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Senior Recreation Leader - Cupertino Teen Center
Type: Part Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $14.00 to $16.00 per hour
Posted Date: 1/30/2017
City of Cupertino Employment Opportunity
Recreation and Community Services Department , 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA (408) 777-3120
Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA (408) 777-3227
Senior Recreation Leader 
(Cupertino Teen Center)

The City of Cupertino Recreation and Community Services Department has part-time staff openings in the following year-round program: Cupertino Teen Center. This position does not include benefits.

POSITION: Senior Recreation Leader (part-time temporary, non-benefited position, maximum 995 hours per fiscal year)

HOURS PER WEEK: 10-20 (approximate)

SALARY RANGE: $14.00, $14.50, $15.00, $15.50, $16.00 

FINAL FILING DATE: Open until filled.

DEFINITION: Under supervision, the Senior Recreation Leader plans, organizes, and supervises recreational activities for the Cupertino Teen Center and does related work as required.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Senior Recreation Leaders are responsible for the overall promotion, organization, and leadership of recreation programs at the Teen Center. The ideal Sr. Recreation Leader is expected to form positive relationships with teens by engaging in different activities at the Teen Center; provide supervision of program participants; lead different programs and events at the Teen Center; maintain a positive and safe work environment; support fellow leaders and staff; participate in maintenance of facilities and equipment; attend staff meetings and respect departmental policies and procedures.
Typical activities include, but are not limited to: arts, crafts, sports, games, field trips, contests, and special events. The Senior Recreation Leader may supervise volunteers and ensure that the assigned programs meet the needs and interests of the participants while maintaining good relations with staff, parents, neighbors, and other concerned groups.

QUALIFICATIONS: College-level courses in recreation or youth development are strongly desired. The Senior Recreation Leader must possess the ability to engage youth in activities, have experience working with youth/teens, have knowledge of safety precautions, be able to work with fellow leaders, and prepare accurate reports and marketing material. The Senior Recreation Leader must be able to manage time effectively, show work initiative, and work independently. 
* Be able to work weekday afternoons and weekends
* Must have a high school diploma/ GED
* 500 hours of work experience. Examples of work experience include: recreational camp, youth/teens, daycare setting, after-school programs
* A valid California Driver's License 
* Must be CPR and First Aid certified (Certification and re-certification courses will be offered to new employees)
* Must be able to provide transportation to and from work

Applicant may submit an application online via or applications may be picked up and returned to the following offices: 

Cupertino Recreation and Community Services Department
10185 N. Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA  95014 
Cupertino Human Resources Division
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA  95014  

SELECTION PROCEDURE:  Applicants will be screened by: A) a review of their written application; B) an oral interview; and C) State law requires that if your position will bring you into contact with minors (i.e., those under 18), you must complete a fingerprinted criminal history records check. D) Successful applicants will also need to show proof of current T.B. test. E) Successful applicants must have current CPR and First Aid certification within six months of hire date*. F) Successful applications may need to provide a DMV printout of their driver record prior to their Human Resource appointment. All applications must be typewritten or handwritten in black ink.

The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

*If you are offered a position, CPR and First Aid certification and re-certification training will be offered to employees. Possible training dates will be discussed with employees.

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