City of Las Cruces
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Youth Services Monitor
at City of Las Cruces
- Nature of Work
To supervise elementary aged after school and summer program activities to safely meet the recreation needs of the community.
Program hours are 2:15 pm - 5:45 pm Monday - Friday when public school is in progress; hours vary during the summer months. Position may include evenings, weekends and extended hours on special event days. Regular attendance is an essential function of the job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.
Works 50% inside and 50% outside in recreational settings. Frequently exposed to heat, sun, dusts, and noise; occasionally exposed to wet conditions, odors, and poor ventilation. Rubber gloves and first aid equipment provided. Occasionally moderately physical work involving the set-up of special events involving lifting a child weighing up to 70 pounds from the floor and carrying up to 50 pounds (water jugs), climbing, crouching, and push/pull strength to 10 pounds moving ball carts 20-50 feet. During non-event work schedule, light physical effort is required to complete the organizational elements of the above functions. Includes writing and carrying 10 pounds regularly. Ability to communicate verbally and by demonstration with participants. Hearing ability to communicate with participants and parents and to identify volatile or safety issues during activities.
FIRST CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN TO CURRENT CITY OF LAS CRUCES EMPLOYEES WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.
This posting will be used to hire several part-time, contract, non-exempt positions.
- Duties and Responsibilities
•To supervise elementary after school and summer program activities to safely meet the recreation needs of the community.
•Responsible to organize, promote and develop interest in social recreation and special events for participants by making events and programming fun for the participants.
•Cooperates with other staff members to conduct tutoring and other educational activities.
•Responsible to gather and submit reports on daily attendance, inventory, accident and program records and reports.
•Responsible to administer first-aid to injured children in the case of injury according to established procedures and standard first aid protocol.
•Refers any issues to the assigned supervisor immediately.
•Attends and successfully competed Standard First Aid and CPR training as scheduled by the supervisor unless previously certified.
•Monitors the facility to insure safety to patrons and visitors and reports all incidents or disruptive behavior to the Recreation Program Coordinator.
•Assists in special events during the fall and spring sessions of school.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Minimum Qualifications
Equivalent to a high school diploma plus six (6) months supervisory experience in recreational activities. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.
Valid driver's license required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City policy. Standard First Aid and CPR certification must be obtained within 60 days from date of hire.
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of recreation activity and programming; philosophy and objectives of public recreation; child health and hygiene; supervisory skills and training methods; rules and regulations of athletic competition; a variety of recreational activities suitable for youth; federal regulations and city policies and procedures. Skills in: Leadership and instructional skills and the ability to plan and conduct recreational activities; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to: Work effectively with a diverse group of individuals and ensure safety; adhere to city and state regulations, policies and procedures; instruct participants in individual and group activities; open, prepare, and supervise the use of, and break down and close, a program site, which may include rearranging furniture; enforce discipline; be self-motivated, and be able to work in a team atmosphere; interact respectfully with program participants, city staff, and members of the public; resolve conflicts expeditiously and respectfully.