Flexibility and Communication
Youth Recreation Leader (Current Employee) – Eugene, OR – May 10, 2018
A typical work day is very chaotic with about 100 students in one space. Often conflicts come up, where a staff may be sick and we have to figure out who is going to teach that staffs 15-20 kids along with their own class of 15-20 kids. To do this, we must be very flexible, things are always changing and we have to accommodate to those changes in the best way possible. In order to do this, we must have efficient communication. We have walkie-talkies and daily meetings to discuss what was difficult and what can be done better. I have learned how to publicly speak and give directions as well as lead a group of children. The culture is again, chaotic, but supportive, so we are able to get things done. The hardest part of the job would be maintaining the students' attention. The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction of knowing that I am making a difference in these kids' lives.