Children's Program Leader
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CHILDREN’S PROGRAM LEADER-SUMMER CAMPS
|Position:||Children’s Program Leader-SUMMER CAMPS|
|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.
- 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.
- Supervision of children.
- 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.
- 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.