Preschool Instructor


Posting Id 1608
Number of Positions
Department Community Services
Division Recreation and Culture Services
Shift Monday to Friday 
Rate of Pay $20.75 - $20.75 Hourly
Job Length/End Date           
Job Type Part Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 08/17/2022  
Application Deadline   


Position Summary

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, Preschool Instructors  will be responsible for planning and delivering instructional preschool programs to participants. They will be directly involved in the implementation and delivery of age-appropriate activities, ensure participant safety and engagement, follow policies and procedures, and work effectively with all staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and actively supervise in planned activities.
  • Engage participants
  • Ensure there are a variety of activities in the program related to the type of activity being taught.
  • Plan and organize all classes with daily lesson plans.
  • Work with volunteers to ensure they are included in the programs and have various responsibilities.
  • Ensure participant safety and security throughout the program 
  • Communicate and interact with participants and make everyone feel welcome
  • Report to work in sufficient time to ensure the program is ready to start on time.

  • Assist in finding class coverage if unable to teach assigned class.
  • Provide a list of supplies/equipment and set up needs required for the program to the Program Coordinator
  • Supervise all aspects of the program including participants and volunteers.
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork in a timely manner (e.g. attendance records, drop in sheets, list of hours worked, etc.
  • Ensure the safety of participants, facilities and equipment at all times.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with delivering program evaluations to participants
  • With the assistance of the integration team, modify activities to ensure participants with disabilities are able to participate in programs and be fully integrated into the program setting.
  • Wear assigned uniform/name tag
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and training sessions prior to, during and outside regular programming hours.
  • Maintain all current certifications and send updated copies to your supervisor
  • Maintain excellent public relations at all times.
  • Maintain good communication with staff and volunteers, facility users, and the Program Coordinator.
  • Understand and implement the policies and procedures of the Facility(s), and of the Community Services Department.
  • Represent the City of Richmond Hill in a cooperative, organized, enthusiastic and well-groomed manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Duties and Responsibilities Cont'd (if applicable)

Education and Experience

  • Emergency First Aid and CPR-B certification (Standard First Aid and CPR C for on ice programs)
  • Minimum age of 15 years
  • Minimum 1 year experience related to the type of activity being taught is preferred 

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Previous experience working with the assigned age group
  • Excellent communication, decision making and customer service skills
  • Ability to deliver the specified program on an instructional basis and teach the rules of the game
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision (responsible, dependable, independent)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care and courage
  • Ability to perform first aid to the standard of your certification
  • Coaching experience would be an asset
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
  • Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule when required, including evenings and/or weekends

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.