Summer ROOTS Assistant (6 Positions Available)
Squaxin Island Tribe
Job Title: Summer R.O.O.T.S Assistant (6 positions available)
Department: Parks & R.O.O.T.S.
Reports To: Youth Activities Lead, Kasia Seymour
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
TS Range: 3/4 ($15.77 hourly)
Opening Date: May 5, 2022
Closing Date: May 19, 2022
SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Summer R.O.O.T.S. Program Coordinator, the Summer R.O.O.T.S. Program Assistant is responsible for the supervision of children, ages 5-12; is responsible for conducting a variety of safe, fun, and interesting activities. Also is responsible for developing a positive relationship with his/her group in a safe environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following other duties may be assigned:
Must have prior job experience working one-on-one with children between the ages of 5-12.
Upholds program rules, operating principles and policies and procedures.
Guide, direct, and participate with your group of children, in daily activities.
Maintain supervision of the children in your care at all times.
Responsible for the health and safety of the children under your supervision.
Develop group cohesiveness.
Assist in the social, mental, and emotional development of children in your group.
Participates in daily a.m. and p.m. meetings of program staff.
Helps maintain program participant files that include registration, medical, and permission slip forms.
Help with daily attendance records, infraction notices, field trip participant lists, and other daily forms.
Encourages respect for staff, personal property, Summer Rec. Equipment and Facilities.
Must support prevention curriculum.
Must be available to attend entire week of pre-program staff training 6/26 – 6/30
Must be available to work the entire 6 week Summer R.O.O.T.S. program including the pre-program staff training 6/26– 6/30, and Summer R.O.O.T.S. 7/5 – 8/11.
Must be available to work a Monday through Friday schedule, per the above listed dates, unless otherwise notified. No exceptions.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position.
QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: One year of prior experience working one on one with children ages 5-12 and a High School Diploma or GED and one year relevant experience, OR 3 years of relevant work experience working one on one with children ages 5-12.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but involved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Current Washington State Driver’s License preferred. Must pass WATCH and Tribal Court Background Check. Must have CPR/First Aid certification, or be able to obtain it within the pre-program staff training.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; the employee is also frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms; the employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must also frequently lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25-50 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.
The employee may occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
OTHER: Professional attire suitable for the work environment is required.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.
THERE WILL BE NO TOLERANCE FOR THE USE OF ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUGS WHILE EMPLOYED IN THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM. USE OF TOBACCO IN FRONT OF THE YOUTH OR DURING WORK TIME IS NOT ALLOWED. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE POLICIES IS CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.