Primary School Teaching Assistant | Sacred Heart Schools - Sheridan Road | IL

Teaching assistants will assist the Lead Teacher in one or more classrooms at the Kindergarten, First, or Second Grade level. 
Date Posted: 6/17/2019

Date Accepting Applications Through: 8/1/22019

Job Title: Primary School Teaching Assistant

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Founded in Chicago in 1876, Sacred Heart Schools at Sheridan Road (Hardey Preparatory for Boys and Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls) are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian, faith-based community. The educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located in 30 countries; including 22 schools in the United States. The essence of this tradition is the total development of each child: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Our girls and boys are taught in single-sex classrooms, but follow a similar curriculum and share in many activities. With a total enrollment of approximately 700 students, the Schools are organized into three academic divisions each led by a division head.

Sacred Heart Schools is seeking a Teaching Assistant for the Primary School whose chief responsibility will be to work within the scope of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education to support the educational mission of Sacred Heart Schools. The Teaching Assistant is a member of the Primary School Division and is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in the classroom.

Position Overview:

Teaching assistants will assist the Lead Teacher in one or more classrooms at the Kindergarten, First, or Second Grade level. Teaching Assistants will assist with:
  • Instruction
  • Classroom preparation
  • Student supervision
  • Classroom Management
  • Other activities as needed
  • Hours are 7:45-4:00 with limited expectations outside of the school day. As a member of the primary school faculty, teaching assistants will be responsible for open communication with teachers, professional and nurturing interactions with students and parents, and for working as an active member of the grade level teams.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Experience with early childhood educators preferred.

Sacred Heart Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, marital status or any other classification protected by law.

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Link to Full Description:
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.