Early Childhood Teaching Assistant | Sacred Heart Schools - Sheridan Rd | IL

The Early Childhood Teaching Assistant will assist the Lead Teacher in one or more classrooms directly working with preschool and junior kindergarten age students. The ideal candidate will assist and be responsible for direction and overall supervision of a group of preschool children. Performs activities that ensure the safety, involvement, and creativity of each individual in the group. Works cooperatively with the lead teacher to discuss and aide in the implementation of daily plans in accordance with the current curriculum, incorporating D.A.P. (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) and the Illinois State Early Learning Standards. 
Date Posted: 2/8/2019

Date Accepting Applications Through: 6/30/2019

Job Title: Early Childhood Teaching Assistant

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Title: Early Childhood Teaching Assistant Classification: Exempt
Department: Primary School Status: Full-Time, Ten Month
Schedule: 7:45 am – 4:00 pm Reports to: Preschool Director 

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. 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 an Early Childhood 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 Early Childhood Teaching Assistant is a member of the Primary School Division and is responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in the classroom.


Position Overview: 

The Early Childhood Teaching Assistant will assist the Lead Teacher in one or more classrooms directly working with preschool and junior kindergarten age students. The ideal candidate will assist and be responsible for direction and overall supervision of a group of preschool children. Performs activities that ensure the safety, involvement, and creativity of each individual in the group. Works cooperatively with the lead teacher to discuss and aide in the implementation of daily plans in accordance with the current curriculum, incorporating D.A.P. (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) and the Illinois State Early Learning Standards. 


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 
  • Share responsibility in the preparation of Daily Plans and the preparation of teaching materials 
  • Conduct daily small-group activities for an assigned group of children, sharing responsibility for large-group activities and using appropriate adult/child interactions strategies with all children 
  • Assume responsibility for a classroom at any given time 
  • Collects required anecdotes and information for required ongoing assessments 
  • Observe and/or participate in parent-teacher conferences 
  • Provide coverage for breaks for other staff members 
  • Supervise daily lunch and playground activities, field trips and walks 
  • Promote individualized attention for children as needed
  • Work with teaching teams in all activities
  • Other activities as needed including but not limited to: housekeeping, assist with toilet needs, meal service and record keeping.
  • Must possess personal attributes needed to develop trusting relationships with children and adults. Such attributes include the following: Interactions expressive of genuine warmth and concern for children as well as an understanding of their developmental needs 
  • Respect for children’s ideas, feelings, abilities and differences 
  • Insights into and tolerance for the range of age appropriate behavior 
  • Ability to assume needed duties and responsibilities without supervision 
  • Ability to use discretion in communications with parents in the Teacher's absence 
  • Ability to move and react quickly and to handle emergencies effectively 
  • Ability to abide by all rules and regulations applicable to workers of the center 
  • Ability to accept changes in schedules, environment, etc... 
  • Acquire knowledge of the current curriculum and implement the curriculum practices in the classroom

Qualifications:
  • 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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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.