CITY OF BROOKLYN PARK – Recreation Youth Worker – Youth & Events

CITY OF BROOKLYN PARK invites applications for the position of: Recreation Youth Worker – Youth & Events

SALARY: $17.47 – $22.45 Hourly
$3,028.13 – $3,891.33 Monthly
$36,337.60 – $46,696.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 04/16/18
CLOSING DATE: 05/04/18 11:59 PM

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Department is looking for highly motivated, team-oriented
and enthusiastic individual who has a desire to make a difference in Brooklyn Park by leading the
planning, implementing and supervising the youth and family. This full-time position is critical to the
city’s goal of bringing opportunities to youth into structured activities designed to positively impact
their development and reduce barriers to participate. It will also support family special events.
The Recreation Youth Worker – Youth & Events position is full-time and will work independently under the general supervision of Program & Facility Coordinator and the Recreation Specialists. This
individual will also be a member of a results-oriented staff that works together to develop innovative
service delivery methods and program focused on quality, partnerships and service to the Brooklyn
Park community. This individual must be able to work in a fast paced work environment, along highly
diverse Recreation Center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop positive relationships with youth (K-6th Grade) and families attending
program/events at the center
• Develop positive relationships with youth who attend afterschool and off-site programs
• Connect and develop relationships with teens and work cooperatively with Teen Program staff
• Promote, plan, implement, evaluate, and organize programs
• Understand policies and procedures to ensure safe environment exists for all participants; maintain order, complete required reports
• Assist with ongoing youth program development; gather program idea feedback from
participants
• Promote programs and activities to youth in the community, at events, and in the schools
• Assist the Recreation Specialists and/or Recreation Facility Coordinator with duties
• Attend all staff development /training programs and staff meetings
• Understand, reflect, communicate and assure customers conduct themselves in accordance
with policies
• Maintain order and assure patrons adhere to the policies specific to the Recreation Center
• Assist staff with planned activities to maintain a safe and positive environment and assist with
preparing materials and supplies as needed
• Be familiar with emergency and accident procedures
• Work cooperatively with all recreation program staff, administrative staff, office staff and other
outside agencies
• Develop and maintain positive staff relations
• Recommend corrective actions on disciplinary issues that arise based on personnel policies
• Promote, plan, implement, and evaluate out of school time programs
• Assist in department projects and programs
• Promote, plan, implement, and evaluate summer programs and events
• Gather data and complete program evaluation
• Proficiently promote programs through social media, technology, and communication purposes

MINIMUM AND DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications
• High school diploma or equivalent
• A valid driver’s license
• One year experience working with at risk youth from a variety of cultural backgrounds
• One year experience working in youth development activities with teens and/or youth in
afterschool programs, summer camp and family events
• CPR/First Aid certification (or ability to obtain within first 3 months of employment)
• Ability to provide a level of customer service that meets/exceeds customer expectation and
satisfaction
• Ability to professionally exhibit cultural sensitivity, patience, and understanding in the course
of work duties
• Ability to relate to and work with individuals representing a variety of diverse backgrounds and
cultures
• Ability to lead groups and engage youth in leisure activities
• Ability to interact with youth in a caring, respectful and professional manner
• Ability to maintain patience, compassion, and empathy for at-risk participants
• Ability to maintain positive environment for all participants
• Ability to enforce disciplinary rules following established policies and procedures
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and make rational decisions to resolve problems/conflicts
in compliance with established policies, procedures, and practices
• Ability to be flexible as a team player and have time management skills
• Ability to have a flexible schedule that may consist of evenings, nights, weekends, or select
holidays

Desired Qualifications
• Associate (or higher) degree in recreation, youth development, education, adaptive
recreation/inclusion, or related degree
• Experience participating in or facilitating program quality assessments
• One year experience using Microsoft office and RecTrac/other scheduling software
• Training and/or coursework leading to a recreation, youth development, education, adaptive
recreation/inclusion, or related degree
• Continuing education coursework in recreation programming, youth development, youth
intervention or related topics
• Previous experience providing lead direction and/or staff training
• Previous experience working with youth programs K-5 and teen programs 6 – 12th
• Previous experience working in a recreation center, afterschool program development and
mixed income settings
• Previous experience in program development and implementation youth outreach programs,
sports, skills camps, and clinics
• Previous experience overseeing part-time and seasonal staff
• Ability to work with and implement program in a drop-in setting
• Previous experience working in a fast pace environment and manage multiple task, projects,
and programs
• Previous experience working with diverse populations
• Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Somali or Vietnamese language(s)
• Ability to provide optimal customer service and communication to
parents/guardians/communities
• Previous experience with social media, technology, and other communications
Equivalency
An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position
MAY be considered.

