The City of Takoma Park Recreation Department is looking for an experienced Childcare Director to work for the Recreation Department. The selected candidate will be responsible for planning, leading and conducting recreation activities for the department's Morning Addition & Afternoon Addition programs at the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave.) and the After the Bell program at the Takoma Park Recreation Center (7315 New Hampshire Ave.). Incumbents will be responsible for creating and implementing the daily schedule for participants and the day-to-day leadership of all program staff. The typical work hours will be from Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Occasional weekday mornings (6:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.) will be expected of the Morning and Afternoon Addition candidate. The dates for the program will take place over the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public School Year. We are targeting September 3rd as the start date for employment with a pay rate of $15.00-16.00 per hour. This position is for part-time seasonal employment only. This position is not subject to membership in the AFSCME union.
Provides customer service, direct leadership, and general supervision of one of the two childcare programs.
Interacts directly with parents, school staff and Recreation Department staff as required.
Maintains accurate records of attendance, sign-in/out sheets, participant information forms, permission slips, incident reports, program evaluations and equipment/supplies inventory.
Positively enforces discipline problems and abides by Recreation Department Discipline policy.
Provides for a clean, safe and secure environment.
Maintains and operates the proper use of equipment and supplies by participants.
Informs parents of programs, activities and any other vital information.
Assists with set-up and break down of the program at the beginning and end of the program.
Administers first-aid, if necessary.
Monitors participants and ensure the rules are followed and the participants’ behavior is appropriate.
Related Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
General knowledge of youth programs.
Must be able to work outside in various weather conditions.
Must have strong customer service skills.
Able to provide mature leadership, have fun, be flexible and share enthusiasm.
Work effectively and communicate with the public, supervisor, and fellow employees.
Must be able to interact effectively with all age levels, abilities and cultural backgrounds.
Must enjoy working with youth.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must have reliable transportation.
Previous experience leading childcare programs preferred.
Applicant must possess or have the ability to possess Standard CPR/First Aid/AED certifications.
This position is eligible for the accrual of Safe & Sick Leave per Maryland guidelines.
About The City of Takoma Park
The City of Takoma Park is a great place to work. The City offers an excellent benefits package. We are proud to be a workforce of almost 200 full-time and part-time employees that are as diverse as the community we serve. We strive to maintain excellent customer service and responsiveness to our residents and everyone we work with. It is with this in mind that we seek to improve by championing quality and efficiency through a dedicated workforce and cooperative spirit.
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