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Star Program Leader

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$13.25 - $16.11 per hour
  • Posted Date:09/19/2018

STATUS: At-Will/Hourly/Part-Time/Grant-Funded position

DEFINITION: Success Through Academics and Recreation (STAR) is a grant-funded after-school program operated in partnership with the Paramount Unified School District.  STAR is designed to enhance children’s overall academic performance, reduce absenteeism, improve behavior, and re-engage the child in the educational process by providing homework assistance, mentoring, physical fitness, and recreational activities in a safe, supervised environment. Click here for a brief video description of what this position entails. 


Education and Experience: High school diploma required. Previous relevant experience or training in Recreation, Physical Education, or a related field preferred.

Knowledge and Ability: The successful candidate will have the ability to interact with youth while organizing recreational activities and special events; supervise, assist, and safeguard children participating in STAR programs; communicate clearly and concisely.

GENERAL DUTIES: Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor, the successful candidate will be assigned to work in the STAR After School Program at elementary and middle schools within the City of Paramount; facilitate the delivery of the Kidzlit literacy curriculum in addition to math, enrichment, recreational, and homework assistance; maintain clean and organized classroom areas; actively participate in professional development activities including training workshops and coaching; supervise and ensure the safety of students; implement and assist in the supervision of recreation activities, sports programs, special events, and excursions; employ positive classroom management and discipline techniques; consistently support the mission of the STAR program; communicate with parents and volunteers as needed; and perform other duties as assigned.

SELECTION PROCEDURES: Application packets will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Applicants with qualifications and experience that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the recruitment process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an invitation to the recruitment process. The selection process will include an oral interview and may include other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Human Resources Division at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date. City appointments are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening to comply with our Drug Free Workplace policy, and a Live-Scan fingerprint check through the Department of Justice. The successful candidate will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City may change the duties of the position at any time. The City reserves the right to change any of the selection procedures or cancel the recruitment at any time.

HOW TO APPLY: City application and supplemental should be completed and submitted via the online application. 

Office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also contact HR at (562) 220-2067 or via email.    

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