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Recreation Worker
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Recreation Worker

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.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • 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.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members and assigning work duties.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - conduct or attend staff meetings

About the test

The HR Avatar Recreation Worker Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Recreation Worker test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:39-9032.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Personal Care and Service
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$18,000 or less
Bottom 25%:
$19,780 or less
Median:
$23,870 (Average)
Top 25%:
$31,310 or more
Top 10%:
$41,660 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
379,300
2024 (projected):
418,300
Annual U.S. Job Openings:10,890

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Clerical
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Service Orientation
  • Coordination
  • Monitoring
  • Time Management
  • Instructing
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Near Vision
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Written Comprehension
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
6%
High School Diploma:
27%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
8%
Some College:
8%
Bachelor's Degree:
45%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
4%
Professional Degree:
2%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
19%
1 - 3 Months:
6%
3 - 6 Months:
10%
6 Months - 1 Year:
15%
1 - 2 Years:
33%
2 - 4 Years:
13%
4 - 6 Years:
4%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Activities Aide, Activities Assistant, Activities Coordinator, Activities Counselor, Activities Director, Activities Leader, Activity Aide, Activity Assistant, Activity Coordinator, Activity Director, Activity Leader, Activity Specialist, Aquatics Specialist, Camp Advisor, Camp Counselor, Camp Director, Certified Activity Coordinator, Certified Therapeatic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Community Program Assistant, Correctional Leisure Activities Specialist, Corrections Activities Specialist, Corrections Activity Specialist, Day Camp Counselor, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Field Advisor, Field Representative, Field Scout, Field Supervisor, Fitness Director, Fitness Plan Coordinator, Fitness Worker, Girls' Adviser, Group Leader, Group Work Program Aide, Group Worker, Guest Advisor, Guest Advisor Associate, Life Enrichment Director, Life Enrichment Manager, Music Therapist, Park Recreation Manager, Parks Recreation Coordinator, Parks Recreation Director, Play Leader, Playground Director, Playground Official, Playground Worker, Program Assistant, Program Director, Recreation Activities Coordinator, Recreation Aide, Recreation Assistant, Recreation Center Director, Recreation Coordinator, Recreation Counselor, Recreation Director, Recreation Leader, Recreation Program Coordinator, Recreation Specialist, Recreation Superintendent, Recreation Supervisor, Recreation Technician, Recreation Therapist, Recreation Worker, Recreational Aide, Recreational Assistant, Recreational Counselor, Recreational Facilities Hotel or Motel Manager, Recreational Leader, Recreational Specialist, Recreational Therapist, Recreational Therapy Technician, Respite Coordinator, Social Director, Special Events Coordinator, Summer Camp Counselor, Summer Counselor, Teen Counselor, Therapeutic Activities Services Worker, Therapeutic Recreation Assistant, Therapeutic Recreation Director, Therapeutic Recreation Leader, Youth Worker

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Correctly track hours worked.
  • Accurately calculate monthly pay.
  • Review and explain scheduling guidelines to co-workers.
  • Communicate rules and policies to co-workers who have questions.
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