Recreation Youth Worker – Zanewood Recreation Center

CITY OF BROOKLYN PARK invites applications for the position of:

Recreation Youth Worker – Zanewood Recreation Center

SALARY:  $17.47 – $22.45 Hourly

$3,028.13 – $3,891.33 Monthly / $36,337.60 – $46,696.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/11/19

CLOSING DATE: 02/25/19 11:59 PM

POSITION SUMMARY:

The award-winning 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 teen and adult programs. 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 adult drop-in programs.

The Recreation Youth Worker – Teens & Adult position is full-time and will work independently under the general supervision of the 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 our community. This individual must be able to display cultural competency in a high pace work environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop positive relationships with teens and adults attending program/events at the center and off-site
  • Develop positive relationships with youth who attend afterschool and off-site programs
  • 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 teen/adults 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 teen and sports programs
  • Gather data and complete program evaluations
  • Proficiently promote programs through social media, technology, and communications

MINIMUM AND DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education High school diploma or equivalent

Experience

  • One year experience working in youth development activities with teens and/or youth in afterschool programs, summer camp and family events
  • One year experience working with at risk participants from a variety of cultural backgrounds

Licenses/Certificates

  • A valid driver’s license
  • CPR/First Aid certification (or ability to obtain within first 3 months of employment)

Equivalency

An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 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 teen and adults in leisure activities
  • Ability to interact with participants teen and adults 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 and have time management skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Associate (or higher) degree in Recreation, Youth Development, Education, Adaptive Recreation/Inclusion or related degree
  • Two (2) years of highly related experience
  • One year experience using Microsoft office and Rec Trac or other scheduling software
  • Training and/or coursework leading to a Recreation, Youth Development, Education, Adaptive Recreation/Inclusion or related degree
  • Previous experience providing staff training
  • 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 for teens and/or adults
  • Previous experience overseeing part-time and seasonal staff
  • Ability to work with and implement programs 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 communities
  • 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 communications, technology and social media

Background Check

The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

Eligible List

The eligible list will expire one month after it has been established.

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 – Friday, may require work on some 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

[email protected]

Position #2018-00226-PM

RECREATION YOUTH WORKER – ZANEWOOD RECREATION CENTER JL

Recreation Youth Worker – Zanewood Recreation Center 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, 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 continuing education coursework in recreation programming, youth development, youth work or related topics?

  • None
  • 1-3 courses
  • 4-5 courses
  • 6-7 courses
  • 8+ courses

*  5. 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

*  6. Do you have one (1) year experience working with at risk youth from a variety of cultural backgrounds?

  • Yes
  • No

*  7. Which level best describes your previous experience in PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & 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 to less than 5 years
  • 5 years to less than 6 years
  • 6 years to less than 7 years
  • 7 years to less than 8 years
  • 8 or more years

*  8. Do you have one (1) year experience working in youth development activities with teens and/or youth?

  • Yes
  • No

*  9. Do you have one (1) year experience working with Microsoft Office and scheduling software?

  • Yes
  • No

*  10. Do you have current CPR/First Aid certification or the ability to obtain within first 3 months of employment?

  • Yes
  • No

*  11. 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

*  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 cross-cultural communication and experience in diverse communities.

*  14. Please describe any experience you may have in using communications, technology or social media professionally to promote programs and events and as a means to reach target audiences.

*  15. Describe the programming or work you have done with trauma-exposed youth. Please write “NA” if you have little to no experience in this area.

*  16. 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

* 17. Do you possess a current and valid driver’s license?

  • Yes
  • No

* Required Question

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