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									                                                              CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH

                              RECREATION LEADER- P/T

DEFINITION: Under direction of the Recreation Coordinator, this position is responsible
for supervising children in an after school environment, including organizing and leading
activities for children in the City’s after-school program.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This position requires the candidate to have
a general knowledge and interest in sports, arts and crafts, education and leisure
activities for youths and adults.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from the
Recreation Manager or Recreation Coordinator as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the

                                     Essential Job Duties

      Organize indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts;

      Participate in and teaching recreational activities;

      Participate in homework assistance;

      General supervision of children;

      Maintain a safe program environment for participants and staff;

      Care and maintain all equipment issued and inform supervisor when there are
       hazards or equipment replacement needs;

      Assist with special events;

      Open and close facilities for rentals;

      Attend applicable City of Newport Beach Recreation Division trainings and

      Work with youth to develop and build basic skills with an emphasis on learning,
       fun, and sportsmanship; and
Recreation Leader- P/T                                             City of Newport Beach
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      Perform related duties as assigned.


       Knowledge of:

       Basic objectives, methods, and techniques of planned recreation;

       Effective instructional techniques;

       Arts and crafts and/or indoor and outdoor games for children; and

       Safe work practices.

       Ability to:

       Plan and organize recreation programs for children;

       Communicate, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;

       Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in
       the course of work, specifically participants, parents, and co-workers;

       Appear for work on time;

       Follow directions from a supervisor;

       Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; and

       Accept constructive criticism.

       Experience and Training: Any combination of experience and training that would
       likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to
       obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

             Experience: One year of experience in childcare, babysitting, or volunteer
             work in related field or equivalent
             One year experience in related sport as a coach, player or volunteer

             Training: Equivalent to completion of the eleventh grade
Recreation Leader- P/T                                           City of Newport Beach
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      License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid
      California driver's license and Red Cross CPR and First Aid certificates must be
      obtained within six (6) months of hire.

                                                          Bargaining Group – Part-time

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