Recreation: Afterschool Recreation Counselor I/ii

City of Sunnyvale
17.95 per week $18 - $21 Per hour CA 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States



(Recreation Assistant-Job Code 9325)

Counselor I Salary - $17.95 hourly

Counselor II Salary - $19.00-$21.00 hourly

Hours: This is a casual non-benefited position, limited to working 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 motivated, reliable, energetic, and skilled individuals interested in assisting with supervising youth groups in an afterschool setting. Currently there are vacancies in our Youth and Teens work unit primarily responsible for community events, school year and summer youth programs.

The program operates from Aug. 21, 2023, to June 6, 2024, Monday through Thursday, 2:30 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m.; Friday 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
*Mandatory Training: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Essential Job Functions

(May include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Assist with supervising a group of youth in after school programs
  • Assist with planning, organizing, and leading recreation activities including arts and crafts, sports, and games
  • Plan and collaborate with Sunnyvale School District personnel
  • Be flexible and able to respond to change
  • Take attendance and assist with record-keeping
  • Maintain a clean, safe environment
  • Attend staff meetings, training, and program planning dates
  • Issue, maintain, and store equipment and supplies
  • Interact with children, parents, and caregivers
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of program participants
  • Be prepared to be loud, excited, outgoing, and energetic as you lead kids in activities
Position requires regular sitting, standing, walking, reaching, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination. 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 personal customer service. The need to lift, drag, and push, pull objects 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

Education and Experience:

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be meet in the following way:

Counselor I
  • Minimum age is 16 years old
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision or in team with other staff
  • Selected candidates must attend all required trainings
 Counselor II
The above AND
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 1 year or season of experience working with youth in a recreation setting
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record or the ability to supply alternate transportation as approved by the appointing authority. 

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin or Farsi
  • Certified CPR/AED/First Aid

Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a completed application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources. This position is open continuous. Please submit application materials as soon as possible to be considered for this position as this job posting may close without notice. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience, or skills relevant to this position.  Resumes can be submitted with the application, however, please do not indicate "see resume" on the application or supplemental questions.Applications may be submitted online through the City's employment page at , and click on 'City jobs'. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Supplemental Questions:Candidates are asked to be detailed in answering the supplemental questions. The information you provide will be used to further identify those applicants who are best qualified to continue in the selection process for this position.

Applications competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience, and education. Qualified applicants selected to move forward 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, HR Technician at: or 408-730-3015 for recruitment 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 more information regarding this employment opportunity, contact Jesus Raygoza, Recreation Manager, at 408-730-7398 or by email to . 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.
The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.