Description THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROGRAM SPECIALISTNote: Temporary non-benefited casual employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
The City of Sunnyvale is seeking a qualified, self-motivated, energetic individual interested in working for the Department of Library and Recreation Services. The Therapeutic Recreation Program Specialist will plan, implement and evaluate recreation programs for individuals with disabilities.
Essential Job Functions
As a Therapeutic Recreation Program Specialist, you will:
- Plan, implement and evaluate recreation programs for individuals with disabilities.
- Adapt activities to meet the needs of program participants; create a positive and safe environment; establish positive rapport with parents, participants and volunteers.
- Assist with the coordination of the Therapeutic Recreation program.
- Guide and direct staff, interns and volunteers.
- Maintain supplies and equipment.
- Attend staff meetings and trainings.
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper, books and documents weighing
up to 10 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
- The minimum age is 18 years old
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternative transportation as approved by the appointing authority. Desirable Qualifications :
- One year experience as a Therapeutic Recreation Instructor or similar position working with individuals with disabilities.
Application and Selection Process
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to be considered for a position.
City application forms, completed in full, are required, as well as responses to the required supplemental questions . Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page, go to Sunnyvale.ca.gov, Search: Jobs or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are optional and are not accepted in lieu of the application. SELECTION PROCESS
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Individuals with the best match to the position will be invited to participate in an interview. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates . If you have not heard back within five working days, please email Faye Brand fbrand @sunnyvale.ca.gov or 408-730-2719.
Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For questions or more information about this position, please contact Susan Van Dyne, Recreation Services Coordinator 2 at (408) 730-7359 or email email@example.com. For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at (408) 730-3015 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.
No City benefits are offered with this Temporary Position.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous