Under direct supervision, assist the Program Leaders in the implementation and supervision of the summer playground programs. Ensure safe and clean environment for all participants.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Examples of Work: (Illustrative Only)
Assist in the implementation of activities/events through organized games, arts and crafts, nature activities, field trips, etc;
Supervise playground participants of various ages (6-14) and ensure playground rules/regulations are followed;
Assist in planning field trips, which includes providing and collecting permissions slips from participants;
Maintain discipline of the participants at all times and report disciplinary problems to the site program leader;
Report parent concerns to the site program leader;
Complete forms and reports as required; ex.; disciplinary action, accident reports;
Keep facilities and playgrounds clean at all times;
Maintain inventory of all supplies and equipment;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Knowledge of playground operations and associated health and safety regulations; Knowledge of general Parks and Recreation operating policies and procedures; Knowledge of general office support practices and procedures; Knowledge of modern first aid techniques; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other city department staff and the general public; Skill in performing basic facility maintenance; Ability to assist in planning, organizing, and coordinating a variety of playground activities and events Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
Must be a minimum age of 16; experience in working with pre-school or school age children (ex: scouting, coaching, babysitting, etc.) preferred.
Task involves frequent walking, standing; some lifting and carrying objects of moderate weight (12-20 lbs.) and occasional heavy weight (100 lbs plus); and/or the operation of office equipment, keyboard, or hand tools in which manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination are important ingredients of safe and/or productive operations.
Task will require occasional exposure to adverse environmental conditions (heat, rain, cold).
Task requires color perception and discrimination. Task requires sound perception and discrimination. Task requires depth perception and discrimination. Task requires visual perception and discrimination. Task requires oral communications ability.
Reasonable accommodation(s) if needed will be provided for the employee to perform the required job with adequate strength, dexterity, coordination and visual acuity and in a manner that does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace.
Applications may be downloaded at www.kingsporttn.gov or obtained from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development at 1140 East Center Street Kingsport, TN 37660.
Submit complete applications to the above physical address.