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Preschool Teacher Assistant​/Part-time

Job in Chicago - Cook County - IL Illinois - USA , 60602
Company: Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Catholic Schools
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-14
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Christian School, Preschool, Teacher Assistant/ Paraprofessional, Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching
    Teacher Assistant/ Paraprofessional
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Preschool Teacher Assistant (Part-time)
Holy Family Catholic Academy

Inverness, IL

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Job Description: Instructional Teacher Assistant Part-time; 8:30-11:30: MWF (Preschool)

Primary Function:

The classroom teacher assistant is responsible for helping students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, responsible adults under the direction of the classroom teacher/team.

Key Relationships:

The teacher assistant reports to the principal and is supervised by the principal. Other key relationships include the assistant principal, grade level team, and his/her assigned teacher.

Qualifications and Requirements:

* A Bachelor's Degree
* A valid and current Professional Educators License (PEL) (Preferred)
* Ability to teach appropriate grade level curriculum
* Ability to establish collaborative relationships with assigned teacher or grade level teaching staff

Personal and Professional Qualities:

The teacher assistant must possess the ability to work tactfully and effectively with students, teachers, administrators, and parents.

He/she must display evidence of an educational philosophy in agreement with that of Holy Family Catholic Academy.

He/she must display an ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers, and parents.

Professional Responsibilities:

* Adheres to the unique Catholic mission and interfaith values of the Academy
* Utilizes effective instructional strategies with students
* Manages the students in a positive manner, respecting the dignity of all
* Completes annual goals
* Maintains a positive rapport with all members of HFCA community
* Fulfills routine duties and expectations in a dependable manner

Additional Requirements:

* Respects the integrity of fellow staff, students and parents by being discreet and tactful when discussing student and school-related issues
* Demonstrates flexibility and models collegiality
* Fulfills routine duties and expectations in a dependable manner
* Executes lesson plans as determined by classroom teacher
* Uses instructional time efficiently
* Utilizes correct and appropriate written and oral communication in conversations, reports and meetings
* Is punctual and effective in duties such as: morning supervision, hallway supervision, lunch supervision, after- school supervision, and curb or bus duty

Physical Demands and Environment

While performing this job the employee will be required to stand, sit, and walk, for long periods of time. Use of technical equipment such as laptop computers, overhead projectors, white boards. They also are required to walk up and down stairs. Some heavy lifting up to 30 pounds may be required.

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

This job description is intended to describe the essential functions, the general supplemental functions and essential requirements of the job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties and responsibilities at any time.

Holy Family Catholic Academy does not discriminate employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. While the Archdiocese is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, it reserves the right to make employment decisions consistent with Catholic teaching, religious preferences, and other religious tenets or needs, criteria and/or policy.
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