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Spaulding Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports Associate - Virtual IFT in Charlestown, Massachusetts

Adaptive Sports Associate - Virtual IFT - ( 3245431 )


Primary Location : Remote/Virtual

Schedule : Varies

Shift : Varies


Spaulding Adaptive Sports centers (SASC) provides children and adults of all levels of ability the opportunity to live active, healthy lives through participation in a variety of adaptive sports and recreational activities. A variety of land and water activities are offered in both individual and group settings. Spaulding Clinicians and Adaptive Sports professionals help choose activities and make adaptations to meet the capabilities and goals of each individual.

The SASC adaptive sports programs include Cape Cod, Boston and North Shore regions. This associate position is directly overseen by a Regional Coordinator and will be a hybrid working model on Cape Cod, remote, and regional hockey locations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists operationally and programmatically with regional adaptive sports programs, specifically cycling, tennis, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, and paddle boarding, under the direction of the SASC Boston Coordinator.

  • Review participant intakes to determine program/participant equipment needs for each session. Communicate with clients directly as needed for assessments.

  • Assure equipment is in working condition, set up prior to each programming session, as well break down and pack post session.

  • Load and drive Spaulding vehicles and trailers to various locations of programming

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • PCC Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are upheld.




  • Inclusive Fitness Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Adaptive Sports related field including but not limited to: Recreation Therapy (CTRS),, Athletic Training, Adaptive Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Exercise Science/physiology, kinesiology.


  • USA Hockey Coaching Credentials



  • Prior experience working with people with disabilities


  • Direct experience in adapted sport programming.

  • Prior experience working with USA Hockey



  • Valid driver’s license with no driving violations

  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, AED

Skills (Specific learned activity gained through training (e.g. computer skills, keyboarding, presentation, CPR, ACLS, etc.)


  • CPR, First Aid, and AED

  • Knowledge of adaptive sport basics and ability to gain an understanding of the SASC programming

  • Demonstrate an ability to attain knowledge of adaptive sports equipment.

  • Solid organizational skills, with the ability to collect waivers and programming fees as necessary

  • Will participate in training to gain an understanding of general disability awareness to assist with participant’s individual needs

  • Demonstrates a positive, professional demeanor

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work with participants of all ages and level of abilities from pediatric to geriatric

  • Travel required as necessary

  • Willingness to drive Spaulding vehicles and tow equipment to offsite locations as necessary


  • Certified Disability Sport Specialist Certification Level I

  • Direct experience playing and coaching hockey/sled hockey

  • Personal or work experience in cycling, and/or water sports

  • Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills, working with diverse population.

  • Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.

  • High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.

EEO Statement:

Spaulding Rehabilitation is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Primary Location : MA-Charlestown-SRH Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

Work Locations :

SRH Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

300 1st Avenue

Charlestown 02129

Job : Admin/Clerical/CustService-Other

Organization : Spaulding Hospital–Boston & Cambridge(SRN,SRH,SHC)

Schedule : Per Diem

Standard Hours: : 1

Shift : Rotating

Posted Shift Description: : Shift varies based on scheduled programs

Employee Status : Limited Term / Per Diem

Recruiting Department: : SRH Adaptive Sports

Job Posting : May 26, 2023

Req ID: 3245431