Senior Recreation Leader - Preschool Aide

South Bay
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$14.00-$16.00 Hourly


10185 N. Stelling Road Cupertino, 95014-3232


City of Cupertino Employment Opportunity

Senior Recreation Leader – Preschool Aide (Preschool Program)

The City of Cupertino Recreation and Community Services Department has an opening for a Senior Recreation Leader – Preschool Aide in its Preschool Program.

Position: Senior Recreation Leader (Part-Time Temporary Non-Benefited Position; hours not to exceed maximum 995 hours per fiscal year)

Hours per Week:
Tuesday and Thursday:  11:45 am to 2:15 pm
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11:45 am to 2:15 pm

Salary Range: $14.00 to $16.00 per hour

Definition: Under general supervision, the preschool aide helps teachers prepare for preschool program activities, supervises students, and performs other duties as required.

Job Description: Senior Recreation Leaders in the Preschool Program are responsible for assisting teachers with preparing for activities, cleaning up after activities; interacting with participants one-on-one and in small groups through crafts, storytelling, circle time, and free play; and supervising participants while maintaining a safe environment. This job requires that you be able to lift at least 30 pounds. The Senior Recreation Leader must have a working knowledge of safety precautions, the ability to supervise children and maintain discipline with program participants, and must be able to manage time effectively, show work initiative, and work independently. 


  • Must have 500 HOURS of related work experience, such as: facilitating recreation/educational classes, recreational camp experience for youth/teens, experience in a daycare setting, or environmental/educational classes.
  • Must have a high school diploma/GED
  • Must have a valid California Driver's License
  • Must be able to provide transportation to and from work
  • College-level courses in child development, environmental education, and/or recreation are desireable
  • CPR and First Aid certification is desisrable

The Selection Procedure: 

Applicants must complete an official City of Cupertino application and return it to Human Resources or apply online at Final Filing Date: Open until filled. Applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement. Applicants possessing the most relevant qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may include a written examination and/or panel interview.

The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.

Employment Information

Employment applications may be obtained from City of Cupertino Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA, by calling (408) 777-3227, or by visiting our website at To apply online, visit Completed employment applications and supporting materials must be received by the City’s Human Resources no later than the final filing date. Postmarks or late applications will not be accepted. Applications received through fax transmission by the final filing date are acceptable only on the condition that the original application is received no later than by 5 p.m. one week following the closing date. Applications must be filled out completely. Failure to list work experience or stating “See Resume” in the employment history section of the application will be considered an incomplete application and subject to rejection. Resumes may be attached separately. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process including employment verification and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from the appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination. The City of Cupertino is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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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