Physical Instructor (M) BID Central Region

Chicago Park District Chicago, IL
THIS IS A BID POSITION

BID DENOTES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF THE BARGAINING UNIT THAT REPRESENTS THE BID POSTION.

Title: PHYSICAL INSTRUCTOR (M)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:

Under general supervision, plans, promotes, organizes, conducts and instructs all physical activities. Conducts classes, teaches games, controls recreational equipment and recruits volunteers. Performs related duties as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Plans and implements course curricula for instruction of sports, games and competitive athletics. Provides instruction and supervision to patrons in sports, games and competitive athletics. Demonstrates proper techniques and skills for recreation and athletics. Adapts programs to reflect differing levels of participant skill development. Provides instruction in advanced strategies of team and individual sports, physical fitness and conditioning. Provides information on rules of individual and team sports. Explains basics of low organized activities. Instructs rhythm and movement. Enforces and promotes safety guidelines for recreation and athletic activities. Resolves conflicts among participants. Issues and maintains inventory of recreation equipment and supplies. Sets up recreation apparatus and equipment. Officiates team and individual sports. Promotes sportsmanship and encourages creativity in participants. Communicates constructively with participants, parents, volunteers and community. Consults with individuals and community groups to determine their interests, needs and desires. Determines tournament eligibility requirements. Verifies dates and standards. Establishes schedules for tournaments, leagues and competitions. Conducts meetings on competitions and other special events. Maintains records and prepares reports. Supervises unorganized play and enforces rules and regulations. Conducts and attends workshops and in-service training seminars.

DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Training and Experience:

Bachelors Degree in Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure, Social Services, Education, Special Education, Child Development or comparable major is required.. This requirement does not apply to those applicants for monthly instructor positions who were hourly instructors as of November 12, 2002. There is also a temporary waiver for the requirement of a Bachelor's Degree for the monthly Physical Instructor position for a period of four (4) years for applicants that have been employed in a year round Park District recreation position for at least five (5) years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of athletic, leisure and recreational theories and principles. Skill in teaching recreational, leisure and athletic activities. Effective oral and written communication skills. Organizational skills. Ability to evaluate skill levels and teach recreational, leisure and athletic activities accordingly.

SEIU Local 73 Career Service EEO: Para-professional FLSA: Non-Exempt

SALARY: $51, 709.58 PER YEAR