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POSITION PURPOSE / IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION The Tot Activities Instructor position is responsible for teaching children (2 to 6 years old) in sports, tumbling and/or movement-based related classes, along with educational based toddler programs. This position assists the lead instructor and/or may lead the classes and will share duties with other early childhood instructors as needed. Classes are recreational-based and may be educational and/or sport/activity-related. Recreation instructor staff have the primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of program participants. This position is classified as safety-sensitive due to the nature of the work. Employees in this position may be subject to random drug testing and/or heightened supervision per the personnel policies and rules.Job hours will beTuesday and Thursday, 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.;and substituting as needed.The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate.ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES AND CULTURAL VALUES/GENERAL COMPETENCIES The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space and trails. This position works toward the accomplishment of the department's mission: Together we create exceptional opportunities for a vibrant community with a commitment to nature, wellness and literacy. GENERAL COMPETENCIES Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:Understand and carry out oral and written instructions Relate well with children Respond well to emergency situations Provide proper authority to children Deal tactfully with the public and establish effective working relationships with other employees Display knowledge in recreational curriculum development Demonstrate creativity Demonstrate self-motivation Instruct basketball, floor hockey, football, golf, soccer, t-ball, tumbling and other sports to young childrenAll employees are expected to provide excellent customer service, communicate in an effective manner both verbally and in writing, display professionalism and integrity, work efficiently, effectively and accurately, work independently and as part of a team, take initiative, solve problems, display good judgment, take ownership for delivering a high quality product or service, have regular and punctual attendance, and effectively handle emergency situations.JOB SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks Plans and organizes class activities to develop fine/gross motor skills through games and educational means Provides a safe environment for tot and preschool age children Provides fundamental sport-specific instruction Keeps class moving at an appropriate pace related to the age of the children Maintains and updates children's files on an as needed basis Instruct and/or assist instruction of various tot recreational and/or educational programs Sets up all equipment/supplies before class and cleans up after class Provides good customer service to parents/guardians of the children in class Maintains regular and punctual attendance Other Duties and Responsibilities Attends staff meetings and trainings Substitutes in preschool, camp and/or other tot programs as needed Ensures facility, materials and equipment are clean, well-maintained and safe at all times Administers first aid and CPR as necessaryIncumbent is accountable for all duties of this job and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion.POSITION REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses and Certifications Required :Must be at least 18 years old Teaching experience working with preschool aged children or work in a preschool program or sport type setting First Aid, CPR and AED certification within 30 days of hire Preferred :Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered. Physical Requirements This position requires a moderate degree of physical stamina and strength, including the ability to:Frequently stand, sit and walk through a multi-level facility Occasionally squat, bend, kneel, twist, climb, balance and reach over head Occasionally lift, carry, push or pull items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds Frequently use hands and fingers for fine manipulation; occasionally use light and firm grasp Frequently see objects up close to perform office tasks and far away to observe activity for safety hazards or problems Constantly use hearing to interact with guests and staff and recognize trouble outside of view Occasionally use sufficient physical strength, stamina and agility to perform emergency work in various capacities WORKING CONDITIONS Work is constantly performed indoors during the school year, and primarily performed outdoors from May - August. At times, there may be exposure to periods of high activity as well as exposure to outdoor weather conditions including summer sun and temperatures that could exceed 100 degrees. Indoor and outdoor work is performed in a high public use, multilevel recreation facility where loud noise and multiple events and activities at one time may cause a distraction. Exposure to periods of high activity and stress under demanding conditions. The position requires a great deal of communication with City employees, the public, and outside agencies. Required Materials and Equipment Preschool supplies and sports equipment kept at City recreation facilities. PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the United States and must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, and substance screen. There may be additional pre-employment requirements depending on the nature of the position.We are a caring, courteous, team-oriented organization committed to public service excellence. Employees thrive in a culture that is respectful, professional and diverse. Our work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Westminster is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.Closing Date/Time: 4/1/2019 8:30 AM Mountain
Associated topics: academic, after school, camp, coordinator, fall, instructor, leader, summer camp, teen, youth

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