JOB TITLE: Recreation Leader I – Childcare (Extra Help, Seasonal)
REPORTS TO: Recreation Supervisor
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
PAY RATE:Hourly $13.00 – 14.69 (approx. 25-30 per week)
APPROVAL DATE: July 21, 2020
The Recreation Department is recruiting responsible, enthusiastic, and dedicated people to ready to inspire the next generation. Incumbents will be working with typical ages from 6 to 12 years. Preference will be given to those who possess experience in child care and educational settings. We encourage those who are attending college or receiving specialized training in Early Childhood Education to apply.
The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District Childcare programs need Recreation Leaders to provide academic support and assist with enrichment and recreation activities for elementary and middle school students.
The Recreation Leader I is responsible for providing general guidance to one or more District recreation related programs and activities involving children. Work is performed at a variety of recreation sites, including the District's McMillan Center, Community Clubhouse, Arts & Crafts Building, Village Hall, playgrounds, open space, etc.
Incumbents receive immediate supervision from a Childcare Director, Recreation Supervisor and/or other higher-level Recreation staff. Incumbents in this classification do not routinely exercise supervision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Under general direction of the Childcare Director and Recreation Supervisor:
MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE:
The Recreation Leader I shall be considered to be performing in an acceptable manner when the following have been accomplished:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Preference will be given to those who possess experience in child care and educational settings.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of activities appropriate for school age children. Demonstrated ability to deal with customers and handle conflict in a professional manner; ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, children, and parents. Leadership and organizational skills; Ability to use independent judgment and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of children and parents. Ability to manage multiple people and projects at one time. Ability to deal with emergencies and stressful situations. Basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet development.
All applicants must be fingerprinted and pass pre-employment background check.
Reliable transportation to and from work.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess and maintain a valid California class C driver’s license, proof of personal vehicle insurance and a satisfactory driving record are required. American Red Cross certification within 30 - 45 days of hiring (varies by program, First Aid and CPR certifications required). At the option of the appointing authority persons hired into this class may be required to either possess at entry or obtain within specified time limits designated licenses, certifications or specialized education and training relevant to the area of assignment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, the Microsoft Office Suite of products and possess typing skills of at least 40-50 wpm. Knowledge of basic office equipment should include: Internet and email, copy and fax machines, postage meter, telephone and answering machine.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND EMOTIONAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Frequently required to lift or carry up to 10 pounds. Occasionally required to lift or carry up to 20 pounds. Frequently required to push or pull up to 20 pounds. Frequently required to walk, run, stand for long periods of time, reach, kneel, squat, sit, and bend while monitoring children and participating in program activities. Hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person and over the phone. Vision adequate to monitor children and read fine print. Manual dexterity to grasp and hold objects, use fine manipulation, writes, and operates computer and telephone.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities; frequent public contact; exposure to heat and inclement weather. Schedule may vary.
Initial Selection Review:
The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District reviews all initial application materials to identify qualified applicants. Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be invited to the first phase of the recruitment process. FORPD reserves the right to refer only the better qualified applicants if the number of applicants is high. If the number of applicants is high, the review process may include a secondary screening (by a panel of job knowledge experts) of the applications and/or supplemental questionnaires in which the better qualified applicants are referred to the next phase of the recruitment process. Because recruitment processes vary, applicants are advised to thoroughly review the job announcement before submitting their online application materials.
Testing for this position or any other position may include, but is not limited to the following: written exam, practical exam, panel interview, physical ability test, assessment center, oral presentation, project assignment, etc. If a revision is made to a testing component during a recruitment process, the assigned recruiter will notify by email all affected applicants.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodation:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment testing should contact the assigned recruiter upon opening of a recruitment.
Withdrawing from Recruitment Process:
Whenever an applicant chooses to withdraw from a recruitment process, he/she is required to submit an email notification to the assigned recruiter requesting a withdrawal from the process. The email to the recruiter must include the applicant's current phone number.
All questions regarding this position should be directed to the assigned recruiter upon opening of a future recruitment. NOTE: The provisions of this publication do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision in this publication may be modified or revoked without notice.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.
INTERVIEWS: First round of interviews will be August 6, 2020 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview.
Submit a District application, resume, cover letter, a minimum of 3 professional references and 2 personal references via the link below:
Administrative Services Manager
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