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. This position would start Fall 2017.
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.
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:
- 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.
- Bachelors 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, physical or mental disability or handicap, veteran status, marital status or any other classification protected by law.
There are certain positions, such as those that teach students religion at Sacred Heart Schools, for which it is necessary to be Catholic, for which preference in hiring shall be given to people who are Catholic and who evidence an understanding of the Catholic faith and a commitment to living that faith. Such preference is allowed under state and federal law, and does not constitute an illegal act of discrimination.