American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Job & Internship Opportunities

Adaptive Snowsports Intern

Achieve Tahoe

Location: Alpine Meadows, CA
Semesters: Winter

Posted On: 07/19/2016

Population Age: Adolescents, Adults, Children
Population Characteristics: Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities
Primary Setting: Parks & Recreation Agency
Housing Available: Yes
Number of CTRs Employed at Facility/Agency: 1

Stipends or Other Benefits: Yes
Listing of Stipends or Other Benefits:
Interns at Achieve Tahoe will receive numerous benefits throughout the duration of the season. Some of these benefits include: • An opportunity to become a certified ski instructor through an in-house PSIA process • Access to pro-deals on gear and equipment • Clinics to improve your technical skiing knowledge and ability to teach a wide variety of people • Adaptive instructor training in multiple disciplines • A season pass to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts • Unforgettable hands-on experience Interns will receive a small stipend each month to assist with the cost of living.

Located in beautiful North Lake Tahoe, at Alpine Meadows ski resort, Achieve Tahoe is a non-profit organization that leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. Our mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence. Founded in 1967, we are one of the leading adaptive snowsports programs, led by a professional, dedicated and experienced staff. Currently we operate our snowsports programs at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar Resorts. Intern Job Description Title: Adaptive Snowsports Intern Location: Alpine Meadows, North Lake Tahoe CA Internship Dates: December 1st – April 30th General Function: Under direct supervision of the Internship Coordinator, the winter interns will provide, and assist in coordinating adaptive snowsports instruction for individuals with disabilities. Interns will be expected to assist professional staff with special events, fundraising, and outreach efforts. In addition interns will complete other duties as assigned by the Internship Coordinator, or Program Director. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Assesses and delivers snowsports instruction for individuals of all ages with various disabilities. Consistently follows organizational standards, practices, procedures. Attends required new volunteer orientation. Attends clinics both on-hill and indoors. Assists with the transportation, maintenance, and set-up of program equipment. Assists with special events. Develops and completes an intern project. Prepares for and participates in PSIA Level 1 in-house training program. Minimum Qualifications: High School graduate or equivalent. College graduate in the fields of Recreation, Health Sciences, or Adaptive Physical Education preferred. Experience working/volunteering with individuals with disabilities. Experience working with individuals with disabilities in a recreational environment preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to meet background check criteria. Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities: Intermediate skill level in alpine skiing. Experience teaching and leading a subject or activity. Ability to follow directions and work independently. Ability to successfully manage multiple high priority tasks in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of various computer software programs such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Outlook and Excel. Must have the physical ability and strength to participate in daily activities at high altitude. Must be physically able to assist snowsports participants with adaptive equipment. Ability to work outdoors for long periods of time in all conditions. CPR and First Aid certified desired.

Contact Information

Allison Ibsen

530.581.4161 x 206

How to Apply