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Senior Recreation Leader - Preschool Aide

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$14 to $16 per hour
  • Posted Date:12/14/2016

City of Cupertino Employment Opportunity

Cupertino Recreation and Community Services, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA (408) 777-3120

Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA (408) 777-3227

Senior Recreation Leader – Preschool Aide
(Preschool Program)

The City of Cupertino Recreation and Community Services Department has an opening for a Senior Recreation Leader – Preschool Aide in its Preschool Program.

POSITION: Senior Recreation Leader (Part-Time Temporary Non-Benefited Position)

HOURS PER WEEK: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:45 am - 2:15 pm; Wednesdays: 8:45 am - 2:15 pm. Extra subbing hours may be available. Approximately 5-10 hours per week (maximum 995 hours per fiscal year)

SALARY RANGE: $14 to $16 per hour, effective January 1, 2

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, the preschool aide helps teachers prepare for preschool program activities, supervises students, and performs other duties as required.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Preschool aides are responsible for assisting teachers with preparing for activities, cleaning up after activities; interacting with participants one-on-one and in small groups through crafts, storytelling, circle time, and free play; and supervising participants while maintaining a safe environment. This job requires that you be able to lift at least 30 pounds.

QUALIFICATIONS: College-level courses in environmental education, child development, and/or recreation are desirable. The Senior Recreation Leader must have a working knowledge of safety precautions, the ability to supervise staff and maintain discipline with program participants, and experience preparing clear and accurate reports. The Senior Recreation Leader must be able to manage time effectively, show work initiative, and work independently. Other requirements include:

* Must have a high school diploma/GED
* Must have a valid California Driver's License
* Must be CPR and First Aid certified
* Must have 500 HOURS of related work experience, such as: facilitating recreation/educational classes, recreational camp experience for youth/teens, experience in a daycare setting, or environmental/educational classes
* Must be able to provide own transportation to and from work

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: City employment applications may be obtained from the City of Cupertino Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA, by calling (408) 777-3227, or by visiting our website at To apply online, visit Completed City employment applications and supporting materials must be received by the City’s Human Resources no later than the final filing date. Postmarks or late applications will not be accepted. Applications received through fax transmission by the final filing date are acceptable only on the condition that the original application is received no later than by 5 p.m. one week following the closing date. Applications must be filled out completely. Failure to list work experience or stating “See Resume” in the employment history section of the application will be considered an incomplete application and subject to rejection. Resumes may be attached separately. Appointment to this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical paid for by the City, a pre-employment fingerprinted criminal history records check, and the ability to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be picked up and returned to the following offices or applicant may submit an application online via

Cupertino Recreation and Community Services
Quinlan Community Center
10185 N. Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014

Cupertino Human Resources
Cupertino City Hall
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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