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PT - Counselor - Inclusion Services

Job Details

Belvidere Recreation Center - Waukegan, IL
Part Time
$13.25 - $14.00 Hourly

PT-Counselor-Inclusion Services

Status of Employment:
Part Time, Non-Exempt



  • Monday – Friday: 7am-9am before school care or after school care 3pm-6pm.
  • Approximately 15-25 hours per week.
  • Timing depends on students being served.



Assist with the planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of daily schedule of activities for youth in both an indoor and outdoor recreational setting specifically assisting assigned participants with a disability to provide inclusive services.



  • Work with children with a disability in an out of school care program.
  • Provide direct leadership and supervision to assigned programs and services.
  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of the participants.
  • Implement out of school activities in program setting according to established schedule.
  • Accompany program participants on field trips.
  • May transport program participants and supplies using a park district vehicle.
  • Participate with program participants in scheduled daily activities; potentially swim with program participants; ride along on pick-up and drop off routes.
  • May need to set up a specific schedule within the park district out of school setting to manage the needs of a participant in an inclusive setting.
  • Establish cooperative working relationships with co-workers and parents.
  • Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions.
  • Conduct self in accordance with 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.




  • Junior in high school or higher grade level.
  • High school diploma preferred.
  • Some college desired.


  • Working with youth.
  • Supervision of groups of youth in a recreational setting preferred.
  • Experience working with children with special needs preferred.


  • General knowledge of recreation, parks, and leisure service field.
  • General knowledge of day camp and after-school programs and services.
  • General knowledge of developmentally appropriate activities for youth in a recreational environment.
  • General knowledge of behavior management for youth with a disability.

License / Certification:

  • Valid driver’s license required for programs including transportation, preferred if not including transportation.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year.
  • Current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification preferred


Conditions of Employment May Include:

  • submit proof of date of birth.
  • provide a copy of driver's license or photo identification.
  • provide driver's abstract if position duties require driving.
  • submit to a reference check and employment verification.
  • submit to a state criminal background check.
  • submit to TB testing.
  • submit to pre-placement drug testing.
  • submit to reasonable cause and post-accident alcohol and drug testing.



Kari Robinson, CTRS, CPRP
Recreation Supervisor-Special Recreation
Questions only: email Kari at


Closing Date:
Open until filled.