Heart • Soul • Mind • Strength

Cherry Hills Christian School

Job Opening: Preschool Substitute Teacher

The Preschool Substitute Teacher is committed to honoring Christ by preparing students to live fully for God in a rapidly changing world, knowing they are His masterpieces, uniquely designed for His purpose. The Preschool Substitute Teacher shall provide a stimulating, safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment where children have the opportunity to develop cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual and physical skills in a Christ-centered environment

Cherry Hills Christian School awakens the educational experience by preparing students to live fully for God in a rapidly changing world knowing they are His masterpieces, uniquely designed for His purpose. Fully Known, Fully Loved, Fully His…Heart, Soul, Mind, Strength


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

Demonstrate Commitment to Cherry Hills Christian School
• Be an active, engaged member of the school community, as needed
• Accept and uphold CHC’s Teacher Essentials and Essentials of Faith

Efficiently Work with and Lead Alongside other Preschool Teachers, TA’s & Admin
• Implement lesson plans that follow the approved curriculum standards, goals and objectives and supports the mission, vision and philosophy of Cherry Hills Christian. Long-term substitute positions may involve writing lesson plans
• Implement positive, age-appropriate classroom management and discipline procedures in accordance with CHCP’s stated policy
• Promote and encourage parent education on relevant preschool/school-age care issues
• Attend staff meetings, in-service days and special events as required by the Director

Cultivate Positive Relationships with Children and Families
• Connect relationally with children and parents during drop-off / pick-up by greeting each child and introducing yourself
• Represent Cherry Hills Christian in a favorable and professional manner
• Pray for the children and families you serve

Other Administrative Leadership Responsibilities
• Is knowledgeable about Cherry Hills Christian policies and procedures and assists with day-to-day operations
• Assists in overseeing the maintenance of a clean, safe environment for school operations
• Respects professional ethics that require confidentiality concerning the sharing of information about children, parents or staff
• Perform other related, similar or logical duties as required or assigned.

Demonstrates a Commitment to Growth
• Utilizes educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth
• Attends department, team and staff meetings and trainings

Model Servant Leadership and Exhibit a Helpful, Joyful Attitude

Perform Other Duties and Tasks as Assigned


Highly engaged classroom
Measured through age and developmentally appropriate learning environment

Well-Executed Logistics Resulting in Great Experience for Teachers, Students and Parents

Effective Child Safety and Security
100% faculty and staff trained and 100% adherence to safety policies


Director of Preschool:
The Preschool Substitute Teacher reports directly to the Director of 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. He/she learns from and is responsive to the Director of Preschool. The Preschool Substitute Teacher should comply in a godly and humble manner with all efforts from the Preschool Director to evaluate, train, equip and develop him/her as a staff member.
Administrative Staff:
The Preschool Substitute Teacher should collaborate with all other CHC Administrative Staff, serving as a resource and encouragement to them and partnering with them effectively to achieve maximum impact.
Teachers and TA’s:
The Preschool Substitute Teacher should embody and exhibit
servant leadership in all interactions with team members, envisioning, equipping, and empowering them to make the greatest impact possible for students and families.
Children and Parents:
The Preschool Substitute Teacher 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.

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, Administration and Mercy.


• A love and willingness to serve children, their families and staff
• Knowledge and application of child development principles, developmental stages and appropriate learning activities for and/or school-age children
• Flexibility, openness and application of new ideas in early childhood and best practices
• Be a team player who establishes respectful, professional and collaborative relationships with coworkers, administration and the school and church communities
• Accepts feedback, implements suggested strategies and changes and
communicates with supervisor/office manager/team leader
• Proficient computer skills and able to use Canvas, FACTs and Microsoft Office
• Demonstrate effective communication skills using communication strategies outlined by the Preschool

• A growing and evident commitment to Jesus Christ and a Biblical lifestyle that exhibits conduct consistent with CHC’s Essentials of Faith
• Must be able to pass a criminal background check
• Professional attitude and appearance
• Ability to meet additional state requirements including
– Early Childhood Teacher Letter
– Fingerprinting
– Background check
– Immunization and health requirements
• Ability to fulfill the requirements outlined on the State of Colorado Professional Development Information System
• Holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education or similar
• Current Colorado Department of Education Teaching License for Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education
• Maintain requirements for 15 hours of continuing education each year as well as other required training
• Current CPR/First Aid certification
• Must have a flexible attitude with a servant’s heart

POSITION TYPE:  On-call, non-exempt
SUPERVISOR:  Director of Preschool
SALARY:  $16 – $23.30 per hour

Join the CHC Team

To be considered for this position, please complete the CHC Application and submit a resume, a cover letter that includes your personal statement of faith and a copy of your transcripts if applicable

If you have any questions relating to this position, please email applychcs@chclions.org.

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