Childcare Recreation Specialist Job at Concord, Contra Costa County, California

Childcare Recreation Specialist

City of Concord , California

Job Information 


Parks & Recreation

Entry Level


$14.49 - $15.99 Hourly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Childcare Recreation Specialist

HIRING DEPARTMENT:  Parks & Recreation

WORK LOCATIONS:  Willow Pass Center, 2748 E. Olivera Road, Concord and Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord

DATES:  September – June (Academic School Year)

DAYS:  Monday through Friday

HOURS:  Vary between 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; 20 hours per week

SALARY: Starting at $14.49/hour

FINAL FILING DATE:  Open Until Filled*

*We strongly encourage you to apply now if you are interested; this recruitment will close once a sufficient number of applications are received.

Mandatory Training Requirement:  must be available to participate in mandatory training workshops between August 27, 2020 and August 31, 2020.

The Position
Under the direction of the After School site coordinators, the Childcare Recreation Specialist will be in charge of planning, organizing, and leading activities in the areas of crafts, homework assistance, group games, and sports.  S/he must enthusiastically lead activities and be an active participant in activities.  The Childcare Recreation Specialist will assist in various activities including enrichment classes, sports, games, and contests.  The future incumbent will be an excellent role model and mentor as well as a positive influence for elementary and middle school aged children.  

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be eager to meet new friends and be part of a team, be creative, hard working, and have excellent communication skills. S/he will have a willingness to share knowledge and expertise that relates to working with youth.  S/he will utilize their public speaking abilities, good customer service skills, and will have a willingness to develop lifelong bonds with children and other team members.

For additional program information, and to apply online, please visit   
 Examples of duties include, but are not limited to:
Plan, implement, and engage in recreational programs for elementary and middle school youth.
Gather and organize supplies for scheduled activities.             
Supervise and provide for the safety of children, for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade.               
Demonstrate a sound knowledge of good class management and youth development.             
Establish positive relationships with parents, youth, and staff.             
Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
Education: high school diploma or the equivalent.

Experience: One (1) year of experience leading activities in an after school, day care, day camp, or resident camp setting working with youth.  This experience is required.

Other requirements: Must be at least 18 years old and be available to attend all mandatory training workshops and to work the full hours of the program.  Must have, or be willing to obtain before start of program the following: CPR certification, First Aid Certificate, TB clearance, and fingerprint clearance.

To apply, complete the online application by visiting All applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined above. Only those candidates who best meet the qualifications will be invited to interview.

Please contact Devynn Darner at (925) 671-3118 or


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