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Adaptive Recreation Center - Waukegan, IL
$14.00 - $15.00 Hourly

Recreation-Driver-Special Recreation

Status of Employment:
Seasonal, Non-Exempt

Description / Duties:
Safely transport participants, staff, and volunteers in park district vehicles.

Care for assigned vehicle including gas, garbage and basic operation.
Load, unload and transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles.
Abide by Park Districts Drivers Procedures and Guidelines.
Assist with supervision during transport to assigned recreation programs.
Plan or assist with planning transportation route.
Complete required documentation of vehicle inspection, reports, etc.
Enforce park district policy and procedures; especially those related to trips.
Assist with establishing a cooperative planning and working relationship with coworkers, parents, community agencies and organizations.
Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions.
Conduct self according to the policies and procedures as established by the park district.
Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.


High school graduation required. Must be over 21 to drive a park district vehicle with participants.

Transporting individuals in fifteen passenger vans.
Experience working with children with special needs preferred.
Assisted in supervising groups of individuals in a recreational setting preferred.

Specific knowledge of motor vehicle operation.
Thorough knowledge of driving rules and regulations for the States in which vehicle will be operated.
Thorough knowledge of Drivers Procedures and Guidelines Manual issued by Waukegan Park District.
General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure service field.
General knowledge of recreational programs and services for adults with disabilities.
General knowledge of developmentally appropriate activities for adults with disabilities in a recreational environment.

License / Certification:
Valid driver's license required. Valid First Aid and CPR certification preferred.

Monday through Friday. Hours vary day to day based on camp needs. 20-25 hours per week. Morning and Early Evening Hours.

Conditions of Employment May Include:
Submit to a reference check / employment verification
Submit to a state criminal background check
Submit to TB testing
Submit to pre-placement drug tests
Submit to random, reasonable cause, and post-accident alcohol and drug tests.
Provide proof of date of birth
Provide a copy of drivers license
Provide drivers abstract

Maria Owens
Recreation Specialist-Special Recreation