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Variable R.I.S.E. Paha Assistant Director of Group Life B

Job Location:

Lakewood, CO - Lakewood, CO, United States

Job Description:

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Job Requirements:

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Variable R.I.S.E. Paha Assistant Director of Group Life B
SALARY: $15.00 - $15.00 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 11/17/16

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

City of Lakewood's Statement of Excellence
The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.

Under general supervision from the R.I.S.E. Program Specialist II (Paha Director) and R.I.S.E. Coordinator, the Paha Assistant Director assists in the planning, implementation and facilitation of comprehensive therapeutic recreation-based programs with people of all ages and varying abilities. The Paha Assistant Director also manages camper/participant groups, makes program decisions, operates city vehicles and directly supervises staff, participants and volunteers.

R.I.S.E. Essential Job Functions:

Perform job in a professional manner, i.e. dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and staff orientation to ensure quality standards are upheld.
Closely monitor and manage camp program supplies and corresponding budgets.
Maintain an enthusiastic attitude and serve as a role model for positive and appropriate behavior through speech and action on a daily basis.
Supervise and ensure the health, well-being and safety of all campers, participants and staff and abide by and enforce the R.I.S.E./Paha program's policies and procedures including the "No Isolated Moments" policy.
Manage staff absences and coverage as needed to comply with the ratio requirements of the Camp, including managing weekly staff schedules and sub schedules.
Redirect negative/undesired behaviors from campers or participants as needed.
Serve as a respectful member of the City of Lakewood team as well as a positive representation of R.I.S.E. and Paha.
Provide direct and meaningful supervision and feedback for your respective staff. Follow up with staff strikes and other disciplinary measures as needed.
Enforce safety procedures for city-provided program transportation.
Be constantly aware of risk and how to manage those risks; make safety a top priority in all aspects of the camp program.
Serve as a resource for parents/caregivers/campers/participants with questions, suggestions, or areas of concern.
Assist with pre-summer camp planning.
Visit and spend time with all groups to observe staff, get to know campers and participants, and support group function.
Assist staff with the physical, social and emotional needs of the participants and campers assigned to their group. This may include feeding campers and helping with other personal needs.
Assist with the hiring of all Camp Paha and PAT staff, as directed by the Paha Director.
With support from the Paha Director, organize hired staff in to appropriate camp and PAT groups/positions.
Support the Paha Director in his/her duties, as he/she considers appropriate and necessary.
In cooperation with Paha Director, organize, provide leadership to and participate in staff training and orientation.
Assist the Paha Director with the organization of campers in to groups prior to the start of Paha; work with Paha Director to modify group assignments on a case-by-case basis.
Act as a back up to Paha Director and assume responsibilities upon his/her absence as needed.
Oversee respective Camper attendance including monitoring daily sign in and out books.
Support and monitor daily and weekly program schedules.
Follow all Child Care License standards as set forth by Camp Director and those respective agencies.
Other related duties as assigned.

Paha Position Specific Essential Functions
Camp Paha Assistant Director of Group Life (A and B)

Coordinate and supervise all respective Monday-Thursday group field trips for location feasibility, appropriateness, quality, transportation, supervision and timing with support from the Administration Team.
Assistant Director B will be responsible for the 3 older groups (approximately ages 12 up to 18) in the Camp Paha program.
Coordinate and monitor your groups' staff/program scheduling and handle any issues related to those schedules. Report changes in schedules to Paha Director.
Closely monitor and manage the budget relating to your respective group expenses including group room supply purchases, field trip fees, etc.

Coordinate your respective groups' field trip scheduling, including:

Scheduling and booking all off-site fieldtrips.
Providing a master schedule of fieldtrips for all groups for the duration of camp.
Confirming fieldtrips the week they are to occur.
Working with Transportation Coordinator to schedule transportation needs of the fieldtrips.
Provide Transportation Coordinator with Field Trip locations/addresses.
Coordinate with Assistant Directors A/B to ensure appropriate staffing for off-site field trips.
Coordinate with Assistant Camp Director for Volunteers and On-Site Programming to utilize Activity Specialists and Volunteers for off-site field trips.
Provide Head Counselors with Field Trip information prior to field trip.
Provide Head Counselors with any and all supplies needed for fieldtrips prior to the trip, including but not limited to: tickets, parking passes, directions, reservation numbers, contact names and numbers, confirmation numbers, petty cash, snacks, downtime activity supplies.
Evaluate the field trip after completion for quality, cost, and appropriateness.

