JOIN OUR TEAM! Enjoy a satisfying position working with kids and adults on the Autism Spectrum
What We Offer:
- A highly satisfying work experience
- Ongoing opportunities for autism specific training and work experience
- Opportunities for personal growth and professional development
- The chance to spend the Summer and/or Winter in the Colorado Rockies enjoying the great outdoors
- The opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of someone with an autism spectrum disorder
What We’re Looking For:
People who have the ability to set our campers up for success! Preferably, you’re a people person, have a positive attitude, and are naturally calm, level headed, patient, and caring. You have the desire to help others, and you enjoy working as part of a team to look for, discuss, and implement positive solutions to the day to day issues that arise with our clients. You are fun, non-reactive, and able to connect on a deeply emotional and personal level with the clients you care for and work with.
Ascendigo (formerly Extreme Sports Camp) is a growing Roaring Fork Valley based nonprofit that enhances the lives of children and adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder through outdoor sports education, adventure camps, community integration and an array of autism focused behavioral health services. We are headquartered in Carbondale and provide programming from Aspen to Rifle.
Our Adventure camps are designed so that participants of all athletic abilities are set up for success. We pride ourselves in ensuring progress in our sports while having lots of fun. Current sports and outdoor programming include summer, fall, and winter camps, and individualized services. Our summer camp offers 8 residential weeks based at he CMC Spring Valley campus. Summer camp activities include hiking, climbing, river rafting, lake & boating sports, biking (mountain & road), horseback riding. Winter activities include week long winter camps, and private skiing and snowboarding lessons on the AspenSnowmass ski resort.
Sports Specialists: Summer Seasonal
Experts in Rock climbing, Horseback Riding and River Rafting with a passion to instruct kids and adults on the autism spectrum are sought for 8 weeks of summer camp (June – August).
We prefer that you have a minimum of 1 year experience working directly with people on the autism spectrum, and some level of professional training or education related to autism. In addition, you should have certification within your chosen sport that allows you to safely manage the sport specific site, and to teach and supervise the teaching of sport specific skills in a safe manner. Experts in Rock climbing, Horseback Riding and River Rafting with a passion to instruct kids and adults on the autism spectrum are sought for summer camp. Ability to safely teach basic sport skills in your area of expertise is a must. CPR/First Aid certification, certifications in your sports field, and experience with autism are all a big plus. Camps are held weekly from mid-June to mid-August. Attendance at our staff training weeks in June are mandatory.
Skills Trainers are our version of a Camp Counselor, but with specialized experience supporting youth, teens and/or adults on the Autism Spectrum. No specific certifications are required but we prefer that you have a minimum of 1 year experience working directly with people on the autism spectrum, and some level of professional training or education related to autism.
Skills Trainers help with a wide variety of life skills and fun activities. Depending on where you are in the scheduling rotation, you could be helping a participant get ready for his/her day, or spending afternoons in arts, crafts, bicycling, music and other activities. Skills Trainers will also rotate through the various weekend staffing areas, either spending it in town, with river and hiking activities, or at the Shrine Mountain Huts off Vail pass for a high country experience. Skills Trainers help our participants with daily living and social skills, including appropriate coping skills, dining with our participants and assisting in night time hygiene routines and getting to bed. Camps are weekly from mid-June through mid-August. Attendance at our staff training in June is mandatory.
For a detailed job description, click: Summer Skills Trainers
Ascendigo Registered Nurse: Summer Seasonal
Summer Camp Nurse who has a passion for working with children and adults on the autism spectrum for our 8-week summer camp (June-August). The actual working period will be from May 31-August 12, 2016. We prefer that you have a minimum of 2 years experience working as a registered nurse licensed in Colorado. Having one 1 year of experience working with persons on the autism spectrum is also preferable. Maintaining compliance with the State of Colorado concerning medications and treatment is a priority. Attendance at our staff trainings and staff meetings is mandatory.
Night Skills Trainer Supervisor: Summer Seasonal
The night skills trainer supervisor will provide overnight supervision of our campers for the 8-week residential camp (June-August). The actual working period will be from May 31-August 12, 2016. We prefer that you have a minimum of 1-year experience directly with people on the autism spectrum, and some level of professional training or education related to autism. This position requires a high level of maturity and responsibility in keeping the campers and camp safe overnight. Camps are held weekly from early June to early August. Attendance at our staff training and staff meetings is mandatory.
Lead Skills Trainer: Summer Seasonal
The Lead Skills Trainer will be responsible for supervising and planning the logistics for Skills Trainers and Peer Mentors. Lead Skills Trainers will be responsible for
creating pairings for Campers/Skills Trainers, informing teams of plans/logistics, and meeting campers/parents on Sunday arrival. We prefer that you have a minimum of 1-year experience directly with people on the autism spectrum and some level of professional training/education related to autism. This position requires a level of responsibility and excellent role modeling skills. Preference will be given to applicants with management/supervision experience with camps, organizations, or schools. Camps are held weekly from early June to early August. Attendance at our staff training and staff meetings is mandatory.
Full Time/year round opening:
Support the Life Enrichment program in improving the lives of individual clients through the application of Ascendigo’s Life Enrichment life dimension care practices, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other competencies as required as directed by LE management and clinical services oversight. Email email@example.com,