Job Details

Position Title:Preschool Teacher (Substitute)
Reference Number:13.030
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:SALARY: $12.77 to $15.52 Hourly

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting a maximum of 50 QUALIFIED applications or closing no later than 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 3, 2013 or WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. PERS Retired annuitants are not eligible to apply.

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary, part-time position of Preschool Teacher to work in programs located at various City facilities. This position is being staffed for the August 2013 school year (August – May) with potential for year round work. The normal work schedule can be Monday through Friday or Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:00 pm or on-call substitute preschool teacher.

To perform a variety of duties related to planning, implementing and teaching age appropriate activities and/or programs for preschool age children at assigned City facilities.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Stimulate interest while teaching and supervising program activities such as social activities, organized games, special events, arts and crafts, drama and sports.

• Maintain positive student and parent relationships and follow disciplinary procedures.

• Maintain a safe, clean, orderly and pleasant classroom environment.

• Notify appropriate staff of any problems with regard to site maintenance, children and parents, and makes recommendations as necessary.

• Promote and enforce safety procedures; render first aid and CPR, if certified, as required.

• Plan weekly lesson plans, monthly calendars and newsletters.

• Assist with and maintain annual budget; purchase of supplies and equipment.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

• Basic knowledge and understanding of the preschool aged child with regard to interests, skills, special needs, recreational activities and program planning of such activities.

• Practices and methods of public relations and customer service; techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication.

• Modern office equipment, methods, procedures, and computer hardware and software.

• Principles and techniques of first aid and CPR.

• Principles and practices of safety management.

• Report writing techniques.

Ability to:

• On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules; interpret, understand and follow policies and procedures, and explain operations and problem solve issues for the public and with staff.

• Intermittently set up booths, hang banners, move tables, chairs and carry supplies; lift or carry weight of 45 pounds or less.

• Lead a variety of activities and apply knowledge to an actual preschool program and the children therein.

• Understand and translate City policies and practices into everyday working practices; make sound decisions with solid problem solving methods.

• Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned temporary staff.

• Respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner; administer first aid and CPR if certified.

• Learn to operate a computer as necessary to perform job duties.

• Learn to identify problems regarding the facility and programs; refer difficult problems/irregularities for more advanced attention and recommend possible solutions.

• Understand and carry out written and oral directions.

• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.

• Communicate tactfully with customers.

• Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

• Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training


• Two (2) years of work experience in a preschool setting.


• Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and completion of twelve (12) college units in early childhood education.

License or Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certificates.

• Will be required to provide medical certification of health when certified for employment. Possession of a valid Standard Red Cross First Aid card will be required within ninety (90) days of appointment date.

Applications will be screened and then forwarded to the Park, Recreation, and Libraries Department. Applicants meeting the qualifications may be contacted by the department for an interview. Final appointment is contingent upon passing a City-paid pre-employment physical, urine drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.

Job Status:Temporary / Seasonal, Hourly
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