City of Commerce City Youth/Teen Leader I/II in Commerce City, Colorado
Under the supervision of the recreation coordinator and/or Youth/Teen Director, Leaders plan and implement activities for school age recreation programs for children 6-17 years and family programs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for the set-up, clean up and implementation of lesson plans and activities for programs
Demonstrate age appropriate crafts and activities which will promote growth and development among participants
Responsible for care and safety of participants and guests during programs, maintaining a safe environment and notifying supervisor of any hazards/security issues as soon as possible
May drive City vehicle and/or 14 passenger van, transporting participants to and from field trips and excursions
Comply with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Early Childcare and Learning Licensing Rules and Regulations, when program requires
Must comply with City and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
Effectively develop rapport and coach participants
Request supplies as needed for programs
Stay up to date with youth/teen trends to plan and implement activities
Manage multiple tasks for a variety of age groups in gameroom, gym, pool and other areas of the recreation center, as well as off-site centers and field trips
Performs other duties as assigned.
Acts as site supervisor during program times when coordinator or director is not available
Works with director to oversee the cleaning and maintenance schedule of toys and equipment
Assist with maintaining current files for participants (licensing and/or permission slips, medical records, etc)
Develop lesson plans when no director is established
Assist director to relay participant performance and growth to parents through both oral and written communication
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age for youth programs, 21 years of age for teen programs. Must possess current CPR/First Aid and Medication Administration certificates or be able to obtain them within 10 days of hire date. Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License and supply a current Motor Vehicle Record within 10 days of hire date. Must possess current Standard Precautions certification or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire date. Must demonstrate an ability to work well with children. Background check and fingerprinting required. Bilingual in Spanish desired.
Leader I: Three (3) months (455 hours) of verified experience in the care and supervision of children ages 6-17, who are not related to the individual.
Leader II: At least 21 years of age, two (2) years of college, and twelve (12) months (1820 hours) of verified experience, since obtaining the age of 18, in the care and supervision of children ages 6-17, who are not related to the individual.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must be highly motivated and take direction well
Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays
Must have a valid Colorado Driver's License and clean driving record
Must have no physical limitations regarding the lifting of items up to 40 pounds
Ability to plan creative age appropriate activities
Demonstrated ability to work with children
Ability to provide positive mentoring for participants
Ability to work successfully in a team-oriented atmosphere
Well-developed motivation and customer service skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
Ability to drive a 14 passenger van, when assignment requires
Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities
Office equipment: basic office equipment including computer, laminator, and copy machine
Computer equipment: basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
Other equipment: Variety of craft supplies, toys, books, and other preschool learning equipment; First Aid Supplies; Stereo systems; Phone; Still camera or video camera
Language skills: Requires ability to read a variety of documents, activity books, and children's stories
Ability to record and deliver information in a teaching or instruction setting. Is able to follow verbal and written instruction
Mathematical skills: ability to count to 100
Reasoning ability: Ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.
Physical activities: May include bending, sitting, stooping, squatting, walking, standing, running
Lifting: Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
Vision and hearing: Ability to differentiate between colors and shades of colors; eye-hand coordination; depth perception
Exposure to environmental conditions:
Must be adaptable to performing under high stress situations or when confronted with emergencies
Works in various recreational settings where exposure to any of the following may be possible:
Noise--sufficient noise to cause distraction or possible hearing loss
Atmospheric conditions--conditions that affect the skin or respiratory system
Potential exposure to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes
Potential exposure to infections and contagious disease
Subject to varying, unpredictable and emergency situations
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications. Employees are accountable for all duties associated with this position.
Salary: $11.50 - $13.55 Hourly
Location: Commerce City, CO
Job Type: Part-time
Department: Parks, Recreation, & Golf
Job Number: 2018-00109
Agency: City of Commerce City
Address: 7887 E. 60th Avenue Commerce City, Colorado, 80022