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Activity Coordinator

Posted: 01/14/2024


A Recreations Coordinator at Sunny Glen Childrens Home designs and develops the recreational program for children in the care of DFPS custody. The recreation program must consist of leisure and acculturation activities for the children. The Recreation Coordinator will develop a monthly calendar of activities and program all outings. Additionally, Recreational Coordinator will implement, supervise the children and daily leisure of the recreational activities provided at the campus.

Essential Functions

Learn and abide by Sunny Glen Children's Home policies and procedures.

Learn and stay within Minimum Standards.

Work independently and as a team.

Maintain appropriate boundaries.

Supervise children in DFPS custody.

Uphold policies and requirements. Integrate the common core government guidelines into each recreational activity.

Create benchmarks for program success and track progress towards those goals.

Develop recreational programs that result in student and organizational success.

Develop a monthly calendar of activities for the children.

Respond immediately to concerns from students, school administrators or facility managers.

Attend trainings and meetings, as scheduled.
Possess sensitivity to the residents' cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
Uses strong organizational skills.

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Job Qualifications:

Education:  a bachelors degree from an accredited university is preferred. High School Diploma or GED required. Two or more years of experience working with children is required. One year of event/recreational planning preferred.

Licensure: Licensure is not required, but P.E. or other recreation certifications are preferred.

Skills:  Ability to design, develop, and implement an effective recreation program that provides children with opportunities for leisure, educational enrichment, and acculturation. Ability to work flexible schedules including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

Transportation: Must have reliable transportation.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

Valid Texas Driver's License with an excellent driving record.

CPR/First Aid, 15 passenger van, Handle with Care, Sanctuary, TBRI, KaleidaCare, Paycom, and other DFPS mandated training (trainings offered on the job.)

Language Skills 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Strong communication skills, important. Bilingual is preferred (English/Spanish).

Mathematical Skills 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly exert up to 25 pounds of force (mopping, lifting groceries, moving furniture, cooking, etc.) and occasionally be able to perform a restraint on youth weighing up to 200 lbs.  Must be able to frequently maintain visual and auditory supervision of multiple children. The employee must be able to make quick decisions, tolerate frustration and be able to always balance mental toughness with compassion. The employee must be able to multi-task.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee must be able to function in a noisy environment.

Notes: All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which Sunny Glen Childrens Home is recognized.

Sunny Glen is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this class classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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