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Cherry Hills Christian School

Job opening: Early Childhood/School-Age Care Substitute Teacher Aide

by | Aug 5, 2020 | Employment Opportunities, The Preschool

The Early Childhood/School-Age Care Substitute Teacher Aide assists and supports the teacher in providing a stimulating, safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment where preschool children have the opportunity to develop cognitive, social emotional, spiritual, and physical skills in a Christ-centered environment. This substitute position reports directly to the Director of The Preschool. The Preschool Early Childhood/School-Age Care Substitute Teacher Aide is an on-call position that works August through May and various weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday at a rate of $12.50-$14/hour, depending on education and professional experience.

Responsibilities

Model a growing and vibrant relationship with Christ

  • Pursue full devotion to Christ and live the life we are inviting others to live
  • Manifest the fruit of the Spirit in work habits and relationships
  • Pursue spiritual growth through community and daily devotions
  • Embody other-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions

Teaching

  • Assist the teacher in preparing the learning environment and implementing daily lesson plans.
  • Assist the teacher in implementing positive, age-appropriate classroom management and discipline procedures.
  • Along with the teacher, facilitate small group learning experiences for the children.
  • Assist the teacher in assessing children’s ongoing growth/progress.
  • Establish and nurture positive relationships with parents and children.
  • Support the teacher in promoting parent education when needed.

Demonstrate commitment to Cherry Hills Christian School

Be an active, engaged member of the CHC school community

Uphold a safe environment

  • Work closely with the Director of The Preschool and The Preschool Office Manager to meet the demands of the day, which may be unexpected
  • Help maintain preschool and school-age care rooms and spaces and work with Cherry Hills Community Church ministries as it relates to shared spaces.
  • Supervise and insure the safety and well being of children at all times.
  • Keep classrooms, toys, storage rooms and bathrooms clean, neat and orderly.
  • Perform other related, similar or logical duties as required or assigned.
  • Follow state regulations regarding health, safety, and incidents of abuse and neglect.

Cultivate positive relationships with children, families and colleagues

  • Connect relationally and build rapport with children and staff/adults
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Pray for the children and families you serve

Promote and protect health and safety

  • Help maintain Preschool classrooms and spaces in a neat and orderly fashion and in partnership with Cherry Hills Community Church
  • Follow Colorado state regulations regarding health, safety and incidents of abuse and neglect
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Model servant leadership and exhibit a helpful, joyful attitude

Partner with the Administrative Staff to plan and deliver safe transportation services for our Preschool-Grade 8  students

Relationships

Director of The Preschool: The Substitute Teacher Aide reports directly to the Director of The Preschool. He/she will be expected to be coachable, available and responsive while striving for a healthy Christ-like relationship characterized by love, truth and unity. The Substitute Teacher Aide should comply in a godly and humble manner with all efforts from CHC to evaluate, train, equip and develop him/her as a staff member.

Administrative Staff: The Substitute Teacher Aide should collaborate with other Administrative Staff  as a resource and partner.

Teachers and Teacher Assistants The Substitute Teacher Aide should embody and exhibit great rapport with all Teachers and Teacher Assistants and be open to communication and interactions.

Children and Parents: The Substitute Teacher Aide should embody and exhibit servant leadership in all interactions with children and parents, seeking to serve, support, and reflect the love of Christ to and for them.

Spiritual Gifts

  • God equips every Christ-follower with spiritual gifts to serve and strengthen the body of Christ and to partner with Him in the advancement of His kingdom.
  • The following spiritual gifts are recommended for this role: Service, Wisdom, Knowledge and Discernment.

Competencies

Commitment: Cherry Hills Christian School employees demonstrate a commitment to the CHC Mission and Vision. They also have the ability to meet attendance schedules with dependability and consistency.

Professional Excellence: Cherry Hills Christian School employees model professional excellence because they are qualified in their area of expertise, committed to continual improvement and intentionally engage others with an attitude of excellent customer service. The Early Childhood/School-Age Care Substitute Teacher Aide must have knowledge of basic developmental stages of children and the application of basic child-development principles and also have the flexiblity and openness to new ideas in Early Childhood practices and to receive feedback from his or her direct supervisor and/or Early Childhood Coach. The Substitute Teacher Aide also should have the ability to be a team player who establishes respectful, professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues, administration and the general school and church communities. He or she should have basic computing skills and have effective verbal, written and listening skills.

Organizing: An individual who is skilled at organizing can marshal resources (people, funding, material or support) effectively and efficiently, orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal, and arrange information and resources in a useful manner.

Planning: An individual who is skilled at planning accurately scopes out length and difficulty of projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; and evaluates results.

Qualifications

  • As a community with a shared statement of faith, an active, intentional and embodied Christian faith is essential.
  • A growing and evident commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • A clear demonstration of a Biblical lifestyle exhibiting conduct consistent with Cherry Hills Christian School’s teachings and expectations.
  • Willingness to take two college level classes to learn child development principles, appropriate learning activities and child guidance strategies for preschool/school-age children.
  • Ability to meet state requirements including: fingerprinting, background checks, pre-service trainings, immunization and health requirements as well as fulfilling the requirements outlined on the State of Colorado Professional Development Online Information System.
  • Current CPR/Basic First Aid card or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
  • 2+ years working with children.
  • Maintain requirements for 15 hours of continuing education each year as well as other required training.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in performing duties.

Join the CHC Team

To be considered for this position, please provide a resume, a cover letter that includes your personal statement of faith and details any experience you have with technology, and a copy of your transcripts if applicable. 

Please scan all documents and email to applychcs@chcc.org. Please note that job candidates must pass all background/reference check requirements successfully.

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