Sacred Heart Schools is seeking a Teaching Assistant for the Lower School (Grades 3-5) 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 Third, Fourth, or Fifth Grade level. Teaching Assistants will assist with:
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.
Founded in 1876 as the Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls, and in 1935, adding Hardey Preparatory for Boys, Sacred Heart Schools are independent, Catholic, elementary schools that serve 700 children in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Rooted in the history and traditions of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart Schools are committed to academic excellence in the environment of a Christian community.
Our mission is inspired by the spiritual ideal and work of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, who first articulated her educational vision in 1800. Not only did she seek to give youth an exceptional academic foundation, but also she hoped that the education in her schools would be profound enough to inspire students to rebuild, renew, and transform society wherever they lived. Today, this mission continues here on Sheridan Road and in all 24 Sacred Heart Network schools across the United States as well as many more around the world.
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.