School Age Program Facilitator
What would a typical day on the job be like — what work would I do?
Do you have a passion for working with children and getting paid to play? This may be the perfect opportunity for you!
As a School Age Program Facilitator, it is your responsibility to plan, develop and conduct various recreational activities for children in the School Age program. The activities must be able to serve anywhere from 20-125 children. We want to ensure that all of our programs provide a safe and fun environment for all of the children. Day to day, you will be interacting with a variety of age groups, and a great group of coworkers within the department! This position is also responsible for monitoring the facility and activities to ensure safety, structure, and a clean environment for staff, children, and parents. There is a small amount of administrative work required with this positon.
This is a fast paced position with many moving parts, but will provide job satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment when providing a fun learning environment for the youth in our community!
What will I learn on the job?
In the position as a School Age Facilitator, you will continue to learn as you progress in your position. You will continue to gain knowledge about youth programs, including ways to create developmental and physical activities for children of different ages. You will also have the opportunity to interact with other employees in different positions and departments, allowing you to gain knowledge of the City and other processes!
What are the qualifications for this position?
This position requires applicants to be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma and 1-2 years recreation programmatic experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, to include experience that meets the standards established by Virginia Code section 22VAC40-185-210. A comprehensive background investigation to include a local, state, and sex offender criminal history check as well as FBI Fingerprinting will be required. Individuals in this position cannot be listed as having a founded child abuse or neglect complaint.
Is there room for advancement?
There is room for advancement and developmental opportunities within the Parks & Recreation department!
This position will work closely with others within the department, and could have the opportunity to shadow or cross train with other positions. Full-time employment may also be an option.