RECREATION OFFICER in Miami, FL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Miami, FL
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  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
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Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • The Recreation Officer is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and conducting group and individual physical education and leisure-time activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and conducts various leisure-time and physical education activities, prepares scheduled events and insures that required equipment and other materials are in place.
  • Plans and directs group activities aimed at developing appropriate group interaction behavior, a sense of team work and fairness, interpersonal communication skills and cooperation and ensures that order and discipline are maintained during recreation periods.
  • Teach/facilitate a wellness course, with an approved curriculum, to the residents.
  • Supervises, coaches and instructs indoor and outdoor therapeutic recreation programs.
  • Teaches physical education, hygiene, sanitation and good personal habits.
  • Participates in the maintenance, procurement and selection of equipment, facilities, supplies and other materials for leisure-time activities and physical education programs.
  • Consults with institution leadership and the Program Director in developing and implementing a wide variety of recreation activities.
  • Interfaces with community groups and the general public in the formulation and implementation of special and regular recreation activities.
  • Provides in-service training for institutional employees who participate in recreation activities, but are not formally attached to the recreation program.
  • Participates in experimental recreation programs to determine their therapeutic value to residents.
  • Performs related work as required.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in recreation or physical education.
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in conducting recreational activities.
  • Knowledge of various recreational and sports activities.
  • Skill in using recreational and/or sports equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide instruction to others in recreational and/or sports activities.


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