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YOUTH PROGRAM LEADER I/II - ADVENTURE CLUB

at City of Thornton, CO

Pay: $11.1 to $16.15/hour
$11.1 - $16.15
Posted: 5/2/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2374471
Keywords: youth

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

SUMMARY

This posting is for the Adventure Club / Licensed Program. 

Work Days / Hours: Variable shifts. M-F between 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Season Length - May 17, 2019 - August 5, 2019

Under specified supervision, assists with various licensed  youth programs. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
 
Assists with the supervision of participants.
 
Assists with providing age-appropriate activities.
 
Enforces safety standards and regulations throughout the program to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws.
 
Ensures all possible safety measures are observed.
 
Communicates and enforces facility and program policies and procedures.
 
Responds to emergency situations as required and maintains accurate accident and incident reports.
 
Provides excellent customer service, including interacting with parents to answer questions and resolve problems.
 
Complies with City and departmental rules and regulations, policies, and procedures.
 
Reports parental issues and concerns to supervisor.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:
Youth Program Leader I:
Must be at least 16 years of age.  Experience working with children ages 5-15 years of age. State requirements for Licensed Programs: experience must be in a structured environment.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
 
Youth Program Leader II:
State requirements for Licensed Programs: Must be at least 18 years of age; and have at least 520 hours of experience working with children ages 5-15 years of age in a structured environment.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire required for all positions. First Aid certification, Standard Precautions and/or Medication Administration certifications may be required at the time of application or within 30 days of hire. Licensed programs additionally require current health statement (physical).  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the City of Thornton and the department.
Knowledge of basic child care principles.
Skill in performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Standard Precautions
 activities.
Skill in the safe and healthy operation of a structured program.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
Ability to effectively lead and coordinate children's activities.
Ability to read, interpret and apply operating policies and procedures.
Ability to react quickly and accurately in emergency situations.
Ability to listen well and communicate effectively with children ages 5-15 years of age and with parents.
Ability to promote and provide a quality program.
Ability to maintain composure during mentally, physically and emotionally stressful situations.
Ability to react quickly and accurately to changing elements.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, kneel, squat, stoop,  climb, crawl, repeatedly twist the upper body, talk, hear, see, demonstrate manual dexterity and perform light lifting, and is regularly required to stand and walk around for up to eight hours per day.  The employee must demonstrate the ability to remain calm during routine and stressful conditions, and may be exposed to various environmental weather conditions including being in the sun and heat for up to eight hours per day, several days each week.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate to high.

TESTING PROCEDURES

Examinations may include but are not limited to application screening beyond minimum qualifications; written, oral, practical exercise or any combination thereof or other job related assessment deemed appropriate by Human Resources.
 
Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.
 
As a condition of employment, the city of Thornton conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of credit report and/or driving record. A drug screen, physical, and/or psychological examination administered by a city-designated provider will be required for pre-determined positions.