South Suburban Special Recreation Association

19910 80th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Staff

South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA) provides recreation programs for individuals with disabilities throughout 7 park districts and 3 recreation and parks departments. Individuals, ages 2 through adulthood, can participate in arts & crafts, music programs, drama, special events, Special Olympics, and a variety of other programs with the necessary adaptations. In addition to SSSRA’s own programming, individuals can participate in park district and recreation department programs with the assistance of an Inclusion Aide.

SSSRA is currently hiring for the following part-time positions:

Inclusion Aide for before school program in Homewood and Flossmoor areas

Recreation Leaders for weekly programs and special events throughout the ten member districts


Inclusion Aides and Recreation Leaders must be 16 years or older to apply or have a work permit. Drivers must be 21 years or older with a valid driver’s license and complete a driver abstract.

If you are interested in working at SSSRA, please fill out and return an application. Please contact Rob Hentschel, Support Staff Manager, at 815-806-0384 or by e-mail at

Employment Application


We are seeking help in meeting the needs of people with disabilities in the south suburbs. You know first-hand the positive influences SSSRA services have provided to area families. SSSRA programs and activities improve physical and mental health, develop self-esteem, enhance and foster social skills and help residents be a part of the community.

Every year SSSRA strives to provide quality programs and services to meet the growing needs and demands of the communities we serve. We are asking that you help us explore ways you, your employer/company, your extended families, or friends can support SSSRA. With your support we will continue to make a difference in the lives of many people.

Please fill out our Volunteer Application and return it to:
South Suburban Special Recreation Association
Rob Hentschel
19910 80th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60487

Volunteer Application


SSSRA offers internships and fieldwork experience opportunities year round to college students majoring in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Administration or other related fields. Each experience is constructed to prepare the student for their professional career by combining practical, hands on learning with their educational backgrounds according to SSSRA and university requirements.

If interested in doing your internship at SSSRA, please submit your resume to Heather Specht at

For more information, please contact Heather Specht at or at 815-806-0384.