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Program Assistant - Sub

Minnesota Independence College and Community


Organization Summary:

Minnesota Independence College and Community (MICC) is a human services organization for adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders.  We are a private non-profit focused on helping individuals to be as personally and financially independent as possible and to achieve their dreams in life! 

Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Recreation, Sports, Leisure
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Part Time Salary: $14 - $16/ hour

Primary Duties:

The Program Assistant is responsible for observing and interacting with students on a mentor level, providing opportunities for students to interact, demonstrate healthy living behaviors, learn, have fun, etc.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Work collaboratively with other staff students, assisting in providing a safe, productive and fun learning environment for participants

·         Demonstrate independent decision-making, planning and follow through

·         Maintain effective and professional communication with individuals inside and outside of MICC

·         Facilitate positive relationships with community partners and promote MICC whenever possible

·         Maintain confidentiality and promote respect for all MICC students, graduates, staff, families and others

·         Record student information and evaluate student performance as required

·         Other duties as assigned

Areas of Responsibility

Specific duties include:

·         Supervision of students on weekend and evening recreation and leisure activities to ensure a positive experience for all participants

·         Encouraging students to attend and participate in events, using a variety of methods

·         Finding ways to engage students who generally do not attend events and activities

·         Assisting students in resolution of issues and concerns

·         Documenting information regarding events occurring during evening and weekend programming in the student/member information system

·         Providing transportation and support for regularly scheduled trips to grocery store, YMCA, etc

·         Acting as first-responder to emergency situations, using a calm and decisive manner

·         Participate in leading clubs, learning labs, and continuing education programming 


Bachelor's Degree in a discipline relevant to the above duties (i.e. Special Education, Youth Work, Sociology, Psychology, Therapeutic or Outdoor Recreation, Art Therapy etc.), be working toward one of the above degrees or possess equivalent experience. Experience in working with young adults with learning disabilities is highly desirable 


Additional Info:

 Skills and Abilities

·        Ability to identify and assist in solving problems using strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse population

·         Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility and good judgment

·         Maintain confidentiality of organizational, employee and student information

·         Demonstrate professionalism in work performance and communication with others

·         Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with strong oral and written communication skills

·         Current driver's license with a good driving record and ability to drive 15-passenger van

·         Able to pass a criminal background check

How To Apply:

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

If you believe this rewarding opportunity is a match for your passion, skills and experience, please send your resume, along with a cover letter to Camille Loughlin at


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