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Recreation Leader I - Camp Fair Oaks

Recreation · Fair Oaks, California
Department Recreation
Employment Type PT Seasonal
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $13 per hour

Job Title:                       Recreation Leader I– Seasonal Position

Department:                  Recreation

Reports to:                    Camp Director

FLSA Status:                Non-Exempt

Revised:                      December 19, 2019

 Pay Rate:                     Pay range starts at $13.00 per hour

The Recreation Leader I will be assigned a variable schedule that will typically require 4-6 hours per day between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, but schedules and hours will vary based on camp enrollment. Position will start on April 1, 2020 and end August 14, 2020. All Camp staff must be available to start work on the first day of camp and have obtained a Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certificate prior to the start of camp.  

Applications will be accepted through March 5, 2020. All applicants must be available to participate in an in-person interview in March 2020

 Job Summary: Responsible for the direct supervision of a group of 5-12 year old children in a summer day camp program. Under the direction of the Camp Director, supervises assigned camp participants and assists with the planning, organizing, implementing, leading and monitoring of Summer Camp activities to provide quality recreational camp experiences for the children enrolled.  

 Essential Functions:

  • Maintains a sincere interest in providing each child with a positive summer camp experience.
  • Assists with the planning, organizing, implementing, leading and monitoring of Summer Camp activities.
  • Prepares, leads and participates in recreational activities, both active and passive, for school-age children such as games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, and songs at an assigned day camp location.
  • Supervises and accounts for assigned participants at the day camp location and on field trips; ensures sign in and out procedures are followed.
  • Demonstrates a positive, courteous and enthusiastic attitude with the children, parents and camp personnel in day to day activities.
  •  Acts as a liaison between the parents, children, camp staff and Recreation Supervisor.
  •  Attends all preseason and ongoing staff meetings and training sessions. 
  • Assists in keeping the camp site neat and clean and all equipment and supplies in good order.
  • Follows District policies and procedures.
  • Follows safety procedures and renders first aid as required; responds to emergency situations as they arise and follows emergency procedures; assists Camp Director to ensure that accidents and incidents are promptly documented and reported.
  • Actively encourage and live the District’s mission.
  •  Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

  1. Minimum Education required: High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  2. Minimum Experience required: Experience in a children’s day care program or recreational day camp program or equivalent experience in a leadership and program planning role preferred. Experience working with school age children and a demonstrated commitment to bettering the lives of youth required.
  3. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required: Knowledge of recreational activities appropriate for school age children. Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, children, parents, and volunteers. Leadership and organizational skills. Ability to use independent judgment and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of children and staff. Ability to deal with emergencies and stressful situations.
  4. Other requirements:
  • Possession of Pediatric CPR/First Aid certification prior to the start of Summer Camp.
  • All applicants must be fingerprinted and pass pre-employment background check.
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.

Physical Job Description:

Typical Working Conditions:  Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities; frequent public contact; exposure to sun, heat and inclement weather; frequent travel for field trips. Schedule may vary.  

Equipment Used: Telephone, equipment cart, arts and crafts supplies, and sports equipment.      

Essential Physical Tasks: Frequently participates in strenuous physical activities, such as hiking, sports and other related camp activities, in outdoor and indoor locations. Frequent monitoring of children requiring the ability to detect and respond to emergency situations and provide CPR or First Aid as required.  Must lift or carry lunchbox containers. Must push or pull the equipment cart.

Physical Demands:  Frequently required to lift or carry up to 10 pounds. Occasionally required to lift or carry up to 30 pounds. Frequently required to push or pull up to 30 pounds. Frequently required to walk, run, stand for long periods of time, reach, kneel, squat, sit, and bend while monitoring children and participating in camp activities. Hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person and over the phone. Vision adequate to monitor children and read fine print. Manual dexterity to grasp and hold objects, use fine manipulation, write, and operate telephone.  


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  • Location
    Fair Oaks, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    PT Seasonal
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $13 per hour