The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Job Title: Outdoor Recreation Program Staff

Hiring Period: Academic Year, Summer | Hourly Pay Rate: $12.75 | Hours per week: 5-20
On/Off Campus: Off Campus | Work-Study/Non Work-Study: Work-Study

Job Description: WORK-STUDY--accessible recreation assistant (Amherst and throughout Mass)

Outdoor Access is seeking fellow adventurers for year round accessible events.

We create opportunities for people with special needs to get into the woods and on the water and on the snow to enjoy beautiful places. With equipment such as mountain wheelchairs, sit-down skis, everyone can join in the fun. Participants have a variety of physical or cognitive needs such as difficultly walking or holding a paddle or may need a sighted guide to be assisted with an activity.

Our work-study students help in the Amherst office and attend recreation programs. Our programs are year-round and around the state.

Reliable, mature, dependable
This person should have an awareness and sensitivity towards people with disabilities
Good intra-personal communication skills -
Work well with others and independent worker
Enjoy being outdoors - Must be a good listener and able to take instructions - Must show initiative and be a great team player
Good computer skills-preferably MAC experienced
Training and/or experience in occupational, physical or recreational therapy a plus.
First aid and CPR certified is a plus

Kayaking events are at DAR State Forest in Goshen in Western Mass, July & August on Mondays.
The hikes occur across the state, many in Boston area, run weekly from April until October on weekdays and weekends
Winter programs occur on Sundays in the Boston area and several in Amherst area from later January to March.

Training will be provided on disability issues, how to use the adaptive equipment, sighted guide techniques for folks with low vision and more

Required: Reliable Transportation a plus and Work-Study Funds.

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How to Apply: Email, Send Resume

Employers Website:
Name/Company: Brenda K. Davis
Phone: 413-259-0009
210 Old Farm Road
Amherst , Massachusetts 01002

Job Number: 31237