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Assistant Preschool Teacher (Recreation Leader III) - City of Redmond ( Job # 13-0051)

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Minimum Salary: $15.00 per hour
Maximum Salary: $18.00 per hour
Employment Type: Temporary
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Multiple positions are available.  This recruitment is open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 9, 2013.

Under the supervision of the Recreation Program Coordinator, this position will work with the Lead Preschool Teacher to plan, prepare and implement a developmentally appropriate, theme based preschool curriculum for children ages 3 - 5.  Other responsibilities include: working closely with children's parents on a daily basis; effectively resolving classroom issues; and assisting with other preschool functions as needed.

Hours and Duration:

This is a supplemental, part-time position with no benefits. This position will work approximately 10.5 hours per week, during the school year (early August to mid June). Hours will be Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm or Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, with flexibility to adjust to Department workload.  May include occasional work on weekends and evenings as needed. This position is limited to working 1040 hours per calendar year.


Knowledge of: Preschool curriculum and recreation program development and implementation; stages of childhood development; and classroom management tools and techniques.
Skill in: Teaching and directing activities of children; exhibiting patience; conflict resolution techniques; organizational skill; providing excellent customer service; and effective communication, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to: Work in a team setting; work with farm animals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public; follow and enforce policies and guidelines of the Department and City; and safely drive a 14 passenger van and possibly operate a small tractor.

Education and Experience:

Requires High School Diploma and at least two years of related work experience working with children. Previous work experience with 3-5 year old children is required. Teaching experience and college-level coursework in Early Childhood Education is preferred.

Licenses and Requirements:

Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license by date of hire, and a driving record that meets City standards. First Aid and CPR certification required by date of hire.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to work in a classroom setting, outside in varied weather conditions, with farm animals, and on a flexible schedule. Must be able to lift 40 pounds on a regular basis, and safely drive City vehicles, including 14 passenger vans and a small tractor for the preschool program.

Selection Process:

Please submit a resume with application.

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Background Authorization Form.


Farrel-McWhirter Park
19545 NE Redmond Rd
Redmond, WA 98052