Preschool

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Purpose and Scope:

Working with the preschool Director the Pre-School Instructional Assistant strives to achieve the goals of Catholic Education while creating positive school community relationships and preparing students to transfer into St. Joseph School kindergarten. The position includes observing the needs of each student and developing learning techniques to help build their social competencies and build self-esteem.  They will perform other related job tasks as deemed necessary by the Director.

Essential Job Functions

  • Achieves the goals of Catholic education and promotes Gospel values and Catholic teachings. Exemplifies Catholic living both in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of effective teaching techniques and child development in preparing daily lesson plans and learning activities appropriate for the preschool child’s needs. Employs a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children.
  • Acts as a positive role model and maintains a professional attitude. Uses positive communication skills both in and out of the classroom.

Participates in school functions and parent activities.

  • Encourages children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments.
  • Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)
  • Organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
  • Communicate with parents regularly to understand the children’s background and psyche.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards

Knowledge and Skills to Perform Job Functions

  • A pre-school instructional assistant must have a great love and patience for children.
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods.
  • Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention.
  • Excellent communication and instructional skills and able to interface well with parents.
  • Collaborate with other educators
  • Cool-tempered, friendly, and reliable

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to comply with the requirements specified in California/Santa Clara County Preschool incensing regulations.
  • Familiarity with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms
  • Certification in child CPR
  • BS/BA in education or relevant field
  • Valid license to practice profession

How to Apply:

If you are interested in a position please email a cover letter and resume to James Johnston, Principal:  jjohnston@sjmv.org

Purpose and Scope

Working with the Preschool Director, the Preschool Teacher strives to achieve the academic goals of Catholic education while creating positive school community relationships and preparing students to transfer into St. Leo the Great Kindergarten.  The Preschool teacher develops a creative learning and social program appropriate for preschool children.  The position includes observing the needs of each student and developing learning techniques to help build their social competencies and build self-esteem.  Performs other related job tasks as deemed necessary by the Director and assumes a leadership role when the Director is off campus.

Essential Job Functions

  • Achieves the goals of Catholic education and promotes Gospel values and Catholic teachings. Exemplifies Catholic living both in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of effective teaching techniques and child development in preparing daily lesson plans and learning activities appropriate for the preschool child’s needs. Employs a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children.
  • Develops lessons plans for academic and experiential learning opportunities
  • Directs student needs to improve their social competencies and build self-esteem.
  • Sets goals and tracks children’s progress and reports regularly to parents.
  • Acts as a positive role model and maintains a professional attitude. Uses positive communication skills both in and out of the classroom.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as assigned by the Director.
  • Participates in school functions and parent activities.
  • Encourages children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments.
  • Guides children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)
  • Organizes nap and snack hours and supervises children to ensure they are safe at all times
  • Communicates with parents regularly to understand the children’s background and psyche.
  • Maintains a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards

Knowledge and Skills to Perform Job Functions

  • A preschool teacher must have a great love and patience for children.
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods.
  • Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention.
  • Excellent communication and instructional skills. Able to interface well with parents.
  • Collaborate with other educators
  • Cool-tempered, friendly and reliable

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Preschool Teacher is preferred.
  • Teacher permit or must have 12 semester Child Development Units
  • Ability to comply with the requirements specified in California/Santa Clara County Preschool licensing regulations.
  • Familiarity with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Certification in child CPR
  • Must be willing to work until 6:00 pm
  • Valid license to practice profession
  • Must pass health screening and fingerprint clearance

Applications and Contact

Interested applicants should send your letter of interest and resume to both school Principal, Mr. Matt Komar, at mkomar@dsj.org and Pre-school Director, Ms. Lynne Suttelle at   lsuttelle@stleosj.org.

If you have any questions, please call the main school office at 408-293-4846.

Interviews will be scheduled upon receipt of qualified applicants.

St. Simon Parish School was established in 1961 and remains a leader in innovative Catholic elementary education in Silicon Valley. There is a strong community atmosphere at the school, with volunteers from the school and parish community supporting the staff and students on a regular basis. St. Simon is blessed with a significant student support and technology infrastructure, as well as numerous extra-curricular opportunities. The School is a ministry of the Parish, and staff work closely together. The pastor is a strong supporter of the School’s ministry as integral to the mission of the Parish.

Preschool Teacher

Saint Simon Parish Preschool is looking for a part-time (17-18 hours per week) and full-time position Pre-Kindergarten/Preschool Teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.  Qualified applicants are able to:

-follow the mission and vision of Saint Simon Parish School

plan and develop overall curriculum with fellow Pre-Kindergarten/Preschool teachers

-demonstrate teaching and supervision techniques

-communicate effectively with parents

-prepare teaching materials (i.e. paints, play dough, paper, etc).

-supervise children and attempt to meet the needs of each child

-be aware of and comply with all personnel policies and licensing regulations the school adopts

-participate in professional and spiritual growth activities.

The qualifications for this teacher position are:

  1. Twelve (12) semester units in Early Childhood Education, to include Childhood Growth and Development; Child, Family, Community; Curriculum.
  2. At least 18 years of age.
  3. Enthusiastic, loving, and nurturing personality
  4. Ability to work well independently and in team settings
  5. First-Aid/CPR certified, current live-scan, criminal record clearance, and health clearance (TB test)

If you are interested in a position please email a cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation to Ryan Roth at jobs@stsimon.org