City of Fort Wayne

Recreation Center Leader (Seasonal)-McMillen Center

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Working under the direction of the McMillen Center Supervisor, the incumbent trains and gives guidance to children as they learn to play together in harmony, establishes proper social conduct and respect for the recreation rules and regulations and..
Job Code: 2018022
Posted On: Tuesday, 2nd January 2018
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: Specific hours and days depend on when activities are scheduled.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $8.75 - $9.75 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY
Working under the direction of the McMillen Center Supervisor, the incumbent trains and gives guidance to children as they learn to play together in harmony, establishes proper social conduct and respect for the recreation rules and regulations and plants seeds of sportsmanship and cooperation in the children.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Plans, leads, organizes, and evaluates recreational activities both on-going and special activities in games, sports, tournaments and events for children of all ages;
• Maintains all equipment and supplies needed for each activity;
• Maintains discipline among McMillen Center participants;
• Performs duties in accordance with the City's safety rules operating regulations and practices and follows required procedure for reporting injuries;
• Attends McMillen Center staff meetings to plan daily activities and accepts assigned responsibilities;
• Communicates effectively both orally and in writing;
• Maintains CPR and First Aid Certification;
• Gathers and organizes all supplies and equipment needed for each activity;
• Keeps accurate daily attendance for each activity and reports this to McMillen Center Supervisor;
• Helps maintain and updates current registration file for all participants;
• Encourages all children and adults to participate in McMillen Center activities and promotes activities with flyers in surrounding neighborhood, working with neighborhood volunteers;
• Helps out or fills in when needed in other program/class areas, performs other duties at McMillen Center such as answers phones greets public, closes/secures building and sets up for programs, classes and other activities as needed;
• Reports irregularities and abnormal conditions at facility to supervisor.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
Performs other duties as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Incumbent does not supervise any staff.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Two years of post-high school education in Physical Education or Leisure Studies or two years experience in recreation or leisure activities, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
• General knowledge of working effectively with people in the work place as well as in the public;
• Holds a CPR and First Aid Certificate;
• Excellent organizational and communication skills both orally and in writing;
• Ability to take own initiative to plan and organize activities in a timely manner;
• Attends Hepatitis B orientation and turns in acceptance or denial waiver.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Indiana Driver's License if City vehicle is used.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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