City of Astoria
  • 20-Sep-2022 to 20-Oct-2022 (PST)
  • Recreation
  • Astoria, OR, USA
  • 14.50-16.25 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Sick leave per Oregon State statutes


This position is responsible for ensuring that children, age's five to twelve, have a safe and positive educational and recreational experience by performing the following duties.


This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by this position for illustration purposes, but does not include other occasional work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position. The job description does NOT constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the organizational needs and requirements of the job change.

  1. Supervises and ensures the safety of children who attend the Astoria Parks and Recreation after school and summer day camp youth programs, with a maximum ratio of 1 Youth Program Counselor to 15 students. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Recreation Manager and in coordination with the Recreation Coordinator.
  2. Plans and implements assigned curriculum and activities appropriate for the age group and skill level you are assigned to provide quality educational and recreational opportunities.
  3. Coordinates and implements scheduled routines to ensure positive program and behavioral management. Including, scheduled and prepared; group active games, individual leisure time, homework or reading and writing time, arts and crafts, meals and snacks breaks, and bathroom breaks.


  • Uses daily rosters to track attendance throughout the day, ensuring that all children are safe and accounted for at all times.
  • Monitors parent and guardian pick up and checkout procedures and ensures all paperwork and documentation has been adequately signed.
  • Ensures safe use of equipment, toys, furniture, etc.
  • Intervenes and manages children's behaviors, as needed.
  • Provides necessary and appropriate consequences to help manage challenging behavior and communicates with management when child behavior becomes unmanageable or unsafe.
  • Builds positive, enriching relationships with children and their families by providing an encouraging and supportive environment at all times; communicates regularly with parents and guardians regarding child's progress and behavior.
  • Provides parents and guardians with accident or incident reports for signature or review if needed.
  • Assists in the implementation of monthly safety drills.
  • Follows laws of mandatory reporting.
  • Communicates effectively to participants, provides information and assistance to participants regarding general inquiries, programs, and schedules.
  • Ensures the safety, cleanliness and organization of classrooms and other trafficked areas, by assisting with daily cleaning tasks like wiping down furniture, sweeping, mopping, washing and sanitizing dishes and toys, and laundering soiled towels and clothing.
  • Assists with implementation of special events and activities.
  • Assists in responding to emergency situations in the work place by following the emergency action plan, contacting the appropriate agencies, and documenting incidents and necessary.
  • Keeps certifications current according to assigned role.
  • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers/public, including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under
  • Demonstrates abilities to work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
  • Maintains a neat and professional appearance and follows dress code protocol where assigned.
  • Respectfully takes direction from the supervisor.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and guidelines as described in the City of Astoria Personnel Manual, Parks and Recreation Department Manual, and other documentation related to this position.


This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


No prior experience or training.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Has the minimal skills necessary to operate a computer. Can log on to a computer system, navigate in windows, perform simple tasks within applications and enter information into a database.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Current Food Handler's License and CPR/First Aid certification are required within 60 days of hire.


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

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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