Gymnastics Aide
Job Details
Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) - Hayward, CA
$15.61 - $21.07 Hourly


Under general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor and the direct supervision of the Recreation Coordinator II and the Program Instructor - Gymnastics, the Gymnastics Aide will assist with instruction to students 18 months to 10 years of age at the Castro Valley or San Lorenzo Community Center. This position will require you to work mornings, evenings, and weekends.


Incumbents in this class are primarily responsible for assisting the Program Instructor in performing basic gymnastics instruction but may also perform general duties to assist with gymnastics operations.


Incumbents may not perform all duties. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct gymnastics program for youth ages 18 months to 10 years of age

  • Ensure safety and proper technique of participants while in the program

  • Follow an age appropriate sports curriculum for participants

  • Encourage skill development and self-confidence through progression of skills

  • Provide a high level of customer service to parents and participants

  • Exercise precautions necessary to ensure the safety of participants

  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers

  • Attends job specific trainings

  • Performs other duties as assigned


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. The functions of this position are performed in indoors in a gymnasium location as part of a team and at various parks outdoors. The setting includes various weather conditions, including heat and sunshine. Incumbents must wear an appropriate uniform with identification and protective equipment. Specialized aspects of the work environment may also include high noise levels, working with participants who are using potentially dangerous sport equipment. Incumbents may be assigned an irregular working schedule including weekends, early mornings, evenings and holidays and may have to travel between various locations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have: hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person, by telephone, by PA system and by radio, and to speak loudly in a noisy setting; vision adequate to clearly distinguish objects and persons at a distance. bodily movement adequate to frequently sit, stand, walk, run, jump, climb, reach, turn, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crawl, and push/pull; ability to raise arms above shoulder height; manual dexterity adequate to grasp objects, use fine manipulation, write and operate office machines and equipment; strength and endurance to perform lifting and carrying of items up to 50 pounds.


Ability and Skill to: 

  • At least 16 years of age 

  • Must be able to possibly work mornings, evenings, and weekends 

  • Possess or obtain by date of employment valid certification in CPR and First Aid 

  • Attend orientation training 

  • Must have reliable transportation 

  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work 

Knowledge of: 

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision 

  • Ability to create and maintain an exciting atmosphere 

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and deal with the public effectively 

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions 


  • Completion of two years in high school 

  • Some previous experience with a variety of sports is desirable 

  • Must possess current certificates for CPR & First Aid, or the ability to get upon employment and must maintain certifications thereafter as a condition of continued employment 

Special Requirements: 

  • Must be at least 15 years of age 

  • If 15-18 years of age and still in high school, must possess a valid work permit. 

  • Provide proof of negative TB Skin Test 

  • Any offer of employment to an adult employee who will have direct contact with minors is conditional upon a satisfactory fingerprint clearance and background check (DOJ) 

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. 

  • Possession of a valid CA Drivers License 

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