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Recreational Aide I

Company: Alachua County, FL
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Minimum Qualifications

Alachua County BoCC is a transforming organization with a focus on developing a shared vision among employees through an organizational structure of functional groups and multi-disciplinary work team. The county is located in the north central part of Florida - close to the Florida white sandy beaches; and it is known for its diverse culture, historical sites, scenic beauty, cultural events, and the home of the University of Florida.

Graduation from High School or equivalent. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and requires the successful completion of a Level 2 criminal history background investigation prior to employment including finger printing and compliance with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) requirements. CPR/First Aid certification is required; this training will be provided upon hire. Water Safety training is required, this training will be provided upon hire.

Position Summary

This is a seasonal recreational position and is responsible for the safety and well-being of campers participating in programs at a recreation facility or County recreation program. Work involves leadership and instruction responsibilities to children and/or teens. Individuals in the position will be a positive role model.

Examples of Duties

Exudes a positive customer service focus.

Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.

Coordinates and supervises camp activities of participants.

Follows camp procedures and schedules; issues instructions and assigns activities; ensures campers are participating in structured and safe activities.

Communicates verbally and/or in writing in a timely manner with the public regarding inquiries and complaints to maintain transparency.

Builds strong working relationships with staff, prospective renters, campers, and parents; professionally represents the Department and Cuscowilla.

Responds to facility emergencies; assists campers and other overnight/day use guests with emergencies including accurate completion of required forms for law enforcement and Risk Management.

Assists with comprehensive public and voluntary recreation programs and camps at a recreation facility by performing the following duties.

Welcomes visitors.

Assists with various recreation programs, including arts and crafts, cultural arts, nature study, swimming, team building, and team sports.

Monitors participants at recreation programs, events, and activities to ensure orderly conduct.

Receives, stores, and issues recreational or sports equipment and supplies.

Keeps attendance at recreation programs and sporting events.

Operates audiovisual equipment.

Arranges chairs, tables, and equipment in designated rooms or other areas for scheduled group activities.

Provides support for Cuscowilla special events or rentals before, during, and after the event in the areas and for functions relative to essential job duties and/or otherwise assigned.

Operates recreational equipment such as canoe, kayak, and/or paddleboards.

Performs the dutieslisted, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of hazards and applicable safety requirements of various athletic and recreational activities.

Knowledge in a variety of games and rules.

Skill in caring for and mentoring others.

Abilityto respond appropriately to situations.

Ability to serve as a role model, demonstrating dependability, enthusiasm and creativity.

Ability to coordinate and lead recreational programs and events.

Ability to understand and followsimple oral and written instructions.

Ability to keep accurate records and prepare detailed reports.

Ability to supervise and monitor children's activities.

Ability to think clearly in emergency situations when necessary.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campers, parents, other employees and the general public.

Ability to recognize obvious safety hazards.

Ability to communicate verbally and/or in writing.

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 walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; talk or hear; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lifts and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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 regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment usually ranges from moderate to loud.

This is a seasonal position. The hours may vary and include weekdays, weeknights, weekends, holidays and/or overnight stay in a cabin.

Keywords: Alachua County, FL, Gainesville , Recreational Aide I, Other , Gainesville, Florida

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