San Mateo

Per Diem Inclusion Specialist - Summer Camp (19832646)

San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$22.75-$27.15 Hourly


2720 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo, 94403


The City of San Mateo Parks & Recreation Department is looking for enthusiastic, caring, creative and energetic individuals to join our summer camp team!


About this role

We are seeking energetic, creative and enthusiastic individuals to provide one-on-one assistance for patrons of all ages, diagnosed with special needs (developmental delays, attention issues, processing challenges, sensory disorders.) This is a part time, non-benefited position, ranging from 3-10 hours per week, depending on participant’s enrollment in program.  This position is limited to 960 hours in a fiscal year, July-June.

Why Join our Department?

  • Our staff are devoted to creating a fun, safe and positive summer camp experience.

  • Our Values; Respect, Creativity, Integrity, Transparency and Inclusivity.


What You Bring

  • Energy and Enthusiasm!

  • Ability to create and implement new idea into an existing program.

  • Experience and passion for working with children.

  • Education and background in Therapeutic Recreation, Child Development or a related field.


Who You Are

  • You have a strong work ethic, customer service skills and works well with others.
  • You have good judgment and make good decisions in a variety of situations.
  • You are able to communicate well with patrons, co-workers and supervisors.


What You’ll Do

  • Work one on one with your assigned child and integrate them into our daily camp routine.

  • Assisting child or children with arts & crafts, games, sports and other day camp activities.

  • Assisting child with diapering and meals as needed.

  • Provide excellent customer service.


What We Offer

  • Become a natural leader! You will develop your leadership and management skills as you learn to work cooperatively with other staff members, teaching and fostering positive child development throughout the summer.

  • Create lasting friendships and memories! You will feel a personal sense of accomplishment and importance as you become a mentor and role model in the lives of children.

  • Build your resume! Career benefits as a camp staffer include development of essential management and communication skills. 


Are You Interested? Apply.

Application can be found on our website at or at our Recreation Centers:

  • Beresford Recreation Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, 94403

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 725 Monte Diablo Ave., 94401

Submit online at

Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis.

Questions: Please contact Claudia Vega, Community Services Supervisor, or 650.522.7475


Fine Print The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin.  It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment

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