Before and After School Instructor/ Riverdale University

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Before and After School Instructor/ Riverdale University

Definition: Under the general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor; is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and supervision the before and Aftercare program.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the day to day operation of the before and aftercare program.
  • Provide a daily and weekly matrix of activities to all participants.
  • Provide weekly updates and information to parents.
  • Daily set-up and cleanup of activity area.
  • Transport participants to and from school on a daily basis.
  • Plan and prepare meals to all participants each day.
  • Participate in the marketing and outreach of park district programs and activities.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a variety of social settings.
  • Maintains accurate records and information of Before and Aftercare program
  • Communicate and maintain positive relationship with parents concerning child’s progress and behavior.
  • Develop and implement specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

  • Ability to communicate with the public and co-workers in an effective, professional, and courteous manner.
  • Respond appropriately to changing and emergency situations.
  • Ability to operate basic computer operations.
  • Ability to independently apply and carry out policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ability to creatively develop activities on a limited budget.
  • Ability to handle discipline effectively and appropriately.
  • Ability to drive a 15-passenger van on a daily basis.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates Degree in Recreation from an accredited college or university; or a minimum (2) years’ experience of progressive responsibilities in parks and recreation planning, organizing, and implementation of programs dealing with children.

Necessary Special Requirements:

A valid driver’s license and must possess and maintain a current CPR certificate. Must complete and pass background evaluation and drug/alcohol screening prior to employment.


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