Preschool Instructor

Job Location CA-ON-Mississauga
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/1/2018 11:50 AM)
Job ID
Job Type
Part Time
Job Industry
Education, Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

Passionate about teaching children?


Preschool Instructor


Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.



Under the direction of the Supervisor, Community Programs the successful candidate will instruct a comprehensive preschool program as outlined by the Recreation and Parks Division to meet the needs of all participants and to ensure adequate safety while facilitating leisure activities.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the objectives and philosophies of preschool programs through quality instruction that meets the needs of the customer.
  • Prepare and plan lessons in advance.
  • Ensure program supplies/ equipment is available and in good condition.
  • Provide quality customer service and act as a knowledgeable resource to parents, participants, volunteers and staff.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all registered participants. To maintain supervision of participants at all times and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants by adhering to department safety standards and assisting with emergency procedures as required.
  • Prepare and maintain additional administrative records as required. (I.E. facility checks, attendance, accident / incident reports)
  • Maintain cleanliness of program area and equipment.
  • Communicate regularly with Program Supervisor or designate to ensure program needs are being met.
  • Attend and participate in trainings and staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Complete all mandatory online e-Learning modules.
  • Read, understand and abide by all City Divisional Standards, Corporate Policies and Procedures, including Human Resources Policies, Respectful Employee Conduct, Health and Safety Regulations and Freedom of Information Act.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Job Specifications:

  • a diploma/degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent plus two years working experience with pre -school children
  • a dynamic, outgoing individual with an aptitude for working with pre-school aged children (Birth to 5 years of age)
  • a valid Emergency First Aid / CPR “B” certification (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross Society, St. John’s Ambulance or the Canadian Ski Patrol)
  • HIGH FIVE: Principles of healthy childhood development training is an asset
  • strong communication and organizational skills and able to work with minimal supervision
  • employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga



Hourly Rate:

  • The duties and responsibilities of an Instructor I, Preschool are reflected in the hourly rate of pay outlined on the part - time rate schedule.
  • Staff will be paid on an hourly basis for attending required training or meetings at a Training / Meeting rate of pay.
  • Staff will receive 4% vacation pay of total wages upon termination of employment or on or around the last pay of the year.
  • Advancement to job rate is dependent on working a minimum of 6 months consecutively or a minimum of 280 hours and the ability to perform the job at a satisfactory level. Successful candidates must also demonstrate ongoing professional development, involvement in unit specific activities or promotions, attend staff meetings / trainings and receive a “meeting expectations” on a performance review.



Hours of Work: up to 24 hours a week

Salary: $19.33 - $20.39

Closing Date: April 6, 2018

Number of Openings: Mulitple Part-Time Openings

Department/Division/Unit: Community Services/Recreation

Work Location: Clarkson Community Centre


A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        




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