Rocky Mountain Adaptive offers temporary part time contracts to individuals working as Developmental Aides/Program Facilitators for Rocky Mountain Adaptive. Our Aides work in a variety of situations and settings. As RMA is a sports and recreational based charity, Aides for RMA will vary in their role to other Aide work. Rocky Mountain Adaptive promotes the development of self esteem, confidence and social interactions through taking part in many different sport and recreational activities and we expect those working for RMA in this role follow these guidelines. RMA Aides will use sports as a basis to develop personal skills.
There is a not a set job description for working as an Aide with RMA, as we are approached by many varying parents/caregivers/support personnel for RMA to provide support for individuals of different needs. The challenges of the adaptive guest are generally cognitive but may also be physical as well. Aides may need to be prepared to deal with difficult situations, and be a calming voice for those with behavioural challenges.
All RMA Aides will be trained prior to their start dates and supported by the Management of RMA during their term of employment. Aides will be included on the RMA Payroll and will be paid once per month. Pay will vary per role, from $15 – $20 per hour.
RMA Aides/Program Facilitators will provide support such as the following:
Providing new social situations, meeting other individuals
Encouragement to take part in new sports and activities such as hiking, biking, frisbee golf, tennis, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing, and much more.
Transportation to different programs
Support on pre existing program, whether they be sport related or otherwise.
Being an Aide can be challenging work, and is not for everyone. Aides will need skills such as being:
Compassionate, Friendly & Patient.
Flexible enough to change plans if they are not working.
Since work can be emotionally demanding and stressful, Aides should have a good social support system and be able to leave their work at the workplace at the end of the day.
Length of Term
As we provide Aides to individuals of different needs, there is no set term for this role. Some are occasional (as short as 1 week). Some are on consistent schedules such and 1- 5 times per week at certain times of the day. The Aide would need to meet the adaptive guest at the given location and provide support during the time period of each day.