Under general supervision, assists the Program Coordinator and Program Administrators in supervising activities, events, and operations of the summer playground programs for participants (age group 6 14) in a safe manner.
(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)
Implement and supervise hands on activities through organized games, arts and crafts, nature activities, field trips, etc;
Supervise playground leaders, attendants and participants; report disciplinary problems to the Program Administrator/Coordinator. Assist with staff evaluations
Ensure playground rules and regulations are followed;
Plan field trips, provide and collect permission slips and money from participants; compile attendance roster for trips;
Handle parent concerns and report them to the Program Coordinator;
Prepare and maintain related records and reports; ex.; disciplinary action, accident reports, program evaluations, etc;
Maintain inventory of all supplies and equipment;
Plan and coordinate staff training;
Coordinate events, sports camps and activities with other community agencies and schools;
Coordinate summer food service program;
Ensure playground sites/facilities are well maintained, clean, safe and properly managed;
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 planning, organizing, and coordinating a variety of youth activities and events; 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 follow oral and written instructions; Ability to supervise. Skill in developing and maintaining reports.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
Must be a minimum age of 18; experience in working with pre-school or school age children (ex: teaching, scouting, coaching, babysitting, etc.);and/or two years of study in the field of recreation, early elementary education, physical fitness, art, music, drama and/or experience in a related field preferred.
Task involves frequent walking, standing; some lifting and carrying objects of moderate weight (12-20 lbs.) and occasional heavy weight (50 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 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.