City of Astoria
  • 26-Sep-2019 to 26-Oct-2019 (PST)
  • Lil Sprouts
  • Astoria, OR, USA
  • 13.25-15.00 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

No benefits, sick leave per Oregon State statutes


Lil' Sprouts Academy is a childcare facility and preschool with 5 classrooms, serving ages 6 weeks to 6 years.  We offer a caring environment with a unique blend of child-driven discovery, progressive learning, dynamic recreation and health and wellness.  Our wish it to provide children with a loving, stimulating, safe and happy experience.  This program is run by Astoria Parks & Recreation, and is located on the 2nd Floor of Robert Gray School.


                Sweet Peas-6 weeks to 14 months

                Tulips-14 months to 2.5 years

                Daisies-2.5 years to 3 years

                Sunflowers-3 years to 4 years (preschool)

                Daffodils- 4 years to 5 years (pre-kindergarten) + 6 year olds (after school)


This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by this position for illustration purposes, but does not include other occasional work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position.  The job description does NOT constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the organizational needs and requirements of the job change.

  1. Supervises and ensures the safety of the children in your assigned class of up to 20 students with a 1:4 to a 1:10 Childcare Professional to student ratio depending on class age and skill level. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Recreation Manager and in coordination with the Recreation Coordinator.
  2. Plans and implements early childhood curriculum appropriate for the age group and skill level you are assigned to provide a quality educational opportunities.
  3. Coordinates and implements children's daily scheduled routines including eating, feeding, diaper changes, toilet training, resting/napping, classroom schedules and activities.


  • Uses classroom rosters to track attendance throughout the day, ensuring that all children are safe and accounted for at all times.
  • Monitors parent and guardian pick up and checkout procedures, and ensures all paperwork and documentation has been properly completed.
  • Ensures safe use of classroom and Port of Play equipment, toys, furniture, etc.
  • Intervenes and manages children's behaviors, as needed. Provides necessary and appropriate consequences to help manage challenging behavior and communicates with management when child behavior becomes unmanageable or unsafe.
  • Builds positive, enriching relationships with children and their families by providing an encouraging and supportive environment at all times; communicates regularly with parents and guardians regarding student's progress and behavior.
  • Provides parents and guardians with accident or incident reports for signature or review if needed.
  • Provides Recreation Coordinator or Lead Childcare Professional with a weekly list of classroom and supply needs to ensure plans are being implemented and goals are being met.
  • Assists in the implementation of monthly safety drills.
  • Follows laws of mandatory reporting.
  • Assists with the registration process and payments, including; handling transactions and payments for Lil' Sprouts tuition and Port of Play participants, as needed.
  • Communicates effectively to participants, provides information and assistance to participants regarding general inquiries, programs, and schedules.
  • Ensures the safety, cleanliness and organization of classrooms and other trafficked areas, by assisting with daily cleaning tasks like wiping down furniture, sweeping, mopping, washing and sanitizing dishes and toys, and laundering soiled towels and clothing.
  • Assists with implementation of special events and activities.
  • Assists in responding to emergency situations in the work place by following the emergency action plan, contacting the appropriate agencies, and documenting incidents and necessary.
  • Keeps certifications current according to assigned role.
  • Displays excellent communication skills required in working with coworkers/public, including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under
  • Demonstrates abilities to work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
  • Maintains a neat and professional appearance and follows dress code protocol where assigned.
  • Respectfully takes direction from the supervisor.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and guidelines as described in the City of Astoria Personnel Manual, Parks and Recreation Department Manual, Lil' Sprouts and Port of Play Manual, and other documentation related to this position.


This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. A valid CPR/First aid certification required within 60 days of hire.
  3. Food Handlers License required within 60 days of hire.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Has the minimal skills necessary to operate a computer.  Can log on to a computer system, navigate in windows, perform simple tasks within applications and enter information into a database. 


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and taste or smell. Employees will be engaging and keeping up with active children; running, jumping, crawling, walking, etc. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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