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Recreation Workers
District Of Columbia

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Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

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Currently Employed: 960

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.81 - $24.45

Typical Annual Salary: $30,800 - $50,900

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities.
  • Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures, and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.
  • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members and assigning work duties.
  • Confer with management to discuss and resolve participant complaints.
  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in recreational activities, and demonstrate use of materials and equipment.
  • Conduct individual in-room visits with residents.
  • Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Cash registers
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits
  • Ladders
  • Minivans or vans
  • Wheelchairs

Technology:
  • Charting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Office suite software
  • Word processing software

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