St. Anne Early Child Development Center, in Laguna Niguel, is seeking a preschool associate teacher. An immediate position is available for caring, enthusiastic and responsible individuals to assist in the two-year-old daily curriculum activities that promote the social, physical, and intellectual growth of preschool. The preschool associate teacher will be responsible for assisting in the care, hygiene, learning, developmental activities, supervision and redirection of children in the classroom and in the playground areas.
Acts as a role model of professionalism in a Catholic environment.
Supports the philosophy, policies, and goals of the school, as well as the decisions made by the Board of Directors and Administrators.
Insures the health, safety, and welfare of all students.
Holds in strict confidence all matters pertaining to the school.
Adheres to all policies and procedures as outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook and Employee Handbook.
Attends faculty and administrative meetings as needed.
The associate teacher will act in direct support of Early Child Development Center leadership in executing the instructional program, general operations, and management of the assigned class or program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the direction of the teacher and/or director.
Be responsible for assisting with the religious education and prayer instruction that supports St. Anne School faith formation program.
Assist in planning and preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies.
Assume full leadership of childcare program in teacher’s absence.
Treat children with dignity and respect and protect their personal rights.
Ensure a positive environment where each student is encouraged to reach his/her potential and to take the risk.
Ensure implementation of St. Anne curriculum while providing care, guidance, and developmental experiences in accordance with St. Anne guidelines and state licensing requirements.
Supervise children, and may supervise support staff, in a safe environment as required by the Director and school needs.
Supervise up to 12 children with the assistance of other staff per Title 22 requirements, 1:6 or 2:12.
Attend all staff meetings, in-services, and required school functions.
Provide lunch/playground/carpool supervision as assigned.
Provide necessary and effective parent communication, including Parent/Student conferences.
Be actively involved in the accreditation process of the school.
Attend the following activities:
School Masses, Chapels, and assemblies
Committee Meetings as requested
All other activities as designated by the school
Complete record keeping accurately and in a timely manner.
Adhere to a professional dress code as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
Attend special subject classes and teacher development activities as required.
Arrange for a substitute teacher and provide meaningful lesson plans in the event of an absence.
Maintain a professional attitude and behavior with students, parents, and other staff members.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The conditions herein 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 job functions.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard classroom setting.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Hours: Ten-month, hourly non-exempt employee.
Required to be on campus 7:30 am – 4:15 pm Mondays and Tuesdays, and
7:30 am – 3:30 pm Wednesday thru Friday.
Reports to: Director of Early Child Development Center
Please send cover letter, resume, references, and transcripts to the Director of Human Resources, Melissa Vergara, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum of 12 qualified units in Early Childhood Education (ECE) required.
Administrative experience preferable.
Acquired skills in providing tender loving care and support to children.
Skills and abilities to maintain friendly and successful communication with parents.
Ability to establish successful teamwork with other teaching staff.