Job Information

Organization: CP Rochester

Posting Start: 05/24/2024

Location: Monroe County, NY

Job Title: Recreation Specialist Lifeguard ($500 Signing Bonus)

Posting End: 07/31/2024


A Brief Job Description:

Job Title:  Recreation Specialist/LifeGuard

Location: Monroe County, NY

Salary: $16.00 / hour

**This position is eligible for a $500 signing bonus!! This bonus is earned and payable as follows: 25% ($125) in the pay period following the 3-month anniversary of your employment; 25% ($125) in the pay period following the 6-month anniversary of your employment; and 50% ($250) in the pay period following the one-year anniversary of your employment.**

Hours of Employment: Full-Time 30 Hours/Week 

  • Monday - Thursday Days or Evenings
  • Friday and Saturday Days
  • Hours may vary depending on need and evenings are flexible by day and hour

Summary/Objective:

This position ensures all recreation services provided by this agency are individually focused, promote independence, productivity, and choice.  In addition, the Recreation Specialist will ensure that these services are integrated into the community, cost effective, and of high quality as rated by the individuals and funders. Responsible for water safety and supervision of consumers, both children and adults, and staff during swim sessions.

Requirements:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Higher education degree in recreation or related field as determined by the department or program preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.
  2. Experience in providing recreational services to individuals of all ages and abilities with preferred.
  3. Red Cross, or equivalent, Advanced Lifesaving or Lifeguarding certification required
  4. Red Cross, or equivalent, First Aid and CPR certification required.
  5. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize the daily operations of the department or program.
  6. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  7. Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in planning, implementing and evaluating programs with individuals, customers, and employees.
  8. Demonstrated tolerance for stressful interactions and situations.
  9. Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office software, Electronic Health Record programs and other computer programs which are pertinent.
  10. Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License and ability to travel in the Rochester area
  11. Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  12. Must have reliable transportation to travel between locations.
  13. Ability to drive a pick-up truck and trailer preferred.

Essential Functions:

  1. Imparts agency philosophy of “Equal Opportunity, Independence and Realization of Individual Potential” to individual, families, program staff and community resources.
  2. Maintains confidentiality of information relating to individuals and their families in accordance with agency policy.
  3. Communicates, in a positive manner, the mission, vision, organizational values and program or departmental goals to employees.
  4. Works collaboratively to create and implement community-based recreation programs.
  5. Communicates effectively with peers, service providers, individuals, caregivers, family members, and the community to ensure services are individually focused and promote independence, productivity and choice.
  6. Provides oversight to ensure safety and supervision of individuals.
  7. Completes all necessary documentation and reports as required and per agency policies in a timely manner.
  8. Communicates with department supervisor and director/VP to assess progress, problem solve, make decisions and accomplish the goals of the program/department.
  9. Responsible for water safety and supervision of consumers, both children and adults, and staff during swim sessions.
  10. Responsible for initiating First Aid, water rescues and/or emergency procedures as necessary.
  11. Communicates agency, regulatory body and departmental or program policies, procedures and standards of work in a positive manner. Shares important information regarding the safety and welfare of others.
  12. Complies with Regulatory and Agency audits (internal and external).
  13. Attends meetings as assigned and communicates information to peers.
  14. Participates in conferences, workshops and in-service training as needed or recommended to enhance job skills and personal growth and development.
  15. Adheres to agency’s policies and procedures as well as department guidelines.

Competency Requirements:

  1. Collaboration Skills and Team Development
  2. Leadership Skills
  3. Relationship Management
  4. Organizational Skills

Supervisory Responsibility:  None

Other Duties:  This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment:  This job operates in both site-based and community settings.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and assist with consumer transfers.  Ability to push and pull 250-300 pounds – maximum weight (individual in wheelchair).

Mental Requirements include: general intelligence, motor coordination skills, coordination of eyes, hands and feet, verbal intelligence and numerical intelligence.

Environmental conditions include: noise conditions, injury exposures, atmospheric exposure to disinfecting and odor reducing cleaning supplies, cleansers and chemicals.

Travel: is primarily local during the day and evenings and employee will be expected to work at any of our partner agencies or community partner locations.  Some out-of-the-area travel may be expected.

What We Offer (Full-Time only)

Comprehensive benefit plan including but not limited to:

  • Affordable Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • 27 Days Paid Time Off (PTO) plus Paid Sick Time
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Matching 403b and/or ROTH Retirement Plan
  • Additional Insurance Offerings - Specified Disease Insurance w/ Cancer Rider, Accident Insurance, Identity Theft Protection
  • Employer Paid Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Employer paid Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement plus a 25% Tuition Discount for benefit-eligible Employees and Family Members at Roberts Wesleyan College

The agencies are equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants in the hiring, promotion, compensation, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence or any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest and conviction records or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Apply: To be considered for employment interested candidates are invited to submit an on-line application on our agency career site via the following link: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=5238288