Reports to the Social Development Director and is a salaried, exempt position. Responsible for the operation and direction of the recreation/non-vocational program and assigned staff. Demonstrates on-going commitment to preparing young people for the workforce by modeling, mentoring, and monitoring excellence in the eight Career Success Standards of: workplace relations and ethics; information management; communications; multicultural awareness; personal growth and development; career and personal planning; interpersonal skills and independent living.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Works together with students to develop a program for their leisure time.
- Supervises all recreation and evening program staff, ensuring that students receive instruction in the safety aspects.
- of all activities, i.e., water safety, athletic field safety, etc. Conducts in-service staff training sessions as needed.
- Plans and arranges for all on-center activities, including provisions for cultural and creative activities, sports, and other leisure-learning programs.
- Maintains recreation/non-vocational supplies and equipment, and orders replacements, as necessary.
- Submits timely reports on recreation/ non-vocational and leisure-learning activities.
- Formulates and recommends new or revised recreation/non-vocational and leisure-learning activities to the Social Development Director.
- Ensures that all programs comply with DOL and PRH requirements.
- Maintains ongoing community contacts with directors of recreational facilities to create a favorable impression, develop rapport and increase recreational and social opportunities for students.
- Publishes an advance recreation/ non- vocational schedule on a monthly and weekly basis and posts it in areas frequented by students.
- Assists with the planning and directing of community service projects.
- Supervises and gives direction to volunteer personnel assisting in the recreation/non-vocational and leisure-time learning program.
- Maintains a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly participation record.
- Ensures that departmental equal employment opportunity and affirmative action goals and objectives are met.
- Assesses personnel needs and works with Human Resources department to screen and interview potential staff members. Approves promotions, transfers, and merit evaluations within the department. Prepares and conducts performance appraisals.
- Attends required staff training sessions.
- Clearly communicates and consistently models appropriate CSS and employability skills including personal responsibility and computer fluency.
- Maintains accountability of staff, students, and property, adheres to safety practices in all areas of responsibility.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in physical education or related field. Two years of experience in supervising recreation/non-vocational programs, including athletics, sports and crafts, music, and drama.
- Prefer experience working with disadvantaged youth.
- Valid State driver’s license in the state of employment.
Additional Requirements: Knowledge of a variety of recreation/non-vocational activities. Must obtain and maintain valid CDL license with passenger transport endorsement. Ability to obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid certification. Ability to communicate effectively and relate to trainee population. Ability to inspire and motivate trainees. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Excellent organizational skills. Position requires an ability to operate office equipment. In addition, individual must be able to interact with team members and maintain an effective working relationship with all facility staff and departments.
Working Conditions: This position involves frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, running, and driving. Occasionally position involves climbing, squatting, pushing, or pulling and carrying. Applicant must be able to see, hear, and speak.
Environmental Demands: Position requires ability to spend 85% of work time outside and 15% of work time indoors; ability to withstand moderate noise levels, including voice levels 90% of work time; ability to work in high temperature settings during the summer months; and ability to work in low temperature settings in winter months.
Eckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance | 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year | 9 paid holidays | Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5% | Flexible spending accounts | Paid short-term and long-term disability | Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance | Voluntary term life insurance
Make more than a Living, Make a Difference
Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, Eckerd Connects is one of the largest national nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services, and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families, assist young adults, and help children succeed.
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ('Eckerd Connects') considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.