City of Piedmont
  • Piedmont, CA, USA
  • 16-30 per hour Starting rate is based upon experience.
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

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INSPIRE! CREATE! PLAY! Make a difference in a child's life while making lifelong friends. The City of Piedmont is looking for amazing staff that can bring the highest quality of spirit, commitment and caring to our community. We are currently hiring compassionate, nurturing, creative, fun-loving people who are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children.

Joining the PRD team is a great way to support your community while getting paid to have fun! If you're energetic, responsible, and ready to help kids play, learn, and grow, WE WANT YOU on our team!

Applicants must possess a basic knowledge of recreational activities and have the enthusiasm, patience, desire and leadership skills to supervise and guide participants throughout the program. Applicants will work closely with the Site Lead and Recreation Supervisor in collaborating, constructing, implementing, and overseeing innovative programs for participants of the program.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Professional: You know how to engage appropriately with children and their parents alike.
  • Responsible: Safety comes first and you always follow through.
  • Energetic/Enthusiastic: You're a team player, always ready to jump in and have fun!
  • Experienced working with children in a recreation/after-school setting

Minimum Requirements

  • 18+ Years of Age
  • 6+ semester units (or equivalent) in Early Childhood Education OR 120 hours verifiable commensurate experience
  • 2 years of experience working in a childcare setting including supervisory experience

Recreation Leader I ($16-$18): Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade or GED and one year experience working in a childcare or recreation program. Completion of coursework in education, child development, or a related field is preferred.

Recreation Leader II / Preschool Aide ($18-$22) Equivalent to completion of two years college and three years' experience working in a childcare or recreation program. Completion of coursework in education, child development, or a related field is preferred.

Recreation Leader III ($22-$30) Equivalent to the completion of 4 years of college, and 5 years of experience working in a childcare or recreation program. Completion of coursework in education, child development or in a related field is preferred. Very specialized experience in a Recreation program.

For an in-depth look at our current Schoolmates program, please visit the City of Piedmont Schoolmates Website

Successful candidates must pass a Department of Justice live fingerprint scan, background reference checks, and a Tuberculosis screening prior to start of employment.

COVID-19 considerations:
All programs follow Alameda County Health Department safety guidelines and procedures as related to COVID-19.

Examples of Duties

  • Assists in developing, planning, implementing and scheduling of a variety of educational and recreational activities and special events for a specified site of the Schoolmates Program, such as sports, games, drama, music, health, science, nature, crafts and indoor and outside activities.
  • Assists the Site Coordinator in preparing a monthly outline of activities to be submitted for supervisory approval.
  • Conducts, participates in and evaluates the effectiveness of Schoolmates programs, activities, and special events and recommends improvements or modifications.
  • Instructs children in the safe use of supplies and equipment.
  • Provides technical assistance to staff; assists in developing discipline and classroom management techniques.
  • Ensures the safety of children and staff at all times; maintains a safe, clean and organized environment.
  • Maintains billing records for each participant and collects fees.
  • Assists in planning, organizing, directing and scheduling the work of assigned staff; ensures and maintains appropriate staff-to-child ratios in compliance with state regulations.
  • Assists the Site Coordinator in the selection of support staff and in staff training and development.
  • Assists in preparing a monthly site calendar/newsletter.
  • Assists in preparing estimates of supplies and equipment; orders, purchases and/or obtains supplies and equipment to maintain an adequate inventory for program needs.
  • Assists in selecting and arranging field trips, special events and guest speakers.
  • Sets up and uses a variety of recreational, educational, cleaning, and other equipment related to the program as well as standard office equipment, including computers. Performs other duties as assigned.

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented: quality and precision-focused
  • People-oriented: supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented: cooperative and collaborative

Hours per Week: 20 - 25 hours

Working Days: Monday - Friday

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.00 - $30.00 per hour

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