Fun and exciting, something new every day
Recreation Leader I (Current Employee) – Miami Beach, FL – July 21, 2018
As a recreation leader, you work with kids of all ages. During the school year, you help transport the kids from the school to the recreational facilities, help with homework, provide snack, then engage in activities such as arts and crafts, sports, and games. In the summer, you work an 8 hour day (with an hour lunch break), you have a few field trips, spend time outside in the playground, take your group swimming, etc. You have to be active and creative when working with kids while also being very cautious on the things you say and do, as you're working with kids and being a role model to them. Management depends on where you are located at, but overall, there is a strong sense of morality and professionalism all around. The workplace environment can be a pretty decent time, for the most part everyone is friendly. But things may get catty when you are working with mostly staff from 18-24 years old. The hardest part of the job is having to work with many people and trying to reach the same overall goal, while having different methods of reaching it. The most enjoyable part is being able to spend time creating memories for the children.
Hour-long lunch break, located on Miami Beach, great pay
Hot summer days, no days off in the summer