ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knoweldge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Instructs, supervises, and councils after school children, adolescents, youths, and perhaps adults and families in community, recreation, child development, education, prevention, and awareness programs.
- Assists in the preparation and presentation of educational and recreational activities and enrichment programs.
- Provides a clean, safe and enjoyable environment for children to play and grow in.
- Provides custodial facility maintenance.
- Maintains required records and prepare reports of attendance and program activities.
- May attend staff meetings to discuss special or difficult child related situations; participate in case staffing and consultations.
- Knowledge of child development methods and practices.
- Knowledge of community programs, resources and services available for assisting youths and families.
- Knowledge of counseling methods, techniques and applications.
- Knowledge of sociological and psychological problems of youths and their families.
- Knowledge of educational processes for youths and adolescents.
- Knowledge of physiological, emotional and social processes involved in youth and family development.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of child supervision.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and patrons.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighth grade education, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license may be required.
Last revision date: October 2001