Liberal Arts Career Services
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City of Austin Parks & Recreation, Community Recreation Activity Specialist, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11685

Wed, August 31, 2016

The Community Recreation Activity Specialist is a temporary/seasonal staff position scheduled to work between 20 and 40 hours per week in a after school Youth Development program setting. Center locations are: 

• North Austin Worksites: 
- Gustavo "Gus" L Garcia Recreation Center 
- Hancock Recreation Center 
- Northwest Recreation Center 
- Virginia L Brown Recreation Center 
- Alamo Recreation Center 
- Dottie Jordan Recreation Center 
- Pickfair Community Center 

• Central Austin Worksites: 
- Austin Recreation Center 
- Metz Recreation Center 
- Givens Recreation Center 
- Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center 
- Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center 
- Turner-Roberts Recreation Center 
- Delores Duffie Recreation Center 
- Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center 
- Danny G McBeth Recreation Center 

• South Austin Worksites: 
- Dittmar Recreation Center 
- Dove Springs Recreation Center 
- Montopolis Recreation Center 
- South Austin Recreation Center 

• 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. 

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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