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City of Austin Parks and Recreation, Summer Playgrounds Activity Specialist, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11560

Thu, March 31, 2016

The Summer Playgrounds Activity Specialist is a temporary/seasonal staff position scheduled to work between 20 and 40 hours per week in a summer playground Youth Development program setting. Worksites – Various City of Austin Summer Playground locations. 

• Successful applicants must demonstrate strong leadership, exhibit creative thinking, perform good judgment, and have excellent communication skills. 
• Applicants must also possess reliability, trustworthiness, and be safety conscious. Playground locations are: 

• North Austin Worksites: 
- Oak View Park 
- Quail Creek Park 
- Walnut Creek Park 

• Central Austin Worksites: 
- Bartholomew Park 
- Chestnut Park 
- Davis-White Park 
- Ramsey Park 
- Zilker Elementary Park 

• South Austin Worksites: 
- Dick Nichols Park 
- Franklin Park 
- Garrison Park 

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. 

1. Safely facilitate and actively supervise participants at all times while engaging in a variety of activities. 
2. Develop, modify and teach program activities to accommodate various ages, abilities and interests. 
3. Regular attendance is essential for this position. 
4. Attend all sessions of scheduled staff training. 
5. Serve as a role-model, exercising appropriate decision-making boundary setting. 
6. Utilize effective behavior management skills, including enforcing policies fairly, consistently, kindly and firmly. 
7. Communicate clearly and professionally with, participants, parents, co-workers and supervisor. 
8. Work cooperatively with co-counselors and other staff. 
9. Provide customer service. 
10. Complete reports and forms and assist with maintaining records in accordance with COA and PARD policies. 
11. Other duties as assigned

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