*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
Scheduled Hours: Monday – Friday: 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Under the direction of the Recreation Program Coordinator and/or his/her designee, this position is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program in accordance with all policies and procedures. The Preschool Instructor will be responsible for planning and implementing a program to teach young children. They must ensure the development and safety of these children in accordance with policies. The Preschool Instructor will be respectful of children and parents, and ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, safe and well maintained. Failure to provide adequate services may place children at risk. They will provide basic preschool instruction; including planning and leading of games, small group projects and innovative activities for these children. Responsible for the supervision of assistants and volunteers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (Specific assignment may include some or all of the following):
Assist in the maintenance of records and the completion of reports. Conduct regular safety checks and report any problems immediately to your supervisor. Assist with set up and clean up of program rooms (moving tables, chairs, equipment and supplies).
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Do you possess one of the below combinations of work and education?
Possess either 60 semester hours (or ninety quarter hours) of credits from an accredited college or university, with six semester hours or nine quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and or child development (birth to age 6). OR Possess one year (1560 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten or licensed day care center and 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in courses related directly to child care. Relevant work must be reflected on your resume or application. Official transcript and three (3) professional reference letters must be attached at the time of application.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in the following areas:
PREFERRED SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
CPR, AED and First Aid
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Occasional heavy lifting of program equipment may be necessary. (Ability to lift child (up to 50 lbs) when necessary). The worker is subject to prolonged standing while conducting programs. Environmental conditions (physical surroundings) usually associated with this classification: includes recreation centers, gymnasiums, multipurpose rooms, kitchens, swimming pools, athletic fields, parks, playgrounds, office space, conference rooms, beaches, and field trip sites. Classroom includes a variety of animals which must be maintained as part of each classroom science area. Environmental conditions (hazards) usually associated with this classification: the worker is subject to inside environmental conditions approximately 75% of the time and outside work 25% of the time, no effective protection from the weather conditions or temperature changes.
Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids which may be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this type of work: pen, pencil, ruler, blueprints, charts, contracts, diagrams, directives, documents, forms, manuals, publications, reference books, schedules, and specifications.
Art/craft supplies, sports equipment, games and toys appropriate for preschool age children.
Work is performed under the general direction/supervision of the Recreation Program Coordinator and/or his/her designee. Assignments may vary from season to season and day to day. Assignments can be either verbal or written, with the employee determining proper procedure and work methods and is responsible for completing the work according to City work rules and safety regulations. Work is reviewed through ongoing observation, written and verbal communication, meetings and feedback from supervisors and other department employees. Guidance is provided through rules, regulations, policies and procedures, Unified Work Rules, Union Contract, Personnel Rules and OSHA. Work is evaluated at least annually for the safe and skilled operation of equipment, quality of tasks, adherence to work rules, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
The employee will have contact with the general public in city-owned buildings. The employee may need to respond to questions and complaints and provide general direction to the public; the employee has regular contact with other City employees in order to share information and complete work assignments.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.