On a part-time basis, supervise and participate in the leadership and/or monitoring of a variety of recreation activities, special events, and human service programs related to older adults and older adults with memory loss.
Employees in this classification are non-career. Incumbents can work up to 1040 hours per year. This classification differs from a Recreation Aide, Older Adults in that the Senior Recreation Aide has the responsibility for supervising Recreation Aides. The Senior Recreation Aide, Older Services is distinguished from the Senior Recreation Aide classification in that the former leads and monitors programs geared toward older adults and older adults with memory loss.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
General supervision is provided by a higher-level position. Responsibilities include the direct supervision of Recreation Aides and/or other lower level City positions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed.
- Supervise the work of Recreation Aides or other lower level staff.
- Assist in the planning of programs and activities offered.
- Lead and/or monitor various programs specifically designed for older adults and older adults with memory loss, including but not limited to, congregate meals programs, human service programs, exercise programs and/or arts and crafts programs.
- Assist older adults with personal care and mobility issues.
- Ensure the safety of participants by monitoring for wandering and other behaviors related to memory loss.
- Answer the phone and serve customers 50 years of age or older at a public counter.
- Promote neighborhood and community recreation events specifically for older adults and those with memory loss.
- Perform a variety of tasks necessary to the daily functioning including, but not limited to: facility reservations, compiling data for statistical purposes, maintaining inventory records and operating computers and other office equipment.
- Open and close recreational facilities; monitor facility use; prepare and set up facilities for recreational or community use.
- Monitor various program operations.
- Supervisory techniques and practices
- Basic first aid and safety practices.
- Supervise, train and assign staff.
- Work with an older adult population, including those with memory loss and/or those who are frail.
- Read, write, and speak the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
- Lead a variety of recreation and group activities designed for older adults and older adults with memory loss.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Six months of full-time experience comparable to a Recreation Aide with the City of Sacramento.
Six months of full-time experience working with older adults in a health care, home care, or recreational setting.
Completion of six (6) semester units from an accredited college or university in gerontology, recreation, or related field may substitute for the required experience.
PROOF OF EDUCATION
Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the final filing deadline. If submitting in person or via fax/email, please include your name and Job #009141-20-YPCE on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.
An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.
For elder-care positions, candidates must meet qualifications in accordance with current laws and regulations.
Must be at least 18 years old by time of appointment.
If considered for appointment, candidates must:
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Pass a medical exam and 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.
This is an active position requiring the ability to move about on foot, with frequent walking and standing; frequent 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; intermittently, lift, carry or move equipment of 35 pounds or less; ability to assist with the transfer of participants including, but not limited to, wheelchair.
Work is performed primarily indoors and includes contact with human biological hazards when assisting participants with restroom care.
May be required to work evenings and weekends. THE SELECTION PROCEDURE
Please note, the City of Sacramento’s preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.
1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline (2/25/2020);
- Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
- Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
- If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the “Work Experience” section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 paid hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
- If “see resume” is noted in the “Work Experience” section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the “Work Experience” section.
- Supplemental documents such as resume, cover letter, and proof of education are highly preferred and recommended at the time of application submission. Documents should be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as attachment(s) via online with the employment application, emailed to email@example.com, FAX to (916) 596-1556, or by mail. If submitting in person, by mail or via FAX, please include your name and Job #009141-20-YPCE on your documents.
2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) – In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline;
- Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
- Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
- A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) – Human Resources will forward employment applications of individuals who submitted all the required documents (i.e. City of Sacramento Application and Supplemental Questionnaire) to the hiring department.
4. Hiring Interview: Those candidates determined to be the MOST QUALIFIED will be invited to participate in an interview process coordinated by the hiring department. There will be no eligible list established, as positions will be seasonal and/or part-time. A hiring interview is not guaranteed.
5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.
For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:
- Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
- For technical support between 6 AM – 5 PM PT, contact Live Application Support at 855-524-5627.
- Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Career-Opportunities;
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or
- Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.