2014/2015 Stepping Stones Site Leader
City of Davenport, IA - Davenport, IA

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Under immediate supervision performs work of routine and moderate difficulty in recreation programs, and performs related work as required. The average number of weekly hours is sixteen per week at locations around Davenport. Reports directly to Out of School Time Programs Manager.

Examples Of Duties:

Plans and leads all activities during the Stepping Stones program.

Supervises direct-service program assistants, certified instructors and community agency representatives within program activities.

Engages with students in large and small groups, modeling good social skills and facilitating healthy relationships.

Facilitates behavioral interventions according to Stepping Stones philosophy, policies and procedures, as needed and appropriate.

Communicates in a positive and professional manner with other Stepping Stones staff members, students, families, and the public.

Provides direct supervision of students at all times, ensuring health and safety both in and outside the school building.

Prepares and facilities student academic activities, supporting good work habits, critical thinking skills, and positive attitudes about learning.

Participates in the preparation, facilitation and clean-up of activities, including the maintenance of Stepping Stones materials and program space.

Prepares and provides information for Stepping Stones staff, school building staff, and families.

Keeps detailed records and reports of activities at the Stepping Stones site, including chose for snack, attendance, student behavior, accidents, staff work records, etc.

Other similar duties, as requested.


Education/Experience Required
BA/BS in education, recreation, or related field or working toward a degree in these areas.

Experience working with children and youth in an out of school time setting.

Understanding of best practices in child development, behavior management, developmentally appropriate activities, child safety, etc.

Supervision experience.

Current CPR/First Aid Certification (or willingness to complete).

Current Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Certification (or willingness to complete).

Current Blood borne Pathogens Certification (or willingness to complete).

Must pass a background check.

Must commit to at least one site leader meeting per month.

Must commit to attending professional development pre-service (approximately 20 hours).

Must commit to attending all professional development training sessions (approximately 4 per year).

Knowledge and Skills:

Good communication skills, both written and oral.

Gives and accepts feedback well.

Positive role model for students.

Adept at multi-tasking and staying on task.

Exhibits initiative, dedication and good judgment.

Committed to professionalism and learning.

Follows instructions and is dependable.

Works well as a team.

Patient, flexible and positive stress management skills.

Works well with diverse youth and adult populations.

Reacts quickly and with sound judgment in emergency situations.

Good leadership skills including orientation and coaching, giving instructions, holding others accountable for instructions, and documentation of incidents

Physical Requirements
Walk and carry materials up and down steps

Stand and walk for extended periods of time

Lift 30 pounds

Bend, squat and kneel