San Rafael

Child Care Instructor I/II (Preschool) - Applications reviewed on a weekly basis (20363710)

Child Care Services
Northern Bay Area
Until filled
$3,231.00-$3,928.00 Monthly


1400 Fifth Avenue San Rafael, 94901


Child Care Instructor II (Preschool)

Full-Time (35 hours per week)

$3,231 - $3,928 per month

Plus excellent benefits




APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications reviewed on a weekly basis




THE CITY is focused on enhancing our community members’ quality of life through well-designed services and a positive workplace culture.  San Rafael is the economic and cultural heart of Marin County, and its high quality of life is centered on its commercial districts, engaged neighborhoods, active lifestyle, and natural environment.  San Rafael (population 61,000) is a full-service city with a city council/city manager form of government with 12 departments, more than 400 employees, and an annual budget of $120 million.  The City’s vision is to be a vibrant economic and cultural center reflective of its diversity.  The City Council is engaged and seeks to strengthen the urban and commercial areas as well as sustain the beautiful natural environment.


San Rafael’s Organizational culture framework is an initiative called “Together San Rafael.”  City employees are our greatest asset, and we seek talented individuals with diverse backgrounds who are creative, curious, and excited about a challenge.  We are a results-driven team focused on the needs of community members.  The Together San Rafael initiative is focused on modernizing City services and increasing the engagement of employees.  This initiative recognizes the interconnectedness of the customer and employee experience. 



The Library and Recreation Department (Child Care Division) is recruiting for a full-time Child Care Instructor II position in their Preschool Programming at Parkside Preschool.  Under the supervision of the Child Care Center Director, this position will provide developmental care and supervision to children enrolled in the childcare program; implement age appropriate curriculum for children; establish and maintain supportive relationships with children and parents; and other related duties as assigned.


This position performs the following essential job duties:      

  • Plan, implement and supervise developmental preschool programs.
  • Develop age-appropriate curriculum and activities to stimulate children’s cognitive skills, abilities and development.
  • Evaluate needs of children, staff and site in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for children and staff.
  • Supervise the activities of children and records observations of children’s behavior and activities; monitor behavioral patterns and develops assessment and profiles.
  • Schedule parent conferences to discuss children’s development and concerns; work with family to devise learning and development strategies as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate attendance and enrollment records; maintain appropriate confidential records.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of subordinate childcare staff.
  • Monitor and order classroom supplies and materials as needed.


To be eligible for this position you must have knowledge of: 

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Curriculum models such as CLASS and Pyramid training
  • Classroom management techniques
  • Appropriate disciplinary techniques
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Group leadership and teaching skills


To be eligible for this position you must possess the ability to:

  • Plan and implement curriculum based on principles of Child Development.
  • Supervise and coordinate staff and children.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships.  Work cooperatively to achieve program goals.
  • Interact and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with children, parents, staff, host school and community members.
  • Manage time, activities and resources effectively.
  • Work as scheduled.



  • Completion of twelve (12) units of Early Childhood Education (ECE) courses.     
  • One year working with children in a Preschool setting.



  • Department of Justice and FBI fingerprint clearance
  • Prefer possession of a valid California Driver’s License



Must be able to perform physical activities such as but not limited to:  lifting or carrying children or heavy items (up to 40 lbs.) unassisted, reaching, bending, standing, or walking.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



City of San Rafael application is required.  A City of San Rafael application is required.  Resumes do not substitute for the City application.  Candidates should detail related education and experience on the application since this information will be used to determine who will be invited to participate in the next phase of the examination process.  The examination process may include the following:  application appraisal and oral board interview examination.  The passing point for the oral board examination final score will be 70%.  Prior to appointment, candidate must pass a pre-placement physical examination, drug screen, a background check, and fingerprinting.  To file an application, go online to  Select “Member Agencies”.  Select “San Rafael”.  Follow this link to submit an application for this position: 


Reasonable Accommodation: The City of San Rafael will make reasonable accommodations in the interview process to accommodate disabled applicants. If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at (415) 485-3474 before the test date.


The City of San Rafael offers an attractive compensation and benefits program.  The salary range for this position is $3,137 - $3,632 monthly, DOQ/DOE and a competitive benefits program including:

  • Retirement:  The City is a part of the Marin County Employee Retirement Association (MCERA) plan, which offers reciprocity between agencies in CalPERS (this is part of the 37 Act County System);  
    • Classic Employees (Tier 2- hired on or after 7/1/2011) – 2% @ 55 formula, highest three years of compensation.
    • PEPRA employees  -  (hired after 1/1/13 or with 6-month break in service) are eligible for a 2% at 62 formula, highest 3-year average compensation.
  • Health Insurance:  Full flex cafeteria plan which can be applied to a health plan or converted to cash (Employee Only - $804.36; Employee+1 - $1,226.68 Employee+Family - $1,364.24; Waive Coverage $300.00)
  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance:  $5,000 basic and long-term disability is two-thirds of the salary up to $1,000 per month
  • Dental Insurance:  Fully paid premiums for employee and eligible dependents
  • Vision Insurance:  Fully paid premium for employee – employee responsible for eligible dependent cost if enrolled.
  • Deferred Comp – Participation is voluntary.
  • Annual Leave:  Vacation 10 days (1-3 years of service/6.25 hours earned per month); 12 days of Sick Leave per year; 12 holidays; 1 floating holiday.
  • Gym Reimbursement:  Employees eligible to receive up to $16.50 per month reimbursement for paid gym memberships.
  • Bilingual Pay:  Eligible to receive $150 per month for certified fluency
  • Social Security:  The City of San Rafael does not contribute to social security
  • Work Week:  35 hours per week/7 hours per day 


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