Kidzone Staff

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Other
Posted on April 2, 2024
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION


Performs responsible recreational, skilled childcare in accordance with the program standards for children and/or youth at Green Ridge Recreation Center in the KidZone. Responsible for organizing, planning and engaging in organized recreational activities with children ages six weeks to eight years of age. Organizes and schedules activities to include appropriate games, music, arts and crafts. Performs other duties as assigned.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Plans, organizes and conducts or participates in games, music, arts, crafts, playground and other appropriate activities.
  • Supervises all activities to ensure the protection and safety of all participants.
  • Provides a positive and authoritative approach to guiding behavior using age-appropriate limits and choices.
  • Encourages children to take responsibility for their role in the recreation community.

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES


Education
Preferred: High School Diploma or equivalent; or
College level courses; or six month's programmatic experience with children ages six weeks to eight years of age.

Experience
Required: Some experience working with children in a structured environment.
Preferred: Six month's experience in structured group childcare setting.

Certifications/ Licenses
Required: Must have current Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED certificates or obtain after employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • General knowledge of recreational activities suitable for children ages six weeks to eight years of age.
  • Ability to deal effectively with participants, encouraging participation in the various activities
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with other employees, activity participants and the general public.
Additional Requirements
Must be age sixteen (16) or older.Subject to a complete criminal history and Child Protective Services background search with acceptable results. Good physical condition. Following a conditional offer of employment, must pass a post offer physical examination or test. Must be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.

Supervisory
Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



OTHER INFORMATION


OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMAND
MEDIUM
Lift and/or exert force of 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
C = Continuously
5.5 to 8+ hours daily
F = Frequently
2.5 to 5.5 hours daily
O = Occasionally
Up to 2.5 hours daily
R = Rarely
Less than 1 hour per week
N = Never
Never occurs
Code
Physical Demand
Code
Physical Demand
F
Standing
F
Sitting
F
Walking
F
Lifting
F
Carrying
O
Pushing/Pulling
F
Reaching
F
Handling
F
Fine Dexterity
F
Kneeling
F
Crouching
O
Crawling
F
Bending
F
Twisting
R
Climbing
O
Balancing
C
Vision (Correction Required: NA)
C
Hearing
C
Talking
N
Foot Controls (driving, operation of equip, etc.)
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
D = Daily
W = Several Times Per Week
M = Several Times Per Month
S = Seasonally
R - Rarely
N = Never
Code
Health and Safety
Code
Environmental Factors
R
Mechanical Hazards
R
Dirt and Dust
R
Chemical Hazards
S
Extreme Temperatures
R
Electrical Hazards
D
Noise and Vibration
R
Fire Hazards
R
Fumes and Odors
R
Explosives
R
Wetness/Humidity
D
Communicable Diseases
R
Darkness or Poor Lighting
R
Physical Danger or Abuse

Other (specify)
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION
Green Ridge Recreation Center - KidZone
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS
Office equipment, communication devices, playground equipment.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
First aid equipment provided


Benefits are available to full-time positions only.

Agency
County of Roanoke Virginia

Address
5204 Bernard Drive

Roanoke, Virginia, 24018

Phone
540-772-2018

Website
http://www.roanokecountyva.gov