Performs responsible recreational and clerical work in accordance with the program standards for children and/or youth at an assigned location. Responsible for organizing, planning and engaging in organized recreational activities with children ages five (5) through twelve (12) and/or youth ages eleven (11) through thirteen (13). Organizes and schedules activities to include appropriate games, music, arts and crafts. Collects fees. Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be available to work Monday - Friday, 1:45PM to 6:00PM during the months of August through May.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Plans, organizes and conducts or participates in games, music, arts, crafts, playground and other appropriate activities.
Supervises all activities to ensure the protection and safety of all participants.
Provides a positive and authoritative approach to guiding behavior using age-appropriate limits and choices
Encourages children to take responsibility for their role in the classroom community
NON-ESSENTAIL JOB FUNCTIONS
Teaches good eating habits and personal hygiene
Ensures children have proper rest periods
Ensures each child has individualized support in each activity
REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES EducationRequired: High school diploma or equivalent supplemented with college level courses or six month's programmatic experience with children ages five (5) through twelve (12) and/or eleven (11) through thirteen (13). ExperiencePreferred: Some experience working with children in a structured environment. Certifications/ LicensesRequired: Must have current Red Cross First Aid and CPR certificates or obtain same after employment. Valid Virginia driver's license with good driving record. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of recreational activities suitable for children ages five (5) through twelve (12) in a child care setting and/or youth ages eleven (11) through thirteen (13).
Ability to deal effectively with participants, encouraging participation in the various activities; and develop and maintain effective relationships with other employees, activity participants and the general public.
Additional RequirementsIn accordance with State licensing requirements, must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Subject to a complete criminal history and Child Protective Services background search with acceptable results. Following a conditional offer of employment, must submit to a Tuberculosis test. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description. SupervisoryResponsibilitiesThis position has no supervisory responsibilities. OTHER INFORMATION
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.