Recreation Supervisor/Special Needs

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Recreation Supervisor/Special Needs


City of Waltham



Job Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to plan, organize, direct, instruct and supervise a variety of inclusive recreation programs and activities which meet the leisure time, competitive, physical and mental conditioning, skills development, relaxation and other recreational interests for the City’s residents.  These activities occur primarily at or within City recreational facilities both indoors and outdoors with an emphasis on providing inclusive/adaptive recreational programming and education. The incumbent is responsible for the Department’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  A Recreation Supervisor-Special Needs is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. Plans and provides a wide range of activities for all residents from preschoolers to adults. Programs include both active and passive activities including but not limited to; athletics, fitness, arts & crafts, music and drama, special outings and field trips, special events and holiday activities; ensures the safety and wellbeing of all participants.  Researches, plans and establishes long-range goals and objectives for inclusive recreational programs and activities; supervise and conducts program registrations, and assists with Department’s web-site and future social media outreach. Works closely with Department’s other Recreation Supervisors and in collaboration with other service agencies involved with recreation and in designing programs, securing necessary facilities, and determining levels of community interest in programs. As the Director of summer programs at Prospect Hill; plans, supervises and instructs in the overall operation of an all-day summer day program for children of all abilities. Ensures the department’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Interviews, recommends, and trains seasonal, part-time, and specialized (inclusive) instructors, as well as, referees and officials for competitive athletic events; recommends hire/fire and disciplinary actions; develops and enforces participant safety requirements.  Inspects facilities, and ensure the appropriate training of instructors and supervisors in necessary skills. Purchases and maintains inventory of recreational equipment; supervises the use and care of facilities and materials. Prepares news releases, brochures, program flyers, registration forms and other materials to promote department activities to the community both in print and on the Department’s web-site and future social media communications.  Explains and enforces the general policies of the department; advises the general public on the availability and types of services, area conditions, and locations; motivates citizens to participate in community programs. Works closely with school officials and community representatives in adapting & designing programs, locating necessary facilities to offer programming and assists with determining the community’s interests for additional and future programs and services to be offered. Responsible for opening facilities and securing facilities before or after programming hours.  Provide a clean, safe and healthy environment in areas where programs and services are offered.  Set-up and breakdown of equipment, tables and chairs, video equipment, computer equipment, PA systems and other related equipment used for program offerings. Maintains and compiles records, statistics and program information; prepares a variety of reports. Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates. Full job description available through the Human Resources Dept.


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in municipal recreation administration, leisure studies, physical education or related field with course work in inclusive recreation and disability education; three years of municipal recreation experience including supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must successfully pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI), a pre-employment physical with drug & alcohol screening. A valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required. C.P.R. and First Aid certification.

Rate of pay:  $65706 yr.  Excellent benefits

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm                           Hours can vary to include nights and weekends

Deadline to apply:  Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Qualified candidates must submit an updated City of Waltham application, resume, cover letter and three written letters of reference to:


City of Waltham

Human Resources Department

119 School Street

Waltham, MA 02451


Fax 781-314-3358

Req 2018-42