Under general supervision from the Recreation Supervisor, assists with the implementation of all age appropriate curriculum and activities related to the daily operation of a District program site in order to ensure the safety and well-being of participants and perform related work as required.
Incumbents in this class are primarily responsible for assisting with supervision to children enrolled in the program; implementing age appropriate curriculum for children; establishing and maintaining supportive relationships with children and parents; and sanitization of program equipment. This class can be distinguished from the class of Pre-K instructor because incumbents in this class primarily serve as aides and do not have advanced education to perform work more independently.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Incumbents may not perform all duties. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Assist with implementation of the daily curriculum and activities according to established program goals and guidelines
Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
Supervise the activities of children and monitor behavioral patterns
Assist with maintaining of accurate attendance and complete required records; maintain appropriate confidential records
Assist with the managing of the storage and inventory of equipment and supplies
Participate in meeting and training sessions
Maintain good public relations
At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and the public
Performs other duties as assigned
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. The functions of this position are primarily performed indoors. Incumbents must wear an appropriate uniform with identification and protective equipment. The environment requires working in climate-controlled, indoor environments, there are several circumstances in which the employee might work outdoors. Specialized aspects of the work environment may also include high noise levels, interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing safety and departmental policies and procedures. Incumbents may be assigned an irregular working schedule including weekends, early mornings, evenings and holidays and may have to travel between various locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have: hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person, by telephone, and to speak loudly in a noisy setting; vision adequate to clearly distinguish distance, color, depth perception and persons to identify signs of distress; bodily movement adequate to frequently sit, stand, walk, run, jump, climb, reach, turn, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, and push/pull; ability to raise arms above shoulder height; manual dexterity adequate to grasp objects, use fine manipulation, write and operate office machines and equipment; strength and endurance to perform medium to heavy physical work, perform lifting and carrying of items/persons up to 50 pounds.