Nature of Work
This position performs work under the direction of the Recreation Services Manager or designee. The Sport's Instructor will plan, promote, organize, conduct and instruct all physical activities. This includes, but is not limited to conducting classes, teaching games, and overseeing recreational equipment. Performs related duties as required.
Essential Functions (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
- Plans and implements course curricula for instruction of sports, games and athletic programs.
- Demonstrates proper techniques and skills for recreation and athletic activities.
- Provides instruction and supervision to participants in sports, games and athletic programs.
- Modifies programs to accommodate differing levels of participant skill development.
- Provides information to participants on the rules of various team, as well as individual sports.
- Administers and implements safety guidelines for recreation and athletic programs.
- Distributes and maintains the inventory of recreation equipment and supplies.
- Sets up recreation equipment for programs.
- Resolves conflicts among participants.
- Promotes sportsmanship and encourages creativity in participants.
- Officiates team and individual sports.
- Supervises unorganized play and enforces rules and regulations. Attends workshops and in-service training seminars.
- Communicates constructively with participants, parents, volunteers and the community.
- Consults with individuals and community groups to determine their interests, needs and desires.
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED and must possess two (2) or more years of work experience as a sport's instructor or applicable recreation work.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and a safe driving record.
- Must be willing and able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification within four months of hire and maintain it as a condition of employment.
- Basic skills in planning, implementing, instructing and evaluating sports and athletic programs.
- Ability to deal positively and effectively with the general public and other staff and individual agencies or persons.
- Strong customer service and teamwork orientation.
- Ability to demonstrate competency and general operating knowledge of a personal computer, software, telephone equipment, fax machine, adding and credit card machines, calculator, copiers, entry books, file cabinets, and pens and pencils.
- Ability to read manuals (safety, instructional, etc.) professional and technical journals, legal documents, newspapers, and encyclopedias. Ability to understand these materials, and apply instruction and narrative as required.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.
- Ability to prepare work assignments, research issues summaries, letters and memorandum and reports using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, dictation and style.
- Ability to work evening hours.
- Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK
Ability to work primarily in indoor, as well as outdoor environmental conditions – no effective protection from the weather conditions or temperature changes. The employee performs tasks outdoors related to recreational programs, weather can be hot in the summer, etc., while in the fall and spring can be cool/cold.
Employee should have the ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly, in addition to the ability to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Have the ability to lift, reach handle, finger, kneel, bend, stand for long periods of time, talk, hear, feel, smell, climb, maintain balance, stoop, crouch, crawl, and see the nature of the object by the eye.