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Recreation Program Leader – Summer Camp

Published on February 6, 2020

Department(s): Parks & Recreation

Location: Pittsburg, KS

*Please note that we are currently accepting applications for this position, but are temporarily suspending the interviewing and hiring process due to COVID-19.*

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Recreation Program Manager, performs routine work of moderate difficulty in supervising use of recreation equipment and facilities; planning, supervising and leading children’s activities. Must be organized, reliable, give direction to other staff members and must be good with children ages 5-12. Hours of work are 7:00 am to 5:45 pm, M-F.  Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize, plan and purchase supplies for children 5-12 years old attending a 10 week camp program.
  • Lead and teach games, arts and crafts, sports, and outdoor activities.
  • Interact with camper’s parents, along with keeping files and requirements for the state license.
  • Schedule all Recreation Camp workers hours for camp.
  • Perform related work as required.

Qualifications

POSITION COMPETENCIES

  • Good knowledge of recreational activities, knowledge of working with children in a group situation.
  • Ability to establish a good rapport with children and still maintain discipline.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with other employees.
  • Ability to work in indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Ability to perform job duties in hot, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Requirements

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred. Experience working with school-age children required. Must meet licensing requirements. CPR/First Aid certification preferred.

WORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide Supervision and direction to the children assigned to the camp.
  • Supervise group activities during all hours that children are present.
  • Provide supervision and direction to the Recreation Program worker.
  • CPR Certification is a requirement prior to first day of job.