Education and/or Experience
Minimum academic experience is entering freshman year in college, more college experience desired. Prior experience working with children and/or knowledge of sports, visual arts, and/or theatre not a requirement but strongly preferred in some fashion.
Ability to speak grammatically correct and clear English language and comprehensively understand English language when spoken to at a normal speed.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to read, write and comprehend the concept of time.
Ability to use good judgment, i.e., when to report a sick child; when to set limits, when to allow children to leave with adults not on permission list, etc.
Other Skills and Abilities
Must be able to follow directions; must be able to relay information to others; must be able to read memos, notes, and in-service materials; must be able to write using proper language, sentence structure; and must be able to successfully complete CPR, first aid and other in-service requirements as needed. Must have the ability to swim and pass a basic swim test.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be physically fit enough to move, stand, lift, bend, push, or pull children or inanimate objects up to 50 pounds if necessary. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally be required to run. These physical demands are for a period of up to 8 hours per day.
The working conditions are located on a one level floor with some steps, air-conditioned and on the bus route. The employee must be able to tolerate heat for outdoor portions of the day while on the playground or at the pool. The noise level is usually noisy.
The JCA strengthens Jewish life, serves as a common meeting ground, and enhances the quality of life of the entire community. Our vision is to provide the place in the tradition of our heritage where all people come together throughout their lives, to enhance body, mind, and spirit, in an environment of fun, harmony and friendship.