Recreation Leader

  • 106250

SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, provides assistance to children, adults, senior citizens and other patrons through community recreation oriented education, awareness and prevention programs. Performs related duties involving special events. The incumbent reports to Recreation Center Supervisor or a subordinate; and performs related duties as assigned.

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)
  1. Instructs, supervises, and councils out of school children, adolescents, youths, and perhaps adults and families in community, recreation, child development, education, prevention, and awareness programs.
  2. Assists in the planning of programs and activities.
  3. Assists in the preparation and presentation of educational and recreational activities and enrichment programs.
  4. Provides a clean, safe and enjoyable environment for children to play and grow in.
  5. Provides custodial facility maintenance.
  6. Maintains required records and prepare reports of attendance and program activities.
  7. May attend staff meetings to discuss special or difficult child related situations; participate in case staffing and consultations.
  8. Performs program registration duties, including accepting funds and providing receipts.
  9. Performs related duties as assigned.
  • 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves detailed concentration for long periods of time in a modified office environment and in an outdoor setting. There may be occasional need for light lifting and cleaning duties, standing, walking, some running and other child attendant related physical activities. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing. This position may also require the use of City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Tenth grade education and enrolled in school, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air breaks and “P” endorsement is required.

FLSA Code: N/E
B/U: None
Last revision date: May 2004
Overtime: Yes
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