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JOB SUMMARY: The Program Manager oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of The Woodlands year-round camps and retreat, including but not limited to, planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and monitoring program activities. The Program Manager supervises, develops, and safely implements programs and activities for our participants. The Program Manager functions as participant families/user groups liaison and program staff mentor under their supervision. The Program Manager ensures a clean, healthy, safe environment, supports and attends to participant needs and provides overall support to program activities. The Program Manager fosters participants’ development in the Woodlands Five Program Goals (Recreation, Socialization, Independence, Self-perception, and Health and Wellness).

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver safe, fun programs while employing critical thinking skills, problem solving strategies, and customer service.
  • Define instructional strategies and provide guidance to program staff. Deliver differentiated instructions and adaptations to the participants.
  • Determine appropriate staffing levels for programs to provide safe, efficient coverage. Work closely with the Staffing and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure appropriate staffing levels for all programs.
  • Implement orientation and training for assigned staff.
  • Oversee communication and coordination of the healthcare team, safety of staff and participants, adherence to policies and procedures, and compliance with guidelines of regulatory agencies.
  • Ensure that Program Staff complete documentation required and compliance deadlines. Maintain complete and accurate documentation required of your position.
  • Maintain budgetary oversite and control of Camps and Retreats. Manages foundation resources effectively.
  • Serve as the contact person for participant ISP’s and implement behavior plans.  Support staff with behavior interventions for the purpose of ensuring effective and safe participation.
  • Develop and implement evaluation and feedback tools to measure satisfaction, program success, and goals achieved.  Ensures compliance with documentation (ACA, WFI Policies/procedures, grant requirements).

Overall Woodlands Staff Expectations:

  • Support and carry out the philosophy, goals, objectives, and mission of the organization.
  • Excellent customer service – demonstrate ability to respond in a timely way to the needs and requests of others, internally and externally.
  • Understand safety policies and promote safe practices in the workplace.
  • Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted.
  • Deal constructively with conflict.
  • Accurately provide and receive information in oral and written communications.
  • Demonstrate willingand ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities.
  • Identify and act on problems and lead by example.
  • Advocate for persons with disabilities.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Program and Marketing

Working Conditions:

  • Program Manager works in in the field and is present during the entirety of their program as needed, including check-in, check-out and overnight.  Works in an office environment to supervise, plan, and prepare programs. May sometimes operate in nonstandard workplaces to promote and recruit staff and participants.
  • May work atypical work weeks to facilitate program schedules.

Qualifications:

  • Required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Management/Administration with experience in Adapted Physical Activity, Recreational Therapy, or related field
    • Management/Supervisory experience
    • CPR/AED/First Aid certification
    • Experience developing programs and activities for individuals with disability in a camp environment.
    • Experience retreat/camp environment
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Ability to bend/lift/assist with physical care
    • Able to work independently
    • Flexibility in scheduling, including weekends
    • Act 33/34/73 clearances (upon hire)
    • Ability to pass drug screening
  • Preferred
    • Master’s degree in Management/Administration, Special Education, Therapies (TR, OT, PT, SLP), or related program
    • Certified Pool Operator (CPO)

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this description is subject to change at any time.

Supervisor: Director of Programs and Marketing

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

JOB SUMMARY:  The purpose of this role is to provide support to designated programs and the Program Coordinators and Instructors that manage these programs. The Programs Assistant is ultimately responsible for assisting in the safe implementation of Woodlands Programs and its activities, scheduling, and data collection with the goal of enrichment in the lives of those which the foundation serves. The Programs Assistant works with assigned Coordinators and Instructors to bring out the best in all program participants and staff while maximizing the use of the Woodlands Program Facilities.

Program Development:

  • Assists in implementing age and ability specific programs that are designed to achieve desired results of WFI Participants.  Assists in providing assistance needed to meet participant goals.
  • Assists in implementing program schedules.
  • Contributes toward and takes ownership of ensuring positive experiences and relationships with college/university students volunteering, or conducting hands-on learning experiences here at Woodlands.
  • Encourages and supports the socialization needs and skill development of each participant.
  • Ensures the ongoing safety and wellbeing of all participants and adherence to all policies and procedures.

