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SPARC Careers

SPARC empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, transforming their lives through therapeutic recreation activities. We are looking for highly trained,  passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team and help us make a difference in the lives of our participants.

We offer a rewarding and fulfilling work environment where you can use your skills to help others. 

SPARC Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position: Program Assistant, Westchester County (Full-Time)

Job Overview:

Embark on a rewarding journey as a Program Assistant, contributing to a vibrant and inclusive environment. As a Program Assistant, you will play a crucial role in creating exciting and therapeutic experiences for participants. Your responsibilities include engaging participants in interactive activities, providing hands-on support and guidance, and ensuring the implementation of inspiring program plans.

Responsibilities

  • Engaging participants in interactive and therapeutic recreation activities, turning each day into an exciting experience.

  • Providing hands-on direct support and guidance to program participants under the supportive supervision of the Program Coordinator.

  • Implementing program plans that inspire and empower our participants.

  • Facilitating daily activities, ensuring every moment is filled with fun and meaningful engagement.

  • safety and quality assurance, making the well-being of our participants your top priority.

  • Identifying and celebrating the unique strengths, skills, and interests of each individual.

  • Assisting participants in gaining independence and achieving their dreams and goals, fostering personal growth and self-confidence.

Qualifications: 

  • Hands-on experience working with people with disabilities or related experience preferred but not required.

  • Top-notch organizational skills and a professional, can-do attitude.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and spoken.

  • An ability to maintain open, honest, and compassionate communication with individuals, families, care managers, and co-workers.

  • The aptitude to build and foster new relationships with community members and leaders, creating a vibrant network of support.

  • A team player mentality with exceptional interpersonal skills, enabling you to take initiative and collaborate seamlessly with our dedicated staff to achieve programmatic goals.

  • A valid driver's license is required, and the ability to commute to programs is essential.

Benefits: 

  • A competitive benefits package, featuring health insurance with the employer covering 50% of healthcare expenses, dental, vision, paid holidays, and a 403b plan.

  • Generous time-off benefits, including paid sick, personal, and vacation time.

Schedule: 

A consistent work schedule totaling 37.5 hours per week that may include evenings and/or weekends

 

Salary range: $19-$21 hourly

Position: Program Associate, Westchester County (Per Diem)

Job Overview:

In this role, you'll contribute to creating enjoyable and meaningful experiences for participants through various recreational activities like bowling, tennis, golf, and weekend trips. Your commitment to ensuring the safety, comfort, and well-being of participants will be crucial, making a positive impact on their physical and emotional well-being.

Responsibilities

  • Providing hands-on support and guidance during various recreational activities, such as bowling, tennis, golf, and weekend trips.

  • Ensuring the safety, comfort, and well-being of participants, prioritizing safety in every interaction.

  • Collaborating closely with our team to facilitate engaging recreational activities for participants' physical and emotional well-being.

  • Maintaining thorough and accurate records to track participant attendance.

  • Offering unwavering support as participants work towards achieving recreational and therapeutic milestones, fostering personal growth and self-confidence.

Qualifications: 

  • Preferred but not required: Hands-on experience working with people with disabilities or related experience.

  • Exceptional organizational skills, a warm and professional demeanor, and a passion for making a difference.

  • Proficiency in computer use and effective communication, both written and verbal.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to build trust-based relationships with participants and their families.

  • A collaborative spirit with the ability to work harmoniously with other team members.

Benefits: 

  • A per diem position with a flexible work schedule, allowing for a perfect work-life or school balance.

  • Occasional complimentary meals and entertainment.

  • The opportunity to work closely with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, making a profound and positive impact on their lives every day.

Schedule: 

On an as-needed basis, may include nights, weekends, and/or evenings.

Salary range: $25 hourly

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