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Recreation Leader II

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City of Burien, Washington

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Position open until filled. Interested individuals encouraged to apply as soon as possible.Join us in providing a fun, safe environment for youth that allows them to grow as individuals, develop positive relationships with others, and gain access to various resources and opportunities. Through a wide range of constructive enrichment and physical activities, we make a difference in the lives of our next generation.Nature of Work Under the direction of the Recreation Leader III and the Recreation Specialist, the Recreation Leader II will assist in the planning and implementation of assigned programs. They will lead daily recreational activities and serve as the on-site lead staff person for assigned programs.ScheduleHours: 0 - 19 hours per week, afternoons and\/or evenings, depending upon assigned program. Essential FunctionsAssist in the supervision of participants of assigned programs.Actively participate in activities while maintaining order and discipline.Serve as a positive role model for participants at all times.Assist in the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of program staff and volunteers as assigned.Assist with the development and implementation of scheduled activities.Recommend new program components based upon participant and parent input, research, and trends.Complete facility and\/or vehicle safety check prior to each program occurrence.Assist with program evaluations and\/or related participant quality assurance measures.Provide for the safety of participants at all times. Render First Aid in case of minor injuries and CPR as needed.Work closely with all staff in an enthusiastic, cooperative and supportive manner. Communicate with Recreation Leader III and other staff, volunteers and City personnel as needed.Secure and maintain materials and equipment for program needs. Ensure facility and grounds are kept clean and letter free. Clean program areas and store equipment and supplies at the end of each day.Attend scheduled staff training and meetings (which may occur during the weekday).Assist with developing and disseminating promotional materials.Respond to comments, questions, and\/or complaints from participants and general public; provide information to the public concerning program practices, policies, and procedures.Perform light maintenance duties including but not limited to sweeping floor, picking up litter, and cleaning van as needed.Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.Secondary FunctionProvide transportation using the City van for programs. (Incumbents age 21 or over only.)Job ScopeThis position involves frequent new and varied work situations with a moderate degree of complexity. Incumbent operates from established and well known procedures with a moderate level of supervision.Supervisory ResponsibilityIncumbent supervises program participants. May supervise part-time staff and volunteers.Interpersonal ContactsWorks with program participants and their families, the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services department staff, school staff, affiliate community agencies, volunteers, the general public, and others as authorized.Specific Job Skills Knowledge of:Recreational interests, needs, and behavioral characteristics of target population.Program leadership for two or more of the following interest areas: Visual arts, music, theater, dance, sports, outdoor recreation, games, and\/or other healthy activities.Respectful communication skills.Burien's ethnically diverse and culturally-specific communities, which may include immigrant and first generation refugee populations.Strong leadership and motivational skills.Ability to:Genuinely enthuse and lead program participants in the arts, sports, outdoor recreation, games, and other interest areas.Show respect for participants.Demonstrate a strong understanding of issues that affect participants' daily lives.Serve as a strong role model and mentor.Foster life skills readiness, including ability to facilitate discussions on issues (safety, health, substance abuse, violence prevention, etc.)Provide outreach to reach new program participants.Create a consistently supportive, enriching program environment.Be a good listener while conveying a friendly, open, and accepting attitude.Be organized to successfully implement program ideas.Show patience and be perceptive to the ever-changing needs of participant population.Be helpful and courteous.Be an excellent oral communicator.Be dependable and trustworthy.Work frequent weekend, evenings, and other irregular hours.Perform custodial and\/or light maintenance duties.Effectively respond to emergency situations and apply First Aid and CPR when necessary.Interpret and apply rules, regulation, policies, and procedures.Mental AbilitiesPosition requires continuous decision making, interpersonal skills, teamwork, creativity, customer service, train\/supervising, use of discretion, mentoring, and the ability to read, write, understand, and speak English; frequent problem analysis, negotiation, and independent judgment and\/or action; occasional

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Since our incorporation in 1993, Burien, has been busy defining and redesigning itself as a vibrant King County city. Our residents see Burien, a 100-year-old community with a rich heritage, as a friendly community with well-established neighborhoods and a small-town atmosphere. More

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