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at City of Thornton, CO

Pay: $14.72 to $16.25/hour
$14.72 - $16.25
Posted: 3/22/2020
Job Status: Part Time,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2726228
Keywords: supervisor

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Portable Playground is our Recreation outreach program that takes sport and craft activities into apartment complexes and mobile home communities during the summer. This program is outside and staff is responsible for setting up and tearing down of the program (pop-up tents, tables, chairs, activities, sports equipment). You will play with kids ages 2-10.

SEASON/HOURS:  May 2020 - August 2020
                                Monday - Friday  8:30AM - 400PM

Under general supervision, responsible for acting as the site supervisor for various licensed or non-licensed youth programs.


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Plans and implements program curriculum and activities.
Supervises participants within the various programs.
Provides age-appropriate activities.
Enforces safety standards and regulations throughout the program to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws.
Ensures all possible safety measures are observed. Complies with City and departmental rules and regulations, policies, and procedures.
Communicates and enforces facility and program policies and procedures. Complies with City and departmental rules and regulations, policies, and procedures.
Responds to emergency situations as required and maintains accurate accident and incident reports.
Provides excellent customer service, including interacting with parents and participants to answer questions and resolve problems.
Reports parental issues and concerns to supervisor.
Leads and trains Youth Program Leaders and Assistant Youth Program Directors.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Must be at least 21 years of age.

Requires a high school diploma or GED; two years of experience working with children/teens in a supervisory role.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Requires Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certifications or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the City of Thornton and the department.
Knowledge of basic child care principles.
Skill in performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Standard Precautions activities.
Skill in the safe and healthy operation of a structured program.
Skill in maintaining a variety of records.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
Ability to effectively lead and coordinate children's activities.
Ability to read, interpret and apply operating policies and procedures.
Ability to react quickly and accurately in emergency situations.
Ability to listen well and communicate effectively with children ages 5-18 and with parents.
Ability to promote and provide a quality program.
Ability to maintain composure during mentally, physically and emotionally stressful situations.
Ability to react quickly and accurately to changing conditions and elements.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and make repetitive motions.  This job requires medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee must demonstrate the ability to remain calm during routine and stressful conditions. The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles. The employee may be subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions including being in extreme heat. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate to high.


Examinations may include but are not limited to application screening beyond minimum qualifications; written, oral, practical exercise or any combination thereof or other job related assessment deemed appropriate by Human Resources.
Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.
As a condition of employment, the city of Thornton conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of credit report and/or driving record. A drug screen, physical, and/or psychological examination administered by a city-designated provider will be required for pre-determined positions.