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Recreation Specialist - Teens

Recreation Specialist - Teens


Recreation Specialist - Teens (6328)

Requisition ID 6328

Posted 06/11/2024 

Recreation - part-time career

The City of Takoma Park is a great place to work. The City offers an excellent benefits package. We are proud to be a workforce of almost 200 full-time and part-time employees that are as diverse as the community we serve. We strive to maintain excellent customer service and responsiveness to our residents and everyone we work with. It is with this in mind that we seek to improve by championing quality and efficiency through a dedicated workforce and cooperative spirit.


The City of Takoma Park Recreation Department is seeking a dynamic and creative Recreation Specialist to assist with managing teen programs and services. The incumbent will develop and implement programming to promote youth success through: outreach, enrichment activities and workforce/college readiness services for the City’s young residents. If you are passionate about building a stronger foundation for young people through experiences and opportunities; this is the position for you! The Recreation Specialist for Youth Success will report directly to the Department’s Recreation Program Supervisor - Teens. This position is 20 hours a week and is subject to membership in the AFSCME union. Typical hours are weekday afternoons after school, some evenings and weekends required. Hours may change during camp offerings. Hiring range is $28.80 - $33.92 per hour depending on qualifications. First review date is June 28, 2024.


Typical Duties include:


  • Providing customer service, direct leadership, programming and general supervision of the Teen Lounge (following the MCPS School Calendar);
  • Providing for a clean, safe, and secure environment for youth in grades 6-12;
  • Assist with set-up and break down of teen programs;
  • Organizing/cleaning space and supplies;
  • Research and develop programs for youth and teens in line with the Recreation Department’s Teen Program mission and vision;
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate a variety of developmental programs for teens;
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance, sign-in and sign-out sheets, participant information forms, incident reports, program evaluations, and equipment and supplies inventory, and recording other program data;
  • Market and promote enrichment activities and opportunities through local media, direct outreach, social media, etc.;
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of special events and field trips.
  • Contribute ideas and provide information regarding assigned program responsibilities to supervisor;
  • Positively enforce discipline to program participants and abiding by the Recreation Department’s discipline policy;
  • Maintain a professional demeanor in all dealings with youth, fellow staff members, parents, visitors, etc.;
  • Drive City vehicles when needed (must pass a Defensive Driving Course);
  • Administer first-aid, if necessary;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of teen programming and management experience.
  • General knowledge of community resources and organizations.
  • Skill in planning and problem solving.
  • Skill in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to motivate participants.


Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License;
  • Must possess or have the ability to possess Standard CPR/First Aid certifications.
  • Must be able to carry 25 lbs.
  • One to two years of progressively responsible experience or any combination of education, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.



The City offer an excellent benefits package to include State retirement plan; medical, dental and life insurance; long-term disability; employee assistance program; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; and other supplemental programs.


Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time

Education Level : High School, Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree

Experience Requirement : 1-2 years

Organization : City of Takoma Park

City : Takoma Park

State : MD

Primary Category : Recreation

Salary Range : $29,952-$35,276

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