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Pre-K/Preschool Teaching Assistant/Classroom Aide  |  2022-23 School Year

Are you a talented, dedicated, and passionate educator who desires to make a difference? Do you want to be part of a joyful, supportive team? Do you want a career that will inspire you, challenge you, and support your professional development? If so… consider joining our team!

Description: This position is a full-time classroom Teaching Assistant / Classroom Aide position at Wellspring Catholic Academy of St. Bernadette. The Teaching Assistant / Classroom Aide is responsible for the assisting the Lead Teacher with whom they work in all aspects of classroom life: building loving relationships with students, supporting classroom instruction, working with small groups, providing a safe and nurturing environment, and maintaining a well-kept classroom that encourages children to create, explore and make decisions with confidence. This staff member is responsible for overseeing and leading Preschool “Before Care” for early arrivals from 7:15 – 8:30 am, then working in assigned Preschool/PreK classroom from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (with a 1 hr midday break). As a member of the Preschool team, this staff member will be directed by their Lead Teacher and overseen by the Preschool Director and School Principal. This staff member will consistently collaborate with the others on this level team to ensure consistency of instructional practice and a thriving school environment.

Contract Year: August 8th, 2022 – June 2nd, 2023 (Early Start for week of Aug. 1st 2022 Compensated Separately)

Compensation & Benefits: Starting at $16.50 per hour ($18.00 per hour with Lead Teacher Cert.), with opportunity for pay raises based on performance and accrued experience. This position is paid every other week and offers full healthcare & retirement benefits. Paid every other week from End of August 2022 – Early August 2023. This position offers full healthcare benefits as well as a retirement plan.

Required Skills & Mindsets:

o   Joyful, positive disposition; Able to build a strong relationship with Lead Teacher and other colleagues.

o   Passion for working with young children in an ECE/Preschool environment.

o   Easy-going and collaborative with Lead Teacher, taking instruction well and taking initiative to help and contribute to the needs of the classroom.

o   Low-stress, flexible, and unflappable in the face of challenges and unexpected circumstances.

o   Highly motivated, driven, and dependable.

o   Desire and openness for collaborating with colleagues.

o   Embodies a growth mindset and a desire to develop as an educator through feedback & coaching.

o   Openness to and enthusiasm for adopting and refining the EL (Expeditionary Learning) model of teaching and learning.

o   Openness to and Respect for the Teachings of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Faith.

o   Archdiocese of Denver ‘Safe Environment Training’ and passage of Criminal Background Check.

Desired Skills & Experience:

o   English-Spanish Bilingualism: Able to speak, read, and write fluently in both English & Spanish.

o   ECT/Lead Teacher Qualified

o   Teaching or Work experience an ECE/Preschool/Kindergarten environment.

o   Experience with SEL (Social Emotional Learning) & Restorative Practices

o   Familiarity with EL (Expeditionary Learning) pedagogy and instructional practices.

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