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Temporary Recreation Assistant

at City Of Gainesville, FL

Pay: $13.25 to $24.04/hour
$13.25 - $24.04
Posted: 6/5/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2315080
Keywords: clerical

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Ad

Inviting applications for the role of:
Part-Time Temporary Recreation Assistant
 
 
 
The City of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs department is now hiring for a Part-Time Temporary Recreation Assistant. This position is temporary, entry level work teaching, instructing and leading recreational activities, events and programs of the City's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) facilities.
 
Tasks to be performed may include but not be limited to: Assisting in leading and monitoring after school and summer camp activities and functions for children ages 5 through 14; assisting with developing and implementing after school and summer camp activities and programs; developing and teaching educational programs for various age groups at assigned facility; caring for the children/adults in the recreation programs they are assigned to; Enforcing safety and operating procedures including compliance with health, safety and building codes; enforces by informing general public participants; Rendering CPR/ first aid, according to level of training, in the case of an injury and reports all injuries to the supervisor or his/her designee; completing accident reports as required by policy.

To be considered for this position you must:
  • Be a minimum sixteen (16) years of age or high school graduate or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma, and; a minimum of six (6) months of experience volunteering, teaching, leading or instructing children in an organized recreational or a childcare setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. **Temporary Recreation Assistants assigned to a Teen Camp must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Ability to pass Children and Family Services background check upon hire and as requested.
  • American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED and First Aid is required upon appointment.
 Note:
  • A valid Florida Driver License may be required upon appointment
  • May be required to work outside regular business hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.


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Job Description

SUMMARY
This is temporary, entry level work teaching, instructing and leading recreational activities, events and programs of the City's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) facilities.
Positions allocated to this class report to a designated supervisor and works under close supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on recreational instruction and activities leadership work of a temporary nature.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK*
* This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Depending on area of assignment:
 
Assists in leading and monitoring summer camp activities and functions for children ages 5 through 18.
Assists with developing and implementing summer camp activities and programs.
Develops and teaches educational programs for various age groups at assigned facility.
Responsible for the care of the children/adults in the recreation programs they are assigned to.
Enforces safety and operating procedures including compliance with health, safety and building codes; enforces by informing general public participants.
Renders CPR/ first aid, according to level of training, in the case of an injury and reports all injuries to the supervisor or his/her designee. Completes accident reports as required by policy.
Distributes and collects equipment for games and activities.
Assist in instructing various recreation programs.
Ensures that equipment and materials are clean, safe and in proper working condition; reports any damaged and unsafe equipment or required maintenance to the supervisor or his/her designee.
Performs related clerical work including, but not limited to, copying, answering telephones, providing information on center activities and recording center attendance.
Attends work on continuous and regular basis.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May be responsible for supervising and monitoring activities of contracted workers or temporary employees.
May be responsible for transporting children or staff as necessary.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum sixteen (16) years of age or high school graduate or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma, and a minimum of six (6) months of experience volunteering, teaching, leading or instructing children in an organized recreational or a childcare setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Temporary Recreation Assistants assigned to a Teen Camp must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
 
Ability to pass Children and Family Services background check upon hire and as requested.
Depending on area of assignment, may be required to satisfactorily complete a Counselor in Training program.
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Licenses
Depending on area of assignment, a valid Florida Driver License may be required upon appointment.
Certifications
     American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED and First Aid is required upon appointment.
     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to provide individual and group skilled instruction in varied recreational activities.
Ability to develop and implement summer camp activities and programs.
Ability to develop and teach educational programs for various age groups.
Ability to communicate effectively with persons of varying ages and abilities, both orally and in writing.
Ability to read and understand work schedules.
Ability to effectively work with and to secure the confidence and cooperation of participants, the general public, and other employees in recreational activities.
Ability to plan, assign, and coordinate the work of contract and temporary employees in recreational activities.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential job functions, including the ability to lift, carry, push or pull 50 pounds without assistance.
Must conform to grooming and dress codes (uniforms furnished).
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work requires the ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals, including but not limited to: household cleaning and maintenance chemicals.
While performing the duties of this job, work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying environmental conditions, including heat, humidity and biting insects/invertebrates.

May be required to work outside regular business hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.