Supplemental Recreation Leader


(41.485596,-87.69657)
 

Cause Areas

When

Mon Sep 11, 2017 03:00 PM - Fri Jun 01, 2018 07:00 PM

Where

215 Wilson StreetPark Forest, IL 60466

About

Teen Zone is an after school program located in Park Forest, Illinois that is seeking a Seasonal Supplemental Recreation Leader for the upcoming 2017-2018 School year. Under the direction of the Teen Services Coordinator and Recreation Assistant, the Supplemental Recreation Leader will safely provide enrichment programs for teens ages 12-19. Duties include but are not limited to creating youth empowerment programs collaboratively with staff and teens; supervising group activities by providing guidance and discipline when necessary; adhering to and enforcing both Teen Zone’s and the Village of Park Forest policies and procedures; and maintaining the facility, organizing, and cleaning as needed. Staff will also be responsible for ensuring the safety of the participants in a busy, drop-in setting.

Hours:
This is a supplemental, part-time position that will work approximately 8-20 hours per week over a 36 week period. Shifts include late afternoon, evening and weekend hours. Additional hours and programming may be added, depending on availability and demand.

Required:
Knowledge of current trends in youth culture, basic knowledge of youth empowerment methodology, good customer service skills, ethics, and effective teamwork.

Skilled In:
Positive teen interactions, patience, listening, prioritizing, multi-tasking, maintaining boundaries, effective public relations, and written and verbal communication.

Ability To:
Be committed to providing quality programming based on our mission, vision, and values; safely manage groups of teens; oversee and schedule teen and adult volunteers; learn and enforce department policies and procedures; plan and lead youth empowerment programs in a safe and fun manner; communicate effectively and courteously with the public and Village staff; proactively deal with safety and behavior concerns; work independently to complete tasks; follow written and verbal instructions; and be receptive to critiques.

Education and Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent, and leadership experience working with teens. Some previous experience planning and leading activities with teens in recreation, art, education, physical education, at-risk-youth, or related field is preferred.

Licenses and Requirements:
Current First Aid and CPR certification a plus. Flexibility to work additional hours for special events.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in a teen center environment, subject to frequent interruptions and potentially stressful situations. Lifting up to 60 pounds may be required.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • 8-20 Hours per week

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