The City of Newport is seeking professional and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Recreation Leader for our summer programs. This position will provide healthy, safe recreation experiences for children and adult participants and volunteers in recreation activities and programs. Oversee small groups of children independently and large groups of children as a member of a team.
Sign-on Bonus of $500 payable upon completion of first full payroll cycle.
Retention Bonus of $750 payable upon completion of six (6) full months of employment.
This is a part-time (less than 20 hours a week), non-benefited position. The person hired will need to be able to work a flexible and varied schedule.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and experience would be: A high school diploma or equivalency AND six months' experience in childcare or related experience.
KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of principles, terminology, techniques, methods, supplies and equipment, basic rules and skills involved in a variety of children's activities. Knowledge of the philosophy, and objectives of the childcare, and the purpose, use, and benefit of various elements of specific programs available during childcare. Methods and techniques for record keeping and filing.
SKILLS: Skill in the use of childcare equipment. Strong time management, organization, and prioritization skills. Customer Service orientation and skills. Effective conflict resolution, and leadership; exceptional interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communications skills with a variety of audiences; Strong reasoning, and problem-solving skills combined with excellent judgment and professionalism. Strong math skills.
ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain an effective and professional working relationship with City management, employees, Council members, other entities, parents, and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with individual and groups. Ability to organize, engage and motivate youth activities, display customer service techniques to deal courteously with program participants, and to solve minor problems.
Position is a frontline Mandatory Reporter position and must have the ability to communicate with DHS or other agencies with any related issues. Understand, interpret task and to work with frequent interruptions. Use sound judgment in following and applying appropriate laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Make accurate arithmetic calculations. Understand and follow instructions. Ability to honor the confidentiality required of this position. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Valid Oregon Driver's License at time of hire
Certification in Infant, Child CPR, and First Aid within 3 months of hire Adult CPR and AED within 6 months of hire
Oregon Food Handler's License within 2 weeks of hire
Education or training in child care
Education or training in child psychology or child behavior
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility including the ability to frequently lift or move materials up to 25 pounds and rarely lift or move materials over 60 pounds. The position may require the ability to operate a motorized vehicle. Manual dexterity and coordination are required approximately 30% of the time to operate equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, standard office equipment, and recreational equipment. The position requires the mobility to interact with and use Parks and Recreation equipment. The position risks harm from physical hazards, including biohazards and obstacles in the work area.
WORKING CONDITIONS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work location may be indoors where most of work period occurs in a childcare center, gymnasium, swimming pool or other recreation facility. Work may also occur outdoors with exposure to all types of weather.
Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. Please do not fax, mail, or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.
The City of Newport is an EEO employer and veteran's preference provider. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under state, federal, or local law.
The City of Newport follows Oregon law regarding Veterans' Preference in Public Employment. If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veteran's Preference Form and attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215. If you are a disabled veteran, you must also include a copy of your Veteran's Administration benefit summary/award letter with your application.
All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a background check, reference checking, and in the case of safety sensitive positions, drug, and alcohol testing.