RECREATION SPECIALIST 2 (FIT2LEAD PROGRAM COORDINATOR)
Miami Dade County
June 8, 2018
Min: $38,516 - Max: $64,412
Full-time - Experienced
Recreation, Recreation Programming
Bachelor's degree in Park and Recreation Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Sports Administration, Recreation, Physical Education, Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. Two years of experience in planning, organizing, conducting or supervising park and recreation activities or working with community youth groups, formal or informal community-based youth organizations, or sports groups in a volunteer or paid capacity are required. Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Must possess Driver license. Some positions may require a CDL/Class B with a passenger endorsement.
The Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department seeks a Program Coordinator that will oversee and be responsible for all aspects of the Fit2Play Internship Program.
The main objectives of the Fit2Lead Internship program are to provide intentional and explicit opportunities for at-risk youth (15-17 years of age) to acquire and to practice social emotional skills in recreation activities and workshops so as to promote mental and physical health, and foster long-term academic and positive behavior trajectories. The Internship program also provides participants with an entry level part-time paid position in parks. Participants would work in support of park staff and receive practical work experience and mentoring as well as enrichment classes that focus on teaching and improving communication skills, problem solving and conflict resolution. The Fit2Lead curriculum also introduces and teaches life skills like budgeting, resume writing, stress management, health, goal setting, and making positive choices.
The ideal incumbent will have a Master's degree and:
- have experience in assessment, coordination, monitoring and case management services related to at-risk youth who are program participants at various Fit2Lead Internship satellite locations
- possess skills necessary to de-escalate crisis situations and to provide guidance to staff, clients and families in situations where families are in crisis and in need of support
- have the ability to effectively identify problem areas, interpret information as it relates to the situations and make recommendations and/or referrals to community based resources based on the evaluation
- possess the ability to monitor and manage treatment plans as assigned to interns
- be responsible for scheduling, managing all intern work assignments, class schedules and weekly payroll
- work closely with Recreation Superintendent (or assigned staff) and the Manager of Recreation Planning and Program Development on planning, curriculum content and program implementation; the incumbent will guide, assist and at times lead programs and activities
Interested candidates must apply only at www.miamidade.gov/jobs before June 22, 2018.
Internal Number: 48920
About Miami Dade County
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of unincorporatedMiami-Dade County, and has broad, regional powers to establish policies for servicesthat transcend city boundaries. The government provides major metropolitan services countywide and city-type services for residents of the unincorporated areas.Miami-Dade has an Executive Mayor with the power to veto Commission action items. In January 2007, the Mayor was given additional powers providing for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of Miami-Dade. The Mayor can only serve two terms of four years.The Board of Commissioners selected Joe A. Martínez as Chairman of the 13-member Miami-Dade Board of CountyCommissioners on November 16, 2010. Through ordinances and resolutions, the Commissioners set policies and establishlaws for the community.Commissioners are chosen in non-partisan, single-district elections. Miami-Dade County is structured into 13 districts.Residents choose only from among candidates running in the district in which they live. Commissioners serve four-year staggered terms, with elections scheduled every two years, with no term limits.Miami-Dade County encompasses more than 2,000 square mil...es. Located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula,one-third of Miami-Dade County is located in Everglades National Park. Miami-Dade County is bounded by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Everglades National Park to the west, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward Countyto the north.