Part of Lesson Plan: Training Recreation Activity Leaders
Activity Overview / Details
Using the following information create class lecture points for student note taking:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RECREATION LEADERS DUTIES: Has responsibility for the organization and personal leadership of a variety of recreation activities in a particular phase of the recreation program; does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF RECREATION LEADERS
Under general supervision of a higher-level recreation employee the recreation leader is responsible for the conduct, under personal direction, of a particular program, within the guidelines and specific policies of the recreation program. The Recreation Leader conducts activities with assigned groups of all ages, in varying programs and in different indoor/outdoor facilities or centers. This position is distinguished by the degree of responsibility and level of independent judgement utilized. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate personnel, including seasonal and volunteer staff.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only)
- Implements the program planned for a facility (e.g. community center, playground, gymnasium, game room, etc.);
- Organizes, promotes, and conducts diversified recreation activities such as games, sports, trips, dance, music, story-telling, nature, special events, tournaments, etc.;
- Encourages groups and individuals to participate in offered programs;
- Organizes groups according to age, interest and ability;
- Schedules faculty activities;
- Supervises play or club activities;
- Plans daily schedule for playground activities;
- Keeps records of activities and attendance; Inspects facilities and equipment as a safety measure;
- Acts as a Sports Official and maintains order at games and contests;
- Collects entries and makes drawings;
- Keeps records and makes periodic reports;
- Attends staff meetings to discuss special problem(s), the inter-playground program(s) and the community recreation program(s);
- Gives first aid when necessary;
- Distributes and maintains control over equipment and supplies.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Thorough knowledge of first aid; good knowledge of recreation theory and practices; good knowledge of the organization and conduct of one or more types of recreational activities with an emphasis on the organization and conducts of games or athletic events; ability to stimulate and hold the interest of the participants; ability to get along well with others; creativity; reliability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Knowledge of: (at entry)
- Common sports, games and recreation activities appropriate for all ages;
- Rules and techniques of common sports and games;
- Supervision and leadership techniques; and
- Basic record keeping practices.
- Skill in: (at entry)
- Planning and organizing program elements;
- Prioritizing and handling multiple program tasks;
- Following oral and written directions; and
- Communicating and acting effectively with co-workers, supervisors, users and participants and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.