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Clubhouse Recreation Leader

Job Details

Various District Facilities & Schools - Oak Park, IL
Part Time Class 2
High School
Afternoons (Primarily)


Job Purpose:

The Clubhouse Recreation Leaders are responsible for the supervision and safety of all Clubhouse, School’s Out Days, Holiday Break Camp program, Nature and Adventure programs, teens program participants and will be scheduled to assist with various evening/weekend programs as needed throughout the year. The staff member will team with the on-site supervisor to assist in monitoring, interacting, leading and developing a safe and fun environment for kids to enjoy their time out and away from school. They will provide aide to individual students and assist in all program aspects. Program staff will provide quality customer service to the families and community members of Oak Park.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in maintaining paperwork, attendance records, routine safety checks, and general forms needed to operate the facility and program effectively
  • Participate in all monthly meetings and trainings as requested
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all general departmental specific safety rules; obey and enforce the regulations and procedures established by the Park District and program description
  • Assist with emergency procedures and building evacuation if necessary
  • Assist with the maintenance and documentation of daily communication and cooperation with parents
  • Mentor and role model professional conduct for participants and patrons
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of age appropriate activities promoting the social/emotional safety and development of all participants’ ages 5-12 years old; post and turn in schedule as requested
  • Resolve conflicts and problems that may arise between children through redirection and logical consequences
  • Promote child growth and development through hands on activities, modeling, and constant adult-child interaction
  • Communicate regularly with parents, school administration, on site supervisor and Program Supervisors by email, phone, and in person
  • Assist with the inventory and adequate storage of program equipment and supplies
  • Assist in maintaining all program paperwork, files, and budget
  • Assist in securing general materials and program supplies
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and safe program environment

Knowledge, Skill and Work Experience Required:

  • Demonstrate skills and competence necessary to contribute to participant’s physical, personal, and emotional safety
  • Knowledgeable in customer relations and have an appreciation for the public’s needs and best interest
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Team oriented
  • Flexibility to assist with the physical set up and take down of recreation programs
  • Ability to multi-task, supervising several small groups simultaneously
  • Exhibit problem solving skills and good judgment
  • Must comply with Park District regulations and procedures
  • Background check
  • Certification in advanced Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 1 month of employment and keep certification current. The District provides this training


  • Experience working with youth in similar programming

Work Environment, Physical Demands and Considerations:

  • Must have the ability to lift at least 40 pounds
  • Ability to endure prolonged standing, sitting on the floor, kneeling at child’s level, and hands on interaction with children during scheduled program hours
  • Assist in the set up and take down of program materials/equipment
  • In case of emergency be able to respond quickly and appropriately with child safety in mind
  • Activities are performed both indoors and outdoors. Environmental considerations can include but are not limited to extreme weather conditions and building construction such as noise.


Internal: Park District employees
External: Residents of Oak Park, and patrons of the Park District of Oak Park

Hours: The Clubhouse: Monday - Friday, covering shifts between 8am to 6pm. Varies based on location and registration.
School’s Out Days: Hours vary based on program length and registration
Holiday Break Camp: Hours vary based on program length and registration
Additional Events as needed during evening & weekend hours

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, functions or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, functions, activities or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice

The Park District of Oak Park is an equal opportunity employer!