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Recreation Leader - Seniors

City Lake Forest

Recreation Leader - Seniors
El Toro, CA Part-Time Paid


Recreation Leader - Seniors Salary $12.00 - $16.08 Hourly Location Lake Forest, CA Job Type Part-time Department Community Services Job Number 1819-00098 Closing 1/23/2019 6:00 PM Pacific Description This position will work in the Seniors Division and will be involved with the seniors (primarily adults over age 50) from the community in activities such as bingo, senior dances, arts and crafts, and other senior center events. The incumbent will be scheduled 10-20 hours per week. Under general supervision, assists in organizing and leading activities for children and adults in the City's recreation programs; provides on-site supervision for program implementation; provides facilities oversight and set-up during scheduled activities, when assigned to facilities monitoring; and maintains a variety of records. This is an "at-will" position. Examples of Duties The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class. Assists in teaching classes or leading a variety of recreational program activities involved in the implementation of recreation programs including city-wide special events, adult and youth sports, skate park, teen programs, senior programs, specialty classes, aquatics, camps, excursions, and related recreation activities; participates in homework assistance as necessary. Supervises and monitors the behavior of activity and program participants; enforces applicable program rules and regulations. Assists in the coordination of program registration; promotes events as assigned. Prepares various food/snacks for assigned programs. Inventories equipment and supplies; cares for and maintains all equipment issued and informs supervisor when there are hazards or equipment replacement needs. Responds to and provides first aid when necessary. Documents incidents and injuries. Tracks program attendance; compiles and reports statistical information. Performs light maintenance duties; provides facilities oversight and set-up during scheduled activities. Maintains a safe program environment for participants and staff. Organizes indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts. Works with youth to develop and build basic skills with an emphasis on learning, fun, and sportsmanship. Sets up, cleans up, opens, and closes facilities for rentals. Performs related duties as required. Typical Qualifications The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Basic objectives, methods, and techniques of planned recreation and leisure activities for youth and adults Interests and concerns of various demographic groups, including youths, adults, and seniors. Effective instructional techniques; arts and crafts and/or indoor and outdoor games and sports for children. Safe work practices. Group recreational and social activities; basic rules, regulations, and equipment used in various recreational activities. Principles and practices of record keeping. Ability to: Plan and organize recreation programs for children. Utilize good judgment in analyzing situations carefully and adopting effective courses of action. Maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, residents and community organizations; work and interact with youth in a manner that fosters open communication and elicits cooperation. Enforce facility rules in a positive, professional manner and take appropriate corrective action when necessary. Work variable hours, weekends, and/or holidays Work independently with limited supervision. Maintain a safe work environment. Appear for work on time. Manage stressful situations with tact and diplomacy. Follow directions from a supervisor. Maintain records. Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; accept constructive criticism. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Licenses/Certificates/Special Requirements: A valid Class C California Driver's License and the ability to maintain insurability under the City's Vehicle Insurance Policy. Possess or have the ability to obtain First Aid, CPR and AED certification. Education/Training/Experience: Any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. One year of experience working or volunteering with children, youth or adult recreation activities or work in a related field or equivalent is desirable. Education includes equivalent to completion of the tenth grade. Supplemental Information The physical and mental demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Specific hearing abilities required by this job include hearing in the normal audio range with or without correction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, the employee must be able to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; interpret policies and procedures; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; and interact with the general public, outside organizations, business representatives, employees, and others encountered in the course of work, including occasionally dealing with conflict situations. Work Environment The employee primarily works in a standard office setting with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions. The employee may also work in outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, solvents, toxic agents, chemicals, gases, electrical currents, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. The City's employee benefit package includes participation in the PARS 457 Retirement Plan (employee pay 6.2% of their salary into this plan). The City does not participate in social security. 01 Describe your experience working or volunteering with seniors (primarily adults over age 50) in a group setting. 02 Describe your experience planning or organizing activities for groups of people. Required Question Agency City of Lake Forest Address 25550 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100 Lake Forest, California, 92630 Phone 949-461-3566 On-line application required - No faxes or e-mails