Recreation Aide Childcare (R.E.A.C.H. location)
Martin County Stuart, FL
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Position: Recreation Aide Childcare (R.E.A.C.H. location)
Location: R.E.A.C.H. location Costella Williams Learning Center, Stuart FL 34997
Hours: Monday through Friday 1pm-6pm (est. 25 hours per week)
Martin County Parks and Recreation Department
Contract position through reSOURCE Government Services
Must be able to pass criminal background and drug test
Under direct supervision, the purpose of this position is to supervise children and participants in recreational programs and to provide clerical/general support for recreational activities at County recreation facilities. Employees in this classification perform childcare and clerical and recreation support work. Position is responsible for monitoring children and participants, answering questions from public, maintaining records, opening/closing facilities, setting up and breaking down of events and activities, monitoring assigned recreation activities and facility usage, performing minor maintenance and custodial duties, and other general support activities.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee may be required to perform emergency duties as directed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)
Organizes and monitors groups of children in afterschool and summer camp programs; responsible for the care of all children in programs assigned to.
Monitors recreational activities at recreation facilities. Enforces rules and regulations and proper facility usage, enforces by informing the general public and participants.
Ensures recreational programs are conducted as scheduled.
Provides excellent customer service, interacts with members of the public, meets and greets facility users and program participants, answers phones, and responds to questions and assists in providing information.
Prepares reports, sets up activities and play, and monitors operational procedures pertaining to recreational programming.
Conducts clerical work including, but not limited to, completing inspections, preparing reports and schedules, managing office, and maintaining files and records.
Reports unscheduled or unsafe activities and maintenance issues to supervisor.
Ensures equipment, materials, and facilities are clean, safe, and in proper working condition and reports any damaged or unsafe equipment to supervisor.
Assists in collecting fees and taking registrations for recreational programs and facility rentals.
Opens and closes recreation facilities; prepares facilities and equipment for public use; reports any problems to supervisor.
Renders CPR/First Aid, according to level of training, in the case of an injury and reports all injuries to supervisor.
Assists in completing accident reports as required by policy for all accidents/incidents.
Assists and advises customers on proper use of equipment and safety issues.
Maintains supplies and materials; performs light maintenance and custodial duties.
Assists with set up and break down of events and activities.
Attends work on continuous and regular basis.
Prepares periodic reports and logs documenting activities and events.
Performs work related to this job description as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Ability to monitor and instruct children in assigned recreational programs.
Ability to manage a group of children in assigned care.
Ability to work with all types of adults and children, including individuals with disabilities.
Ability to maintain discipline and to solve disciplinary problems.
Knowledge of rules, regulations, and safety precautions related to recreational activities.
Ability to maintain composure and solve issues quickly and calmly and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
Ability to communicate effectively with persons of varying ages and abilities, both orally and in writing.
Ability to understand and carry out instructions, oral and written.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Ability to effectively work with and to secure the confidence and cooperation of participations, program providers and user groups, the general public, and other parks and recreation employees.
Ability to contribute effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives, and activities.
Knowledge of basic office equipment, including cash registers and personal computers and software applications.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with others and members of the public.
Ability to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed.
Ability to pass Criminal Background Screening and Children and Family Services background check upon hire.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must possess a High School Diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma and one (1) year of experience in monitoring activities and programs for children, monitoring children, and/or monitoring parks and recreation facilities. The County may institute an educational milestone plan.
Experience in physical education, special recreation, and summer camp/after school programs preferred.
Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must have reliable transportation; a valid Florida Driver’s License is preferred.
First Aid and CPR certification required within the first six (6) months of hire and maintain same certifications as a condition of continued employment.
Must be able to complete forty (40) hours of required training and testing through the Department of Children and Families within the first year of hire. Must be able to complete ten (10) hours of required training for every subsequent year.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time
Essential Physical Activities: Stooping, crouching, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pushing, talking, standing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception. Frequent lifting of 10 to 25 pounds, occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, and other related office equipment as necessary.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors.
Involves frequent interaction with children and people.
Requires daytime, evening, and weekend hours.
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