Preschool Teachers
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Pre-School Teacher

Recreation Center

September 21, 2012
Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa Recreation Center has an opening for a part-time Pre-school Teacher.

The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529 or 7-1-1.

Salary : $11.97 per hour, no benefits.

Hours: Part-time up to 19.75 hours per week. This is a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday position.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to teach principles and practices using the most appropriate, practical and productive methods to effectively help children learn sufficiently to proceed into an education program beyond pre-school. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisor, other Recreation Center staff, clientele, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a classroom environment.


1. Develops and implements immediate and long-range course goals and prepares and maintains a written plan of instruction to meet short and long-term goals.

2. Uses a variety of teaching techniques and adopts/adapts new materials, methodologies and innovations to meet the need of individual children and each class as a whole.

3. Reviews program material in the area of specialty, and follows a continuous program of curriculum improvement.

4. Creates and maintains an environment conducive to learning. Develops a rapport with children to secure a positive learning environment. Fosters the development of self-discipline among students. Maintains an open channel of communication with parents; consults with parents concerning each child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. Seeks to enrich the classroom environment through the use of community resources. Seeks to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of the community. Seeks new ideas for positive change.

5. Develops and implements evaluative procedures for assessing children’s progress, devises valid instruments for measuring children’s progress and achievement and evaluates and records student progress.

6. Coordinates special class activities, such as planning programs and field trips.

7. Knows, and in a calm manner applies, procedures for dealing with crises.

8. Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned.

Substantial knowledge of childhood development and the developmental stages of young children. Comprehensive knowledge of state and local laws concerning teaching of minors.

Ability to communicate effectively with others, including children, parents and peers, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language and deal with a wide range of persons, including situations in which individuals may be upset over some issue involved with City activities and policies.

Ability to prepare and present thorough and sometimes innovative classroom lessons and related activities sufficient for children to learn at a suitable level during the year.

Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules and procedure manuals.

Ability to create reports and correspondence and complete a range of involved forms in an accurate and timely manner.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal effectively with a variety of intangible variables in situations involving a wide range of children’s personalities and behaviors.

Ability to organize and maintain accurate records and files.

Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions, use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.

Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.

Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Bachelor’s degree in education/teaching; may require state and/or local certification as a teacher.

First Aid and CPR Certification

Some teaching experience desirable.

Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to participate in recreational activities.

Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.

Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned; to make general observations of facilities and structures; and monitor an assigned recreational activity.

Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to function in a normal classroom setting; the noise level ranges from quiet to loud; at times there is sufficient noise to cause to worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level, but is usually moderate. Light work – exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently.

Special Conditions : The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving check (if applicable to position).

Dates to Submit Application : Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position information and online application may be found online at: . Applicant may apply online until 5:00 P.M., October 5, 2012. Position may close prior to closing date.

The City of Nampa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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