CITY OF SANTA CLARITA
Recreation Coordinator – Preschool,
Day Camps, and Inclusion Services
$32.26 – $39.21/hour
Steps 1 – 5
Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor, this position will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing the City’s Primetime Preschool and Camp Clarita programs in addition to coordinating the inclusion process for individuals with varying abilities in city-wide programs. The Primetime Preschool program serves approximately 320 children during the school year, Camp Clarita serves approximately 4,500 campers during the summer, and approximately 50 inclusion participants are served annually. The anticipated work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and occasional nights and weekends, based on operational needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assists with hiring, scheduling, supervising, and training approximately 100 part-time, seasonal, and temporary staff throughout the year
- Supports people with disabilities so they can fully participate in City-offered Recreation and Community Services programs; coordinates and meets with parents, creates or purchases supplemental materials to aide participants in inclusive participation or instructs staff on how to create materials
- Provides customer service to parents of program participants and the general public, which includes providing accurate information on policies and procedures, and effectively addressing customer issues and concerns in a timely manner
- Plans and implements assigned programs as well as special event activities; develops and monitors assigned budgets
- Documents the progress and effectiveness of specific and assigned programs offered by the City; develops and presents recommendations for additions, deletions, or revisions to programs; justifies recommendations with appropriate background data
- Prepares various reports and makes presentations to the Recreation and Community Services division and/or Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission, as needed
- Oversees enrollments, participant’s paperwork, waitlists, and processes monthly/weekly payments for participants
- Uses computer applications to create and update forms; performs record retention activities, maintains and tracks program data; prepares memos and reports; utilizes registration software and inputs class and program information, processes refunds/transfers, and reserves facilities
- Attends City trainings and conducts staff meetings and trainings
- Performs website management ensuring current information is showcased
- Establishes positive working relationships with City employees, the public, volunteers, and participants
Education and Experience:
· High School diploma or GED equivalent
· Two years of experience in the field of Recreation and Community Services, preferably overseeing preschool or day camp programs
· Associate’s degree is highly desirable
· Experience working with the special needs community is highly desirable
· Supervisory or leadership experience is highly desirable
· Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered
· Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver license
· Possession of, or ability to obtain within three months of hire, the following certifications: American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid certification and Instructor certification, Crisis Prevention Institute training and certification
Knowledge and Abilities:
· Knowledge of youth recreational programs and special events (child development and day camp highly desirable)
· Knowledge of Inclusion practices in a recreation and community center setting
· Knowledge of a variety of disabilities, including, but not limited to: ADD/ADHD, Autism, Behavioral, Developmental Delays, Down Syndrome, Emotional, Hearing/Vision Impairments, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
· Knowledge of social, health, and legal needs of individuals with special needs
· Good understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
· Strong conflict management skills and the ability to resolve issues that may involve upset parents
· Strong leadership skills and the ability to direct, train, and mentor part-time employees
· Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively, tactfully, and positively, both verbally and in writing, in one-on-one settings, when giving formal presentations to large groups of people, and when composing memos and letters
· Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize daily workload, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, be flexible with changing priorities, and meet time-sensitive deadlines
· Strong fiscal management skills and the ability to perform simple mathematical calculations, and maintain and track budget; maintain program records
· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those connected in the performance of required duties
· Strong computer skills and the ability to be resourceful with website management and computer programs, such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Rec 1 (registration software)
· Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to be an assertive, responsible problem-solver and quick learner, while being a team player
· Strong data-management skills and the ability to track and monitor program data, supplies, and inventory levels
Knowledge and Abilities (continued):
· Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of current programs/offerings, research ideas for new offerings, and develop recommendations for new and/or enhanced programs/offerings
· Strong work ethic and the ability to work autonomously and within a collaborative team
· Ability to demonstrate a high level of ethics, integrity, and professionalism
· Ability to work nights and weekends on occasion
· Ability to lift and drag both indoor office and outdoor field equipment weighing 25 pounds or more
An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews that may be conducted in person and/or via video conferencing. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.
All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, which may include a drug screen and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees. All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment. Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted.
In compliance with the California law, positions working with children are required to be mandated child abuse reporters. A mandated reporter is an individual who is obligated by law to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.
As a City of Santa Clarita public employee, you may be called upon to work as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) in the event of an emergency (in accordance with Government Code §§ 3100-3109). Before entering upon the duties of employment, all public employees, except those excluded by law, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation set forth in the California
Constitution, declaring them to be Disaster Service Workers in time of need.
Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees’ Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at step 1 of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager.
For more information and to apply online please visit www.santa-clarita.com.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. (noon)