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Playground Recess Coach

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6/20/2013
Carol Rhodes
crhodes@sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us
831-429-3410 238
1
2-2.5 hours per day depending on schedule
Part Time
10/8/2013 12:00 AM Pacific
$16.23 per hour
Date Posted:
6/20/2013
Application Deadline:
10/8/2013 12:00 AM Pacific
Employment Type:
Part Time
Length of Work Year:
2-2.5 hours per day depending on schedule
Salary:
$16.23 per hour
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Carol Rhodes Email: crhodes@sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us Phone: 831-429-3410 238
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DESCRIPTION-PENDING Board Approval

The recess coach manages a safe and inclusive recess where children are inspired to get off the sidelines and into the game. They employ play and physical activity as tools for generating more community and family involvement through teaching and implementing conflict resolution strategies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Assist in creating a safe and inclusive playground yard and be a significant presence on the yard by organizing and playing games with 20+ students. Encourage safe, healthy play and positive conflict resolution through role modeling and active participation.
• Must love to play games and lead activities with kids and have the ability to model positive behavior. Actively engage a diverse range of students in respectful and inclusive healthy play. Demonstrate ability to build rapport, trust and respect with students. 
• Create a focus on sportsmanship, leadership, conflict resolution and teamwork within the recess framework 
• Maintain positive and appropriately professional relationships with the children and school staff
• Follow district and school site rules and procedures
• Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Incorporated within one or more of the essential functions of this position are the essential physical requirements. Ability to see for purposes of observing students and reading instructional materials, tests, students records and other printed matter. Ability to understand speech at normal levels in person or on the telephone. Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation in person or on the telephone. Ability to operate classroom equipment, computer, copy machine and sports equipment with dexterity. Ability to occasionally lift/carry supplies or equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Outdoor/indoor working environment subject to bending, crawling, crouching and kneeling at ground level, pushing/pulling of equipment, reaching in all directions, long periods of standing/walking and, handling of appropriate equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Competitive candidates must have a high school diploma and the equivalent of 1 year experience working with youth in a professional setting, some college courses preferred. Experience in coaching sports is a plus. Individuals must have demonstrated leadership skills, independence and a passion for working with children along with an interest in sports and fitness. Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth. Motivated self-starter with clear and open communication skills. Humorous and playful with ability to set clear goals and follow through with flexible and creative problem solving tools. CPR/First Aid will be required.

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          POSITION DETAILS Hours: 2-2.5 per day; Work Schedule: M,T,TH,F; Assignment Status: Exempt Employees designated in the above status do not earn sick leave, vacation pay or seniority. JOB SUMMARY Under general supervision of the administrator, within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures, the Playground Recess Coach manages a safe and inclusive recess where children are inspired to get off the sidelines and into the game by organizing and playing games with 20+ students. Responsible for coordinating the game of the week with classroom lessons; coordinate parent volunteers and student leaders to run games. Creates a focus on sportsmanship, leadership, conflict resolution and teamwork within the recess framework. Employs play and physical activity as tools for generating more community and family involvement through teaching and implementing conflict resolution strategies. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision from an administrator. This job requires initiative and independent judgment.

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          Application Deadline: 10/8/2013 12:00 AM Pacific

          POSITION DETAILS Hours: 2-2.5 per day; Work Schedule: M,T,TH,F; Assignment Status: Exempt Employees designated in the above status do not earn sick leave, vacation pay or seniority. JOB SUMMARY Under general supervision of the administrator, within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures, the Playground Recess Coach manages a safe and inclusive recess where children are inspired to get off the sidelines and into the game by organizing and playing games with 20+ students. Responsible for coordinating the game of the week with classroom lessons; coordinate parent volunteers and student leaders to run games. Creates a focus on sportsmanship, leadership, conflict resolution and teamwork within the recess framework. Employs play and physical activity as tools for generating more community and family involvement through teaching and implementing conflict resolution strategies. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision from an administrator. This job requires initiative and independent judgment.

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