Adaptive Recreation Program Instructor (Seasonal)
Posted on Sep 12, 2019 by City Of Eden Prairie
Status: Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS) position, non-exempt
Hours: 2 - 5 pm; Thursday & Fridays; September 2019 - May 2020
Salary: Starts at $12.00 per hour
Benefits: Does not qualify for City benefits
Location: Community Center
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Senior Recreation Supervisor - Youth Development
The Recreation Services Division has the responsibility for managing all recreation facilities and providing a variety of affordable recreation programs and services for all age groups and people of all abilities. The staff in this division are responsible for the management of facilities such as the Community Center, the Senior Center, and the Outdoor Center, as well as all other City park buildings and recreation facilities such as swimming beaches, sledding hill, amphitheater and facilities on school property that are operated in partnership with the School District such as the Oak Point Pool and tennis courts at CMS.
The Adaptive Recreation Program Instructor assists the Adaptive Recreation Lead with implementing programs for individuals with disabilities. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
- Within a team environment assist with the delivery of programs for individuals with disabilities that enhance social, physical, and emotional skills.
- Actively engage with participants in activities.
- Ability to monitor the safety and well-being of participants by managing behaviors.
- Adapts activities and models appropriate social behavior.
- Encourage participants to be as independent as possible and respects each participant's unique learning style.
- Provides high quality customer service by consistently exhibiting an enthusiastic attitude; greeting participants with a smile, eye contact, and personalized message; responding to questions with accurate information or referring them to an appropriate contact.
- Supports Adaptive Program Lead with set up/take down and planning of activities.
- Communicates with parents/guardians, program staff, and supervisor about the program and participant progress.
Education: High School Diploma in Progress; Two-year degree or higher preferred; CPR (infant, child and adult) and First Aid certification within first 30 days of employment required and must keep their certification current each year.
Work Experience: Basic child development education background or knowledge preferred; experience working with individuals with disabilities, specifically Autism Spectrum preferred; demonstrate patience, flexibility, communication, organization, resourceful, and maintain confidentiality
Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). CPR/Basic First Aid training (or willing to be trained).
All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared values: Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Performance, Relationships.
Position Specific Expectations
Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.
Motivating Others: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; makes each individual's work feel important; is someone people like working for and with; able to motivate direct reports, project members and a team; invites input and encourages contribution; empowers others; effectively delegates by sharing responsibilities and accountability.
Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.
Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.
Sound Judgment: Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.
City of Eden Prairie Pre-Employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:
1. Work history
2. Professional references
3. Criminal history
*All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City's evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.
City of Eden Prairie Application Process
Application Deadline: September 23, 2019
Review Applications: As received
Interviews: Candidates will be contacted for an interview
Expected Start Date: October 3, 2019