Recreation Leader II - Adaptive Services


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About The Position
The Adaptive Services Recreation Leader II leads, plans, and conducts recreation activities at a recreation site, facility, or specialty area in Community Services for people with disabilities. Examples are facilitation of positive social interaction between a child with a disability and his/her non-disabled peers in an after school program; coaching adaptive sports; and, modifying activities to meet participants individual abilities in an inclusive setting.

Please note: Due to this position being part-time, the classification is unclassified, meaning it is at-will.

Selection Process
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and an assessment exercise. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
  • Drug Screening

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
  • A minimum of 6 months work experience in a recreation related field and/or 6 months of paid customer service experience. College coursework in recreation or related field from an accredited institution may be substituted for some recreation experience.
Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements
  • A valid driver license with no major driving citations within the past 39 monthsÂmay beÂrequired.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/section assignment.

Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate recreation programs for youth, teens, and/or adults with developmental, physical, emotional and/or learning disabilities.
  • Provide physical assistance to participants as needed - excluding personal care services.
  • Ensure that activities are modified (when possible) to meet individual abilities and accommodate limitations of participants. Ensure that activities are age and ability appropriate. Ex: Providing step by step instructions to individual participants during play when participating in group games or providing brightly colored balls, paddles, goals, etc. during sports games if participant has visual difficulties are examples of reasonable accommodations.
  • Communicate regularly (at least twice a week) with parents/guardians of ARS participants to keep them apprised of upcoming activities, daily participation, positive accomplishments, and any behavior related incidents.
  • Assist with thorough cleaning of activity area at the end of each day (may include mopping, sweeping, cleaning glass windows & doors, emptying garbage, washing dishes, organizing storage areas, etc.)

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Move objects up to 50 pounds a long distance (greater than 20 ft.), such as setting up tables, sound and lighting equipment, booth frames, and lifting trash bags.
  • For some assignments, be able to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, stoop, stand for long periods of time, and scoop ice cream requiring repetitive arm/hand movement.
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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:ÂIt is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

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