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.
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.
Knowledge of current trends in youth culture, basic knowledge of youth empowerment methodology, good customer service skills, ethics, and effective teamwork.
Positive teen interactions, patience, listening, prioritizing, multi-tasking, maintaining boundaries, effective public relations, and written and verbal communication.
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.
Work is performed in a teen center environment, subject to frequent interruptions and potentially stressful situations. Lifting up to 60 pounds may be required.
- Child Development
- Crisis Intervention
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 20
- 8-20 Hours per week