Recreation Leader Senior/Roots and Wings Pre-school Teacher

Douglas County   Stateline, NV   Full-time     Sports and Recreation / Fitness
Posted on September 22, 2022
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Recreation Leader Senior/Roots and Wings Pre-school Teacher $19.78 Hourly Come join our team in a friendly, fun and family atmosphere.


This position is primarily for the Kahle Community Center's Roots and Wings pre-school. Responsible for all aspects of planning and teaching in a State of Nevada, five star rated pre-school program for children ages 9 months to 6 years.  While the incumbent will primarily perform the duties of the pre-school all Essential Functions related to the Recreation Leader Senior position are required to be performed when needed.

Essential Functions of the Recreation Leader Senior, Pre-school Teacher position are:

  • Provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for young children between the ages of 2 years, 9 months to 6 years; develops and maintains a learning environment conducive to growth in the areas of physical, cognitive, and social disciplines; records observations, implements assessments, sets goals for individual children, and prepares group lesson plans and activities accordingly.
  • Demonstrates the ability to positively interact with children; communicates verbally and in writing with children and their parents/legal guardians.
  • Recognizes health and safety hazards and protects children from harm; encourages and provides children with a variety of opportunities for learning and for social experiences; adapts and responds to changing and challenging conditions in ways that enhance program quality.


  • Welcomes visitors and answers incoming telephone calls; provides information regarding activity schedules and registration requirements; processes customer registrations and inputs information into department computer system; processes customers for facility passes and photo ID's; receives funds and issues receipts; administers concession sales.
  • Leads, coordinates and supervises activities and programs; provides lead direction, training and work review to assigned staff and volunteers; organizes and assigns work, sets priorities, and follows-up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work; ensures that proper safety precautions are observed; instructs others in proper work procedures.
  • Responsible for financial transactions; deposits funds; audits transactions; ensures security of cash and financial receipts.
  • Performs general building maintenance and custodial upkeep ensuring cleanliness of building, including restrooms; cleans up spills and unsanitary conditions when they occur; sets up and takes down meeting rooms, including the folding and un-folding of tables; inspects and repairs equipment as necessary; operates audiovisual equipment as needed.
  • Performs inspections of facility to ensure participant and customer safety and maintains a clean and organized recreational area; monitors all building participants during facility hours of operation to ensure orderly conduct.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and conduct of recreation programs and activities, including direct supervision and guidance of youth participants; prepares lesson plans and leads games and craft activities; works as primary contact at camps and during off-site trips.
  • May create and implement plans for special needs children; supervises their programs and ensures positive participation and behavior.
  • Maintains records of programs and activities including, but not limited to, rosters, daily roll sheets/attendance records, time cards, and emergency contacts; ensures up-to-date and accurate contact list for parents and/or legal guardians and ensures that children are picked up in accordance with authorizations on file.
  • Periodically drives children and other staff in a vehicle van for off-site activities; monitors trip petty cash and activities of youth during recreational trips or tours; disciplines youth participants according to established policies and procedures, as necessary.
  • Represents the County with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
  • Provide assistance with activities of daily living skills to clients, which can include activities, feeding, toileting, ambulation and behavior redirection.
  • Responsible for a safe and nurturing environment for those adults that have special needs, including preparing and leading engaging activities appropriate for each individual client.
  • Communicate clearly with other staff and volunteers regarding activity program and client needs.
  • Provides daily records by documenting the client’s activities, noting any concerns or observations..


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED; AND three (3) years of experience in leading recreational activities; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Basic arithmetic.
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices.
  • Correct English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Basic record keeping and cash handling practices and policies.
  • The use of specified computer applications involving word processing, data entry and/or standard report generation.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, often in situations which may be stressful.

Skill in:

  • Planning, directing and reviewing the work of others.
  • Instructing others in work procedures.
  • Overseeing community recreational activities.
  • Performing cash handling and accounting activities.
  • Maintaining accurate office files.
  • Customer service.
  • Assembling pamphlets, reports, forms and other documents.
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with staff, coworkers, and the public.


•            Valid Driver's License.
•            First Aid and CPR certification within six (6) months of date of employment.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a typical recreation and office setting and use standard office equipment; agility to participate in recreational activities; strength to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.