EPRD Children's Program Leader - Playschool



Children’s Program Leader - Playschool

Position: Children’s Program Leader
Department: Recreation - Playschool
Reports to: Children’s Program Director - Playschool
Oversees: Supervision of Children and Program Aides
Location: Buchanan Park and/or Wulf Recreation Centers
Status: Part-Time (2-3 days per week; 8:30 AM - 1 PM)
Hourly Wage: $9.30 - $12.50 hourly

Nature Of Work

Under the direction of the Children’s Program Director - Playschool, the Children’s Program Leader is responsible for teaching and supervising participants in the child care programs offered by the District including Playschool.

Essential Functions

   •   Assist in supervising program activities and aid in the instruction of specialized activities such
       as arts and crafts.
   •   Monitors participants by taking name count, and number count on a regular basis, and
       assigning buddies if needed.
   •   Supervises participants at all times.
   •   Report accidents and injuries that occur in programs. Provide first aid as needed.
   •   Set up and clean up activity area as needed.
   •   Report absenteeism to supervisor, and arrange for substitutions.
   •   Attend orientation, scheduled staff meetings and trainings.
   •   Communicates daily with parents in a positive manner regarding participant’s activities.
   •   Interact individually or in groups with the participants in order to help them engage in
       creative/educational play.
   •   Report any problem situations to the supervisor.
   •   Dress appropriately for activities.
   •   Must possess a highly defined focus towards both internal and external guest service.
   •   Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
   •   Assist in keeping accurate records of information regarding the parents and the participants.
   •   Other duties as assigned.

Management And Supervisory Duties

   •   Supervision of children.

Illustrative Examples Of Duties

   •   Assists with cleaning areas and equipment.
   •   Participate in trainings and staff meetings.
   •   Lead participants in activities.
   •   Assist with planning activities.
   •   Assist with communication with parents.


   •   Excellent problem solving skills.
   •   Basic math/accounting skills.
   •   Basic Macintosh terminal and MS Office Suite skills.
   •   Excellent customer service skills.
   •   Verbal and written communication skills.
   •   Must be highly motivated, organized and creative.


   •   Thorough knowledge of modern principles, methods, practices and equipment relating to the
       functional areas of responsibility.
   •   Knowledge of instruction methods with participants.
   •   Knowledge of needs and age appropriate activities for participants.
   •   Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the District and state licensing.


   •   Ability to work in a "structured chaos" environment.
   •   Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.
   •   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, civic
       organizations, community agencies, parents and the general public.
   •   Ability to multi-task, be flexible, cooperative, and focused.
   •   Ability to problem solve.

Required Training, Experience And Qualifications

   •   Must be at least 18 years of age
   •   Must demonstrate ability to work with children.
   •   Current CPR, First Aid Certifications, and Universal Precautions; or ability to complete after
   •   Previous experience as a Children’s Program Leader.

Hiring & Selection Process

Print and complete one of our applications and either scan and email to Human Resources Manager, Heather Facer at email or mail to Attn: Heather Facer at 1521 Bergen Pkwy, Evergreen, CO 80439.

Please note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this job.

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