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Recreation Leader II (Senior Adults)
The fundamental reason this classification exists is to direct a wide variety of senior adult activities at an assigned community center. The essential functions are planning, directing, overseeing and organizing recreational activities, assisting with the general operation of the Community Center and evaluating community center programs for municipal recreation. While these programs are developed in accordance with established general principles and will normally include certain basic activities, employees exercise judgement and initiative in adapting and planning programs within this general outline to the interests and needs of senior adults. Employees in this class may oversee the activities of other employees in the recreational program assigned to his/her area. Serves as acting director in the absence of the director. Employees in this class are supervised by the Community Center Director.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following list was developed through a job analysis; however, it is not exhaustive and other duties may be required and assigned. A person with a disability which is covered by the ADA must be able to perform the essential functions of the job unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions is to be used as a starting point to determine essential functions for a specific position at a specific location at a specific time. The ADA was intended to be applied on a case-by-case basis with the understanding that one position may differ from another similar position. The performance of "non-essential functions" is not optional for employees not covered under the ADA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Plans, organizes and directs senior adults recreational activities using program supplies, manuals, calculators, deposit tickets, purchase orders or invoices and other documents, following department and state rules and regulations in order to ensure safety, good sportsmanship and support of recreational programs.

Plans, organizes, directs and/or instructs programs such as exercise programs, ceramics, painting and drawing, cooking, sewing, arts and crafts, theme parties and special seminars.
Attends clinics, such as, dance, senior adult conventions and camps and workshops.
Collects monies and makes bank deposits from special events such as t-shirt sales, day trips, and bake sales.
Assists in the year round food program provided three times a week.
Acts as sponsor for senior adult programs which include collection of dues for activities and refreshments, organizing and planning trips and tournaments, keeping records of scores at game time and organizing and conducting monthly meetings.
Purchases program supplies such as manuals for classes and games.
Organizes activities for senior adults for special events such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Works closely with local churches and other community groups in organizing activities such as presentations on Alzheimer's and elder care.
Instructs exercise classes for senior adults.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Assist with the general operation of the Community Center to include monitoring activities of patrons, responding to questions or inquiries from citizens, patrons or vendors, collecting fees, reporting maintenance problems using various forms and documents following department rules and regulations to provide quality service.

Serves as acting director in the absence of the director by attending meetings, completing weekly and financial reports, time sheets, reservation forms and leave forms.
Completes reports as needed or required to include weekly activity and financial reports, time sheets, and reservation forms.
Responds to citizen inquiries or complaints regarding programs and special events, use of recreation facility, and problems encountered during participation in programs.
Inventories equipment daily following games or activities to ensure property remains at the Center and calls in repairs to the City Maintenance Department.
Provides guidance and direction to Leader I's, Recreation Aides and volunteers in the absence of the Community Center Director to include creating work schedules, assigning
responsibility for center activities, approving leave requests and completing time sheets.
Oversees the activities and behaviors of patrons and intervenes or arranges for assistance as needed during disputes or confrontations.
Assists the public in planning various activities that are carried out in the center which include making reservations for rental functions such as weddings, family reunions, social club activities, garden clubs, community center meetings, birthday parties and church groups; orders chairs, tables, flowers, podium and PA system.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Evaluates community center programs to include program attendance, and patron requests in order to determine the need to update, change, discontinue or add additional programs following department rules and regulations.

Prepares a monthly calendar of activities.
Keeps records of attendance.
Makes suggestions for program improvements.
Assists with public relations and publicity of the center through advertising for programs, from creating art work to making copies and distribution of flyers to community schools and centers.
Writes public announcements to local radio stations to run ads for special events and tournaments.
Arranges transportation for participants in need.
Knowledge of principles and techniques of recreational and athletic activities as needed to develop, implement, and instruct age appropriate activities.

Knowledge of office record-keeping methods and procedures as needed to maintain records of activities.

Knowledge of instructional methods and techniques for cheerleading and dance squads.

Knowledge of dance and cheerleading techniques, routines, methods, and terminology.

Knowledge of fundamentals and techniques of noncompetitive athletic activities to include volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer as needed to provide proper instructions to program participants.

Knowledge of City, state and national regulations and safety requirements for cheerleading and dance squads to include the Alabama High School Athletic Association, National Cheerleading Association and Universal Cheerleading Association.

Knowledge of human and public relations in order to relate and provide information to senior adults while carrying out programs of municipal recreation.

Knowledge of geriatrics in order to assist participants with special needs related to senior adults.

Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing common table games and recreational activities as needed to provide instruction and techniques for organized activities.

Knowledge of office record keeping methods and procedures.

Knowledge of leadership techniques and methodology in order to instruct and lead various activities.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide as needed to maintain accurate financial records and reports, determine amounts owed by parents.

Ability to prioritize work load and to maintain patience and composure while implementing a variety of recreation programs simultaneously.

Ability to administer discipline fairly to youth to include assigning demerits for rule violations.

Ability to communicate effectively with parents, school staff, patrons, youth, businesses, subordinates, and supervisors as needed for organizing recreation programs.

Ability to effectively and fairly apply and to appropriately enforce rules and regulations in different situations.

Ability to maintain accurate and complete records to include attendance, medical release forms, academic requirements, and permission slips as needed to document eligibility and program activities.

Ability to maintain confidentiality with regards to personnel matters, program participants and problems involving youth.

Ability to instruct junior high youth in cheerleading and dance routines, stunts, and tumbles.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with employees, volunteers, parents, school staff, businesses, PTA, civic groups and the public as needed to promote and implement programs, respond to inquiries, and resolve conflicts.

Ability to plan, organize and conduct groups of all sizes in one or more recreation program.

Ability to coach and instruct senior adults in organized activities.

Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, senior adults, and the general public in order to relay information and provide instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, and the public.

Ability to oversee work duties of others and assure that programs and activities of the center are carried out in the absence of the director.

Ability to keep accurate and complete reports of daily attendance of participants and community center finances.

Ability to attend clinics and/or special events in order to obtain training and improve skills in recreation programs.
High School diploma or GED equivalency, preferably supplemented by college courses in recreation or physical education. At least two years of experience working in organized senior adult recreational programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends, attend clinic and/or special events. Must be able to obtain CPR certifications through the Red Cross. Ability to work evenings and weekends in order to direct and supervise recreation activities.
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