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Recreation Leader - Teen Center* - City of Redmond ( Job # 12-0062)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $9.47 per hour
Maximum Salary: $16.24 per hour
Employment Type: Temporary
Department: Parks & Recreation
Closes: July 31, 2015 at 11:30 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


*The classification level and pay will be determined based upon experience.
Under the direction of the Teen Center Program Coordinator and Recreation Assistant the Supplemental Recreation Leader will safely provide enrichment programs for teens ages 13-18. Duties include but are not limited to creating youth empowerment programs collaboratively with staff and teens; supervising group activities by providing guidance and discipline when necessary; adhering to and enforcing the Teen Center’s and the City of Redmond’s policies and procedures; and maintaining the facility, organizing, and cleaning as needed. Staff will also be responsible for ensuring the safety of the participants in a busy, drop-in setting.


This is a supplemental, part-time position that will work approximately 8-12 hours per week. Shifts include late afternoon, evening and weekend hours.  Additional hours and programming may be added, depending on availability and demand. This position is limited to working 1,040 hours per calendar year.


Knowledge of: current trends in youth culture, basic knowledge of youth empowerment methodology, good customer service skills, ethics, and effective teamwork.

Skilled in: positive teen interactions, patience, listening, prioritizing, multi-tasking, maintaining boundaries, effective public relations, and written and verbal communication.

Ability to: be commmitted to providing quality programming based on our mission, vision, and values; safely manage groups of teens; oversee and schedule teen and adult volunteers; learn and enforce department policies and procedures; plan and lead youth empowerment programs in a safe and fun manner; communicate effectively and courteously with the public and City staff; proactively deal with safety and behavior concerns; work independently to complete tasks; follow written and verbal instructions; and be receptive to critiques.

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent, and leadership experience working with teens. Some previous experience planning and leading activities with teens in recreation, art, education, physical education, at-risk-youth, or related field is preferred.

Licenses and Requirements:

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire and a driving record that meets City standards. Must have or obtain a current First Aid and CPR certification by date of hire. Flexibility to work additional hours for special events.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a teen center environment, subject to frequent interruptions and potentially stressful situations. Lifting up to 60 pounds may be required.

Selection Process:

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization Form.


Old Firehouse Teen Center
16510 NE 79th Street
Redmond, WA 98052