Recreation Activity Leader - RAE
City of Eugene, OR - Eugene, OR

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Assists with implementation of recreation programs as assigned at Sheldon Community Center or similar program sites, coordinates day-to-day activities independently within guidelines, teaches early childhood education and activities, and provides a safe environment for learning and play in a variety of community programs.
Department/Division: Library, Recreation and Cultural Services / Recreation Division

Work Location: Sheldon Center, 2445 Willakenzie Road, Eugene

Work Schedule: Sept – June: 8:30-2:00 or 11:00-6:00

Note: During summer months (July-August), this position may work 40 hours/week, including some evenings and weekends.

ACCEPTING ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:00 PM


Must Pass Criminal Record Check

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Plans, promotes, implements, and evaluates the City of Eugene’s Early Childhood Education programs.

Works cooperatively with school district staff, participants, parents, and community members.

Informs Program Supervisor of ongoing participant, parent, or school staff requests.

Provides direct leadership to participants.

Safely drives a 15 passenger bus to and from activities.

Develops course outlines for program to meet stated objectives.

Keeps accurate records, time sheets, and attendance.

Collects and records evaluations.

Schedules necessary equipment and rooms for planned activities.

Provides a safe environment; implements solutions to hazards.

Responsible for activity registration, room set-up, and clean-up.

Provides a program / class atmosphere that promotes and encourages inclusion, positive youth development, and satisfaction of all participants.

Promotes and markets activities.

Assists with resolving participant behavior issues.

May train mentors, volunteers, student interns, or new instructors as assistants.

Purchases appropriate supplies; coordinates expenditures; maintains records and receipts.

Attends orientations, trainings, and staff meetings as required.

Assists in coordinating special events.

Adheres to scheduled work hours.

Reports needed repairs or safety hazards immediately to Program Supervisor.

Develops and maintains good public relations with staff, school administrators, parents, and the public.

Follows procedures and policies as set by the City and Recreation Division.

Responsible for the safety and general welfare of the participants and staff under the direction of a Recreation Program Supervisor.

Completes reports as needed or assigned.

Performs First Aid, CPR, or other emergency responses as needed.

Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.

Participates in maintaining assigned facilities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
Early Childhood Education curriculum and developmentally-appropriate activities

Emergency Response, First Aid, and CPR procedures.

Recreation leadership principles.

Recreation program planning principles.

The 40 Developmental Assets and/or similar youth development principles.

Group behavior management techniques.

Ability to:
Create and maintain a physically, and emotionally, safe environment for all participants.

Safely drive a 15 passenger activity bus.

Keep accurate records as needed.

Adhere to scheduled work hours.

Work within City, State, and Federal guidelines.

Demonstrate organizational skills and prioritize work.

Develop and implement ECE programs

Responsible for providing an activity setting that promotes and encourages inclusion, positive youth development, and satisfaction of all participants.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Demonstrate and maintain good public relations skills and commitment to client services.

Work harmoniously and effectively with various and diverse groups of people including students, their families, school personnel, staff, and the public.

Work on multiple projects, with multiple deadlines.

Work independently with minimum direct supervision; exercise sound judgment.

Participate with coworkers in a team problem-solving environment.

Create documents and flyers using Microsoft Word.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education
High School diploma or GED. Additional coursework related to childhood development desirable.

Experience
Minimum one year recreation program planning and/or work in a certified child care facility, youth center, or recreation program. Additional experience working specifically with early childhood youth in a certified child care facility, youth center, or recreation program is desirable.

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

License or Certificate
Valid Oregon driver’s license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

Adult/Infant/Child CPR and First Aid, or able to obtain within 30 days of hire.

Food Handler’s Permit, or able to obtain within 30 days of hire.

MUST PASS A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK.

Supplemental Information:

Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.

DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY, GENERALLY, ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION (TESTING, INTERVIEWS) WILL BE CONTACTED.

CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT JOB POSTINGS IS AVAILABLE BY GOING TO www.eugene-or.gov/jobs AND SELECTING “STATUS OF RECENTLY POSTED POSITIONS”.

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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