LEAP Program Support Staff


TITLE:            LEAP Program Support Staff 
CATEGORY:        Seasonal
SALARY:         $15 per hour 
DAYS:             Tuesdays and Thursdays 

The LEAP Program Support Staff is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementing of recreation activities and providing supervised support for children participating in the LEAP Afterschool Program. The LEAP Afterschool Support Staff are seasonal employees working approximately 20-25 hours per week during the School District 48 school year.  This position is to work LEAP afterschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-6:00pm with additional time provided for set-up, clean-up, and assisting in the planning. The LEAP Program Support Staff provides a safe, nurturing environment focused on learning, exploration, and play. Work pace is moderate depending on the task required.

The LEAP Program Support Staff should have experience working with children or a background in youth programming. Two or more years of experience is preferred.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:                                                                                                                             The LEAP Program Support Staff is under the supervision of the LEAP Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                        
1.    Supervise participants during LEAP Afterschool. 
2.    Manage participant behaviors and transitions through redirection.
3.    Execute both structured and unstructured activities to engage participants during after school hours. 
4.    Ensure that participants are following Park District and program policies and procedures, and protocols.
5.    Develop and maintain effective communications with other staff, participants, supervisor and parents.
6.    Assist LEAP Director to maintain accurate daily attendance records and enforce all sign-in/sign-out procedures.
7.    Assist LEAP Director and other staff with daily set-up and clean-up, as well as regular cleaning and sanitizing of the program area throughout the day. This includes chairs, tables, counter tops, door handles, and other high touch surfaces every two hours. 
8.    Attend all mandatory staff orientations and trainings.
9.    Perform all other duties as assigned.

1.    Ability to complete the essential functions of the position.
2.    Knowledge of children and children’s activities. 
3.    Excellent communication skills. 
4.    Excellent leadership skills.
5.    Willing to acquire First Aid and CPR training in the first two months of employment.
6.    Ability to provide excellent customer service.

1.    Maintain clean and safe program environment.
2.    Work well with all personalities. 
3.    Assist all employees of the Park District as needed.

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS:                                                                                                          The LEAP Program Support Staff may feel added pressure during pick-up and drop-off times. The LEAP Program Support Staff must remain calm and continually make good decisions. The LEAP Program Support Staff must be a good problem solver and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS:                                                                                                            The LEAP Program Support Staff must be able to bend, stoop, lift items weighing up to 30 pounds, turn, sit, and stand for short or extended periods of time.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS:                                                                                                   The LEAP Program Support Staff may be exposed to elements when participating in outdoor activities with participants. Some activities are performed indoors.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS:                                                                                                                    The LEAP Program Support Staff must exhibit good problem-solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Park District.

The LEAP Program Support Staff must follow the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.

The Oakbrook Terrace Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please email your resume to Mary Swade, Recreation Supervisor at recreationsupervisor@obtpd.org

Updated 12/12/2023