Recreation Aide I Job Description

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This is a sub-professional position, working under the supervision of a Recreation Supervisor, working with minors in assisting in organizing and supervising play and recreational activities. Requires the ability to work flexible hours.



Assists a supervisor in monitoring participants of a summer camp, program, playground, field trips, or recreation center in conducting activities; distributes equipment for games.

Helps to maintain order and discipline;
Checks equipment to assure that it is clean and in proper working order.

Performs related clerical work. Drafting flyers and activity schedules on the computer and answers telephones.

Provides information on center activities.

Performs Janitorial duties as needed.

Helps plan, carry out, and evaluate projects and activities for campers

Promote camper participation in ALL activities.

Work with the camp directors and other camp staff to iron out difficulties with facilities, programs and campers.

Have a willingness to play with the kids and make a fool of yourself for the sake of making a kid smile.

The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere

Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.

Desire and ability to work with children of all ages

Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week. Activities may include crafts, nature, sports, games, songs, games, swimming, etc. This includes time spent on the bus.

Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.

Help write and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.

Demonstrated responsibility, dependability, and being punctual.

Must exhibit patience and understanding.

Must be capable of working under pressure in a somewhat disruptive environment.

Ensure the safety, well-being and personal growth of campers. Be an active and supportive member of the Summer Camp team and a positive member of the City of Melbourne staff. Summer Camp Counselors must demonstrate positive, professional role modeling at all times, acting in a manner that is consistent with the City code of conduct and the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the City of Melbourne Parks and Recreation Department.

Requires strong communication skills, positive attitude, initiative, flexibility, dependability, creativity and ability to work and problem solve.

Assisting Recreation Supervisor in teaching tennis skills

Performs related work as required.



Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age. Some related experience in working with children in a recreational atmosphere. At least one (1) year of experience playing tennis at a High School Level or higher. Certification in Adult/Child CPR and Standard First Aid preferred. Be able to pass a Level II background check.


Knowledge of a variety of recreational activities and the rules and regulations governing the play of these games. Knowledge of how to set up sites for various activities i.e., ballgames, inside table games.

Ability to work flexible hours.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous relationships with the public.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to set up tables/chairs for various functions and perform janitorial duties.

Ability to work effectively with children.

Ability to read and write.

Ability to maintain simple records.

Ability to perform simple clerical work- drafting flyers, answering telephones

Mental and physical ability to deal with high stress situations and work well under pressure.

Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently.

Ability to support and connect with campers and staff.

Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical abilities to act swiftly in an emergency situation.

Ability and willingness to learn on the job in an environment that changes quickly.


Ability to lift and move 8 ft. tables and chairs.

May be required to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. in various forms

Ability to walk, run, and participate in activities which requires physical dexterity.

Ability to understand and communicate with co-workers and children.

Ability to hear.

Ability to work effectively around noise; and in areas of cold, heat, dust, dirt and various odors.

Ability to deal with stressful situations that arise in a normal day such as verbal conflicts or physical fights.

Ability to comprehend and carryout oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous relationships with the public

May be required to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Revised 06/22/11