APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

The Community Park District of La Grange Park provides a wide range of exciting recreational opportunities and maintains 6 park sites ( total 23.1 acres) for the benefit of our community. The Community Park District was created in 1944 and grew out of the volunteer-based Citizen Committee for Recreation and public enthusiasm for recreation programs and services and a healthy spirit of volunteerism remains a prominent characteristic of the park district today.

Our small and dedicated team strives to create opportunities for our community to build stronger bonds and live healthy, active, and fun lives! To achieve this, our staff and board value professional development, work/life synergy, the pursuit of excellence, fairness, and fun. The Community Park District offers an extremely generous benefits package that includes medical, life, and supplemental insurances, IMRF Pension Plan, tuition reimbursement, program privileges, and more!

Preschool Teacher's Aide Needed Immediately!
3-year old classroom (MWF from 8:15am-1pm) and 2.5 Early 3s (Tu and Th from 8:30am-11am)
$12 per hour - starting salary

Completed applications may be emailed to:  lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.

Join our Ready Teddy team and make a lasting impact on our community! The teaching aide is responsible for assisting in the planning, preparing, and implementing students ages 2-5 years old, in a manner that contributes to their well-being, growth and development.  To provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self-concept is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected.

CPR, First-Aid, and AED certifications are required (Park District provides training)

Completed applications may be emailed to:  lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park. 

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Substitute Preschool Teachers Needed! 
$12 per hour - starting salary (DOQ)

Completed applications may be emailed to:  lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.

Ready Teddy Preschool is looking for energetic, flexible, and fun substitute teachers! Under the supervision of the Recreation Manager, the Substitute Preschool Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing preschool programs for children ages 2-5 with a co-teacher, including but not limited to providing customer service, general safety, and development, supervision of groups of children, and providing high quality educational and recreational activities.

The Ready Teddy Preschool substitute teachers are energetic, positive, and patient teachers who love sharing their passion for education with our students. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with at least two years experience related to childcare or child development required. Must have good communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. CPR, First-Aid and AED certifications are required (Park District provides training).

Completed applications may be emailed to:  lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.

Completed applications may be emailed to:  lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park. 

Download and fill out the job application

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Before & After School Caregivers Needed

$12 per hour - starting salary (DOQ)

We are looking for caring individuals to provide a fun, relaxed, and nurturing supervised environment for little ones enrolled in Ready Teddy's Before & After Care program. Schedule is based on registration. Call 7088-354-4580 for available hours. 

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Completed applications may be emailed to:  lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or sent to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park. 

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Athletic Field Supervisor- Seasonal

Hourly Pay: $13.00-$15.00 DOE

Email completed applications to lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or drop them off at 1501 Barnsdale Road in La Grange Park. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of athletic field supervision or youth programs/league.

Knowledge of soccer, baseball, softball, sports training, pickleball and a variety of other sports/activities.

Experience as a coach or trainer in other sports is preferred, but not required.

Proficiency in both English and Spanish is desirable, but not required.

Certification in nationally recognized CPR and Safety instruction (Can be obtained through the CPD)


SUPERVISOR

The Athletics Assistant is under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation and the Executive Director.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Present a positive attitude and promotes a favorable image for the Community Park District.
  • Effectively maintain timeliness of coaches and referees on both practice and game days.
  • Assist Recreation Manager with providing umpires and captains with proper equipment and updates in a timely manner.
  • Learn and understand the league rules and expected behavior of self, participants, officials and parents.
  • Assists other athletic staff and Recreation manager with setting up/preparing athletic field for practice/games, as well as remove equipment at the end of each practice/game.
  • Assists with overseeing practice and games, distributing and collecting paperwork and equipment
  • Establish and maintain standards of player and parent behavior needed to achieve effective participation.
  • Foster open communication with pa through on-site availability as a liaison for the park district.
  • Maintain regular weekly communication with immediate supervisor and keep him/her up to date on all activities, issues, equipment and financial matters.
  • Must be in compliance with the loss prevention and safety policies of the Park District.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Promote athletics registration through distribution of promotional material and word-of-mouth marketing.
  • Keep the facilities clean and all equipment in proper working order.
  • Be aware of league rules and regulations and make sure coaches, referees and umpires abide by them.
  • Inventory supplies and make recommendations on orders to Recreation Manager.
  • Perform other program-related duties as assigned by the Recreation Manager, Assist or serve as an instructor/staff for other recreation and athletics programs when scheduled.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENTAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to bend, stoop, lift items weighing up to 50 pounds, turn, sit and stand for short or extended periods of time. May be exposed to elements during outdoor activities; including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, ice, day and night conditions, and high levels of pollen. He/she is exposed to varying levels of humidity, temperature, and light when working indoors. The Athletics Assistant may feel added pressure from being responsible for the entire program and children enrolled Must be able to plan, administer, and evaluate the operation of the youth and adult leagues. Must possess the ability to convey information to others in a clear, concise manner.

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Interested candidates should email a completed application to: lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or mail materials to the Community Park District Recreation Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park.


Sports Instructors Wanted!

Under the supervision of the Recreation, Facilities and Safety Manager, the Community Park District Sports Instructors is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, leading, supervising, and assisting instructional athletic programs in La Grange Park. This position provides safe, fun, nurturing, and active programming for kids ages 3-17 where self-concept is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. Programming includes private, semiprivate, and group instruction.

Community Park District sports instructors are energetic, positive, and patient coaches who love sharing their passion for athletics with children experiencing a sport for the first time as well as those looking to improve intermediate or advanced skills. Instructors have coaching experience and a thorough knowledge of at least 2 of the following sports: Baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, tennis, volleyball, track, football/flag football, and soccer. Collegiate athletics experience is preferred. Instructors must be 18 years or older, have reliable transportation, be team-oriented, and have excellent communication skills. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications are required (Park District provides training).

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Resumes and Employment Applications may be emailed to Laura Raimondi at lraimondi@communityparkdistrict.org or dropped off at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526.