RECREATION LEADER I/II (Teen Center Counselor I/II) Limited Hourly

  • City of Palo Alto
  • Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 16, 2022
Part Time Human and Social Services Legal Services Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $17.10 - $23.26 Hourly USD

Job Description


Do you like working with teens? We have the right opportunity for you at our Mitchell Park Community Teen Center in Palo Alto.

The Department
The City of Palo Alto has a long and proud history of investing in Recreation. It is what makes Palo Alto a desirable place to live and work. Through diverse and innovative programs, Palo Alto Recreation plays an important role in creating a healthy community.

The Role
The City of Palo Alto is seeking a strong, creative, and dynamic leader in the role of Teen Center Staff at the Mitchell Park Community Teen Center. Through targeted enrichment programing, the Teen Center Staff helps to provide the space, resources, support, and opportunities for the Palo Alto youth to be empowered and thrive within their schools, homes, and communities.

One or more positions can be filled from this posting. We have Recreation Leader I and II positions available, positions will be filled depending on level of experience.

Schedule: Able to report to work at 3:00 p.m.

Limited Hourly employees are non-union and non-benefitted employees. They are limited to working 416 hours per fiscal year.

Essential Duties
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain a positive, safe, and productive work environment by ensuring that the Teen Center and any other spaces used are neat, organized, and foster physical and emotional safety for all participants.
  • Instruct participants on the safe and proper use of supplies and equipment.
  • Review program work plans with Teen Center Site Director and Youth and Teen Services Coordinator for effective program implementation.
  • Interact professionally and appropriately with parents, participants, and staff.
  • Occasionally facilitate life skills and team-building activities for participants.
  • Plan and lead organized enrichment activities for youth to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social skills.
  • As needed, differentiate activities so they are appropriate to students with various abilities.
  • Participate in and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events.
  • Participate in cleaning and maintaining the facilities and equipment.
  • Participate in staff meetings and on-going training opportunities.
  • Complete required forms, reports, and evaluations.
  • Comply with all City of Palo Alto policies and procedures. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • At least one year's experience working with children in a formal setting.
  • Demonstrated skill in youth instruction and leadership.
  • Cleared background check and history indicating fitness to work with children.
  • Negative TB Test results
  • Energy, leadership skills, strong initiative, ability to motivate through positive reinforcement
  • Availability to work after-school hours.

Vaccination Status: The City of Palo Alto recently implemented a COVID19 vaccination policy, which requires employees reporting to work onsite to be vaccinated or regularly tested. Upon your start date, you will be asked your COVID19 vaccination status. If vaccinated, we will ask to see a copy of your vaccination card. A member of our Benefits team will explain the policy in more detail once onboarded.

The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

This is a non-benefited position.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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