Job Code: IS

Inclusion Specialist

Category: Programs
Location: Meadowlands Area YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time



We are looking to fill the role of an Inclusion Specialist. This positions will assists with planning, leading, and evaluating group experiences for children and adults with special needs in weekly enrichment programs. The specialist provides quality recreational experiences for children and adults that focus on the YMCA core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Must be available weekday afternoon/evenings and weekends.


  • Degree in education, recreation, or related field.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with special needs children.
  • Knowledge in planning, organizing, communicating and implementing school age recreation programs.
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • 2 year minimum experience working with special needs population
  • Current certification in CPR or CPR/PR (Professional Rescuer); First Aid and AED (Automated External Defibrillators). Must be able to obtain certifications within 30 days of hire.
  • Willingness to work with special needs children from diverse populations.

Work Conditions:

  • Will restrain or physically support children weighing 50+ pounds, as needed for safety, during activities that may require stooping, kneeling or crouching.
  • Lead and participate in activities that may include running, throwing, and kicking.
  • Able to sit low at child size seating and instruct/work with children at tables.
  • May provide children with assistance in dealing with issues such as personal hygiene, medical needs, toileting, diapering, lifting, writing, feeding, and getting in or out of transportation.
  • May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the child care environment.
  • Set up tables weighing up to 50 lbs

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 to $35.00 /hour