BEND, OR -- Bend Parks and Rec needs to staff up its popular after-school program before fall. Julie Brown says, "We have about 1,200 kids enrolled in that program at 15 elementary schools, and we do have a waitlist that’s smaller than it has been in recent years, but we’re still hoping that we might be able to make some additional space available in those programs for taking care of those families, too." But to open more spots, they need more staff. "It typically takes about 80 or so staff members to run the Kids INC program," she tells KBND News.
She says, there’s a pretty strong slate of returning workers, "But we still need 20-30 new employees to join us, so we can make sure that Kids INC program is successful for everyone." Recreation leaders work about 20 hours a week in the afternoons. There’s also a new opening for a STEM coordinator. "Those Kids INC jobs are pretty great for being a flexible part-time position. It’s about 20 hours a week, the pay rate is between $19-22 a hour, we have positions open for folks from 16 years old on up."
In addition to a paycheck, COCC and OSU-Cascades students could also earn a $5,250 scholarship for working with Kids INC.
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