Coordinator, Therapeutic Recreation

  • Full Time
  • Cumming, GA
  • December 12, 2019

FORSYTH COUNTY, GEORGIA

CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:           COORDINATOR, RECREATION / ATHLETIC /NATURAL RESOUCRCE MANAGEMENT/THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION

The purpose of this classification is to coordinate and supervise a variety of recreational, natural resource, athletic, and therapeutic recreation programs, activities, and special events for the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff of employees, volunteers, students, sports officials, or other workers, to include processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; conducts training activities.

Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; confers with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.

Ensures compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees, program participants, and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Plans, organizes, conducts, and supervises various athletic and recreational programs, activities, and events for the community in general or for a specific segment of the community; coordinates recreational, therapeutic recreation, athletic, or leisure activities such as day camps, field trips, leagues, tournaments, games, practices, art classes, dances, Special Olympics, Haunted Trail, holiday events, or other activities; attends/directs league organizational meetings; assists with development of game rules and coordination of CPR, first aid, and/or coaching certification courses.

Develops program goals, objectives, and priorities; researches effectiveness of programs, events, or activities currently provided by other organizations; assesses community needs/interests and recommends appropriate programs/activities; evaluates participation levels and overall success of each event and recommends addition, deletion, or revision of programs as appropriate.

Promotes programs within the community; provides information, news releases, and promotional materials to individuals, local businesses, the media, and the public; prepares seasonal brochure information to assist staff in advising, scheduling, and registering customers in programs and activities.

Plans and coordinates arrangements for events; schedules activities to avoid conflicts with other scheduled events; reserves facilities and equipment needed for each event; determines minimum/maximum levels of program participation; schedules instructors, artists, and camp directors/counselors for classes and camps.

Coordinates and conducts registration for events/activities; assists in developing registration procedures; receives completed registration forms reviews for completeness; calculates appropriate fees, collects payments, and issues receipts; creates participant rosters for each activity; issues equipment, handouts, keys, or other items to instructors; maintains records.

Assists Recreation Board and supervisors with enforcement of County/facility rules/regulations during programs/activities; monitors conduct of program participants, responds to situations involving disruptive behavior or other problems, and assists with implementation of disciplinary actions against participants/spectators.

Maintains inventory of equipment, supplies, and materials; ensures availability of adequate supplies and materials to conduct programs/activities; initiates orders/requests for new/replacement items; conducts periodic inventory counts; coordinates maintenance, repair, and replacement of equipment.

Conducts safety inspections of facilities, fields, and equipment; inspects facilities to ensure timely preparation for scheduled activities; reports problem situations to appropriate personnel.

Performs administrative tasks; prepares daily, weekly, and monthly activity reports reflecting program enrollment, revenues, expenditures, or other data; prepares timesheets for seasonal employees; maintains accurate, current program records; assists in developing budget for assigned area; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, activity reports, program revenue reports, attendance reports, program outlines, activity/event schedules, news releases, promotional materials, tournament brackets, league standings, game reports, work orders, timesheets, purchase requisitions, accident reports, safety checklists, or other documents

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, purchasing records, revenue reports, participation reports, registration forms, employment applications, activity/event schedules, game reports, accident reports, rule books, policies, procedures, instructional materials, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, Internet, or other programs.

Operates passenger van to transport program participants during field trips or other activities.

Operates a variety of equipment and tools associated with department programs and work activities, which may include a kiln, camera, sports paraphernalia, scoreboard, paint machine, chalk machine, arts/crafts supplies, gardening tools, carpentry tools, cleaning supplies, or general office equipment.

Responds to suggestions, questions, or complaints related to programs and activities; provides information, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.

Communicates with supervisor, other departments, employees, volunteers, class instructors, coaches, sporting officials, athletic organizations, program registrants/participants, parents, spectators, vendors, sales representatives, event sponsors, local businesses, the public, the media, community organizations, outside organizations, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Provides information to the community regarding recreation/athletic programs, activities, facilities, schedules, fees, and related issues.

Attends various meetings as needed; attends meetings of private athletic organizations regarding use of County facilities

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, and guidelines; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations and certifications; attends conferences, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate.

Works in conjunction with Regional Recreation Supervisor to operate recreation centers and assign regional recreation facilities in parks.

Works a flexible scheduled to augment recreation center operations with recreation programming responsibilities.

Assignment to Therapeutic Recreation Division may include the following additional duties:

Coordinates programs promoting special recreation and inclusion.  Assess program suitability for specific participants with a variety of physical, cognitive and social disabilities.  Consults with parents, care givers, teachers, staff and participants on program participation.

Provides assistance in communication and documentation with local and state agencies that provide third party reimbursement of therapeutic recreation fees.

Coordinates programs with community partners including, but not limited to, Forsyth County Special Olympics, Miracle League Cumming/Forsyth County, Forsyth County Public School’s Special Education Department, Creative Enterprises, family support groups, non-profit agencies and community service organizations.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.

Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, processing incoming/outgoing mail, distributing documentation, or posting information at parks.

Performs light maintenance/housekeeping tasks associated with maintaining event sites or work areas, which may include sweeping/mopping floors, cleaning tables/counters, cleaning kitchen sinks/refrigerators, picking up trash, setting up tables/chairs, moving bleachers or goals to accommodate leagues, spreading dirt, cleaning dirt from bases, raking ball fields, applying chalk/paint lines to ball fields, unloading deliveries, or erecting holiday decorations.

Performs officiating or scorekeeping functions during league games as needed.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Park and Recreation Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving recreation program administration, athletic league coordination, Therapeutic Recreation, public interaction, CPR certified, and supervision; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.  Possession of Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) status through the National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA) is preferred but not required. Therapeutic Recreation applicants must have or be eligible for certification through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification with one year of employment.

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data.  Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in a supervisory capacity. Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

ADA COMPLIANCE

Physical Ability:  Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-40 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature extremes, traffic hazards, or bright/dim light.

Forsyth County, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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