WILLAMALANE PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT
invites applications for the position of:
Program Leader- Trips and Events
SALARY:$14.98 – $20.21 Hourly
Are you interested in leading adults on exciting adventures throughout Oregon? We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to safely guide patrons on trips and provide support for some of Willamalane’s most exciting events. Examples of these fun activities include, a seven course lunch at a light house, birding expeditions, hiking throughout Oregon, and holiday festivities. Please note that this position requires obtaining a patron driving certification within one month of hire.
General Statement Of Duties: Plans, organizes, and oversees all program activities at a program site; does related work as required
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: An employee in this classification is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a district program at a program site. Work is performed under the guidance of a coordinator and supervision of a Supervisor who reviews work primarily on the basis of results attained, feedback from participants and parents, and direct observation. Supervision is not normally a responsibility of positions in this classification. However, incumbents may be responsible for overseeing the work of Activity Leaders working at the site.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES PERFORMED:
(Illustrative only. Any single position of a class will not necessarily involve all of the duties listed, and many positions will involve duties that are not listed.)
- Lead patrons on planned, recreational trips.
- Responsible for the overall safety and security of program participants.
- Plans, schedules, and implements programs and events.
- Acts as on site lead, including assigning and reviewing work,, providing input to performance evaluations, and providing work assistance as required.
- Orders and/or purchases necessary supplies and food through district ordering process
- Maintains appropriate records and prepares reports related to programs and activities including budget estimates, attendance records, and expense and revenue reports.
- Handles disciplinary problems with program participants.
- Administers first aid and responds to emergencies as required.
- Responds to a variety of questions, concerns, and/or complaints from parents, staff, and program participants.
- Reports cases of suspected child abuse to supervisor and contacts Services to Children and Families as necessary.
- Drive and supervise patrons in a district vehicle.
- Performs additional job-related duties or tasks as required.
Knowledge: Some knowledge of behavior management and discipline of participants; planning and implementing recreational and educational activities; record keeping.
Skills: The administration of basic first aid and CPR; leading activities for patrons.
Abilities: Effective verbal and written communication; work successfully with patrons, external organizations, and/or staff; work independently; act calmly and effectively in emergency situations; deal effectively with behavioral problems; assign and review the work of others; maintain records and prepare accurate reports.
Physical Demands Of The Position: The employee will frequently be required to stand and be mobile for over 70% of the work period. While performing the duties of this position the employee will frequently be required to crouch or kneel and seldom be required to bend and twist. Physical exertion and coordination is occasionally required to lift materials up to 30 pounds such as activity materials, snack foods, furniture etc. The position requires the use of arms, wrists, and hands, including manual dexterity and coordination, for the vast majority of the work period. The employee is occasionally required to use a step stool and reach above the head and shoulder. In performing the essential duties of this position, the employee will spend over 70% of the work period indoors and the remainder outdoors, thus exposure to heat in summer is likely. Exposure to loud noise is low, and never requires ear protection. Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to the disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation.
Personal Protective Equipment: Access to nitrile gloves for the administration of first aid. Protective eye protection when needed. Proper disposal equipment (bio hazard bags, etc)
Experience And Training: High school graduation or equivalency and two years of experience in an ongoing group setting such as a recreation program, classroom, or community center; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the above-described duties.
Necessary Special Requirements: Possession of or ability to obtain current first aid and CPR certificates; possession of or ability to obtain an Oregon Food Handler Permit and Oregon Alcohol Service Permit; possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license; safe driving record and patron driver certification within one month of hire.
This position directly supports adult trips and events that occur during weekdays and weekends. The candidate will primarily be responsible for the preparation, driving, and guiding of offsite trips 15 hours weekly, with the possibility of more hours based on programmatic need. Accommodation and meals are provided on overnight trips.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug Free Workplace
APPLICATIONS AND QUESTIONAIRES NEED TO BE FILED ONLINE AT:
250 S 32nd St
Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation
Springfield, OR 97478
PROGRAM LEADER- TRIPS AND EVENTS