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Lower School Associate Teacher

  • 15 May 2023 3:30 PM
    Message # 13201915





    Lower School Associate Teacher


           Acts as a role model of professionalism in a Catholic environment

           Supports the philosophy, policies, and goals of the school, as well as the decisions made by the Administration

           Ensures the health, safety, and welfare of all students

           Holds in strict confidence all matters pertaining to the school

           Adheres to all policies and procedures as outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook and Employee Handbook

           Attends faculty, departmental, grade level, and administrative meetings as needed



    The Lower School Associate Teacher will be assigned to a class or program in grades K-1, assist the homeroom teacher, guide small group centers and intervention, and create enrichment lessons for assigned discovery experiences. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 



           Assist in planning and implementing the daily program under the direction of the teacher by preparing the learning environment, setting up interest centers, and organizing materials/supplies

           Assume full leadership of class in teacher’s absence

           Create, develop, and lead PE and art classes

           Treat children with dignity and respect and protect their personal rights

           Attend special subject classes and teacher development activities as required

           Maintain a professional attitude and behavior with students, parents, and other staff members

           Substitute in other classrooms as needed and agreed upon mutually

           Establish and work on yearly professional goals

           Ensure the health and safety of all students in the class

           Ensure a positive environment where each student is encouraged to reach his/her potential and to take a risk

           Assist lead teacher in maintaining discipline in the classroom and other areas through positive but clear discipline practices

           Contact the lead teacher when social and academic problems arise

           Assist lead teacher in the appearance of the classroom, including a display of students’ work, classroom guidelines, bulletin boards, and a neat orderly appearance

           Provide lunch/playground/carpool supervision as assigned

           Be actively involved in the accreditation process of the school

           Attend and participate in all regularly scheduled all faculty, division, department, and grade level team meetings as well as in-services, professional development workshops, and required school functions

           Attend the following activities:

           All School Masses and assemblies

           All staff meetings and in-services

           All other activities as designated by the school or outlined in the Employee Agreement (attached)

           Complete record keeping accurately and in a timely manner

           Adhere to a professional dress code as outlined in the employee handbook

           Arrange for a substitute teacher and provide meaningful lesson plans in the event of your absence

           Maintain a professional attitude with students, parents, and other staff members



           Candidate must have Bachelor's degree, with an interest in a teaching career

           Teaching credentials are preferable

           A minimum of two years of teaching assistant experience is preferable


           Use of Mac/PC Platforms

           Use of SMARTboard technology

           Practicing Catholic


    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

    Environment:  Work is performed primarily in a standard classroom setting.

    Physical:         Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

    Vision:            See in the normal visual range with or without correction

    Hearing:         Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

    Hours:             Ten months, Salary Exempt employee

                            Required to be on campus 7:30 am–3:30 pm Monday through Friday

    Reports to:     Grade level teacher under the direction of the Head of School

    This is a full-time as we’re looking for hourly, non-exempt position starting at $20 an hour up to $25 an hour depending education and years of experience. Please send cover letter, resume, and college transcripts to the Director of Human Resources, Melissa Vergara at

Cal-ISBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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