Adapted Sports Leader (ncs Center Leader)

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Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$16.55 - $27.58 Hourly
Posted
Jun 18, 2022
Closes
Jul 01, 2022
Ref
22-01808
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position is a merit-based positions offering 30 hours per week with benefits.

Working for Fairfax County's Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is a great choice for your career and community. NCS Center Leader positions are ideal for individuals looking for opportunities where they can engage in the community around them and make an impact in the lives of Fairfax County residents. Center Program Specialists plan, prepare, and lead community center activities that are age and ability appropriate.

Under the direction of the Therapeutic Recreation Program Manager in collaboration with the Community Center Management, assists in the operation and development of adapted sports teams/programs operated in community centers. Assists with the implementation and delivery of community-based adapted sports programs and services; provide on-site supervision of non-merit/temporary personnel. Supports the stewardship of the “One Fairfax Racial and Social Equity Policy” goals by assisting with the provision of services addressing health and human service needs of residents and/or underserved communities through the coordination of adapted sports. Serves in a supervision role for staff and volunteers as needed and assist in the preparation and wrap up of programs, monitoring the care and maintenance of equipment and facilities of the center, and completing necessary administrative duties in support of program operations. Collects program data required for reporting; supervise ensure a safe environment for participants; provides support to adaptive sports programs offered at community centers, and are handles inquiries, makes referrals to appropriate resources, and coordinates with surrounding adapted sports communities to enhance programming and awareness. As customer service is a central role of the Adapted Sports Leader, effective in-person and on the telephone communications skills with participants and coaches is essential.

Assists with the registration of adaptive sports programs (i.e. paralympic basketball and Power soccer programs); ensure staff and participant compliance with operating procedures and safety/security standards; onboard volunteers through the Volunteer Management System. Connects participants to private and public resources and program. Delivers customer service by distributing literature and providing information. Assists as a liaison between county agencies, residents and other community centers. Assists management in the daily program delivery of several specialized programs and special events at assigned facilities. Assists management in the collection of data and records management necessary for the operation and evaluation of programs.

The following skill sets are needed:
  • knowledge of the principles and practices of adapted sports management;
  • knowledge of principles and practices of adapted sports management, including foundational knowledge of recreation therapy and adapted sports;
  • ability to assist with the collection and tracking of program data and outcomes needed for program evaluation;
  • ability to assist in coordination of team schedule to include practices, tournaments, and games;
  • ability to coordinate space use and storage with community centers;
  • ability build relationships with community center staff;
  • ability communicate with team coaches, athletes and parents, ensure compliance with county protocols and practices.

Must have the ability to learn and navigate applicable software to include Therapeutic Recreation Activities Centralized Electronic Registration System (TRACERS) and the county’s Volunteer Management System (VMS), and peripheral equipment; the ability to direct and coordinate the work of subordinate staff and volunteers; the ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, citizen groups, team members, coaches and the public; and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Note: The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

General Duties
Assists in the program delivery duties of the assigned facilities;
Ensures staff compliance with operating procedures and safety/security standards;
Informs the public of pertinent rules and regulations;
Directs residents to private and public resources and programs;
Delivers customer service by distributing literature and providing information;
Assists as a liaison between County agencies, residents and other community centers.

Operations
Provides operational support by supervising non-merit personnel of assigned facilities.

Programming
Assists management in the daily program delivery of several specialized programs and special events at assigned facilities;
Assists management in the collection of data and records management necessary for the operation and evaluation of programs.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation center management;
Ability to assist center management with the collection and tracking of program data and outcomes needed for compiling administrative reports;
Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software, and peripheral equipment;
Ability to direct and coordinate the work of subordinate staff and volunteers;
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, citizen groups, and the public;
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:

(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education, plus one year of related experience in a recreation center or facility, OR one year of experience organizing and coordinating public recreation activities or community outreach, as applicable to the position.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Degree in recreation therapy, recreation, sociology, social work, public health, public administration or related field;
  • Prior experience with the following:
    • Community-based recreation programming;
    • Community and/or senior center operations and prevention-oriented programs for youth and older adults;
    • Community-based recreation programming for individuals with disabilities;
    • Supervising recreation employees;
    • Conducting outreach and programming to diverse cultures; outcome-based recreation programming;
    • Working with self-directed teams;
    • Managing multiple programs and projects;
    • Coordinating volunteer programs and services; and developing partnerships, sponsorships or collaborative programs and services with public and private agencies;
    • Working with video conferencing platforms (example: Zoom);
    • Working with scheduling/reservation systems (example: RecDynamics).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Position is active in nature. Ability to monitor and observe the activities of program participants. Regularly moves about or positions self to supervise and interact with participants at their level. Occasionally lifts, transports, positions, push/pulls or moves up to 50 pounds. Sufficiently mobile and possess a range of motion to perform repetitive standing, walking, balancing, stooping, bending, crouching, crawling, sitting on the floor, reaching, squatting, kneeling, and twisting. Ability to react quickly to the physical actions of program participant. Administrative and supervisory activities will require ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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