2018 Teen Program Leader

  • City of Asheville
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Jan 04, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary The City of Asheville invites you to apply to be a part of the 2018 Parks & Recreation Department summer staff. Teen Program Leaders work as a team to plan and facilitate weekly activity schedules. Staff are energetic and engaging while modeling appropriate behavior as they participate in all activities with summer camp participants.

Desired Start Date: June 4, 2018

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 6:30 pm, and some nights, weekends, and holidays

This position is a temporary/seasonal position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Plans and schedules daily activities for participants, ages 11-15.
  • Leads group games and activities.
  • Prepares recreation equipment for use.
  • Supervises and/or participates in recreational activities.
  • Organizes group activities.
  • Takes participants on field trips.
  • Administers first aid as needed.
  • Identifies, responds and documents participant behavioral issues.
  • Attends regular staff meetings to discuss new programs and problems.
  • Maintains a positive attitude at all times and reflects that attitude in all relationships with the public.
  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness of the facility. Performs related tasks as required.

Required Education & Experience Required: 
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • Adult and Child CPR/American Red Cross First Aid certifications must be current or obtained by June 11, 2018.
  • Current drivers license and ability to drive program vehicles.
  • Some college level coursework.
  • Leadership experience in a day camp setting.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • General knowledge of the methods and practices of community recreation work including knowledge of the equipment and techniques, relevant rules and regulations of social, artistic, craft and/or athletic programs for youth.
  • Ability to instruct common recreational activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, program participants and the general public.
  • Ability to enforce rules and regulations and maintain discipline.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
  • Able to handle above average physical activities and maintain long hours and exposure to the elements.
  • Must be able to work in both indoors and outdoors.