Early Childhood - Teacher in Training Job at 2nd Presbyterian Weekday School, Louisville, KY

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  • 2nd Presbyterian Weekday School
  • Louisville, KY

Job Description


Summary

We are looking for passionate and creative early childhood educators to join our teaching community. 2nd Pres believes learning starts with safe and healthy relationships between teachers and children. From there, our curriculum is a balance of developmental milestones and supporting children's interests through hands-on, experiential learning. We serve children 6 weeks through kindergarten and utilize our beautiful building and outdoor campus for all ages. 

The position of Teacher in Training is an important role in the early childhood environment as teaching is a team effort. The Teacher in Training will work alongside the teachers to implement a variety of daily activities which include observing, supervising and educating children, organizational duties, and optimizing the learning and play environment while also meeting the childcare health and safety standards. S/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment.
Teacher in Training must understand children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed.

2nd Pres. Weekday School values staff for their wonder and curiosity, their skill and knowledge, and their commitment to families. We are seeking reflective Teaching Assistants for the 2024-2025 school year for our classrooms, as well as a position in our Extended Day program. This is a Teacher in Training position from 8:45am-3:15pm. Our program runs from the end of August through May, and we follow a traditional school calendar including Christmas and Spring break. Our staff and faculty receive a paycheck year-round.

Duties

  • Assist the Co-Teachers in implementing activities on the lesson plan and following the daily schedule.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transitions.
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations and implement health, safety and sanitation procedures throughout the day.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Develop positive relationships with the children, staff, and parents.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of professional child care experience.
  • High energy.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • An understanding of child development.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must clear full background check.
  • Consistently able to lift child up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist height.
  • Consistently able to carry child up to 50 lbs. for up to 100 feet.

Nice To Haves

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional child care experience preferred.
  • Associate's Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 Credits in ECE preferred. Salary is commensurate with degree or experience.

Benefits

Financial Benefits:
  • Children of staff may attend our school if room is available. The Registration Fee is waived for all staff children and partial scholarships may be available.
  • Enrolled children of staff members may attend extended day services without charge when the staff member is working during those hours at the school.
  • If you work an average of 20 hours per week per their contract you become eligible to participate in a Simple IRA. Employee wage contributions are unlimited. Second Presbyterian will match up to 3% of wages dollar for dollar.
Non-Financial Benefits: 
  • An optimum teacher/pupil ratio.
  • Educational specialists such as Music Teacher, Movement Teacher, Art Specialist and Early Interventionist are all additional support. In addition, a Speech Pathologist is available on an as-needed basis.
  • Personal days are included in most contracts.
  • Bereavement leave is available to all.
  • Education incentives are accessible to all.
  • Staff members may keep their enrolled preschool children with them before and after school hours.
  • Our program runs from the end of August through May and we follow a traditional school calendar including Christmas and Spring break. Our staff and faculty receive a paycheck year round.
  • In general, we close for most Jefferson County snow days but not necessarily for school cancellations due to extreme cold. We make up only a portion of days missed.
  • Every class has petty cash available. Teachers are not expected to spend their own money on supplies.
  • A laminating machine and copier are available for use when school-related.
  • Staff may use the library, atrium or other areas of our campus for a quiet space to each lunch and relax when on breaks.
  • The Board pays pertinent early childhood conference registration fees (LECA/KECA/SECA, NAEYC) etc. and the fee for state-mandated CPR and pediatric first aid courses.
  • Board-Parents treat staff to week long "Teacher Appreciation Week" and many luncheons.

Job Tags

Contract work, Christmas work, Outdoor, Flexible hours, Weekday work,

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