Community Recreation Activity Specialist or Leader

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City of Austin - Parks & Recreation Department Published: September 13, 2017
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$13.50 - $14.50/hour
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Julia Kovach
200 S. Lamar Blvd.
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Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Safely facilitate and actively supervise participants at all times while engaging in a variety of activities.

Develop, modify and teach program activities to accommodate various ages, abilities and interests.

Regular attendance is essential for this position.

Attend all sessions of scheduled staff training.

Serve as a role-model, exercising appropriate decision-making boundary setting.

Utilize effective behavior management skills, including enforcing policies fairly, consistently, kindly and firmly.

Communicate clearly and professionally with, participants, parents, co-workers and supervisor.

Work cooperatively with co-counselors and other staff.

Provide customer service.

Complete reports and forms and assist with maintaining records in accordance with COA and PARD policies.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Preferred Experience in the following:

Experience working with youth and adults in recreational programming; and in implementing/teaching recreational classes and activities.

Experience designing, implementing and evaluating outdoor interpretive and/or recreational programming.

Experience working with youth and adults with special needs.


Experience in leading and/or instructing one or more of the following types of recreational programming:

- Recreational Games and Activities (Indoor or Outdoor)
- Sports/Athletic Programs
- Performing & Visual Arts
- Science/Nature/Environmental Education
- Outdoor Recreation
- Arts and Crafts
- Team Building
- Therapeutic Recreation, Inclusion and Special Education

Required Skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of youth programs and activities.

Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in problem solving.

Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

Ability to work with children and teens, including youth with special needs.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the City and the public.

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