to fitness and wellness classes, social and functional skill building, social outings, day trips, and special events.

Employment Site(s): Hilyard Community Center.

Hours: Approximately 2-19 hours/week. Schedule may include weekends and evenings. Potentially up to 35-40 hours/week in the summer.


Instructor 2 Temp: $13.00 – $18.20 hourly

Instructor 3 Temp: $14.15 – $24.06 hourly

Working at the City of Eugene:The City of Eugene has a Council-Manager form of government. In this form of government, the city council develops legislation and policies to direct the City. The city manager, hired by the city council, provides administrative direction to the organization, oversees City of Eugene personnel and operations, and carries out the city council’s direction. The City of Eugene has over 1,500 employees and a $839 million total budget. The City of Eugene is a service-oriented and welcoming organization that provides services through six departments: Central Services, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Police, Public Works, Planning and Development, and Library, Recreation and Cultural Services. The State of the City video shows how the city is meeting new challenges, learning from one another, building connections, and celebrating our city.


As an organization we are focusing on six Core Competencies for employees:
Trust & confidence – Making our intent and actions be transparent and honest while fostering healthy, inclusive relationships, actively listening and maintaining open communications, delivering on our promises, investing in other’s success, and engaging each other and the community
Creative work environment – Exploring meaningful new ideas and relationships to foster innovation and encourage collaboration and creativity. Challenging the standard method of doing business in a positive environment.
Now & later perspective – Looking beyond day to day challenges to better anticipate the future and adjust to change.
Respectful & inclusive work environment – Seeking out a wide range of voices and making each other feel respected and included.
Self-awareness & emotional intelligence – Learning to recognize and understand our own emotions and the emotions of others and recognizing our individual strengths and weakness to raise self-awareness so we can perform better.?
Wellbeing – We take care of ourselves and each other.


Examples of Duties Performed – Duties may include but are not limited to the following


In addition to the full scope of duties of the Instructor 2 Temp or Instructor 3 Temp , duties may include, but are not limited to the following:


Participates in the process of creating, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs.
Provides preparation and clean-up for programs
Attends and completes trainings as required.
Works cooperatively with staff, participants, care providers, and community partner agencies.
Provides documentation to supervisors on program attendance, budget, staff and volunteer hours.
Supports intern and volunteer development in program planning and facilitation.
Monitors facility and patron safety and adapted equipment; reports issues or concerns to supervisor.
Provides exceptional customer service, in person and on the phone, while working with diverse patrons.
Represents the City government in a community center setting.
Follows procedures and policies as set by the City.
Supports and respects diversity in the workplace. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Some positions may be required to drive 15-passenger bus equipped with wheelchair lifts.
In addition, due to federal regulations related to door-to-door transport service, some positions may require additional training and/or alcohol and drug testing.
Performs related and other duties as assigned.



Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Knowledge of:

Foundational knowledge of therapeutic recreation including philosophy of community recreation and inclusion.
The nature and etiology of physical, mental, and/or emotional disabilities and their potential impact upon an individual’s ability to engage in recreational activities.
Skill in:

Adapting recreational activities and equipment to meet the needs of people with various disabilities.
Facilitating recreational activities including an understanding of group dynamics, individual needs and providing an inclusive and supportive environment.
Ability to:

Work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Work in cooperation with staff and the public.
Assess risk and maintain safety for programs and patrons.
Facilitate programs and provide professional customer service with minimal supervision.
Work within the policies and guidelines set by the City.
Minimum Requirements

Experience and/or training in therapeutic recreation and/or experience with people with disabilities, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.


License / Certificate

Current First Aid/CPR or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Food Handlers certificates or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Some positions may require a valid Oregon driver’s license or, the ability to obtain by date of hire. Applicant must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).
Must be 18 years or older.Must pass criminal background check.


Supplemental Information
To view detailed information on the duties, knowledge, and abilities that may be expected for this position, please see the classifications:   Instructor 2 Temp or Instructor 3 Temp.


Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment.


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The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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