On a seasonal and/or part-time basis, lead and/or monitor a variety of recreation and community engagement activities at a facility or for a special event.
Employees in this classification are non-career. Incumbents can work up to 1040 hours per year. This classification differs from a Senior Recreation Aide in that the Senior Recreation Aide is responsible for supervising Recreation Aides.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Immediate supervision is provided by a higher-level position. Recreation Aides may provide direction to volunteers and/or youth aides.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Depending on assignment, incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed.
- Provide leadership in various recreation based programs or City sponsored events.
- Lead and/or monitor various activities in arts and crafts, sports, games, and simple dramatics, field visits, group discussions, workshops, programs, meetings, and/or community events.
- Participate in and promote neighborhood and community recreation events.
- Request, issue, and monitor the return of playground and athletic equipment; check equipment for proper care; instruct participants in the safe and proper use of materials and supplies.
- Inspect equipment and apparatus; recommend replacement or repair as needed.
- Fill out and compile simple written records related to assigned programs or facility.
- Open and close recreational facilities; monitor facility use; prepare and set up facilities for recreational use.
- Interact with elementary aged youth, adolescents, and adults.
- Monitor youth in before and after school programs; encourage participation in activities.
- Assist with lesson plan preparation; help school aged children with understanding and completion of homework; participate in maintaining acceptable behavior.
- Perform typing, filing, and other basic clerical tasks.
- Attend and participate in required meetings and in-service training activities.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Basic first aid and safety practices.
- Age appropriate recreation activities.
- Basic use of computers and common office machines.
- Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
- Read, write, and speak the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
- Lead a variety of recreation activities.
- Work with a variety of age groups.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must be at least 16 years old by time of appointment.
Note: Employees assigned to START and 4th R must 18 years old by time of appointment.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License is mandatory for some assignments. Loss of the Class C is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
If considered for appointment, candidates must:
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Pass a tuberculosis screening test.
This position is designated as a Mandatory Reporter; completion of Mandatory Reporter training is required within two weeks of employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK CONDITIONS:
The conditions herein are typically required of an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Ability to walk frequently; work may include frequent running, starts, and stops; perform simple and power grasping; verbal and hearing skills to effectively communicate with participants and staff; visual acuity to read and record documents and make observations.
Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to heat, often over 100 degrees, sun, noise, dust, and pollens; intermittently, lift, carry or move equipment of 20 pounds or less.
Some assignments may require working evenings and weekends.