Adaptive Recreation Coordinator (Seasonal)
Posted on Sep 12, 2019 by City Of Eden Prairie
Status: Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS) position, non-exempt
Salary: Starts at $14.00 to $16.00 per hour
Hours: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; October, 2019 - May, 2020
Location: Eden Prairie 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 Coordinator assists the Senior Recreation Supervisor with planning programs for individuals with disabilities, guides program staff, and facilitates the implementation of programs. The Adaptive Recreation Coordinator assume the role as the main contact for parents/guardians, staff, or volunteers to communicate with prior to and/or during programs. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
- Assists with creating and developing programs for individuals with disabilities that enhance social, physical, and emotional skills.
- Facilitates program implementation, adapts activities, manages behaviors, and provides personal cares as needed.
- Communicates with parents/guardians, staff, and Recreation Supervisor about program and participant's experience.
- Completes other duties as assigned by Recreation Supervisor.
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
Education: High school diploma, Degree in Education, Recreation, Child Development or related field preferred
Work Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age; minimum of two years experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.
Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
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.
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