Openings as of 4/23/2019
TITLE: LIFE GUARD (S)
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under immediate supervision, ensures the safety and supervision of swimmers at Park District aquatics locations. Assists in swimming instructions and other organized aquatic activities. Performs related duties as required.
Title: Shallow Water Attendant (S)
____________________________________________________________________________ CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Under immediate supervision, ensures the safety and supervision of swimmers at Park District water playgrounds and mini pools with a depth of four feet or less. Performs related duties as required. _____________________________________________________________________________ EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Guards mini pool area or water playground area to protect swimmers from accidents or drowning. Responds to emergency situations in accordance with established methods and procedures. Administers first aid, CPR as necessary. Enforces park rules and regulations regarding mini pool and water playground activities. Maintains aquatic safety equipment by inspecting and reporting repairs needed to buoys, floats, ropes or other equipment installed as safety measures. Performs maintenance duties in keeping pool and water playground areas clean, safe and attractive. ___________________________________________________________________________ DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Training and Experience: Completion of at least one year of High School is recommended. Certification Requirements: American Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate, or American Red Cross Shallow Water Attendant certificate, or equivalent to include: American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, or equivalent American Red Cross First Aid, or equivalent American Red Cross AED, or equivalent American Red Cross Oxygen Administration, or equivalent American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Training or equivalent Chicago Park District Lifeguarding Card _____________________________________________________________________________ Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of lifesaving and life guarding methods and techniques. Ability to meet and deal with the public. Ability to swim and dive proficiently. Ability to administer first aid and CPR to victims needing such attention. Ability to pass physical skills test required. SEIU-Local 73 Career Service EEO: Protective Service FLSA: Non-Exempt 2018 Salary $11.24 per hour
PROGRAM: CAMP SIGN
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Camp Sign is Chicago's only communication-accessible summer day camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth. Fun-filled and exciting adventures including swimming, sports camps, arts & crafts, nature activities, and field trips to explore different places within the city.
Camp Sign is a 6 week program, Monday thru Friday from 12pm – 6pm. There are 2 Camp Sign locations; Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th Street and Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose Ave.
TITLE: SPECIAL RECREATION LEADER (DAY CAMP) (SEASONAL) (DEAF & HARD OF HEARING)___________________________________________________________________________
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:
Under direct supervision, provides assistance to staff in planning and conducting cultural and recreational activities for children and adults with disabilities. Performs related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Facilitates participating of deaf & hard of hearing individuals in recreation programs. Assists in scheduling and conducting tournaments and leagues. Supervises recreation activities and functions as an official where necessary. Spots for tumbling and gymnastics, performs demonstrations and leads small groups in drills and agility exercises. Supervises unorganized play and athletic activity at Park District facilities and encourages and enforces safety standards. Issues, collects and maintains recreational equipment supplied for public use. Assists Special Recreation staff in conducting simple arts, crafts, drama, music, physical and other recreational activities. Assists in the operation of Camp Sign activities, a summer day camp for deaf and hard of hearing youth.
DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Training and Experience:
One year experience working with individuals with disabilities is required. Fluency in ASL – American Sign Language is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic knowledge of competitive sports programs for people with disabilities. Knowledge and understanding of deaf person and culture. Effective oral communication skills. Ability to enforce safety rules. Ability to lead physical, recreational and leisure activities. Basic swimming skills.
SEIU-Local 73 EEO: Para-professional FLSA: Non-Exempt
SALARY: $12.91 PER HOUR