Recreation Leader

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the ASP Coordinator. Supervise and/or facilitate curriculum activities or areas to provide positive learning experiences for participants enrolled in the After School and Camp programs. A Recreation Leader is expected to exercise good judgment and initiative, and provide supervision of children with safety, common sense and understanding.

Essential Functions

• Implement program curriculum for After School Program and Seasonal Camps.

• Implements standards for children’s behavior using non-punitive methods which teach self-discipline while supporting children’s self-esteem.

• Provides careful/concentrated supervision of play areas to ensure children’s safety and learning.

• Attends all staff meetings and training sessions.

• Maintain a cooperative relationship with all other staff members in order to create a harmonious and efficient program.

• Establish a positive partnership with all parents.

• Maintain an emotionally and physically safe environment for participants, staff, and community.

Essential Knowledge & Abilities

• Ability to understand Recreation and Child Developmental needs of school-age children.

• Must be flexible and able to maintain a positive and supportive working relationship with staff, parents, volunteers, and children.

• Must have strong communication skills.

• Ability to instill trust and respect from staff, children, and parents.

• Know and uphold the goals and philosophy of the After-School Program.

• Ability to communicate with the ASP Coordinator regarding difficult individual child behavior, potential or real health and safety concerns. Establish goals and objectives and accept constructive criticism.

• Knowledge of recreation and physical education activities which includes, but is not limited to indoor and outdoor sport activities, nature, art, dance and drama.


1. High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

2. Candidates must be at least 18.

3. Must have with 3 units in General Ed, Recreation or Early Childhood Education OR experience working in a childcare setting.

Additional Requirements

• Must possess and maintain a valid CA Driver’s license.

• Successfully pass a physical exam.

• Receive Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.

• Possess and maintain certification in infant and child CPR.

Physical Demands

Visual and auditory ability to observe and respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation. Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills and the ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, knell or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull and lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.

Additional Information:

• It may be necessary to perform other duties as assigned.

• This position is considered to have a supervisory or disciplinary relationship over minors.

• This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. It is understood that the employee will perform other duties if requested by the Child Care Director. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically and may be revised if deemed necessary. This job description is not a written or implied contract.

Hourly pay rate: $18.00-21.50/hour, depending on experience.

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