Canton Township
  • Leisure Services
  • Canton, MI, USA
  • 15.45
  • Hourly
  • Variable Hour

No benefits

The following at-will job posting will remain open until all positions are filled


Variable Hour

Pay Rate: $15.45 per hour


May 15th - August 15th

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm with occasional nights or weekend availability

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This position is responsible for leading and supervising activities for special needs populations

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Note: These examples are intended merely as illustrations of the various types of work performed)

  • Responsible for safe transportation of program participants to assigned locations in Township vehicles and chartered buses
  • Plan, organize, monitor, and conduct recreational activities for participants of the assigned program
  • Responsible for facilities and equipment appearance and cleanliness
  • Ensure the use of safety procedures and compliance with safety rules
  • Supervise and monitor participants in a variety of recreation areas and facilities
  • Assume lead worker responsibilities for events and activities as assigned
  • Responsible for responding to, communicating and documenting emergency situations and incidents, including but not limited to First Aid, CPR, Severe Weather, and Missing Child Events
  • Ensure safety rules, policies, regulations, and procedures are followed by public and employees
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Prior experience working with special needs populations preferred
  • Must possess a current, valid Driver's License with a driving history that does not create liability concerns; which include, but are not limited to, convictions for reckless driving, careless driving, suspended license or convictions involving drinking and impaired driving
  • Ability to operate a 12-passenger van equipped with a wheelchair lift, with the ability to tow a trailer behind the van as necessary
  • Must be able to possess a valid Michigan Chauffeur License within 30 days of hire
  • Must be able to possess and perform Basic First Aid and CPR (Adult & Infant) Certifications within 60 days of employment; opportunity for certification will be provided by the employer
  • Ability to respond to emergencies in a calm and efficient manner
  • Must be able to possess Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Certifications within one year of employment; Opportunity for in-service training and certification will be provided by the employer
  • Must be educated in Diabetic Care and Monitoring within one year of employment; Opportunity for in-service training and certification will be provided by the employer
  • Ability to clearly communicate procedures, problems, and policies with fellow employees and the public tactfully and courteously
  • Skill in organizing self and others; ability to self-start in discharging responsibilities
  • Ability to work a wide variety of shifts including afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • This is an "At-Will" position: Work assignments and hours scheduled based on availability, division requirements and within the confines of the budget. Schedules and work hours are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time due to division needs, budgeting, and staff availability


Reasonable Accommodations: Canton Township provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (734) 394-5260. We encourage all interested qualified applicants to apply for open positions. Request for accommodations will be reviewed case-by-case.

  • Stand - Frequently
  • Walk - Frequently
  • Sit - Frequently
  • Use of Hands/Fingers - Frequently
  • Reach - Frequently
  • Climb - Occasionally
  • Crawl - Occasionally
  • Squat/Kneel - Frequently
  • Bend - Frequently


  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently
  • 10-29 lbs - Frequently
  • 30-59 lbs - Occasionally
  • 60-100 lbs - Rarely


  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently
  • 10-29 lbs - Frequently
  • 30-59 lbs - Occasionally
  • 60-100 lbs - Rarely

Reports To: Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator

Job Description Updated: January 2016

Posting Information: Therapeutic Recreation Program Leader (Variable Hour)

  • This is an at-will position. Hours are limited and will vary based on the operational needs of the department. Employees in this position will be classified as variable hour employees.
  • All candidates will be notified VIA EMAIL of the disposition of the employment application.
  • Being hired to fill a vacant position will require reference checking, background information, driving record verification, working history verification, physical exam, drug screen, and new hire orientation.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements for the position to be considered.
  • This is an external posting open to all applicants. A completed application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Applications not completed in their entirety will not be considered.
  • Create an account to apply online or pick up a paper application in the Human Resources Department.

The Charter Township of Canton provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) and is committed to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability, height, weight, gender identity, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Canton Township takes great pride in the diversity of our community and promotes diversity in the workforce.

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