Attend field trips/swim days with your groups as able.
Share daily and field trip schedules with staff, campers, parents and other relevant individuals prior to the start of Camp. Ensure that parents receive communication regarding schedule changes.
Produce the end of summer slide show and music videos with help from the music and drama specialist.
Lead Head Counselor meetings.
Be present at general staff meetings.
Help initiate and participate fully in debriefing of camp as a whole including camp staff, activities, facilities, programming, etc.
Coordinate visits and checking-in of all Guests/Visitors/Parents including PTs, OTs, SLPs, Aids, Nurses, etc.
Be available for group staff requests of additional or replacement activities for their group.

Hours of Work
Days, nights, weekends as requested

Important Functions

Supports participants and staff at all times in program participation.
Provides suggestions for future RISE and Paha activities/programs.
Works as a part of team by supporting others and taking initiative.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Organizational Relationships
Supervision Received:

Receives direct supervision from Paha Director
Receives general supervision form R.I.S.E. Coordinator

Supervision Given:
Camp Paha Assistant Director of Group Life

Camp Head counselors
Camp Counselors
Camp Care/ Floating Staff

Essential Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

Due to Childcare License requirements, must be 21 years of age or older.
Must have experience working with campers ranging from 5-25 years old.
Must complete the Colorado Medication Administration Certification (training provided).
Must have at least 480 hours or 3 months full-time (verifiable) experience working with at least 4 or more children (at a time) with or without disabilities ages 6-18 years old.
Must be able to clear TRAILS (child abuse conviction) Registry prior to first day of work.
Administer medications after being properly trained.
Experience leading recreation programs, preferably for individuals with disabilities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers.
Experience supervising staff preferred.
Possess ability in leadership and organization.
Ability and willingness to drive 15 passenger vans on programs. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older and will be supplied with proper training and practice.
Ability to respond to questions from groups, managers, participants, customers, and the general public.
Experience motivating and working with people with disabilities or a variety of demographics is preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations in a professional manner.
Ability to interpret and understand instructions, both written and oral.
Able to become driver checked and safely operate city vehicles.
Background check required.


High school (Diploma or equivalent preferred)
Minimum of 1 year of College
Education in working with people with disabilities (preferred)

Required Certifications

Current CPR and First Aid Certifications
Medication Administration (training provided)
Must be able to complete all requirements related to operating a City of Lakewood vehicle (including clearing a Motor Vehicle Records check)
Current City of Lakewood Driver Training (Required to work in this job type)
Current Defensive Driver Course (Required to work in this job type)
Valid Colorado Driver's License preferred

Physical and Mental Requirements

Lifting or Carrying:

Must be able to safely lift/pull/push (with assistance) weight of up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to perform or assist in participant transfers in varying situations.

Pushing and Pulling:

Ability to manipulate program supplies as needed.
Ability to push/pull participants using various assistive devices.

Body Positions/Movements:

Ability to stand, walk, run, sit, bend, stoop, squat, twist, and reach for extended periods of time.
Must be able to perform and assist with activities of daily living with participants.


Must be able to communicate with staff and participants via phone and in person.


Must be able to instruct, observe, and demonstrate all program aspects.
Must be able to recognize and prevent/redirect potentially-risky behaviors.
Must be able to perform basic office functions.


Must have basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills for compiling reports.
Must have basic accounting skills to ensure a fiscally sound program.


Must remember participants' names and abilities, follow-up with participants, parents, staff, and recall how to respond to emergency situations.
Must remember policies and procedures and apply them accordingly.
Must meet deadlines.

Language Ability:

Must be able to read accurately.
Must be able to compose accurately and grammatically correct documents, letters, signs and memos.
Must be able to demonstrate logic and verbally communicate.


Must be able to demonstrate good judgment and assessment of skills.
Must be able to demonstrate sound decision making skills and be reactive to the needs of the participants in providing intervention to injury.

Work Environment

The work environment varies by location of event, class or outing. Times of events, classes or outings vary as well. Programs can run during the day, evenings, weekends, and overnight.

Equipment Used
Paha program supplies
Basic medical equipment
Tape/CD Player/Radio/iPod

How To Apply:

All applicants for all positions must apply online at

Contact Information:

Contact: Kara Lopez
City of Lakewood
480 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO, United States 80226


January 29, 2018
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