Program Support:

  • Adapts program activities, assignments, ad/ or materials under the direction of the Coordinator or Instructor.
  • Maintains instructional materials and files/ records as needed.
  • Participates in the implementation of behavior plans for the purpose of ensuring effective and safe participation.
  • Performs clerical tasks for the purpose of helping the Coordinator or Instructor prepare the instructional materials.
  • Provides instructions under the supervision of the Coordinator or Instructor to the participant.
  • Maintains positive and professional relationships with program participants, family members, volunteers and visitors.
  • Promotes the services of the foundation to individuals, family members, and community agencies, and identifies potential participants, user groups, and program opportunities.
  • Works with other foundation staff to continually review and improve the program to ensure appropriateness and value.
  • Supports and carries out the philosophy, goals, objectives, and mission of the organization.
  • Ensures safety of all staff, adherence to all policies and procedures, and compliance with guidelines by regulatory agencies.
  • Assists with all aspects of program delivery, including the personal care of the participants as needed.
  • Manages foundation resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Advocates for persons with disabilities.

Staff Responsibilities:

  • Follows all policies and procedures as required by WFI, accreditation and licensing agencies.
  • Represents WFI as a leader in providing direct program services to those with disability.
  • Understands and applies skills and knowledge related to the safety and emergency procedures, self-care routines, cognitive limitations, and basic teaching skills.
  • Completes all assigned duties in the allotted time frame.
  • Demonstrates commitment to individuals being served through professional presentation of self, initiative, enthusiasm, and flexibility.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal professional development through literature, workshops, etc for continued education.
  • Identifies potential risks and investigates incidents while taking appropriate corrective action in each case.
  • Maintains competency in CPR, first aid, AED, and personal care components of the role.
  • Maintains confidentiality.

Performs other duties as assigned to support the overall operations of the Woodlands.

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this description is subject to change at any time.

Essential Qualifications:

  • CPR/AED/First aid certification
  • Experience developing programs and activities for individuals with physical/intellectual/cognitive disability.
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to bend/lift/assist with physical care
  • Flexibility in scheduling
  • Valid PA driver’s license
  • Act 33/34 clearance, FBI background check clearance
  • Ability to successfully complete a drug screening

Supervisor: Director of Programs and Marketing

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

JOB SUMMARY: The lifeguard is responsible for supervising all the swimming events that take place in the pool.  Assist the Wellness and Fitness Manager in the maintenance of the aquatic facility and equipment; serves as a resource person for evening programs and special events.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Program Responsibilities:

  • Provide pool supervision and perform lifeguard duties in accordance with established national procedures.
  • Ensure the safety of others: inform participants and staff of safety precautions and waterfront regulations and enforce these regulations.

Record Keeping and Documentation:

  • Assist the Wellness and Fitness Manager in keeping ongoing records of the pool conditions.
  • Assist in the organization and maintenance of records according to the public bathing codes.

Staff Responsibilities:

  • Uphold program policies and regulations and follow program procedures
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings
  • Provide ongoing instruction for staff as it relates to your program.
  • Participate and assist in all activities and programs when not required to fulfill other job responsibilities.
  • ALWAYS keep in mind the safety of the participants and staff when planning a program or activity. AT NO TIME should the safety of others be jeopardized for the sake of an activity.

Program Area and Equipment:

  • Take inventory and maintain all equipment and supplies pertaining to the program. Inventory prior to opening and after every session.
  • Clean and maintain the equipment and program area daily. Assure that all equipment is in good condition for safe use by participants and staff.
  • Sanitize equipment when necessary
  • Serve as a resource person for others. Provide materials and physical assistance as required.
  • Secure supplies as needed or assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned to support the overall operations of the Woodlands.

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this description is subject to change at any time.

Supervisor: Wellness and Fitness Manager

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

JOB SUMMARY: The Healthcare Associate is primarily responsible for distributing medication, providing appropriate professional medical support, and supporting personal care routines. Healthcare Associates remain on campus with participants overnight during all camps and retreats at The Woodlands.

