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The Active Adult Instructor

Location: Oak Park
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Dole Center - Oak Park, IL

Position Type
Part Time Class 3

Salary Range
$14.00 Hourly

Job Shift
During the week and weekend

Job Purpose: The Active Adult Instructor is responsible for leading Active Adult (50+) recreation and leisure activities, which includes but are not limited to: classes and special events. Additionally, the Active Adult Instructor works with the Active Adult Coordinators and Supervisor to plan and implement the recommended programs

Essential Functions:

  • Lead Active Adult (50+) recreation-based programs.
  • Submits class suggestions, supply needs, and availability to Active Adult Coordinators and Supervisor.
  • Responsible for developing new programming and special event information for the program guide.
  • Responsible for taking attendant during classes.
  • Instruct lessons to participants based on program description assignment.
  • Guide and develop participants individual talents.
  • Maintain cleanliness of facility and supplies as well as properly storing and organizing equipment/materials on site.
  • Monitor and maintain the safety of all participants.
  • Communicate about daily activities and progress when needed.
  • Understand, communicate, and enforce Park District rules and policies to the public.
  • Attend all staff meetings and training programs as specified.
  • Create lesson that include a variety of activities to keep participants active, excited, safe, and engaged. Instruct lesson plans based on description, as well as initiate spontaneous activities to accommodate agenda conflicts/changes.
  • Address any participant behavior/disciplinary issues with the appropriate individuals.
  • Provide excellent customer service and maintain a positive public image by addressing questions and concerns from staff, patrons, and participants immediately.
  • Manage allotted budget and retain receipts, make purchases as needed.
  • Become familiar with participants; know their names, personalities, skills and interests.
  • Identify and observe equipment daily for possible maintenance needs and adjustments; report maintenance needs to Supervisor.

    Additional Functions:
    • Communicates any concerns or issues with the Program Coordinator and/or Supervisor.
    • Keeps program supplies, equipment, and facility space clean, organized, and safe.
    • Inventories staff and participant apparel, program supplies and equipment.
    • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
    • Assists during Community and Family Special events.

      Knowledge, Skill and Work Experience Required:
      • 1-3 years of experience of senior programming in a recreation setting preferred
      • Knowledge, experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office and computer applications
      • Certification in advanced Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within 3 months of employment. The District will provide this training.
      • Ability to work with a wide range of senior participants varying in ages, abilities, and interests.

        • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision to solve problems comprehensively and to produce accurate work within a set deadline schedule.

          Work Environment, Physical Demands and Considerations:
          • Frequently sitting, walking, standing and typing
          • Occasionally climbing, balancing, kneeling, crawling
          • Strength work requires handling average weight (up to 50 lbs.) materials or equipment.
            • May be exposed to occasional inclement weather as position will require outdoor work
              • Ability to present ideas and recommendations in a concise verbal and written manner
              • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and/or written instructions efficiently and effectively
              • Ability to communicate with staff in a clear, concise verbal and written manner
              • Ability to use independent judgment and initiative to respond to unexpected or unplanned events or demands
              • Ability to interpret early warning signals and communicate information
              • Ability to involve others through informal networking and involve others in decision making
              • Ability to present oneself in a professional manner and speak effectively to the public

                Hours & Compensation:
                $14.00 per hour. Hours vary (days, evenings, weekends) depending on program offering and availability.

                Internal: Other Park District staff
                External: Patrons of Park District of Oak Park; residents of Oak Park; Vendors

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

                The Park District of Oak Park is an equal opportunity employer!

Keywords: OAK PARK PARK DISTRICT, Oak Park , The Active Adult Instructor, Education / Teaching , Oak Park, Illinois

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