Internship Details

Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District
Website:
https://www.macrecdistrict.com/

Internship Title
Program Aide 2
Area Industry Minimum Age* Hourly Rate Interns Needed
Jefferson County Sports/Recreation 15 + $14.00 2
Resume Required Requires Cover Letter Interview Required Hours Per Week Days Per Week
Yes No Yes 10-40 Sunday - Saturday, varies
Application Deadline Start Date End Date Computer Knowledge Drug Screening
Open Until Filled 09-19-22 2022-10-24 No No
Background Check
Yes

Description
Under immediate supervision, monitors and assists with recreation activities, which includes aquatics, youth and adult sports, enrichment, and camp programs. May also conduct group and private swim lessons in a safe and fun teaching and learning environment. Teach members of all ages and abilities appropriate skills according to the MACRD swim lesson program. Helps to ensure the safety of patrons; learns, explains, and enforces rules and safety regulations and performs related work as required.
 
Distinguishing features of the class:
An employee in this classification is responsible for monitoring and assisting in recreation activities, which may also include instructing individual and group swim lessons. Work is performed under the supervision of the supervisor who reviews work primarily on the basis of direct observation and feedback from patrons. Supervision is not a responsibility of position in this classification.
 
Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
 
Examples of Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 
- Helps implement and monitor district policies and procedures; cautions patrons regarding unsafe activities.
- Ensures the safety of patrons utilizing the slide by communicating rules and ensuring patrons follow safety protocols.
- Assists program supervisors and directors with program needs, which may include set up/tear down of programmatic activities and events, phone calls, talking with vendors and/or patrons about program activities, etc.
- Provides high-quality customer service in a safe and timely manner.
- Helps to maintain pool and restroom areas in a safe and clean condition.
- Participates in required training sessions, including safety drills and other emergency procedures.
- Assists with District special events as needed.
- Principles and practices for providing a high level of customer service.
- Track student progress and completion of skills associated with MACRD swim lesson levels.
- Knowledge and understanding of MACRD swim lessons levels/curriculum and water safety and know how to use course materials effectively.
- Adhere to pass/fail standards for promoting students to the next level or the need to retake the class.
- Provide instruction for varying ages. 
- Begin and end class on time, remain after class to answer participants and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies. 
- Educate participants on proper technique and promote swimmer safety. 
- Submit completed report cards, certificates, and attendance information on time. 
- Maintain a clean facility by performing cleaning duties. 
- Provide for the health and safety of participants, including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards and that materials and equipment are safe. 
- Respond to accident or emergency situations in accordance with accident/incident protocols and/or emergency action plans per the supervisor's direction. 
- Attend mandatory meetings and training as scheduled. 
- Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Hours/Shift:
The work schedule is varied and requires flexibility, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, on-call status, and holidays.  *Potential for continual seasonal employment.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Educational Aspect
1. Self Management: The ability to prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames.
     - Independently pursues business objectives in an organized and efficient manner.
     - Prioritizes activities as necessary to meet job responsibilities.
     - Maintains the required level of activity toward achieving goals without direct supervision.
     - Minimizes workflow disruptions and time-wasters to complete high-quality work within a specified time frame.
2. Diplomacy & Tact: The ability to treat others fairly, regardless of personal biases or beliefs.
     - Maintains positive relationships with others through treating them fairly.
     - Demonstrates respect for others.
     - Understands and values differences between people.
     - Respects diversity in race, national origin, religion, gender, lifestyle, age, and disability.
3. Interpersonal Skills: The ability to interact with others in a positive manner.
     - Initiates and develops business relationships in positive ways.
     - Successfully works with a wide range of people at varying levels of organizations.
     - Communicates with others in ways that are clear and concise.
     - Demonstrates ease in relating with a diverse range of people of varying backgrounds, ages, experiences, and education levels.
4. Teamwork: The ability to cooperate with others to meet objectives.
     - Discards personal agenda to cooperate with other team members in meeting objectives.
     - Contributes positively and productively to team projects.
     - Builds and sustains a trusting relationship with each member of the team.
     - Supports other team members and team decisions.
5. Results Orientation: The ability to identify actions necessary to complete tasks and obtain results.
     - Maintains focus on goals.
     - Follow through on all commitments to achieve results.
6. Problem-Solving: The ability to identify key components of a problem to formulate a solution or solutions.
     - Selects the best options available to solve specific problems.
     - Applies all relevant resources to implement suitable solutions.
 
Further Requirements
Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge:  A general understanding of life safety protocols and procedures coupled with excellent customer service for patrons. Essential knowledge of swim techniques; principles of water safety, swim lesson pedagogy, and balance. Knowledge and skill to manage different levels of ability and engagement. Principles of group dynamics and group interaction and emergency procedures and accident site management.
Skills:  Requires well-developed language skills to communicate policies and procedures to patrons. Instruct and demonstrate swim skills safely and effectively to individuals and groups of varied ages and abilities; ability to perform and instruct all exercises of assigned specialization. Maintain a neat and clean appearance. Follow and give instructions in a courteous and professional manner. Interpret, explain, follow and apply district policies, keep accurate records and establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, other staff members, program participants, and the general public.
Abilities:  Communicate directions/instructions both verbally and by demonstration; observe and correct improper techniques; modify instruction for individual needs. Ability to provide good customer service in challenging situations. Ability to administer First Aid and CPR and follow emergency procedures. Identify and prevent hazards and maintain safe environment.
 
Experience and Training: 
Must be 15 years of age or older. Customer service experience, and experience working on a team preferred.
 
Certifications: 
None required
 
Physical Demands of Position:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 75% of the work period while operating equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, calculators, and standard office equipment. Duties in a pool environment with wet and slippery conditions; may be exposed to chlorine, acids, and other chemicals at aquatics facilities, as well as blood and body fluids. Employees will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to the disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation.
 
Lift Requirements

The position requires mobility including the ability to move materials weighing less than 30 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc.


Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District
Website:
https://www.macrecdistrict.com/
Internship Title
Program Aide 2
AreaIndustry
Jefferson CountySports/Recreation
Minimum AgeHourly Rate
15$14.00
Interns NeededRequires Cover Letter
2No
Interview RequiredApplication Deadline
YesOpen Until Filled
Start DateEnd Date
2022-09-192022-10-24
Hours/WeekGeneral Computer Knowledge
10-40No
Drug ScreeningBackground Check
NoYes

Description
Under immediate supervision, monitors and assists with recreation activities, which includes aquatics, youth and adult sports, enrichment, and camp programs. May also conduct group and private swim lessons in a safe and fun teaching and learning environment. Teach members of all ages and abilities appropriate skills according to the MACRD swim lesson program. Helps to ensure the safety of patrons; learns, explains, and enforces rules and safety regulations and performs related work as required.
 
Distinguishing features of the class:
An employee in this classification is responsible for monitoring and assisting in recreation activities, which may also include instructing individual and group swim lessons. Work is performed under the supervision of the supervisor who reviews work primarily on the basis of direct observation and feedback from patrons. Supervision is not a responsibility of position in this classification.
 
Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
 
Examples of Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 
- Helps implement and monitor district policies and procedures; cautions patrons regarding unsafe activities.
- Ensures the safety of patrons utilizing the slide by communicating rules and ensuring patrons follow safety protocols.
- Assists program supervisors and directors with program needs, which may include set up/tear down of programmatic activities and events, phone calls, talking with vendors and/or patrons about program activities, etc.
- Provides high-quality customer service in a safe and timely manner.
- Helps to maintain pool and restroom areas in a safe and clean condition.
- Participates in required training sessions, including safety drills and other emergency procedures.
- Assists with District special events as needed.
- Principles and practices for providing a high level of customer service.
- Track student progress and completion of skills associated with MACRD swim lesson levels.
- Knowledge and understanding of MACRD swim lessons levels/curriculum and water safety and know how to use course materials effectively.
- Adhere to pass/fail standards for promoting students to the next level or the need to retake the class.
- Provide instruction for varying ages. 
- Begin and end class on time, remain after class to answer participants and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies. 
- Educate participants on proper technique and promote swimmer safety. 
- Submit completed report cards, certificates, and attendance information on time. 
- Maintain a clean facility by performing cleaning duties. 
- Provide for the health and safety of participants, including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards and that materials and equipment are safe. 
- Respond to accident or emergency situations in accordance with accident/incident protocols and/or emergency action plans per the supervisor's direction. 
- Attend mandatory meetings and training as scheduled. 
- Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Hours/Shift:
The work schedule is varied and requires flexibility, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, on-call status, and holidays.  *Potential for continual seasonal employment.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Educational Aspect
1. Self Management: The ability to prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames.
     - Independently pursues business objectives in an organized and efficient manner.
     - Prioritizes activities as necessary to meet job responsibilities.
     - Maintains the required level of activity toward achieving goals without direct supervision.
     - Minimizes workflow disruptions and time-wasters to complete high-quality work within a specified time frame.
2. Diplomacy & Tact: The ability to treat others fairly, regardless of personal biases or beliefs.
     - Maintains positive relationships with others through treating them fairly.
     - Demonstrates respect for others.
     - Understands and values differences between people.
     - Respects diversity in race, national origin, religion, gender, lifestyle, age, and disability.
3. Interpersonal Skills: The ability to interact with others in a positive manner.
     - Initiates and develops business relationships in positive ways.
     - Successfully works with a wide range of people at varying levels of organizations.
     - Communicates with others in ways that are clear and concise.
     - Demonstrates ease in relating with a diverse range of people of varying backgrounds, ages, experiences, and education levels.
4. Teamwork: The ability to cooperate with others to meet objectives.
     - Discards personal agenda to cooperate with other team members in meeting objectives.
     - Contributes positively and productively to team projects.
     - Builds and sustains a trusting relationship with each member of the team.
     - Supports other team members and team decisions.
5. Results Orientation: The ability to identify actions necessary to complete tasks and obtain results.
     - Maintains focus on goals.
     - Follow through on all commitments to achieve results.
6. Problem-Solving: The ability to identify key components of a problem to formulate a solution or solutions.
     - Selects the best options available to solve specific problems.
     - Applies all relevant resources to implement suitable solutions.
 
Further Requirements
Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge:  A general understanding of life safety protocols and procedures coupled with excellent customer service for patrons. Essential knowledge of swim techniques; principles of water safety, swim lesson pedagogy, and balance. Knowledge and skill to manage different levels of ability and engagement. Principles of group dynamics and group interaction and emergency procedures and accident site management.
Skills:  Requires well-developed language skills to communicate policies and procedures to patrons. Instruct and demonstrate swim skills safely and effectively to individuals and groups of varied ages and abilities; ability to perform and instruct all exercises of assigned specialization. Maintain a neat and clean appearance. Follow and give instructions in a courteous and professional manner. Interpret, explain, follow and apply district policies, keep accurate records and establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, other staff members, program participants, and the general public.
Abilities:  Communicate directions/instructions both verbally and by demonstration; observe and correct improper techniques; modify instruction for individual needs. Ability to provide good customer service in challenging situations. Ability to administer First Aid and CPR and follow emergency procedures. Identify and prevent hazards and maintain safe environment.
 
Experience and Training: 
Must be 15 years of age or older. Customer service experience, and experience working on a team preferred.
 
Certifications: 
None required
 
Physical Demands of Position:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects.  Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 75% of the work period while operating equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, calculators, and standard office equipment. Duties in a pool environment with wet and slippery conditions; may be exposed to chlorine, acids, and other chemicals at aquatics facilities, as well as blood and body fluids. Employees will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to the disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation.
 
Lift Requirements

The position requires mobility including the ability to move materials weighing less than 30 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc.


Area Coordinator

Debbie Taylor
debbie@edcoinfo.com
(541) 408-1308

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