Core Operational Values
Ability to work within the City’s value system where individuals are valued and respected for their
unique differences, experiences, skills and knowledge.

INCLUSION: We value all people and diverse ideas
• Cultural competency
• Address economic, geographic & racial inequities
• Include the people affected in decision-making
• Engagement is part of our DNA

PARTNERSHIP: We build trusting partnerships
• Teamwork
• Working within & between departments
• Partnering with residents & community stakeholders
• Open & honest communication

ACCOUNTABILITY: We’re accountable for our actions and results
• Ethical decisions
• Personal & professional responsibility
• Responsible stewardship of the community’s resources
• Excellent service & results

LEARNING: We learn and improve each day
• Continuous improvement & innovation
• Opportunities for learning and training
• Thriving employee culture & learning environment
• Professional and personal growth

BP2025 Goals
Ability to work towards a set of goals to further strengthen and grow the community.
1. UNITED COMMUNITY: A united and welcoming community strengthened by our diversity
2. BEAUTIFUL PLACES: Beautiful spaces and quality infrastructure make Brooklyn Park a
unique destination
3. THRIVING ECONOMY: A balanced economic environment that empowers businesses and
people to thrive
4. HEALTHY & SAFE PEOPLE: People of all ages have what they need to feel healthy and safe
5. INCREASED EQUITY: Partnerships that increase racial and economic equity empower
residents and neighborhoods to prosper
6. EFFECTIVE, ENGAGING GOVERNMENT: Effective and engaging government recognized as
a leader

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Department/Division: Recreation and Parks Department / Zanewood Recreation Center (ZWRC)
Anticipated Work Schedule: Full-time, non-exempt, non-union position subject to a flexible
schedule that includes a standard eight (8)-hour work day; will include daytime, evening and weekend
hours, generally Monday thru Friday, may require work on some select holidays.
Anticipated Hiring Wage $17.47-$22.45 Hourly Pay Grade: NE3
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.brooklynpark.org
5200 85th Avenue N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
763-493-8016
humanresources@brooklynpark.org
Position #2018-00177-AB

RECREATION YOUTH WORKER – YOUTH & EVENTS

Recreation Youth Worker – Youth & Events Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you have a high school diploma or the equivalent?
Yes
No
* 2. Which level best describes your education in recreation, youth development, youth studies, human
services, social work, education, adaptive recreation/inclusion or related field from an accredited
college or university?
No degree
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree or higher
Unrelated degree
* 3. Which level best describes your TRAINING or COURSEWORK leading to a recreation, youth
development, education, adaptive recreation/inclusion, or related field degree?
None
1-3 courses
4-5 courses
6-7 courses
8+ courses
* 4. Which level best describes your previous experience working in a recreation/teen center?
No experience
Less than 1 year
1 year to less than 2 years
2 years to less than 3 years
3 years to less than 4 years
4 years or more
* 5. Which level best describes your previous experience in program development and implementation in youth sports, skills camps/clinic, youth and adult leagues?
No experience
Less than 1 year
1 year to less than 2 years
2 years to less than 3 years
3 years to less than 4 years
4 years or more
* 6. Do you have one (1) year experience working in youth development activities with teens and/or
youth (K-6th Grade)?
Yes
No
* 7. Do you have one (1) year experience working with at risk youth from a variety of cultural
backgrounds?
Yes
No
* 8. Do you have one (1) year experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)?
Yes
No
* 9. Which level best describes your previous experience using recreation registration software, like Rec
Trac?
No experience
Less than 1 year
1 year to less than 2 years
2 years to less than 3 years
3 years to less than 4 years
4 years to less than 5 years
5 years or more
* 10. Which level best describes your lead or supervisory experience?
No experience
Less than 1 year
1 year to less than 2 years
2 years to less than 3 years
3 years to less than 4 years
4 years to less than 5 years
5 years or more
* 11. Do you have current CPR/First Aid certification or the ability to obtain within first 3 months of
employment?
Yes
No
* 12. Are you able to fluently speak, write, and understand any of the following languages? (Check all that apply)
Spanish
Hmong
Russian
Somali
Vietnamese
American Sign Language
None of the Above
* 13. The City of Brooklyn Park is a diverse community. Please describe your experience and skill level (in 300 words or less) in cross-cultural communication and experience in diverse communities.
* 14. Please describe any experience you may have in using social media professionally to promote
programs and events and as a means to reach target audiences.
* 15. This full-time job requires working a flexible schedule that includes a standard eight (8)-hour work day; including daytime, evening and weekend hours, generally Monday-Friday and may require work on some holidays. Are you able to work a flexible schedule?
Yes
No
* Required Question

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