Varies — Recreation Aide – Specialized Recreation (Part-Time)


The City of Issaquah has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Recreation Aide, leading our Specialized Recreation Programs! The City of Issaquah has long recognized parks and recreation as an integral part of the city and essential to the quality of life of its citizens. In this role, the chosen candidate will provide instruction and oversee a variety of recreational programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Activities include classes, trips, and events that aim to enrich the lives of the program participants.

Essential Functions:
Help lead indoor and/or outdoor recreational activities including special events, playground activities and camps.

Assist participants in appropriate recreational activities (i.e. arts and crafts, field trips, sports) and a variety of recreational activities and educational programs.

Maintain a variety of records and help write periodic reports.
Maintain program equipment in good working order. Ensure facility and grounds are kept neat, clean and litter free. Perform custodial and light maintenance duties.

Provide information to the public concerning recreation programs, policies, regulations and schedules; answer participant inquiries in person and over the telephone.

Render routine First Aid in case of minor injury and administer CPR as needed.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Graduation from high school or G.E.D.; Associate’s degree in Recreation or similar field preferred.

One year of experience in community recreation and/or education programs preferred.

A combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills & abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Must pass a criminal background check and driving abstract review prior to hire.

Current CPR and First Aid certifications required, or ability to obtain upon hire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


General rules, regulations, practices, and terminology of recreation activities.

Requirements of maintaining facilities and grounds in a safe, clean and orderly condition.

Oral and written communication skills.

Basic record-keeping techniques.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy and respect.


Helping lead a variety of recreational activities.

Analyzing situations accurately and adopting an effective course of action.

Reading, interpreting, applying and explaining rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Maintaining current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.

Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

Establish rapport and maintain cooperative working relationships with user populations, parents and staff.


Molly Simpson

Phone: (425) 837-3388
Date Submitted: 09/12/2019