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Job Title: Recreation Staff

Hiring Period: Academic Year, Summer | Hourly Pay Rate: $12.00 | Hours per week: 10-20
On/Off Campus: Off Campus | Work-Study/Non Work-Study: Work-Study | On Bus Route

Job Description: Seeking fellow adventurers for year-round adaptive outdoor activities for people with special needs to enjoy hiking, kayaking and snow activities, 10-20 hrs/week or more if interested,


Summer programs: hiking, flat water kayaking
Winter programs: snow shoe, kick-sled, cross country ski

Office hours in South Amherst.

Summer programs: 1-2 hiking and kayaking programs each week, office hours available

Winter programs: Ability to work (6) Sundays in late January into March and a Holiday Monday.

It's a full day and we car-pool from Amherst to Weston Ski Track or drive on your own. The drive is 1 1/2 hours and students sleep or do home-work in the van.

You get paid for travel too!

Students help with registration, guiding participants on the trails and water and on cross-country skis or snow-shoes or sit-down skis or kick-sleds. You don't need to know how to do any of these skills, just be willing to learn or walk alongside participants. We help the participants put on the equipment. We are outside for the day in all kinds of weather.

Program Event Preparation – Recruitment calls & registration

Office Skills: Database entry; website.

Program Event Activities: Set-up of equipment; assist participants in/out of equipment; accompany participants on trails; assist as a sighted guide for those with low vision.

Training provided on disability issues, adaptive equipment use, and guide techniques.

Reliable, an awareness and sensitivity towards people with disabilities
Good intra-personal communication skills
Works well with others, shows initiative, great team player
Enjoys being outdoors
Training and/or experience in occupational, physical or recreational therapy a plus

Availability Requirements:
Own transportation is helpful not required; approximately, references are required. Summer: mostly weekdays, Sundays in the Winter.

Additional Information:
Pay: $12 an hour

Work Study Required: YES
Number of Positions: 5

Contact Name:
Brenda Kennedy Davies, Stavros Center for Independent Living
Contact: text 413-259-0009 or Email:
How to Apply: Email, Send Resume, See instructions in job description
Name/Company: Stavros--Outdoor Access
Contact person: Brenda Kennedy Davies
Department: Outdoor Access
Email address:
Phone: 413-259-0009

How to Apply: Email, Send Resume, See instructions in job description

Employers Website:
Name/Company: Stavros Center for Independent Living
Phone: 413-259-0009
210 Old Farm Road
Amherst , Massachusetts 01002

Job Number: 15659