Under general supervision, to assist in planning, organizing, and implementing programs at the Adaptive Recreation Services Program with an emphasis on programs and special events for those diagnosed with mental and cognitive disabilities, including youth, adults, and senior citizens; and to lead and teach participants in recreational or special project programs.
Examples of Duties:
Provide courteous and quality customer service.
Assists with the day-to-day operations of Adaptive Recreation Services.
Ensures that procedures and rules are followed.
Assists in recordkeeping including documenting client records, participation reports, and accident/incident reports.
Oversees the use and care of recreational equipment and the facility.
Leads participants in planned recreation programs and activities such as arts and crafts, table games, indoor and outdoor events.
Principles and techniques of organizing and leading people.
First aid practices and techniques.
Ensure safety of patron utilizing the facility.
Operate office equipment including computer equipment.
Ability to :
Respond quickly in an emergency situation; follow and enforce rules; verbally communicate with the public and staff effectively.
Lead and instruct groups in leisure time activities.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Values.
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
Prefer previous experience in recreation of group activities preferred.
A high school diploma or GED is required.
License or Certificate:
Must have a valid Texas Driver’s license.
A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required within six (6) months of hire. Failure to obtain the CDL may result in a non-disciplinary termination.
Obtain a CPR, AED and First Aid Certification within three (3) months of hire.
Special Requirements :
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
Position includes working in outdoor conditions, which includes extreme heat.
Ability to lift, carry, and pull up to 40 pounds.