Recreation Aide - Pool Lifeguard

Job Title: Recreation Aide - Pool Lifeguard

Department: Tourism, Civic Affairs & Recreation

Hours: Part Time

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: RECREATION AIDE

DEPARTMENT: CIVIC AFFAIRS

HOURS: PART-TIME

JOB DESCRIPTION: Cape May Convention Hall is seeking a Recreation Aide. Under supervision, assists in organization, development, and personal leadership in recreation activities of all types; does other related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class provide support services to staff responsible for recreation program activities.  These positions may provide input or recommendations regarding curriculum planning, subject to approval by supervisory staff.  The exercise of independent judgment is limited due to the nature of the work.

NOTE:  The definition and examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Assists in the curriculum planning, organization, promotion and implementation of recreational programs and activities.  

Helps promote recreation programs of all types.

Helps organize and lead groups and individuals in various activities.

Helps plan, implement, and publicize special events.

Helps participants attain greater skills in and enjoyment from recreation activities.

Assists in the maintenance of records and completion of reports as directed.

May demonstrate and explain techniques, procedures, materials, equipment, and supplies used in the recreation program.

Helps set up and clean activity area to ensure it is neat and free of health/safety hazards.

Responds quickly and appropriately to potentially hazardous situations; reports all incidents and accidents according to established procedures.  

Welcomes visitors and answers incoming telephone calls.

Notifies patrons of activity schedules and registration requirements.

Monitors participants to ensure orderly conduct.

May maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.

Reports to supervisor orally or in writing on groups and individuals.

Maintains records.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. 

REQUIREMENTS:

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

IF APPLICABLE:

Lifeguard Certification

Red Cross Certification

CPR/First Aid Certified

CARI Certification

Background Check

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Ability to assist in instructional tasks. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, associates, and the public.

Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.  American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

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