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Employment Opportunities

SPARK Community Center Leader

$9 per hour, part time position

Hours: 3:30 PM-7:30 PM Monday through Thursday

East Tennessee Technology Access Center

116 Childress St.

Knoxville, TN 37920



Responsibilities include:

  • Implement lessons planned by ETTAC staff that are ability appropriate. 
  • Report to supervisor any supplies needed, including adaptive equipment.
  • Coordinate with staff to purchase approved items related to SPARK.
  • Work with participants input to choose the direction of projects.
  • Utilize adaptive techniques and assistive technology to increase participant involvement.  Candidate will be trained on these items.
  • Maintain a safe environment and supervision of participants.
  • Take notes daily on participant progress and activities.
  • Meet with Program Director to discuss progress and needs of the program.
  • Give direction to volunteers as to how they can assist in groups.
  • Advocate for participants and their unique strengths and needs.
  • Create an environment of professionalism, safety, warmth and respect.
  • Set up and clean up before and after activities.


Activities and lessons may include basic cooking, life skills, reading, movement, art, recreation, advocacy, money management, job exploration, and social skills.

The ideal candidate will have education or experience working with people affected by disabilities, both physical and intellectual.  They will be flexible, patient, and understand the unique challenges of working with this population. This could be a great position for a student in rec therapy or special education.  It could also be a great part time position for a direct support professional or therapeutic rec activity professional who has experience working people affected by disabilities. 

Please send your resume to Paula Jones at  We will be interviewing and hiring by April 2nd.