Preschool Assistant - Meadowdale
Preschool Assistant - Meadowdale
$14.15 - $17.20 Hourly
Part Time - Regular
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Social Security Notice
This position contributes to Social Security.
A completed online application is required to be considered for
this position. An incomplete application packet will disqualify
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us in the review and selection process.
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and recruitments efforts are ongoing. Please be conscious of
possible delays in the process related to COVID-19.
This position is open until filled, applications are reviewed as
they are received. The position may be closed at any time after a
qualified candidate is selected.
The City of Edmonds Meadowdale Preschool is looking for an
energetic and motivated Preschool Assistant to assist in
facilitating our afternoon program! This position will work
alongside the Preschool Director to help up to 16 preschoolers
discover the joy of learning. You will be working to bring exciting
and educational experiences to your students, while also nurturing
their growth as individuals.
Employment Dates and Hours
This position will start in the Fall, beginning September 13th
and will work Monday-Thursday from approximately 12:00 pm -4:00 pm.
This position has required training that will take place before
school starts. Training dates will be scheduled with the chosen
candidate after hire.
About the Department
Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services department serves
as the community's key resource for providing parks, recreation and
aquatic programs, culture arts tourism, economic development and
enhanced quality of life for its citizens. There are more than 62
sites including 31 active parks that encompass over 325 acres,
20,000 square feet of flower beds and more than 3,000 feet of
waterfront shoreline in the Edmonds Parks System.
About the City
The City of Edmonds is a beautiful community on the Puget Sound
waterfront with a population of 42,470 and is the gateway to the
Olympic peninsula via the state ferry system. Edmonds provides a
full range of services, including contracted fire services, police
services a municipal court, a community pool, a regional performing
arts facility, public works and utilities, a regional wastewater
treatment facility, along with community events and services
through our Parks, Recreation, and
Cultural Services Department. Six department directors report
directly to the Mayor and oversee approximately 241
Examples of Duties
+ Responsible for the activities of participants in the
Meadowdale Preschool Program.
+ Assist with planning, organizing and implementing preschool
+ Provide a safe, fun and comfortable environment for the
+ Assist with setup and cleanup of classroom and facilities,
including vacuuming, sweeping and dishwashing.
+ Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge of:
+ Applicants must be genuinely knowledgeable and interested in
the positive social, emotional, cognitive and physical development
of young children.
+ Ability to communicate effectively with children 4-5 years of
+ Ability to follow directions and established procedures in a
+ Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
+ English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Required Skill in:
+ Relating well with children, students, parents, and staff.
+ Analyzing problems and providing clear solutions.
+ Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
+ Neatness and organizational skills.
Education and Experience:
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Paid and/or volunteer experience working in a similar setting
Background in Early Childhood Education (ECE) preferred.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Current First Aid/CPR Certification Preferred (Or ability to
obtain before September 1)
Must be able to successfully complete and pass a background
+ Indoor and outdoor environment
+ Classroom environment.
+ Constant interruptions.
+ Sometimes loud/noisy
+ Hearing, speaking or otherwise communicating to exchange
+ Reading and understanding a variety of materials.
+ Sitting, standing or otherwise remaining in a stationary
position for extended periods of time.
+ Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard,
set up of classroom, clean up, and handling preschool
+ Gripping with the hands and lifting moderately heavy objects
up to 50 lbs.
+ Walking and climbing stairs.
+ Reaching, pushing, and pulling.
+ Use of close vision, far vision, and color vision.
+ Sitting or standing for extended periods.
+ Bending at the waist, kneeling and stooping.
+ Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
+ Contact with sick children.
Temporary, non-regular part time, and seasonal employees are
ineligible for benefits other than WA State Paid Sick Leave, which
accrues at the rate of 1 hour for every 40 hours worked. Some
exceptions apply to certain seasonal positions that may be
union-eligible following a certain number of hours worked.
The City of Edmonds follows the ACA required measurement and
administration periods for all non-benefited employees in order to
determine future eligibility as required by law.
I understand and agree that I am available for this position,
beginning September 13th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm M-TH and for
mandatory training that will be scheduled at some time before
Are you or will you be at least 18 years old by the start of the
I already have my CPR/First Aid certification or will by
September 1, 2020.
City of Edmonds
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, Washington, 98020