Recreation Leader III (Tiny Tot Program Instructor)

Tiny Tot Program Instructor
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$13.89-$16.88 Hourly


623 Magnolia Avenue Millbrae, 94030



Definition:  Under supervision, to provide leadership to recreation programs serving youth aged 3 – 5 years old. This temporary part-time non-benefited position works 15-25 hours per week, and is a 999 hour fiscal year limited position. The position will continue until completion of the assigned recreation program.  


Essential Duties:  Depending upon assignment, the duties of a Recreation Specialist I may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Works alongside recreation staff to provide a quality program through preparation and commitment to program participants.
  • Able to work Monday through Friday, typically 8:45am - 12:30pm, September through May with summer option available. 
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and provides direct leadership to youth recreational program.
  • Researches and creates curriculum/activities for program participants.
  • Maintains and inventories program supplies and equipment.
  • Tracks participant behavior and progress.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally to parents/guardians of program participants.
  • Keeps records of attendance, participation, and supports recreation procedures of tracking registration.
  • Typical duties include: creating and preparing activities, facilitating activities, providing guidance/instruction to youth ages 3 through 5, communicating with parents/guardians.
  • Ensures programs remain consistent per the curriculum and pre-planned schedule.


Special Requirements:  Vision adequate to supervise participants in recreational programs; speak clearly; ability to bend stoop or crouch; physical stamina to supervise groups of youth participating in recreational programs; ability to work off-hours, shifts or events as required; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds; and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather and temperature conditions.


Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Child development or early childhood education.
  • Recreational activities.
  • Principles and methods used in organizing, conducting, and supervising recreational activities.
  • Record keeping techniques.
  • Basic first aid and safety practices and procedures.
  • Following or creating curriculum.
  • Customer service including greeting program participants, internal City staff, contractors, school district staff, and providing recreation activity information.
  • Recreation program development, organization, and planning.
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office.


Ability to:  

  • Plan and organize youth program elements.
  • Prioritize and handle multiple program tasks.
  • Think and act quickly in emergencies.
  • Judge situations and people accurately.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Ensure oral and written directions are carried out by others.
  • Problem solve with both youth and adults.
  • Offer solutions to challenges.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors and the public.
  • Perform work in a safe manner.
  • Perform the physical duties of the job.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12) grade and 15 college semester units in recreation/child development or a related field.  Additional college level semester units may be substituted for up to one year of required experience.


Minimum of 1,500 hours OR two years part-time progressively responsible experience as Recreation Leader II or equivalent.


Must possess a first aid/CPR certification or be willing to obtain one. 

Service Standards         

Must successfully complete a background process.  All candidates will be

fingerprinted pursuant to California State Law.  All successful candidates under

age 18 must possess a work permit prior to hire.


 This is a non-benefitted position.  

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