Seasonal Senior Recreation Leader - RADD

  • City of Pleasanton
  • Pleasanton, California
  • Mar 20, 2019
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $18.86 - $22.93 Hourly

Job Description

Recreation Assistant (part-time, temporary)
Seasonal Senior Recreation Leader, Recreation for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Program (RADD) (part-time, temporary) $18.86 - $22.93 per hour (depending on experience) Open Until Filled The POSITION: Under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator, Paratransit and Inclusion Services, the Senior Recreation Leader plans, develops, promotes, coordinates and implements activities related to one or more specific program areas; may supervise and coordinate the activities of staff and volunteers. Responsibilities include assigning tasks to program support staff and volunteers, obtaining activity supplies and materials, managing equipment, ensuring activity set-up and clean-up, assisting the Recreation Coordinator with staffing, program participation and evaluations, and working directly with participants and families in activities. This position require hours Monday - Friday, weekends and evening hours. This is a part-time, temporary, position and cannot work more than 1,500 hours per fiscal year. Contributions to Medicare and APPLE included. Contributions to CalPERS once 1,000 hours of work is achieved. Basic duties include:
• Develops activity, event, and program concept and provides direct implementation.
• Develops community partnerships through outreach and networking.
• Orders activity supplies/materials.
• Assures activity set-up and clean-up is accomplished.
• Serves as a lead worker over support staff and volunteers who are providing recreational programs, arrange staffing schedules, provide training as needed; organizes and direct work assignments; monitors staff and volunteer performances.
• Acts as city representative in the absence of the coordinator.
• Works directly with participants/families/caregivers to facilitate smooth operations.
• Interprets policies and procedures for participants/care providers/families.
• Operates as "person-in-charge of facility and/or activity.
• Assists with reports, presentations, budget preparation, grant applications and special projects.
• Supervises and ensures safety of participants during program hours.
• Ensures staff interaction and communication with clients and public is in alignment with City policy
• Use computer hardware and software, including standard word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, email and registration software (Perfect Mind).
• Promotes, markets and designs promotional materials.
• Responsible for legal documentation of incidents and accidents that occur during events.
• Assist with oversight of City inclusion policy and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge in the following areas:
• Knowledge of therapeutic recreation best practices.
• An experienced level of knowledge, skills and abilities in working with individuals with various disabilities.
• Excellent customer service skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
• A combination of coursework, work experience, certifications and/or licenses applicable to working with individuals with various disabilities.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Principles and practices of leadership and supervision.
• Volunteer recruitments, management and training.
• Ability to work independently with minimal indirect supervision.
• Experience in emergency procedures and safety protocols.
• Possess CPR, AED and First Aid certification. Ability to:
• Lift up to 25 pounds.
• Move and set-up assigned program equipment and supplies.
• Climb, squat, kneel and sit on floor as needed to accomplish job duties.
• Operate tools and equipment. Education/Experience/Training:
• Must be proficient in the use of computers and typical office and program registration software
• Over the age of 18 and must provide a valid California Driver's License.
• This is a part-time, temporary position. The selected employees cannot work more than 1,500 hours in a fiscal year. The Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The most qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. A reference check will be conducted prior to making an offer. Prior to starting employment, the selected applicants must provide a copy of a certificate showing that he/she has undergone and successfully cleared a tuberculosis test within the past two years, or undergo a tuberculosis test arranged by the City. Applicants selected for the positions will be required to undergo and successfully pass fingerprint checks by the City prior to starting employment. If you are interested in this position, please complete the City application available at If you have questions about this position, you may contact Shawn Harris, Recreation Coordinator at or call (925) 931-5366. The Division: The Human Services Division includes early childhood education programs; Gingerbread Preschool; youth and teen programs and activities; Recreation for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (RADD); Senior programs and Pleasanton Paratransit Services.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous