Preschool Assistant Teacher

Job Description/Title: Assistant Teacher

Position Summary:

Responsible for assisting Lead Teacher in developing and implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child enrolled in a group, in accordance with Texas Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers.

Essential Duties:

  • A willingness to carry out the mission of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Preschool.
  • Responsible for abiding by all written policies of the school (Personnel Policy, School Procedures, Minimum Standards for Childcare Centers and Safeguarding God’s Children)
  • Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family to promote home-school connection.
  • Responsible for keeping current and ongoing records of development and progress of each child.
  • Responsible for keeping daily attendance reports
  • Responsible for writing class weekly and monthly newsletters and calendars and daily reports.
  • Design classroom environment that promotes curiosity, hands-on exploration, problem solving, and creativity and is a model for positive relationships.
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum consistent with the policies and philosophies of the school.
  • Responsible for the daily planning and execution of all classroom and outdoor activities,
  • Inspect the school and church property, report to the school’s Director any necessary repairs, additions, or needed equipment.
  • Develop and document weekly lesson plans to include activities differentiated for all students.
  • Ensure a safe physical and emotional environment for students through positive framing, kind communication with students and adults, predictable and consistent routines.
  • Responsible for participating in staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Plan and execute parent meetings. Responsible for planning and executing.
  • To work collaboratively with the Lead Teacher and Director in support of all students’ learning.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of a Child Development Credential (CDA) or two years college courses with 18 hours of education or related coursework.
  • Minimum six months experience working with children.
  • Must have First Aid/CPR training.
  • Strong skill sets in grammar, literacy, mathematics, social studies, science and meeting the social and emotional needs of children.
  • Must be physically able to stand for long periods of time, sit on the floor, stand up quickly, bend, squat, and lift up children in excess of 30 pounds.
  • Strong communication abilities, including speaking and writing.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Upon hire, applicants must be able to pass background checks from TFPS.
  • Must be Christian.

Physical Capabilities:

  • Be able to lift 25-30 lbs.
  • Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with the children to ensure their health and safety.

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Substitute Preschool Instructor

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church is seeking a substitute for our Preschool Program, to lead classes of two-year-olds, three-year-olds and/or four-year-olds in the context of our curriculum.

Successful applicants will have

  • A willingness to carry out the mission of Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church and School.
  • The ability to integrate the curriculum.
  • The ability to support and nurture the social and emotional growth of all the students in the class.
  • The ability to establish effective relationships with students, parents, staff and community members, to enhance learning opportunities.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking effectively with students, families, and colleagues in of support of student learning.

Qualifications

  • High school degree or GED
  • Experience teaching young children

Qualified applicants please submit a resume and completed application to Amy Savage, Preschool Director at savage.amy@stes.org or fax: 713-668-3887.

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