Waldron Mercy Academy seeks a full-time Pre-K Teacher Aide responsible for creating a classroom environment where the joy of discovery inspires serious study, social responsibility and strong faith. Waldron Mercy is an independent, coeducational Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy located in Merion Station, PA (suburban Philadelphia).
Assist with planning, preparation and implementation of daily lessons and activities including playground activities. Observes in order to evaluate student progress.
Assist in arranging the classroom environment in accordance with program goals and philosophy.
Able to anticipate and prevent problems, deal with disruptive children, provide fair but firm discipline, and be enthusiastic and constantly alert.
Maintain open communication with students, parents, teachers and other aides ensuring confidentiality.
Understand and comply with all school policies and procedures.
Assist in all required record keeping.
Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all.
Report any suspected abuse to supervisor.
Attend in-service and staff meetings relevant to the job.
Must be mature, patient, understanding and articulate
Must have positive energy and physical stamina
Some skill in music, art, drama and/or storytelling
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a variety of challenges and deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
Able to bend and lift up to 45 lbs
Able to get down on the floor to be level with the children during play, nap time and special activities. Also able to be level with the children at the table during meal and snack time.
Able to take children out to the play yard and for walks.
Works primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment
Works intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold