Temporary Year Round & Summer - Recreation Leader I or II

Expiring today

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$17.02 - $18.20 Hourly
Posted
May 20, 2022
Closes
Jun 25, 2022
Ref
2022-00010
Function
Other
Hours
Part Time
Temporary Year Round & Summer

Recreation Leader I or II - OSTP, Afterschool, Summer Camp

Overview
In pursuit of service excellence, the Temporary Year-Round or Summer- Recreation Leaders perform technical recreation work. Recreation Leaders may assist, plan, lead, instruct and guide youth 5-17 years old from all backgrounds in arts and crafts, sports, games, music, drama, cooking, physical fitness, and field trips at an Out of School Time Program / Afterschool site and/or Summer Camp. Our Recreation Leaders work Monday to Friday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the school year and/or up to 30 hours per week in the summer with shifts between the hours of 7 a.m-6:30 p.m. Some evening and weekend hours as needed for meetings, training, or planning and additional hours may be available to assist with other recreation programs. Enthusiasm, flexibility, and excellent customer service and communication skills are needed to be successful in this position.

What You Should Bring
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. Each member of our team strives to be responsive, professional, courteous, and accountable. You will work to meet the recreation needs of our community. You will ensure that all activities are fun, safe, and orderly. You will have the support of and work under the direction of a Recreation Leader Ill, Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Manager in the planning of a well-rounded recreational program. You will execute programming that meets high standards of excellence.

The Opportunity
  • Plan and implement sport and recreation programs, drama, music, dancing, and arts and crafts programs to ensure a variety of activities and events are made available in the afterschool program or summer camp.
  • Ensure all safety precautions and guidelines are followed for all programs and activities;
  • Ensure program participants are properly supervised at all times;
  • Prepare for recreational activities at one or more sites on a particular date: open site, set- up equipment and program materials, ensure rules and regulations are followed, maintain order, store equipment and materials at the end of activities, and secure the site;
  • Complete incident/illness report forms and contact parents as required;
  • Participate in staff meetings, in-service training sessions, and workshops;
  • Perform related work as required.


About the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities
The mission of the department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public spaces, cultural activities, and programming. The Department’s vision is to improve the well-being of every person in our community by connecting them to each other and their environment. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). National accreditation requires park and recreation agencies to meet 155 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Temporary Year-Round or Summer - Recreation Leader I : Experience leading recreational and cultural activities in arts and crafts, sports, games, music, drama, cooking, physical fitness, mindfulness, swimming and water play activities, STEAM activities, and field trips, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Temporary Year-Round or Summer - Recreation Leader II : High School Diploma or GED; some experience as a Recreation Leader I or equivalent; experience leading youth in recreational and cultural activities including and crafts, sports, games, music, drama, cooking, physical fitness, mindfulness, swimming and water play activities, STEAM activities, and field trips, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

A background working with vulnerable youth, experience working independently and as part of a team, experience working with schools, therapeutic recreation, youth sports programs and/or other community services or programs. Strong writing and verbal skills.

Notes

This position requires successful completion of a drug screening, criminal records background and child abuse and neglect check prior to employment.

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