Performs difficult paraprofessional work in supervising, organizing, promoting and implementing recreational activities; does related work as required; Supervision is exercised over subordinate staff; Duties are performed under the general supervision of a Recreation Program Supervisor.
Examples of Duties:
Supervising, organizing, promoting, and implementing recreational activities such as arts and crafts, sports and games, and camp activities.
Sets up programs, facilities, supplies, and equipment;
Assists with scheduling events;
Helps enforces standards of discipline and conduct by program staff and participants;
Supervises the organization and preparation of recreational activities;
Maintains stores and inventories recreational equipment, materials, and supplies;
Cares for and maintains recreational equipment;
Provides 1st Aid as needed;
Recommends and requisitions equipment and supplies;
Assists in preparing manuals, announcements, bulletins, and related materials;
Maintains records and statistics;
Leads groups of participants in recreational activities;
Provides information to the public regarding activities and programs;
Performs related duties as required.
Extensive knowledge of the methods and practices of community recreation; considerable knowledge of the equipment, techniques, and relevant rules of recreational programming; ability to assist in instructing common recreational activities; ability to establish effective working relationships with other workers, program participants, and the general public; ability to withstand exposure to direct sunlight, heat and humidity.
This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force regularly, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some very heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, and atmospheric conditions. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate degree in recreation with experience in recreational programs and arts and crafts. In addition, 3 or more years experience in child supervision.
Current CPR and First Aid Certifications; considerable experience working with children; enthusiastic attitude towards helping children; possession of a valid license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia; minimum age of 19 years old.