JobID 181 : Recess Monitor (#333577)

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Job Description


Job Title: Part Time Recess Monitor

Department: Dean

Supervisor: Dean of Students

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



This position exists to provide general supervision of children during recess times.  The Recess Monitor promotes a safe and healthy environment and provides appropriate role modeling for students and other staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain positive communication/interactions with students during recess..

  • Active Supervision - which consists of the following basic components:

  • Circulate throughout the playground

  • Maintain a constant presence and remain attentive to the activities of the students

  • Being on the playground before students start playing.

  • Staying in a reasonable proximity to the areas of activity.

  • Keeping all students easily in sight.

  • Avoiding distractions.

  • Student behavior monitoring and intervention:

    • Being knowledgeable of and consistently enforcing schools rules and policies.

    • Restricting students from roughhousing, horseplay, or other inappropriate behavior.

    • Controlling the play environment.

  • Checking the playground daily and appropriately addressing ground and equipment hazards.

  • Responding appropriately to emergencies.

  • Dismisses classes in an orderly manner at the scheduled time.

  • Encourage good manners.

  • Hand out 3 “SOAR” or Eagle Pride tickets to students (during EACH recess period) that are being safe, kind, and responsible.

  • Document ALL unexpected behavior in the communication log with all required information, and notify Dean of Students of any immediate harm or danger.


    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional situations; responds promptly to student and staff needs; responds to requests for service and assistance.

    Communications - Exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments.

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

    Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    No prior experience or training is required.  Experience with children in grades K-8 preferred.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students and other employees of the organization.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

    Posted By

    Duluth Public Schools Academy

    3301 TECHNOLOGY DR, DULUTH, MN 55811-4115

    Compare with State

    Amount per Student

    $11,394 (USD)

    State Average: $13,408 (USD)

    % ELL Students


    State Average: 8%

    Student Teacher Ratio


    State Average: 15.44

    % IEP Students


    State Average: 15%



    State Average: 200