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|Destination Ascendigo: Ascendigo’s mission is to elevate the spectrum by empowering people, inspiring lives and shattering expectations. We apply this mission to both the people we serve, such as our participants and clients, and the people with whom we serve, such as our co-workers and other stakeholders.
Ascendigo is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of children and adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through therapeutic recreation, employment, community integration, education and an array of behavioral health services. We are headquartered in Carbondale, CO. Currently, Ascendigo employs more than 50 full- and part-time year-round staff members and approximately 30 additional employees during our seasonal summer camp programming.
The Ascendigo Promise to our employees is to provide meaning and purpose in the work we do and a culture of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.. We support high performance through thoughtful on-boarding and training, and acting with integrity. We offer 360° compensation with a path to financial security, personal well-being and fulfillment, and housing assistance.
Core Responsibilities: Ascendigo’s Lake Sport Interns work closely with the Lake Program team to provide a safe and fun lake experience for our participants. Lake Sport Interns constantly monitor the lake location to ensure the safety of campers and staff alike. Lake Sports Interns help the lake team facilitate lake activities with our participants including but not limited to; driving boats, towing participants (wake boarders, wake surfers, water skiers and tubers), towing boats on the highway, monitoring safety of the campers while on the boat, etc. Interns work closely with our campers and may need to assist with behavior prevention & mitigation and activities of daily living such as toileting and hygiene. The internship includes educational components including but not limited to: individualized feedback and evaluations, trainings, and leadership opportunities.
|Roles & Responsibilities|
Work directly with clients who have challenging behaviors that may include physical aggression towards others
Must be age 16 or over and have legal working status.
Personal Characteristics: should be committed and passionate about the Ascendigo mission of a holistic, active, community-based, independent, and person-centered life. He/she should believe in the dignity and potential of our clients. We also have a commitment to a culture of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. which stands for:
R-Recognize the inherent worth of your coworkers.
|Additional Information (optional)|
With Room and Board: $375/week Without Room and Board: $18/hour