R.E.C. Connect News

Hockey and cupcakes and karaoke, oh my! November is almost here and our R.E.C. Connect program has some fun classes, activities and events coming up! On Mondays, join us for Cupcake Creations where you’ll learn different frosting techniques. On Friday, November 3rd, we’ll have a special GVSU Groove acapella performance at Karaoke Night.

Check out our schedule for these activities and more (including a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game and Grand Rapids Drive basketball game) all coming up soon!

Download a November Schedule.

To join in all the fun R.E.C. Connect classes, activities or events, contact us at (616)677.5251, ext. 100 or email info@ikuslife.org.

Pre-registration is required for all classes, activities and events. If you are not a member yet, please complete the Member Profile today! Mail or drop this off to us along with your $1 annual membership fee to O-1859 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534.

Visit http://www.ikuslife.org/rec-connect/ for more information on this program.

Have a great Halloween!

R.E.C. Connect Team

Save the Date! Breakfast With Santa Community Event is December 9

Breakfast with Santa Flyer 2017Santa Claus is coming to camp! Join IKUS at Indian Trails Camp for our Breakfast with Santa community event on Saturday, December 9 from 10am to noon. We’ll have a buffet breakfast, holiday activities, a chance to visit with Santa and an opportunity to receive a gift from him. This is a family-friendly, inclusive event and all members of the community are invited to attend!

https://www.facebook.com/events/582442111926090/

Get ready for Trick or Treat Street fun on October 21!

Get your princesses, puppies and superheroes ready for another year of family-friendly Trick or Treat Street fun! Join us on Saturday, October 21 from 6pm to 8pm for trick or treating, games, activities and food!

All ages are welcome and this event is open to anyone in the community.

Admission is $5 per Trick-or-Treater which includes one meal ticket* or $15 per vehicle, up to 6 people. (*Additional meal tickets are $2 each.)

Visit our Facebook event page or call 616.677.5251 for more information.

Join us Saturday, October 14 for R.E.C. Connect Fall Fest!

Join us on Saturday, October 14 from 1pm to 4pm at the Kate Pew Wolters Center at Indian Trails Camp for the R.E.C. Connect Fall Fest! Learn more about R.E.C. Connect as you get a sneak peek of the program by participating in free sample classes & activities around camp! You do not need to be a R.E.C. Connect member to attend, everyone is welcome.

To learn more about R.E.C. Connect, visit http://ikuslife.org/rec-connect/.

Download a flyer for details or visit our Facebook event page.

 

Join Our Team: Vocational Lead Staff

UPDATE: THIS JOB OPENING HAS BEEN FILLED. Visit our Employment Opportunities page for information on other positions.


Join a team that is all about making a difference. IKUS Life Enrichment Service is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing individuals with disabilities an enriched life experience through recreation, advocacy and meaningful relationships. We are currently seeking applicants for a Vocational Lead Staff position:

Job summary
The vocational lead staff member provides leadership for the vocational services department at IKUS Life Enrichment Services.  This position involves leading and facilitating all three components of job development: 1) Job Creation/Community Networking, 2) Job Development and Job Coaching, and 3) Assisting in Client’s Obtaining Their Personal Goals of Gainful Community Employment.

Summary of essential job functions
• Relate, interact, and communicate positively with Supported Employment clients.
• Provide training for general work/employability skills as well as social skills training as it relates to an employment setting.
• Provide necessary orientation, training, supervision, and follow-along services to assigned clients at the work site or work setting.
• Develop plan and implement strategies to ensure that the individual meets quality and productivity expectations, and follows employer’s policies. Work with individual on developing problem solving skills.
• Perform transportation training and educate individuals and families about available transportation options. Review public transportation routes and schedules as indicated.
• Develop and write Vocational Assessments on clients.
• Develop community partnerships and work-site settings.
• Complete Daily Report after each client contact and/or meeting.
• Follow Community Mental Health guidelines for client supervision.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Learn More
Download a complete Job Description.

Download a Staff Application.

Contact kpolzin@ikuslife.org.

We’re ready for YOU at Taps + Trails on October 5!

The trails are lit, the food is prepped, and the beer is brewed for a spectacular evening…All we need is YOU! Join us next Thursday, October 5 from 6pm to 8pm at Indian Trails Camp for our 2nd annual Taps + Trails. Get your tickets now to take advantage of early registration pricing!

http://tapsandtrails2017.eventbrite.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/129010547677235/

Taps + Trails is only two weeks away: Register early and save!

Enjoy spectacular fall colors while sampling beer from Trail Point Brewing Company, appetizer pairings from Chef Scott and live music from OWL as you tour Indian Trails Camp! Join us on Thursday, October 5 from 6pm to 8pm for our 2nd annual Taps + Trails. Tickets are on sale now at $25 each or save with early registration—$90 for a team of four!

http://tapsandtrails2017.eventbrite.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/129010547677235/

Join us for Trick or Treat Street Community Event on Saturday, October 21st!

Join IKUS for our annual Trick or Treat Street community event at Indian Trails Camp on Saturday, October 21st from 6pm-8pm. This is an opportunity to trick or treat in a safe and family-friendly environment. We will have candy for trick-or-treaters, good food and fun activities for everyone!

All ages are welcome and this event is open to anyone in the community.

Admission is $5 per Trick-or-Treater which includes one meal ticket* or $15 per vehicle, up to 6 people. (*Additional meal tickets are $2 each.)

Visit our Facebook event page or call 616.677.5251 for more information.

Pumpkins, Stouts & Ales: Join us October 5 for Taps + Trails!

Pumpkins, stouts and ales! Surprise your taste buds with a variety of garden delights and bold hops at this year’s Taps + Trails. Join us on Thursday, October 5 from 6pm to 8pm at Indian Trails Camp and follow the trail to enjoy beer and food samples while learning more about IKUS and ITC. Tickets are on sale now at $25 each or save with early registration—$90 for a team of four!

http://tapsandtrails2017.eventbrite.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/129010547677235/

Learn more about IKUS & ITC at Taps + Trails on October 5!

The selections for this year’s Taps + Trails will hit the spot! Join us on Thursday, October 5 at Indian Trails Camp and follow the trail to enjoy beer and food samples while learning more about IKUS and ITC. Tickets are on sale now at $25 each or save with early registration—$90 for a team of four!

http://tapsandtrails2017.eventbrite.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/129010547677235/