1 Sport & Game Instructor is in search of a seasonal/part-time sports & games instructor to complete the sport & game team for our Winter/Spring recreation program. The ideal candidate will be able to perform the responsibilities listed below, meet our basic requirements and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively instruct in our program. The open position is focused on a variety of organized sports including soccer, basketball, tumbling, etc. and general physical education; please refer directly to these subject areas in your cover letter. RESPONSIBILITIES Perform educational responsibilities, including: o Coordinate with staff to plan & schedule classes & programs. o Instruct classes in a specialty area. o Communicate with staff regarding supplies, space, & other needs. o Develop a rapport with class members & respond to questions & concerns. o Observe progress & discuss with students when appropriate. o Set up & take down class equipment as necessary. o Demonstrate appropriate classroom & facility management at all times to ensure safe & effective classes. o Follow all Portland Parks & Recreation rules, policies, & procedures. o Maintain excellent communication with all staff & customers through verbal & written means. o Wear Portland Parks & Recreation name badge or staff clothing while on duty. o Attend all mandatory staff meetings & required trainings. o Recognize and promptly respond to safety hazards and emergency situations. o Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS Possess basic knowledge & skills related to assigned area of instruction. Ability to work a variety of hours, including days, evenings, weekends & holidays. Maintain First Aid & CPR certifications Ability to assess, develop and implement curriculum to meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child. Ability to work with families and children from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic background. Ability to use positive discipline techniques. Ability to perform custodial duties as needed. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Must be able to communicate effectively with children and their families. Demonstrate knowledge of principles, practices & rules related to assigned area of instruction. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people. Administration 9009 N Foss 1120 SW 5th Ave., Suite 1302 Portland, OR Portland, OR Tel: (503) Fax: (503) Tel: (503) Fax: (503) Sustaining a healthy park and recreation system to make Portland a great place to live, work and play. Amanda Fritz, Commissioner Mike Abbaté, Director
2 Ability to prepare & present lessons for appropriate programs & classes Ability to lead a class & educate/motivate class members. Ability to recognize & respond to safety & emergency situations. Must be competent & knowledgeable in program area. Must be comfortable handling conflicts & responding to problems & customer concerns. SCHEDULE & PAY RANGE Seasonal position beginning Jan 2015 and concluding June 2015, with the possibility of continuing as an instructor in our program in future terms. No scheduled hours on Holidays or designated breaks. Please note, the schedule below is a maximum capacity situation. In the unfortunate case that some programs do not meet minimum enrollment those individual programs may be postponed or cancelled and the schedule below may be reduced. Winter Schedule: Wednesday 1/7-3/11 Basketball Tiny Tots am ages: Soccer Tiny Tots am ages: Soccer for Starters am ages: 3-6 Basketball for Starters am ages: 3-6 Saturday 1/10-3/14 Soccer Tiny Tots am ages: Basketball Tiny Tots am ages: Soccer for Starters am ages: 3-6 Basketball for Starters am ages: 3-6 Tumbling-Tiny Tots am ages: Tumbling Romp n Roll pm ages: 2-5 Tumbling Wiggle & Giggle pm ages: 3-6 Spring Schedule - TBA $ $13.00 per hour, based on experience. APPLICATION To apply, deliver, fax or mail application, application, cover letter & resume to: Attn: Center Director, Amourie Adair 9009 N Foss Portland, OR Fax #:
3 Staff Application Position(s) applying for: 9009 N Foss Portland, OR Children s Sport & Game Instructor Date: Present Address: Street: City: State/Zip: Phone: Available to work from the date of to Best time to call: Education: High School: Post High School: City/State: City/State: Major Area of Study: Years Completed: List any degrees, awards or certificates: Current Credentials: Issuing Agency Issue Date Expiration Date First Aid / CPR Skills / Training: Are you conversant in a language other than English? If yes, please specify:
4 Do you have other special skills or training? Related Skills: Please check all that apply: [ ] Experience or training in performing arts or related field. [ ] Strong communication skills. [ ] Ability to assess, develop and implement curriculum to meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child. [ ] Ability to work with families and children from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic background. [ ] Ability to use positive discipline techniques. [ ] Ability to perform custodial duties as needed. [ ] Ability to teach sport & game curriculum to a variety of audiences in an engaging and an inspiring approach. Professional References: Informational Questions: Why are you interested in this position?
5 What skills, training or experience qualify you for this position? Please explain your philosophy regarding teaching and working with youth in a sports & games classroom. Signature: The information provided in this staff application is true, correct and complete. I understand that if employed, any misstatement or omission of fact on this application may result in my dismissal. I understand that information provided to Portland Parks & Recreation will require verification. These checks will include driver s license and criminal background checks, as well as job and personal references. I give my permission to allow verification of all information given. Signature: Date: