Site Specialist Northern California

PlayWorks

PlayWorks

San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Youth Development Site Specialist

Full-time, $24-$27 per hour, 40 hours per week, San Lorenzo, CA

Are you passionate about working with youth in play-based and recreational environments? Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of young individuals? If you answered yes to these questions, then Playworks has an exciting opportunity for you. We are actively seeking a dynamic Site Specialist. (Also known as Playworks Coach!)

About Playworks: Playworks is the national leader in play-based learning. We believe in creating a safe and inclusive recess environment where all students can feel included, be active, and develop valuable social and emotional skills. When kids thrive at recess, they thrive in the classroom and in life. Join our team and help us transform recess into a fun, engaging experience for elementary school students.

What we offer:

  • Full-time position, 40 hours per week, at $24-$27 per hour.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, disability, life insurance, and employee-funded pre-tax health and childcare spending accounts.
  • Paid vacation for all school breaks during the school year (5+ weeks), as well as paid sick days.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.
  • Room for career growth within our organization.
  • The position begins August 8th and runs through the 2024-25 school year, with the option to continue with Playworks the following year.

Responsibilities:

Each Site Specialist (AKA Playworks Coach) works at two of our partner schools, alternating sites each week (i.e., a week at School A, then a week at School B, and so on). While at school, the Coach is responsible for implementing three components of our program:

  • Recess: Create a fun and inclusive recess for all students by organizing and leading various games and activities. Be a role model and actively participate in the games to ensure every child has a positive experience.
  • Class Game Time: Teach students different games they can play during recess, promoting physical activity, cooperation, and fair play. Help students build confidence and develop skills that they can apply during playtime.
  • Junior Coach Leadership Program: Lead a youth leadership program for 4th and 5th graders, training them to become coaches like you. Guide and mentor the Junior Coaches as they assist in managing games during recess. Through this program, students gain valuable skills in conflict resolution, leadership, and more.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining communication with Playworks staff, school staff, teachers, and families; organizing and managing paperwork; and attending regular training sessions provided by Playworks.

Requirements:

  • We provide comprehensive training, so no prior experience is necessary. Our dedicated support staff will assist you throughout the year.
  • Candidates must pass a National Sex Offender Public Registry, State criminal check, and FBI background check.
  • Successful completion of a TB test and CPR/First Aid certification upon hire.
  • Reliable transportation to reach your assigned schools is required.
  • A willingness to actively participate in games and set a positive example for the children.

We believe in the power of diversity and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including people of color, Indigenous people, gender non-binary individuals, and those with historically marginalized identities. Our organization is built on core values of inclusion, respect, healthy community, and healthy play, which are integrated into everything we do.

Research has shown that individuals, especially women and people of color, may not apply for a position unless they meet every qualification listed in the job description. At Playworks, we prioritize finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. We welcome and encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself.