Early Childhood Recreation Assistant Instructor (Ongoing and Substitute) (19876741)

South Bay
Until filled
$12.75-$15.30 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Recreation Department
(Program hours are M/W/F 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and T/Th 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)  
$12.75 – $15.30 hourly (20-25 hours per week) without benefits


First review of applications Friday, July 5, 2019
Immediate need for Substitutes


If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, there is one (1) required items that must be submitted in order for you to be considered:
  • A completed City of Gilroy application form which includes specific supplemental questions.

City of Gilroy is recruiting for one (1) ongoing and two (2) substitute part-time Early Childhood Recreation (ECR) Assistant Instructors. The goal of the Recreation Department is to provide early childhood recreational opportunities to foster social development, healthy lifestyles, build confidence and instill problem solving, listening and communications skills in participating children in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment.
Under direct supervision of an Early Childhood Recreation Instructor and indirect supervision of a Recreation Supervisor and/or a Recreation Coordinator, assist in teaching a developmental program for preschool children 30 months to 6 years of age.  This position provides supervision of appropriate activities and events during program hours.  This position is a substitute position.


  1. Observes program areas to ensure cleanliness and safe, proper use of facilities and equipment.
  2. Supervises children in the classroom and on the playground.
  3. Assists in instructing curriculum for classroom activities (music and movement, arts and crafts, early math, science, language and reading skills, gross and fine motor skills development, size, color, and shape discrimination, etc.).
  4. Instructs classroom activities in the absence of the Early Childhood Recreation Instructor.
  5. Prepares the physical environment and materials for daily activities.
  6. Provides ordered arrangement, appearance and décor of the learning environment.
  7. Assists in ordering and maintaining supplies and maintaining equipment inventory.
  8. Researches new concepts, ideas, and resources for inclusion in the curriculum.
  9. Shares ideas, materials, time and resources with other members of the staff with a commitment to the concept of team spirit.
  10. Responsible for parent contacts, informs parents of philosophy and program curriculum and child's development.
  11. Participate in related training programs and staff meetings.
  12. Perform a variety of clerical and administrative support functions for assigned program area as needed.
  13. Assist in training other recreation personnel.
  14. Render first aid in the event of injury.
  15. Keep activity and attendance records.
  16. Open and close buildings and maintain in clean and orderly manner.
  17. Perform related work as required.



  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. One (1) year of work experience in supervising children, communicating with parents and the general public, preferably in a preschool setting.
  3. Six (6) Early Childhood Education (ECE) units preferred, but not required.
  4. Adult and Infant Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED certificates preferred at time of application and must possess within six (6) months of hire date.
  5. Valid tuberculosis (TB) Certificate.
  6. Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License along with a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
  7. Pass a pre-employment drug test.
  8. Pass an employment background check including a Department of Justice criminal record check.
  9. Prefer non-tobacco user.
  10. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.


Ideal Candidate

The "Ideal Candidate" will have one (1) year experience working with preschool-aged children and 6 units of Early Childhood classes. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience assisting with the supervision of and assisting an instructor with classroom responsibilities, excellent customer service skills, good working relationships with fellow employees, ability to solve problems and conflicts, communicate with parents, and available to work both morning and afternoon program hours.


Other Information
Part-time employees are non-benefited, at-will positions. Part-time employees are enrolled in the PARS retirement system with the City making an employer contribution and the employee contribution (6.2%) being deducted from your payroll check. The PARS retirement system is in lieu of participating in social security. You will, however, participate in the Medicare portion of social security as that is a required program. 

Work Hours
Part-Time employees must have availability to work the designated work schedule for the position and must be available to work additional or less hours as needed. The maximum work hours are 25 hours per week and may not exceed 108 hours per month.

All City employees are paid monthly, on the first business day of each month for the prior calendar month via direct deposit.

Special Instructions

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, there is one (1) required item that must be submitted with your application in order for you to be considered:

  • A completed City of Gilroy online application including supplemental question responses.

City Application Form – Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online. Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.
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This recruitment is open until filled with the first review of applications scheduled for Friday, July 5, 2019. Only complete application packets will be reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass an employment background check, State of California Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation, and drug screen, given at the City's expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away 408-846-0228.

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.

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