RECREATION SPECIALIST I

City of Manteca, CA - Manteca, CA (30+ days ago)


**THIS POSITION WILL CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE WHEN A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED

Under the supervision of the Recreation Coordinator, the Recreation Specialist will work in a Licensed Child Care program; Kids' Zone which is offered at 9 MUSD elementary schools before or after school hours, depending on the needs of the programs with the emphasis on recreation.

This is a temporary Part-time position. The successful candidate would be required to work variable hours and days. Hours can vary from 0 to 28 hours per week.
All part-time positions are "at will" and therefore continuation of employment is subject to availability of funding, determination of need for services and method to provide services, at sole discretion of the City of Manteca. Part-time employees are not eligible for fringe benefits provided to full-time employees of the City.

Example of Duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Set up program for the arrival of program participants.

Sign participants into and/or out of program.

Supervise participants at all times during activities.

Plan and organize crafts and /or art projects with children.

Arrange and supervise usage of games and/or sports equipment.

Prepare and distribute snacks for participants.

Communicate with Manteca Parks and Recreation staff, parents of participants, and school staff regarding relevant information about the program and its participants.

Be courteous and a positive role model for participants.

Perform minor clean up as needed or necessary.

Maintain professional, courteous behavior toward co-workers, members of the public and all other contacted in the course of work.

Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor in area of assignment.

OTHER DUTIES:

Other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Knowledge of the facilities, operations and techniques used in a community aquatics program.
Skills in First Aid, CPR.

ABILITY TO:

Ability to develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of paid staff and volunteers.
Ability to report to work every scheduled workday.

Supplemental Information:

Applicants seeking employment in Kids' Zone Program are required to have experience working with school age children in a child care center, after school program, summer camp, and/or related field. A minimum of 3 E.C.E. units/General Education; college transcripts must be provided.

The following experience is desired for Kids' Zone Program:
6 or more E.C.E. units in Child Development.
Experience working in an after school program or child care setting.
Experience working with the public.

*Applicants not meeting the education and experience requirement for this position will not be considered for employment in Kids' Zone, however may be considered for other recreational areas as listed under Basic Function.

License and Other Requirements:

Applicants interested in working in Kids' Zone Program must be at least 18 years of age AND provide immunization record showing current immunizations for measles and pertussis. Annual influenza immunization required. (Title 22- 1596.7995)

Satisfactory fingerprint clearance by the Department of Justice.
Certifications in First Aid and CPR. (Certificates in First Aid and CPR can be obtained after employment)
Valid work permit if under 18 years of age

The following are desired:
• Current CPR and First Aid for adult, child and Infant.
• CCC Preventative Health and Safety certification.

Working Conditions:

ENVIRONMENT:
All work activities are performed in or outside City and/or MUSD facilities. Must be able to see and hear, sit and stand for long periods of time; possess an audible voice for communication.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, and crouch for prolonged periods; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and tools and operate motorized equipment. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Incumbents are required to use vision and/ or hearing to identify and evaluate field emergencies, and to respond physically to these emergencies quickly and appropriately.