Employment

Good Shepherd School for Children is an equal opportunity employer, and we strive to provide a rewarding work experience for individuals who are positive, creative, and have a passion for working with children.

 

We provide benefits including paid time off, sick time, medical, dental and vision options, 10 paid holidays, paid training and more. 

 

Application available at bottom of this page.

Available Positions:

Lead Teacher--Preschool

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Learning, the preschool classroom teacher is responsible for planning, organizing and leading classroom activities, in accordance with the needs of 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children.  Being part of an inclusive educational setting, the teacher actively involves all children in appropriate classroom activities, regardless of their abilities. Consistent communication with parents regarding their child’s participation and progress is necessary. The classroom teacher is to have an understanding of, and support the principles of Creative Curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice.

 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

 

1.Understands and supports Good Shepherd’s mission, philosophy, and vision. 

2.Complies with all state licensing regulations, including supervision of children.

3.Develops weekly themes and lessons plans, which are appropriate to the numbers, ages and abilities of the children in the classroom.  Collaborates with and provides responsibilities for the teacher assistant to help implement the lesson plans. Follows Creative Curriculum guidelines and developmentally appropriate practice and licensing rules and regulations.

4.Leads the daily classroom activities with a positive, caring attitude, one that is appropriate for an early childhood inclusive setting.

5.Actively includes children with special needs utilizing adaptive techniques and visual schedules.  Adapts classroom activities to the learning abilities of all the children.

6.Conducts assessments of children using developmental screening tool.  Develops growth plans from assessments.  Meets with parents regarding their child’s developmental plan during conferences two times a year.

7.Develops professional, positive relationships with parents.  Effectively communicates with parents on a daily and ongoing basis regarding their child’s performance, development, and needs. 

8.Completes daily documentation requirements on each child in the Tadpoles electronic system.

9.Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of the students.  Appropriately reports and documents student incidents and injuries.

 

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

1.Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or elementary education is required.

 

2.Experience and/or education in working with special needs children preferred.

3.Able to work a flexible schedule and hours depending on the needs of the center. The center is open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays.

5.Sincere interest and comfortable working with children who have special needs.

6.Ability to work, collaboratively, with all childcare team members and early childhood therapy specialists.

7.Ability to effectively communicate with parents.

Work Environment: Pleasant, modern early learning center in an open and bright environment.  Activities occur in indoor and outdoor settings. Assists with the feeding, toileting, and other personal needs of the children. This can include bending down, picking children up (from 8-45 lbs) and lifting children on to a changing table.  Must demonstrate stamina to be able to actively participate in a childcare environment for eight or more hours.  Will be exposed to unpleasant odors (toileting) and infectious conditions due to child illnesses.

Email resume to msimpson@goodss.org    No Phone Calls!

Teaching Assistants

Full and part-time teaching assistant positions available immediately.

 

Full time positions = 30-40 hours per week; Part-time positions = 20-25 hours per week.

 

Salary commiserate with experience, but starting salaries $10.50- $11 per hour.

 

Work hours can vary weekly within 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. hours of operations

 

NO phone inquiries!

 

Assistants work with a lead teacher to:

  • Implement lesson plans prepared by the teacher
  • Supervise children in the classroom and on the playground through positive reinforcement. Classrooms are for groups of infants, groups of toddlers and groups of preschoolers. All children served in-center are under age six.
  • Monitor student progress and assist with evaluations
  • Maintain the routines and schedules related to meals, naps and diaper changes/bathroom breaks
  • Follow state licensing requirements for classroom and policies of Good Shepherd 

Qualifications include:

  • Experience working with children. Minimum one year for part-time and two years for fulltime assistants
  • Ability to relate to children with special needs and typically developing chidlren
  • Must demonstrate positive, caring personality
  • High energy
  • Preference given to applicants working towards a bachelor or associate degree in early childhood, education or special education. 

Email employment application or qualifications to msimpson@goodss.org

Employment Application
Individuals interested in applying for a teaching, part-time teaching, and/or therapist position, please email completed application along with your resume to goodshepherd@goodss.org.
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