San Mateo

Per Diem Recreation Specialist II / Library Child Care Provider (19864049)

San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 50 applicants
$15.48-$0.00 Hourly


55 West 3rd Avenue San Mateo, 94402


San Mateo Public Library

Employment Opportunity


 Immediate Opening for a Child Care Provider


Close Date: Open until filled or upon receipt of the first 50 applications, whichever occurs first.    

Project Read – San Mateo is seeking child care assistance during English tutoring classes.


Position:          Recreation Specialist II / Library

Salary:             $15.48 per hour.

Job Type:         Part time – no benefits

Hours:              Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., some evenings & weekends.    


Daily responsibilities may include:

  • Engage with children in play activities such as games, puzzles, reading books, coloring (all toys and equipment provided by program). 
  • Notify parents when children need to use the bathroom or diapers need to be changed; or take children to the bathroom during library programs.   
  • Help set up room.
  • Help maintain the cleanliness of toys and rooms.
  • Put away toys and supplies at end of session.   
  • Help clean up after Library programs.


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience caring for young children. 
  • Good communication skills with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to speak Spanish, bilingual – Spanish & English – preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Good judgment and safety skills. 
  • Punctuality, reliability and trustworthiness.
  • Pass Live Scan fingerprint background check.


ADA Special RequirementEssential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:  ability to work in a standard classroom / library environment; ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, squat, crawl, climb, reach, twist and lift 40 pounds and push/pull 200 pounds.


Close Date: Open until filled or upon receipt of the first 50 applications, whichever occurs first.                   


To Apply:  Submit an official City of San Mateo employment application to:

Project Read, San Mateo Public Library

55 West Third Avenue, San Mateo, CA  94402


Submit an online application and resumé at


Resumes may be submitted but must accompany the official City of San Mateo employment application. Upon review of applications, candidates who appear to be the best qualified will be invited for an interview.


Employment application forms may be printed from the City of San Mateo website at:, under Human Resources.


For Additional Information:  Contact Donya Sultani, Literacy Program Coordinator at 650-522-7845 or email at:

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