Overview The Arlington Heights Park District Site Directors and CAP Activity Leaders are responsible for leading and supervising the participants through the activities of the Children At Play before and after school program in the assigned school site within School Districts 25, 59 and 21. Hours are Monday through Friday, 6:45am-9am and 2:45pm-6pm, with additional hours required on days when school is not in session or is only in session for half of the day.
Essential Job Duties • Works directly with the participants by leading or supervising them in small or large group activities • Assists with planning of age appropriate activities • Responsible for the set-up and clean up after each activity, game or craft • Prepares and serves snacks, as required, and assists the participants in cleaning up after snack times • Greets participants and their parents upon arriving and leaving the site • Assists the CAP Site Director in inventorying and maintaining CAP program supplies • Administers basic first aid and refers more severe injuries to the CAP Site Director for handling • Administers appropriate consequences for participants' unacceptable behavior and refers more severe conduct problems to the CAP Site Director • Notifies the CAP Site Director of any problems that arise • Accompanies the CAP Site Director and the participants on field trips, as scheduled • Follows and enforces the guidelines set forth by the CAP Staff and Parent Manuals and wears staff shirt as directed • Attends all required staff meetings, trainings, and workshops Skills and Qualifications • A minimum age of 16 is required for CAP Activity Leaders and 18 for Site Directors. • High school student or G.E.D. • Basic knowledge of caring for school-aged children • Ability to work with and relate to school-aged children • Ability to respond to inquiries and requests received from the general public • Capacity to provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, children and the general public • Ability to work with general direction from immediate supervisor • Capacity to work and maintain composure in periods of high activity and in emergency situations • Capacity to follow through on tasks to completion • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with supervisors and co-workers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve assigned goals Supplemental Information and Physical/Environmental Demands • Standing or sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work • Repetitive hand/arm movements such as when serving snacks or participating in activities with the participants • Some bending, twisting, walking and possibly jogging during physical activities with participants • Some bending, kneeling and reaching for items off floor and high shelves • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. in recreational equipment, storage boxes and other supplies. • General work area is indoors, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting • Occasional exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job related activities at locations