St. Matthew’s Parish School’s Early Childhood Program is looking for a talented early childhood educator who is passionate about working with preschool-age children. We believe young children gain a sense of their identity and self-worth when they explore at their own pace and experience success at their developmental level. Learning at this age is through experiential interactions with materials, ideas, and other people. Play is one of the major ways in which young children learn about the world around them. Through play, children learn about language, develop intellectual concepts, build social relationships and understandings, strengthen physical skills and deal with stress. Children foster independence, strengthen skills, and master concepts through learning experiences that feature. Our program nurtures growth in all areas of human development: cognitive, physical, personal-social, creative, and spiritual. We respect each child’s pattern of development, recognizing the uniqueness of each young person while creating a supportive and caring peer group and school setting. During this time and as always, we are focused on the health and safety of our community. If our philosophy and values are a fit for you, we encourage you to apply.
The Assistant Teacher will support the lead teacher in planning, implementing, and evaluating a daily curriculum of developmentally appropriate activities for young children and assist in supervising the children at all times ensuring their safety and well-being including cleaning, sanitizing, and maintaining organized environment-helping children with daily routines.
This position is part-time Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and is available now.
All school personnel must successfully complete a fingerprint background check through Live Scan and provide current tuberculosis clearance.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
St. Matthew's Parish School strives to be a welcoming and inclusive community that values diversity in all senses of the word. We are committed to making each member of the community feel that her or his whole identity is acknowledged, supported, and appreciated. We believe that an appreciation of diversity and inclusivity is essential to our mission, our goals to serve, lead, and flourish, as well as the five principles of our Character Covenant: respect, responsibility, empathy, honesty, and fairness. Building and sustaining an inclusive community will create the most powerful and effective learning environment, and will also help us learn and work as global citizens.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The campus is located on over 28 acres and there are often meetings and events at different locations. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
St. Matthew’s Parish School is an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, it is the School’s policy and practice to recruit, hire, train and promote employees without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age or other protected classifications.
The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
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