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Specialized Recreation Aide

Thurston County
412 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506, United States


This employment opportunity will remain open until filled. The Thurston County Public
Health and Social Services Department reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time.

PLEASE NOTE: The minimum qualifications were updated on 3/13/23. If you have questions, please contact the name listed at the bottom of this posting.
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is hiring two (2) Specialized Recreation Aide's for the Special Recreation program. Specialized Recreation provides recreation programs for ages sixteen (16) to adult who have special needs.

Thurston County’s Specialized Recreation services provides recreation programs for people of all abilities with a primary goal of providing opportunities for learning & growth through the experience of recreation and leisure activities. 
 or reference one of our   We are looking to introduce in-person programming in the coming months, such as theme dances, bingo, karaoke, game nights and more!  In this position you must be able to work flexible hours, mostly nights and weekend days.
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:    
  • Assist supervisor and staff with preparing and implementing programs and activities.
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and inclusive environment throughout each activity.
  • Assist participants with tasks. 
  • Follow current COVID-19 protocols at all times.
If you have true motivation, genuine empathy, and unrelenting passion to advocate for those with special needs you will love this role. Help us to bring specialized recreation and socialization services to those who need it most!
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • Must be 18 + years of age
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) / First Aid certification, or ability to obtain before hire date. 
Desired Skills
  • Ability to be organized.
  • Knowledge and experience working with people of all ages with various needs, particularly those with disabilities (physically, mentally, or sensory challenged).
  • Ability to problem solve, work with the public in a tactful manner, and possess organizational skills while remaining flexible. 
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment to ensure safety and enjoyment by program participants; lead both large and small group activities; maintain effective working relationships with staff, parents and volunteers; follow written and oral directions.