Children's Program Leader

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Posted: 05/26/2022


Position:  Children’s Program Leader-SUMMER CAMPS
Department:  Children’s Programs
Reports to:  Special Populations Coordinator & Recreation Supervisor-Athletics
Location:  Various locations throughout the District
Status:  Seasonal (up to 40 hours)
Part-Time 2 (< 20 hours per week)
Part-Time 1 (20-29 hours per week)
Hourly Wage:  $15.00-$17.92 hourly  

Nature of Work
Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor-Athletics, and Special Populations Coordinator, the Children's Program Leader is responsible for teaching and supervising participants in the summer camp programs offered by the District.
Essential Functions
  • Develops strong relationships with patron families through effective communication and daily interactions.
  • Plans and implements the program.
  • Supervises and facilitates daily activities and aid in the instruction of specialized activities such as swimming, tennis, archery, sailing, canoeing, and arts & crafts.
  • Assists bus driver by supervising participants in transporting participants on field trips.
  • Monitors participants by taking name count, and number count on a regular basis, and assigning buddies on all field trips including swimming.
  • Supervises participants at all times.
  • Report accidents and injuries that occur in programs. Provide first aid as needed.
  • Set up and clean up activity area and vans as needed.
  • Report absenteeism to supervisor, and arrange for substitutions.
  • Attend orientation, scheduled staff meetings, and trainings.
  • Communicates daily with parents in a positive manner regarding participant's activities.
  • Interact individually or in groups with the participants in order to help them engage in creative/educational play.
  • Report any problem situations to the supervisor.
  • Dress appropriately for activities.
  • Must possess a highly defined focus towards both internal and external guest service.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
  • Assist in keeping accurate records of information regarding the parents and the participants.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Management & Supervisory Duties
  • Supervision of children.
Illustrative Examples of Duties
  • Assists with cleaning areas and equipment. Participate in trainings and staff meetings.
  • Lead participants in activities.
  • Assist with planning activities.
  • Assist with communication with parents.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Basic math/accounting skills.
  • Basic Macintosh terminal and MS Office Suite skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be highly motivated, organized, and creative.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern principles, methods, practices and equipment relating to the functional areas of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of instruction methods with participants.
  • Knowledge of needs and age appropriate activities for participants.
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the District and state licensing.
  • Ability to work in a "structured chaos" environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, civic organizations, community agencies, parents and the general public.
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible, cooperative, and focused.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Demonstrated responsiveness and sensitivity to the needs of children, and parents.
Required Training, Experience & Qualifications
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be Preschool Leader or School Aged Leader Qualified.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work with children, dependability and a promotion of professional development and teamwork; must also be committed to the success of the children and their families.
  • Current CPR, First Aid Certifications, and Universal Precautions.
  • Must have at least 480 hours of experience working with "like" participants.
  • May be required to get medical administration.
  • Medical records which verify employee is free from emotional, mental, or physical illness and free from evidence of personal conduct detrimental to the health, safety or well-being of children and youth, self or District.
  • Complete state licensing requirements and annual training.