Internship Details

Bend Park & Recreation District
Website:
https://www.bendparksandrec.org/

Internship Title
Bilingual Youth Recreation Leader
Area Industry Minimum Age* Hourly Rate Interns Needed
Bend Education 16 + $18.38 - $20.95 (Depending on Experience) 5
Resume Required Requires Cover Letter Interview Required Hours Per Week Days Per Week
Yes No Yes Varies 5
Application Deadline Start Date End Date Computer Knowledge Drug Screening
Open Until Filled 02-21-22 TBD Yes Yes
Background Check
Yes

Description
 
About the opportunity:
Youth Recreation Leaders instruct and lead activities in accordance with the prescribed curriculum.  You will interact with youth, facilitate activities and supervise some aspects of youth recreation programs, providing safe and rewarding opportunities for youth in fun outdoor experiences. This camp will start in mid-July and run as eight 4- day sessions for youth ages 11 - 15.  It will be a "camp" style program to expose youth to positive and memorable adventures on public lands.  Each camp will be targeted to engage ten middle-school-aged youth.
 
A day in the life:
- Interacts with youth through outdoor activities, ie; hiking, floating, nature talks, games, and other recreational activities.
- Provides care and oversees the safety of youth in programs.
- Provides leadership, role modeling, and direction to volunteers.
- Creates daily plans for classes and activities within established guidelines and curriculum.
- Oversees the safety, comfort, and progress of participants.
- Adapts activities as needed to meet the abilities and needs of individuals.
- Prepares equipment, materials, and supplies required for conducting activities.
- Sets up, takes downs, and cleans up after class as required.
- Completes required class records, progress reports, certificates, etc.
- Communicates effectively with the public including providing accurate information related to work assignments and responding to patron and parent questions and concerns.
- Respond to accidents and incidents according to the procedure. 
 
Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
 
Educational Aspect
 
- Interns will learn how to work with children in a one-on-one and group level. 
- They will improve on communication skills with the public.  
 
Further Requirements
 
What you’ll need for success:
Strong Knowledge of:
- Basic recreation activity planning, class management techniques, and leadership strategies.
- Progressive methods for teaching skills associated with the assignment.
- Basic youth development principle.
 
Skill and Ability to:
- Plan, lead and instruct assigned recreation activities.
- Understand the needs of participants and adapt accordingly.
- Motivate participants through positive encouragement.
- Demonstrate skills responsible for teaching.
- Perform independently within a structured environment.
- Interact effectively with a variety of patrons/participants.
- Communicate effectively, tactfully, and pleasantly with the public and others.
- Establish and maintain positive, respectful, and cooperative working relationships with all contacts.
 
What we’re looking for: Education, Experience, and Training:
 
1.  Must be a minimum of 16 years of age; AND
2.  Currently attending high school or High school diploma or equivalent; AND
3.  Bilingual in English and Spanish; AND
4.  One year of previous work, training/certification, or volunteer experience related to the position; OR
5.  Any satisfactory combination of education, experience, and training.
 
License and Certifications:
 
1.  Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
2.  Some positions may require possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a current CPR/First Aid certification.
3.  Some positions may require certification related to the assigned job.
 
Lift Requirements
 
Working Conditions:
- Depending on job assignment, duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include exposure to environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures.
- Work schedule is varied and may require early evenings and holidays.
- Ability to walk and stand for sustained periods of time with frequent climbing, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, and twisting.
- The flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.
- Physical exertion includes frequent walking, bending, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling, and kneeling in order to deliver equipment and supplies and set up and break-down equipment and facilities.
- Exposure to large crowds, uncooperative or difficult individuals, exposure to illness, and periods of continuous demand.
 

Bend Park & Recreation District
Website:
https://www.bendparksandrec.org/
Internship Title
Bilingual Youth Recreation Leader
AreaIndustry
BendEducation
Minimum AgeHourly Rate
16$18.38 - $20.95 (Depending on Experience)
Interns NeededRequires Cover Letter
5No
Interview RequiredApplication Deadline
YesOpen Until Filled
Start DateEnd Date
2022-02-21TBD
Hours/WeekGeneral Computer Knowledge
VariesYes
Drug ScreeningBackground Check
YesYes

Description
 
About the opportunity:
Youth Recreation Leaders instruct and lead activities in accordance with the prescribed curriculum.  You will interact with youth, facilitate activities and supervise some aspects of youth recreation programs, providing safe and rewarding opportunities for youth in fun outdoor experiences. This camp will start in mid-July and run as eight 4- day sessions for youth ages 11 - 15.  It will be a "camp" style program to expose youth to positive and memorable adventures on public lands.  Each camp will be targeted to engage ten middle-school-aged youth.
 
A day in the life:
- Interacts with youth through outdoor activities, ie; hiking, floating, nature talks, games, and other recreational activities.
- Provides care and oversees the safety of youth in programs.
- Provides leadership, role modeling, and direction to volunteers.
- Creates daily plans for classes and activities within established guidelines and curriculum.
- Oversees the safety, comfort, and progress of participants.
- Adapts activities as needed to meet the abilities and needs of individuals.
- Prepares equipment, materials, and supplies required for conducting activities.
- Sets up, takes downs, and cleans up after class as required.
- Completes required class records, progress reports, certificates, etc.
- Communicates effectively with the public including providing accurate information related to work assignments and responding to patron and parent questions and concerns.
- Respond to accidents and incidents according to the procedure. 
 
Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
 
Educational Aspect
 
- Interns will learn how to work with children in a one-on-one and group level. 
- They will improve on communication skills with the public.  
 
Further Requirements
 
What you’ll need for success:
Strong Knowledge of:
- Basic recreation activity planning, class management techniques, and leadership strategies.
- Progressive methods for teaching skills associated with the assignment.
- Basic youth development principle.
 
Skill and Ability to:
- Plan, lead and instruct assigned recreation activities.
- Understand the needs of participants and adapt accordingly.
- Motivate participants through positive encouragement.
- Demonstrate skills responsible for teaching.
- Perform independently within a structured environment.
- Interact effectively with a variety of patrons/participants.
- Communicate effectively, tactfully, and pleasantly with the public and others.
- Establish and maintain positive, respectful, and cooperative working relationships with all contacts.
 
What we’re looking for: Education, Experience, and Training:
 
1.  Must be a minimum of 16 years of age; AND
2.  Currently attending high school or High school diploma or equivalent; AND
3.  Bilingual in English and Spanish; AND
4.  One year of previous work, training/certification, or volunteer experience related to the position; OR
5.  Any satisfactory combination of education, experience, and training.
 
License and Certifications:
 
1.  Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon driver’s license.
2.  Some positions may require possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a current CPR/First Aid certification.
3.  Some positions may require certification related to the assigned job.
 
Lift Requirements
 
Working Conditions:
- Depending on job assignment, duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include exposure to environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures.
- Work schedule is varied and may require early evenings and holidays.
- Ability to walk and stand for sustained periods of time with frequent climbing, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, and twisting.
- The flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.
- Physical exertion includes frequent walking, bending, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling, and kneeling in order to deliver equipment and supplies and set up and break-down equipment and facilities.
- Exposure to large crowds, uncooperative or difficult individuals, exposure to illness, and periods of continuous demand.
 

Area Coordinator

Larry Holeman
larry@edcoinfo.com
541-815-5005

* Some minimum age requirements are mandated by age and work restrictions mandated by BOLI (Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries).