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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 Specialist (Full-Time)



• Engage participants in interactive and therapeutic recreation activities 

• Provide hands-on direct support, training, and guidance to program participants under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator 

• Develop and implement program plans 

• Coordinate and schedule daily activities 

• Ensure safety and quality assurance 

• Identify strengths, skills, and interests of participants 

• Assist participants in gaining independence and achieving their dreams and goals 

• Attend life plan review meetings 

• Complete required documentation in accordance with agency standards



• College degree in a subject related to social services, psychology, special education, education, developmental disabilities, or recreational therapy 

• Minimum 1 year of experience working with young adults with disabilities in an inclusive and self-contained setting 

• Highly organized and professional 

• Computer literate with effective communication skills 

• Strong writing skills 

• Ability to maintain open communication with individuals, families, care managers, and co-workers 

• Skilled in building and facilitating new relationships with community members and leaders 

• Team player with strong interpersonal skills, able to take initiative and collaborate with staff to achieve programmatic goals



• Competitive benefits package, including health insurance (employer covers 50% of medical expenses), dental, vision, paid holidays, and a 403b plan 

• Time off benefits, including paid sick, personal, and vacation time 

• Work hours: Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours per week 


Salary range: $41,000 to $44,000 per year

Position: Recreational Assistant & Lead (Contract)



• Assist or provide hands-on support and guidance to individuals during recreational activities 

• Ensure the safety and well-being of participants at all times 

• Coordinate with the team to program schedule and plans 

• Maintain accurate records and documentation related to participant attendance and progress during program activities 

• Support participants in achieving their recreational and therapeutic goals



• Degree in a subject related to recreational therapy, special education, psychology, or a related field (or equivalent experience) 

• Minimum 1 year of experience working with individuals in recreational or therapeutic settings • Highly organized and professional 

• Computer literate and able to communicate effectively 

• Good writing skills 

• Maintain open communication with participants, families, and team members 

• Ability to build and facilitate relationships with participants and community members 

• Team player with strong interpersonal skills, able to work collaboratively with other staff



• Flexible schedule to accommodate contract work 

• Opportunity to work with diverse individuals in a rewarding and fulfilling role


Salary: $20-25Hourly

Position: Therapeutic Art Specialist (Contract)


  • Provide weekly sensory and art therapy sessions for 1 hour to adults living in group homes

  • Use art materials and techniques to encourage participants to express themselves creatively and develop coping skills

  • Document participant attendance



  • Degree or experience in therapeutic art or related field

  • Experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred but not required

  • Strong art skills and creativity

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently



• Flexible schedule to accommodate contract work 

• Opportunity to work with diverse individuals in a rewarding and fulfilling role


Salary: TBD

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