At NSSRA, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to play. Formed in 1970 with that goal in mind, we were the first Special Recreation Association in the country, offering programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities. We are similar to a park district, however we only serve residents in our partner communities with special needs.
Today, nearly 50 years later, we serve over 1,500 individuals with disabilities throughout the year in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We’re all about creating an environment of belonging through play, and we want you to be a part of our team!
ABOUT THE JOB
Working as a Music Therapist at NSSRA is a great way to contribute your talents to the community and our participants. In this role, you are responsible for the following tasks:
Instruct individual piano lessons for children, teem and adults with special needs.
Adapt music lessons to meet the needs of each participant.
Actively engage individuals with disabilities.
Communicate professionally and consistently with participants, parents, fellow staff and the general public when needed.
Commit to each program season of 8-9 weeks.
Piano Instructor with previous teaching experience.
Music Therapist preferred, but not required.
THE FINE PRINT
This position is a contractual position. Rate is negotiable. Program is one night a week from approximately 4:30 – 7:30 pm.
About Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association
Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities who live in its 13 northern suburban partner communities.
NSSRA has nearly 600 recreation, sport, cultural, social, and leisure offerings available throughout the year, creating new experiences, opportunities for skill dev...elopment, leisure time, and perhaps most importantly, friendship. NSSRA serves over 1,500 individuals with disabilities through our traditional and cooperative programs. Participants range in age from preschoolers, youth and teens through young adults, adults and seniors. Programs are offered at park district facilities, schools and other locations throughout the northern suburbs. NSSRA’s Inclusion support option provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy full participation in partner agency programs while receiving the individualized one-on-one support they need to succeed. Through its programs and services, NSSRA removes the barriers that might prevent an individual with disabilities from full participation in the fun and richness of experience that life has to offer.