Preschool Employment Opportunities
Position: Preschool Teacher (Part-Time Regular Position)
Location: The City of Walnut Creek Preschool Enrichment Programs in Walnut Creek, CA
The City is seeking a Preschool Teacher for Community Arts Preschool at our Heather Farm location. The Preschool Teacher is a key member of our preschool team and community. Under general supervision, the Preschool Teacher assists in implementing early childhood education programming for students age 2 to 5 years old.
The Preschool Teacher reports to the Center for Community Arts Program Supervisor. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) regular benefited position requiring with evening and weekend hours as needed.
Center for Community Arts
Center for Community Arts, a program of the City of Walnut Creek, inspires creativity and community through the arts. We provide opportunities for all to explore and discover – at every stage of life. Community Arts is committed to supporting and celebrating learners, educators and partners by investing in the creative growth of the community.
The City of Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts' Community Arts Preschool Programs are developmental early childhood programs inspired by Reggio Emilia practices and encourage child centered, play-based learning. Using elements of the Emergent Curriculum and standards adapted from the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Developmental Appropriate Practices, our teachers educate the whole child through integrated curricula where children's emerging ideas and interests play a vital part in our planning. Our programs offer a foundation for meaningful, experiential and creative arts-based learning. Children will experience learning in an inclusive environment. Our preschool program takes place at three locations in Walnut Creek - Civic Park Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool, and the Shadelands Art Center, providing early childhood enrichment programming throughout the year, including summer programming and parent education workshops.
The Preschool Teacher is responsible for creating a play-based, child-centered space where children are encouraged to explore, discover, and create based on their interest and needs. S/he will provide a balanced, integrated preschool and arts curriculum where children's emerging ideas and interests play a vital part in planning instruction to meet each child's needs. The Preschool Teacher will help to implement the vision and educational philosophy of our preschool programs.
Instruction and Development
Communication and Community Relationships
Contacts and Relationships:
The employee has contact with other employees and the general public including close contact with participants in the pre-school programs. The employee we are looking for is a caring, nurturing provider with recent experience working with preschool age children in a developmental classroom setting. Work may involve considerable public contact in providing information or collecting money for City sponsored programs.
The employee is responsible for the well-being and safety of preschool children in accordance with established guidelines; providing day-to-day direction of others within parameters established by the supervisor; and ensuring that departmental and City policies are followed.
Education and Experience:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
How to Apply:
All applicants must apply online at www.walnut-creek.org by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2016 to be eligible for consideration.
Applicants possessing the MOST DESIRABLE qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will include an appraisal board interview tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016. An eligible list will be established as a result of this examination process and will be valid for a period of six months.
Applicants considered for appointment to this position will be required to undergo a comprehensive medical exam and a pre-placement drug screen and will be subject to a thorough background check, including California DOJ fingerprinting.
If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the examination process, please provide the Human Resources Department with advance notice and every attempt will be made to consider your request.
Preschool Details: City of Walnut Creek Preschool Enrichment Programs
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