BendJob fair next week for Bend’s KIDS Inc. afterschool childcare program

Job fair next week for Bend’s KIDS Inc. afterschool childcare program

Job fair next week for Bend’s KIDS Inc. afterschool childcare program

Job fair next week for Bend’s KIDS Inc. afterschool childcare program

Bend Park and Recreation District is holding a job fair for its KIDS Inc. afterschool childcare program next week.

The event happens Tuesday, Aug. 1 – Thursday, Aug. 3. at the BPRD office at 799 SW Columbia Street. Interview times vary, so those who are interested can schedule one by completing a KIDS Inc. Hiring Week Interview Form.

BPRD says it plans to make job offers on the spot.

Here are more details from BPRD:

From September to June, the Kids Inc. program serves families with high-quality afterschool care. After a full day of school, kids need some down time to be care-free and Youth Recreation Leaders guide activities while creating a safe and enriching environment. The Youth Recreation Leader is responsible for facilitating classes and activities through developmentally appropriate crafts, games, and/or other planned activities. Youth recreation jobs have relevant, real-world experience to use towards professional pathways in childcare, education and other fields.

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Available for ages 16 and older, the featured part-time openings include:

    • Afterschool Childcare/Youth Recreation 2 Leader – some experience
    • Afterschool Childcare/Youth Recreation 3 Team Leader – minimum 2 years’ experience
    • STEM coordinator – minimum 2 years’ experience 

“The new coordinator position will support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities in the program and build upon the engaging activities that Kids INC has been doing for more than 30 years,” said Shalee Hanks-Mink, BPRD Youth Recreation Supervisor. “I encourage applicants with passion for sharing new curriculum and activities to apply.” 

In addition, local high school or college students qualify for paid positions that include scholarships for COCC and OSU-Cascades students and paid internships for Bend La-Pine high school students.

The internships were introduced in 2022-23 and exceeded first-year projections with 15 scholarship recipients. There are openings for 24 new and returning scholarship recipients for the upcoming school year.

KIDS Inc. hours are:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2 – 5:30 pm
    • Wednesday: 12:30 – 5:30 pm

Three-day and five-day schedules are available, and working only during weekday afternoons means mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays are free. BPRD offers a variety of employee benefits, which may include insurance, paid leave, recreation facility passes and recreation program discounts. 

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