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Job Description:

Monday - Friday, Afterschool and occasional full days when there is no school.
Approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Assist the Leader in supervising a group of children ensuring their safety and well being.

Essential Job Duties
Assist the Leader by:

Attending pre-season staff meetings and all training sessions.
Scheduling hourly activities for the assigned group of children.
Providing a well rounded daily program for children.
Providing a safe and fun environment for children.
Attend weekly staff meetings.
Reporting to work on time, and leaving work only after all children are accounted for.
Reporting and discussing any problems with the program supervisor.
Sending children home ONLY with authorized persons.
Taking accurate daily attendance reports.
Submitting all reports on time to the Leader.
Dressing appropriately for all activities.
Disciplining children when necessary as directed by the programs policies and procedures.
Maintaining equipment and supplies.
Thorough cleaning of all areas at the end of each day.
Administering appropriate first aid, then immediately submitting an accident report form to the site Director for any accidents or emergencies.
Working not more than 40 hours per week.
Bringing a lunch and eating it with the program participants when required.
Other Duties:

1. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Knowledge, Skill and Ability

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of the City Parks and Recreation Department.

Child development and behaviors.

Appropriate techniques for dealing with conflict resolution and disputes.

Developing age appropriate lesson plans.

Ability to:

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.

Maintain mental capacity that allows the capability of effectively interacting and communicating with others.

Read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.

Work Environment:

Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, may work in or around water and slippery surfaces.

Periods of mobility with light and heavy physical activity.

May walk/hike several miles daily.

Physical Activities:

Ability to effectively interact with other individuals, (co-workers, public, children, etc.);

Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, reach, carry, grasp and turn objects;

Ability to climb stairs; and stand, sit and walk for up to 60 minutes at a time;

Acceptable eyesight to read printed material and a computer monitor and to operate office equipment;

Acceptable hearing to communicate with others in person or through telephonic means;

Acceptable verbal and conversation skills to effectively communicate with others via the phone, at meetings and to greet and assist visitors.

Minimum Qualifications
Education or Formal Training and Licenses:
Program aides must be 16 years of age. Program aides who are 16 or 17 years of age must work directly under supervision of the program director or program leaders.
CPR, AED and First Aid Certification.

Prefer persons with experience supervising/working with children.

Supplemental Information
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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