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Recreation Assistant

Company: Eckerd Connects
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Reports to the Recreation Supervisor and is an hourly, non-exempt position. -Directs trainees in leisure-time recreation/non-vocational activities and leadership programs. Demonstrates on-going commitment to preparing young people for the workforce by modeling, mentoring, and monitoring excellence in the eight Career Success Standards of: -workplace relations and ethics; information management; communications; multicultural awareness; personal growth and development; career and personal planning; interpersonal skills and independent living.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in organization and implementation of the recreation/ non-vocational programs and leisure-learning activities and programs, encouraging trainees' participation.
  • Orders and issues materials, supplies, films and game equipment upon supervisor's review and approval.
  • Develops and operates weekly contests and tournaments.
  • Assists in center-sponsored trips and events.
  • Coaches intramural and/or varsity teams engaged in on- and off-center activities.
  • Assists trainees in fitness and weight training programs.
  • Assists trainees in various recreational clubs such as poetry, drama, talent shows, etc., and other creative activities, such as arts and crafts.
  • Helps train students in recreation and non-vocational aide program.
  • Ensures that all programs comply with DOL requirements.
  • Attends required staff training sessions.
  • Cultivate and maintain a climate on center that is free of harassment, intimidation, and disrespect in order to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.
  • Clearly communicates and consistently models appropriate CSS and employability skills including personal responsibility and computer fluency.
  • Maintains accountability of staff, students, and property, adheres to safety practices in all areas of responsibility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. -They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.Education and Experience Requirements: - - - - -
    • Associate degree in work-related field
    • One year of experience working with youth. -
    • Prefer experience in a recreation/non-vocational program. - -
    • Valid driver's license in the state of employment with an acceptable driving record. -Additional Requirements: -Knowledge of a variety of recreation/non-vocational activities. - Must obtain and maintain valid CDL with passenger transport endorsement. -Ability to obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid certification. Ability to communicate effectively and relate to trainee population. -Ability to inspire and motivate trainees. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Position requires an ability to operate office equipment. In addition, individual must be able to interact with team members and maintain an effective working relationship with all facility staff and departments.Working Conditions: This position involves frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, carrying, running, and driving. Occasionally position involves climbing, pushing, or pulling, squatting, and lifting up to 50 pounds. -Applicant must be able to see, hear, and speak.Environmental Demands: Position requires ability to spend 85% of work time outside and 15% of work time indoors; ability to withstand moderate noise levels, including voice levels 90% of work time; ability to work in high temperature settings during the summer months; and ability to work in low temperature settings in winter months.Employee BenefitsEckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:Health, Dental and Vision Insurance - 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year - 9 paid holidays - Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5% - Flexible spending accounts - Paid short-term and long-term disability - Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance - Voluntary term life insuranceMake more than a Living, Make a DifferenceHeadquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, Eckerd Connects is one of the largest national nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. -Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services, and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families, assist young adults, and help children succeed.Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. -Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.

Keywords: Eckerd Connects, Washington DC , Recreation Assistant, Other , Washington, DC

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