The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Job Title: Recreation Staff

Hiring Period: Academic Year, Summer | Hourly Pay Rate: $12.75 | Hours per week: 10-20
On/Off Campus: Off Campus | Work-Study/Non Work-Study: Work-Study

Job Description: Seeking fellow adventurers for year-round adaptive outdoor activities for people with special needs to enjoy kayaking and hiking in the Mass. State Parks.

WORK- STUDY/Internship only.

Summer programs: adaptive kayaking (near Amherst) and hiking (throughout Massachusetts)

Office hours in South Amherst.

Summer programs: Kayak on Mondays in July and August, Hiking 1-2x per week around the state

You get paid for travel too!

Students help with registration, guiding participants on the trails or water. You don't need to know how to do any of these skills, just be willing to learn or walk or kayak 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 10-20hrs/week and references are required. Weekdays and some weekends

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: call or text 413-259-0009 or Email:
How to Apply: Email, Send Resume, Send text to follow up your email to ensure receipt 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: 28561