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PTS Rec. Leader I - Summer Program, Community Centers

Company: City of Santa Clarita, CA
Location: Santa Clarita
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Description/Duties & Responsibilities

The City of Santa Clarita has a part-time/seasonal (PTS) position available in Recreation and Community Services Division. Under the leadership of the Community Services Coordinator, this position will work directly with the Summer Program. The Summer Program provides youth and teens ages 5 to 17 with organized games, arts and crafts, outings, and sports and water activities. This position may work up to 40 hours per week from May 24 - August 13 and is based on the needs of the program; Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.The program will have 'pods' with up to fourteen youth/teens and two PTS Recreation Leaders per pod.

The program was developed with the guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to provide educational and recreational opportunities for youth.


  • Organizes, plans, and works directly with the Community Services Coordinator, Program Specialist, and other Recreation Leaders to implement the Summer Program and prepare activities for youth and teens
  • Supervises and leads youth and teens in activities such as arts & crafts, games, sports, water activities, and outings
  • Assists with decorating bulletin boards
  • Maintains staff/youth and staff/teen safety ratio
  • Assists in organization, set-up, and clean-up of facility
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and follows-up on assignments
  • Greets patrons and participants and answers inquiries regarding programs
  • Effectively addresses issues and concerns with youth and teens as they arise
  • Maintains various forms, logs, and reports
  • Attends meetings and training sessions
  • Follows and enforces City policies as they relate to the health, behavior, and safety of others
  • Performs first aid and responds to emergencies; reports incidents and accidents
  • Adheres to Los Angeles Department of Public Health guidelines set forth
  • Other duties, as directed by Community Services Supervisor, Coordinator, and/or Recreation Leader III/II

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Six-months of experience in leading and planning activities for youth and teens in a recreation, education, child care program, after-school program, camps, or other relatable setting
  • Completion of college courses is highly desirable
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish highly desirable
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain by May 24, 2021, Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid. A Red Cross CPR/AED/FA course will be offered by the City and staff may elect to participate in this training (unpaid) at a cost of $21 for the certification.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to act as a role model by displaying positive and courteous behaviors that youth and teens will admire and want to emulate
  • Ability to maintain awareness of youth and teen's needs
  • Ability to communicate effectively, tactfully, and positively, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong team player and the ability to work both independently and as part of a work group
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to handle conflict, issues, and concerns with youth, teens, and parents
  • Ability to make sound decisions within established guidelines and be a creative problem solver
  • Ability to observe safety principles and work in a safe manner
  • Strong work ethic, proactive, and the ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks in an effective and timely manner, for self and others
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions, including inclement weather
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights
  • Ability to lift, drag, and push files, paper, and equipment weighing 25 pounds or more is required occasionally

Additional Information


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.

Final candidates for the position of Recreation Leader will require a negative TB test result within the last two years to be cleared to work. This clearance must be completed prior to the first day of work on May 18, 2021. It is important to note that current CDC guidelines do not allow for a TB test to be given within 28 days of receiving the first or second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Final candidates that are unable to provide a negative TB test result and clear the background process by May 18, 2021 may not be eligible to work the summer program.

All offers of employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States and successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical which may include a drug screen and Physical Abilities Test, negative TB test on file, 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.

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.

In addition, part-time, temporary, and seasonal (PTS) employees may be 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.

PTS workers are at-will. Generally, PTS employees are limited to no more than 1,000 hours.

The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: City of Santa Clarita, CA, Santa Clarita , PTS Rec. Leader I - Summer Program, Community Centers, Other , Santa Clarita, California

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