The Good Shepherd Preschool

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Reference ID : 46536
Location : Fredericksburg, VA
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Part Time

Description

Summary


The Good Shepherd Preschool is an evangelical Christian faith-based ministry of Highway Assembly of God in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As such, we seek serious Christian candidates who are active members of a local church and advocates for the Gospel, committed to integrating a biblical Christian worldview into daily educational programming. Our mission is to provide a professional and safe learning environment to preschool children ages 3 to 4. We offer play-based, hands-on activities and are committed to a strong academic program in which students have opportunity to gain phonic and early reading skills, introductory mathematics and science skills, as well as handwriting and fine motor enhancement, and that integrates biblical truths in order to help students develop a lifelong Christ-centered worldview.

Classroom experiences are enriched by music and physical education programs, arts and crafts, educational learning centers, dramatic play, creative play, socialization, field trips, story times, free play indoors and outdoors, and numerous extra-curricular activities based upon Christian principles.


Duties

Job Summary:

The Preschool Assistant Teacher is responsible for helping the Lead Preschool Teacher care for and teach a group of preschool children, working as a team. Together, lead teachers and assistant teachers implement lesson plans and manage the students as they learn, eat, sleep and play; assume responsibility for daily maintenance of equipment, classroom, children's restrooms and playground; assist and coordinate snacks, nap time and bathroom activities; perform other duties as may be assigned by the director. Assistant teachers also provide supervision for children in before-school care or during extended care and after-school care periods. This is a part-time, five-day-a-week position (Monday - Friday). 


Requirements

Education / Experience: Candidates should identify as Christians and be capable of integrating the biblical Christian worldview into daily educational programming. Preschool classroom teaching experience is preferred but not required.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to pass criminal background check.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain within 90 days.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Applicants with prior teaching experience must have an acceptable rating from such teaching. Desired skills for the Preschool Assistant Teacher position include:

  • Coursework or a degree in early childhood education or child development preferred.
  • Childhood Development Associate (CDA) or Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) preferred.
  • Previous experience in teaching, childcare or other related fields preferred.
  • High level of flexibility and willingness to work all shifts.
  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Ability to build rapport with children.
  • Positive and patient demeanor.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Nice To Haves



Benefits




Salary : $12 to $14/Hr
Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Part Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Fredericksburg, VA

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