Temporary Recreation Attendant – Specialized Programs

City of Seattle, WA
September 10, 2023
Seattle, WA
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Position Description
Seattle Parks and Recreation: Specialized Programs is excited to announce that we are hiring Temporary Recreation Attendants for our Fall programs for adults with disabilities, as well as after school and Saturday social programs for youth and teens with disabilities.

If you love being involved with the community, are interested in working with individuals with disabilities and want to help engage participants through fun recreation, make sure to apply today! Must be 18 years or older.

Hours Vary; shifts between the hours of Tuesday - Friday 9:00am-6:00pm. Saturdays are 8:00am-3:00pm.

The full salary range for this position is $18.69 - $23.65 per hour.

The starting salary is $19.64 per hour plus 5% premium pay in lieu of benefits.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervising a group of youth and adults with disabilities, which may include responsibility for the care, safety, dressing, feeding, and toileting during day programs.
  • Providing help in planning and implementing daily activities for participants, such as sports and games, art projects, adaptive activities, and classes, etc.
  • See that all participants' needs are being met and that they are involved and having fun!

Part of the responsibilities that you may be asked to do include:

  • Assist with toileting/ changing diapers / cleaning up participants, male or female.
  • Assist with Feeding participants if they are unable to independently feed themselves.
  • Support participants who use wheelchairs with transfers if needed.
  • Support participants who may have challenging behaviors.

You will love this job if you have:

  • Good customer service skills, ability to work with a diverse group of people, and a strong desire to assist the community.
  • Experience or a desire to work with people who have developmental disabilities.
  • Experience working with a team and great interpersonal skills.
  • Some experience working in a recreational/educational program setting.
  • The ability to maintain records, creativity, good judgment in problem-solving, and good attendance.

License, Certification, and Other Requirements:

  • American Red Cross Multi-Media First Aid Card and CPR certification within 30 days of employment.
  • The ability to pass a background check.

Additional Information
About Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR)
Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. We value diversity and have a strong customer service culture.

SPR manages a 6,414-acre park system of over 485 parks and extensive natural areas. SPR provides athletic fields, tennis courts, play areas, specialty gardens, and more than 25 miles of boulevards and 120 miles of trails. The system comprises about 12% of the city's land area. SPR also manages many facilities, including 26 community centers , eight indoor swimming pools , two outdoor (summer) swimming pools , four environmental education centers , two small craft centers , four golf courses , an outdoor stadium, and much more.

SPR commits to City of Seattle Workplace Values and Expectations , and Racial Equity and Social Justice as core principles that guide our work. We support and hold ourselves accountable by striving to eliminate barriers to access and provide employees with equitable opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

SPR's Core Competencies are:

  • Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making and promoting high quality standards.
  • Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity.
  • Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information.
  • Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City.
  • Teamwork: Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov

Closing Date/Time: 9/26/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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