City of SunnyvaleSunnyvale 94086

Adapt activities to meet the needs of program participants; create a positive and safe environment; establish positive rapport with parents, participants and volunteers.

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Recreation: Therapeutic Recreation Instructor 1

City of Sunnyvale
25) per week Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States
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Overview

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION INSTRUCTOR(Recreation Instructor 1)  
Note: Temporary non-benefited casual employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). 
 
The City of Sunnyvale is seeking a qualified, self-motivated, energetic individual interested in working for the Department of Library and Recreation Services. The Therapeutic Recreation Instructor will plan, implement and evaluate recreation programs for individuals with disabilities.
Essential Job Functions

As a Therapeutic Recreation Instructor, you will:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate recreation programs for individuals with disabilities.
  • Adapt activities to meet the needs of program participants; create a positive and safe environment; establish positive rapport with parents, participants and volunteers.
  • Guide and direct volunteers.
  • Maintain supplies and equipment.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings.
WORKING CONDITIONS 
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper, books and documents weighing up to 10 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The minimum age is 18 years old
  • Work or volunteer experience with individuals with disabilities is desirable.
Licenses/Certificates: 
 Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternative transportation as approved by the appointing authority.
Application and Selection Process

APPLICATION PROCESS
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and complete responses to the supplemental questions to be considered for a position.
 
City application forms, completed in full, are required, as well as responses to the required supplemental questions. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page, go to Sunnyvale.ca.gov, Search: Jobs. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are optional and are not accepted in lieu of the application.
 
SELECTION PROCESS
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Individuals with the best match to the position will be invited to participate in an interview.
 
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates. You may contact Faye Brand at  or 408-730-2719 for updates.
 
Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.
 
 For questions or more information about this position, please contact Susan Van Dyne, Recreation Services Coordinator 2, email to: or call . For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at (408) 730-3015 or email: . The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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