Healthcare Associates at The Woodlands are Expected To:

  • Oversee the distribution of all medicine prescribed by program participant’s physician. All medications must be stored under double lock and key stored in the Healthcare Medication Carts.
  • Review program participants’ applications and health physical reports with program manager and/or RN prior at the beginning of the program.
  • Review pertinent health care needs with participant’s parent/legal guardian.
  • Function as a medical resource for The Woodlands staff members.
  • Conduct participant examinations as necessary; note any changes in health condition; take corrective action as required.
  • Assist The Woodlands staff members with advanced personal care routines including but not limited to: medication administration, catheterization, wound and skin care, and urine and bowel programs.

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this description is subject to change at any time.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school graduate or equivalency.
  • Flexibility in scheduling.
  • Procured PA Acts 33/34/73/31 upon hire.
  • Unexpired CPR/First Aid/AED certification upon hire.
  • Ability to pass a drug screening.
  • Ability to ascend and descend slopes and transverse a variety of indoor and outdoor settings and uneven terrains.
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions and in swimming pools up to eight (8) feet deep.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch in order to assist participants or work with The Woodlands equipment.
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information with all WFI staff, participants, families, and guests.
  • Ability to safely, securely and frequently: grasp, lift, transport, position, and place participants and The Woodlands equipment weighing at least 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Pursing a Healthcare degree or (RN, EMT, MD or related).
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities and providing invasive personal care.

Supervisor: Program Manager

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

JOB SUMMARY:  The Counselor ensures that participants reside in a clean, healthy, and safe environment while supporting and attending to participant needs. Counselors remain on campus with participants overnight during all camps and retreats at The Woodlands.

Counselors at The Woodlands are Expected To:

  • Fulfill all personal care needs (including but not limited to: showering, toileting, feeding, daily morning/evening routines, and transferring) of assigned participants for the duration of all programming at The Woodlands.
  • Provide adequate supervision at all times, including frequent and accurate head counts.
  • Encourage participation in all program activities.
  • Lead scheduled program activities and encourage enthusiasm and participant involvement during programming.
  • Provide participant support as required in his/her Individual Support Plan (ISP), where applicable.*

NOTE: Nothing in this description restricts The Woodlands management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time; this description reflects The Woodlands management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this description is subject to change at any time.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school graduate or equivalency.
  • Flexibility in scheduling.
  • Procured PA Acts 33/34/73/31 upon hire.
  • Unexpired CPR/ First Aid/ AED certification upon hire.
  • Ability to pass a drug screening.
  • Ability to ascend and descend slopes and transverse a variety of indoor and outdoor settings and uneven terrains.
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions and in swimming pools up to eight (8) feet deep.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch in order to assist participants or work with The Woodlands equipment.
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information with all The Woodlands staff, participants, families, and guests.
  • Ability to safely, securely and frequently: grasp, lift, transport, position, and place participants and The Woodlands equipment weighing at least 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities

Supervisor:

Questions? Contact:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator
724-935-5470
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org

Weekend Staff

We hire our Weekend Retreat Staff on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis.

To apply, complete our employment application (bottom right of this page) and send it, along with a copy of your resume, to Clarissa Amond, Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator, at camond@woodlandsfoundation.org.

Summer Positions

We hire our summer camp staff through individual interviews that take place at The Woodlands’ campus. This allows potential staff members to meet the staff of The Woodlands and see his/her home for the summer.

All Staff Members at The Woodlands are Expected To:

  • Provide individualized adaptations, accommodations, and modifications based on participant needs.
  • Complete all documentation completely and accurately within the allotted timeframe; report all incidents to the Camps and Retreats Program Coordinator.
  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and training sessions as assigned.
  • Demonstrate responsible use of facilities and maintain a clean and sanitary environment.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of all policies and procedures of The Woodlands.
  • Maintain strict participant confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA.
  • Serve as a beneficial model to participants in all personal habits; maintain positive professional relationships with all staff members, participants, families, and guests of The Woodlands.
  • Communicate thoroughly and actively, providing constructive feedback to supervisors and all The Woodlands staff members.
  • Possess and demonstrate enthusiasm and positivity towards all The Woodlands staff members, participants, families, guests and assigned or scheduled tasks and activities.
  • Willingly adjust to changing priorities or conditions.
  • Advocate for all participants at The Woodlands.
  • Supports and carries out the mission of the The Woodlands Foundation.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

To apply for employment, please submit your resume and completed application to:

Clarissa Amond
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator to Program Services
camond@woodlandsfoundation.org
724-935-5470, ext. 231

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