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YOUTH PROGRAM LEADER I/II - PORTABLE PLAYGROUND

at City of Thornton, CO

Pay: $12.01 to $13/hour
$12.01 - $13
Posted: 3/22/2020
Job Status: Part Time,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2726291
Keywords: youth

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

SUMMARY

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  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Under specified supervision, assists with various non-licensed youth programs.
 
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Youth Program Leader I or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.
 
Youth Program Leader I:
This is the entry-level class in the Youth Program Leader series.  Incumbents entering this class have limited related work experience.
 
Youth Program Leader II:
This is the journey-level class in the Youth Program Leader series. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(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.)
 
Assists with the supervision of participants.
 
Assists with providing 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.
 
Communicates and enforces facility and program policies and procedures.
 
Responds to emergency situations as required and maintains accurate accident and incident reports.
 
Provides excellent customer service, including interacting with parents to answer questions and resolve problems.
 
Complies with City and departmental rules and regulations, policies, and procedures.
 
Reports parental issues and concerns to supervisor.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:
Youth Program Leader I:
Must be at least 16 years of age. Experience working with children ages 5-15 years of age.
  
Youth Program Leader II:
Must be at least 17 years of age; and have at least one year (350 hours) of experience working with children ages 5-15 years of age.
 
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.
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 5-15 years of age 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 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.
 

TESTING PROCEDURES

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.