Important Dates to Remember
TBD 2013Applications Due. To assist HCPRC in securing positions for Summer Playground, applications are due by DATE to be included for consideration. Any application submitted after this date could result in failure to be considered.
TBD 2013Status of Hiring Sent. Letters will be mailed out on the status of applicants.
TBD 2013Acceptance of Position. The letters that were mailed out will have various forms that will need to be returned.
The Harrison County Parks and Recreation Commission is always looking for eager, conscientious workers to help with their after school tutoring programs and their sports leagues, in addition to staffing for their summer recreation programs.
The Harrison County Parks and Recreation Commission in cooperation with the Harrison County Commission accepts applications for various summer programs. Temporary Seasonal positions are available at various Playground Sites, Energy Express Sites and in Sports Leagues.
The following information highlights the programs and positions for which we are currently recruiting for the summer season. If you need more information regarding the programs or positions, please inquire with the appropriate contact person for the program in which you are interested.
Operations scheduled Monday through Friday; hours vary depending on work location. Mandatory Paid Staff Training is required. The program focuses on youth 6 - 13 years of age; however, participants of all ages can be involved. All program staff must work closely with other agencies such as the Harrison County Board of Education, Central WV Community Action, Department of Health, local daycares and day camps, and other neighborhood based organizations. We are accepting applications for the following seasonal positions:
Head Playground Leader:
(Wage To Be Determined) per hour: 30-35 hours per week
Duties: Planning, preparing, implementing and evaluating age appropriate activities, which include sports, arts and crafts, and games daily, with weekly special events; developing positive, supportive relationships with participants, parent volunteers and other Department staff; monitoring performance of program assistants as appropriate; preparing informational and promotional materials; maintaining records and preparing reports; and performing related work as required.
Requirements: Candidates must be extremely self-motivated individuals who can inspire children and youth to participate in the activities of the program.
Education and Experience: 24 credit hours of college course work. Majors in Recreation, Education, Psych Counseling, Social Work, Physical Education or related field; two years experience working with youth the same age as program participants. A combination of education, training and experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work may be considered on a case by case basis.
Assistant Playground Leader:
Minimum Wage per hour: 20-30 hours per week
Duties: Assist in the planning, implementing and supervising daily activities which include sports, arts and crafts and games with weekly special events; developing a positive supportive relationship with participants, parents, volunteers and staff; performing related work as required.
Requirements: Candidates must have good interpersonal skills and flexibility, enjoy working with a team and desire to work with youths.
Education and Experience: Minimum age 16, however, college students and college bound high school graduates will receive priority consideration. Experience working with youth the same age as program participants will also be a critical factor. A combination of education, training and experience, which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work may be considered on a case by case basis.
Responsible to plan a daily recreation program, sports league program and/or special events for children ages 6 through 15. T-Ball program ages are 4 and 5. Responsible for general maintenance and care of facilities used.
Minimum Wage per hour: Various hours per week
- Responsible to provide a recreation program to meet the interests and needs of the children while working with community members and HCPRC professional staff.
- Responsible for the welfare and safety of program participants.
- Completes required program records and forms, including attendance, accident and property damage reports, registration/permission forms, program evaluations and program plans.
- Responsible for program supplies and inventory.
- Complete program news releases and local newsletters and turn into HCPRC office for dispersal.
- Pick up and remove all trash and debris from program facility.
- Must be able to work with summer food program personnel on any task assigned, including proper record keeping.
- Will be asked to mow and trim grass and paint at program facility when necessary.
- Prepare sports fields/parks for programs as needed.
- Umpire/referee/instruct sports league program participants.
- Must be able to provide own transportation to program site.
- Must successfully complete all program training provided by HCPRC including first aid and CPR.
- Must abide by all rules and regulations as outlined at program training.
- Program hours vary according to community need. Evening/weekend work included. HCPRC will make reasonable effort to accommodate employees in accordance with the law.
perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.
Supervisory Responsibility may be assigned by HCPRC
Education and Experience: Related experience in children's recreation programs preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and distance.
Computer Skills: Not required.
Reasoning Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the environment is usually loud.
Minimum Requirements for All Staff:
American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety (includes CPR).
Training opportunities for these certifications may be made available through Parks and Recreation; however, certifications are required before starting employment.