This 7-8 hour/day position, late August through mid-June (10 months), works in partnership with and assists the preschool teachers in the daily operation of the preschool (ages 3-5+). Under the direction of the certificated classroom teacher or Lead Teacher for the preschool program, the successful applicant will work with students, in addition to performing a variety of other needed services. Duties vary widely and include instructional work with individuals, small groups and whole class, clerical and administrative tasks (including Department of Early Learning requirements), creation of materials, supervision of preschool recess, lunch, possibly preschool extended day (1:30-3:00 p.m.) or all-school early morning extended day (7:00 - 8:00 a.m.) and other duties as needed. In addition to work in the classroom, all instructional assistants attend in-service days, faculty/staff meetings, appropriate training sessions, and participate in many all-school events.
Education and Experience:
Early Childhood/Community College and/or University degree (Teacher Certification considered a plus!)
Experience in working with young children in a school/church setting
Volunteer work with children in a variety of settings
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Commitment to the mission of Villa Academy
Love of young learners!
Ability to work with and supervise children in small groups, one-on one, or whole class
Familiarity with current developmentally appropriate practices in Early Childhood Education
Ability to collaborate and work as a team with colleagues
Effective oral and written communication skills with children, parents and Villa professional community
Ability to plan/organize activities independently
Ability to take and execute directions
Familiarity with google mail and google docs
Please provide, via email, the items listed below (preferably in one PDF document).
A cover letter.
A current resume with relevant educational experience and three references.
Teaching Certificate (if applicable)
Prerequisite to Employment:
Prior to the first day of employment, a copy of your original Social Security card, driver’s license or passport, and verification of negative TB test will need to be provided.
30 Hours Basic STARS course, BBP/HIV/AIDS online training, First Aid/CPR/AED Course (if needed) will need to be completed within 45 days of employment
About Villa Academy
Villa Academy is a Catholic independent school serving children in Preschool through Grade 8, dedicated to excellence in the education of the whole child.
Guided by the Cabrinian tradition of educating hearts and minds, Villa Academy is a learning community that challenges the unique potential of each child and educates for a diverse society. The school seeks to develop within each student self esteem, an inquiring mind, a joy for learning, and a compassionate and ethical spirit