Under general supervision will be responsible for the provision of recreational services for participants with disabilities for the Parks and Recreation Department; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the organization, coordination and lead structured recreational activities for therapeutic/inclusion program participants.
Assist participants with the activities and with any accommodations needed; utilize appropriate techniques to motivate and encourage client participation.
Supervise program participants ensuring their safety; conduct on-site inspections ensuring proper facility maintenance and safety requirements are adhered to.
Observe clients physical and behavioral status and participation in activities and relay progress reports to manager and other staff members.
Recommend and assist in the implementation of program goals and objectives; monitor program to ensure compliance with established standards.
Prepare statistical and participant progress reports as needed.
Assist in budget preparation, planning, purchasing, and administrative duties, record keeping, and tracking attendance of program participants.
Arrange transportation for Inclusion participants to off-site activities as necessary. Transport clients within a facility to activities or in a vehicle to transport clients to outside activities.
Schedule and perform general maintenance, ensure equipment upkeep to ensure clean, efficient and safe operation of equipment and surrounding areas.
Track mandatory inclusion training requirements and provide reports when needed.
Make recommendations to the Inclusion Manager regarding changes to the established Accommodation Plan.
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.
Minimum 18 years of age and/or High School Diploma or GED.
Minimum of six (6) months recreation or child care experience working with people with disabilities. OR completion of 30 college credit hours in Physical Education, Education, Recreation or related field.
Must have the ability to plan and prepare organized structured recreational activities; instruct, motivate and lead program participants.
Must have basic knowledge to recognize the nature and symptoms of physical, mental and cognitive disabilities; understand the concept of recreational inclusion.
Must have the ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with staff, participants and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English when dealing with internal and external parties, to prepare accurate, concise, complete, and informative written materials.
Must have the ability to work under the conditions and with the equipment described.
Ability to analyze data; present ideas effectively; communicate policies and procedures to department directors, employees, and the general public; and obtain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others.
Ability to manage projects and personnel effectively and to work productively either independently or as a team member or team leader.
Ability to maintain objectivity and confidentiality in dealing with a variety of complex and potentially sensitive projects
Proficiency in the use of computers including word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics software.
Ability to effectively lead and train others.
Screening and Compliance
The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:
Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination and background investigation.
Employee must possess a valid New Mexico Driver’s License by employment date and retain a valid NM Driver’s License while employed in this position.
Employee must obtain Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR within 90 days of hire.
Works with general direction and with select groups.
Work performed both indoors (60%) and outdoors (40%).
Worker will be exposed to natural weather conditions when working outdoors.
Duties will be performed on sand, gravel, asphalt, grass, wood floors and tile, all of which may be wet or dry.
Required to work variable hours.
Work hazards are those normally encountered in the instruction or participation in sports activities.
Equipment, Tools and Materials
Sports equipment such as used in baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, etc., and various arts and crafts supplies are utilized in the performance of essential duties.
Equipment and materials typically used in the performance of clerical duties include telephone, computer, copier and basic office supplies.
Equipment typically used in performance of maintenance duties includes mops, brooms, buffer and window cleaning supplies.
Functional Analysis, Mental & Physical Functions:
**NOTE: You are not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that you believe will not interfere with your capability to do the job. On the other hand, if you want the employer to consider special arrangements to accommodate a physical or mental impairment, you may identify that impairment in the space provided and suggest the kind of accommodation that you believe would be appropriate.
Must have the ability to communicate knowledge of practices and techniques of organized recreational activities to participants; to recognize and correct unsafe activities.
Must have the ability to follow instructions and to take responsibility for assigned duties.
Must be able to apply management skills in order to plan, direct, promote, and coordinate recreational programs and activities.
Must be able to think clearly while communicating with others and promoting recreation activities and programs.
Must be able to plan and organize own work activities, as well as the work activities of subordinates.
Must be able to apply principles of logic, scientific or medical thinking to define the problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Must possess the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another task of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
Work involves standing, walking, and running up to 85% of the working day.
Work involves being physically able to participate in the various sports and recreational activities described.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; 10 to 20 pounds frequently.
Must be able to bend at the waist and twist/rotate frequently.
Must be able to work with arms bent or extended from body or overhead, and be able to push/pull with arms frequently.
Must be able to crouch and kneel occasionally.
Must be able to coordinate use of hands, feet, ears and eyes in performance of essential duties, and to use hands and fingers to grasp/manipulate various equipment and materials used to perform essential duties.