St. Charles Apache Mission School
Catholic School Job Description
Job Title: Catholic School Teacher's Aide Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Department/Location: St. Charles Apache Mission School/ San Carlos, Arizona
Primary Function: Under the direction of the School Principal is responsible for being a role model and supporting the Diocese of Tucson in its mission to evangelize, catechize, and educate youth in a Catholic School environment. The teacher shall be a minister of the Gospel and Catholic Teaching both academically and behaviorally while at work and in his/her personal life, "Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received." (Eph. 4:1)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this Ministerial Position:
Recognize and support the unique Catholic Mission of the School by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The aide may not espouse, in word or deed, any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
Help build the School’s faith community by a demonstrated willingness to participate in, and help plan, School religious and service activities.
Lead and participate in classroom prayer daily.
Demonstrate effectiveness in planning; prepare lessons to implement stated goals and objectives using provided materials; incorporate school and diocesan curriculum objectives
Demonstrate competence in the teaching process in accord with diocese of Tucson education objectives
Develop and use effective methods of evaluation, including monitoring and reporting on children's development
Utilize play and interactive activities to develop language and vocabulary, introduce scientific and mathematical concepts and improve social skills
Plan and organize a range of individual and group activities, including dramatic play, movement, dance, singing, games, arts, literacy, math, and nature activities
Plan the indoor and outdoor environment to provide a positive and safe learning environment.
Use creative and practical skills to prepare inspiring learning materials.
Establish a consistent disciplinary approach which promotes self-direction and positive self-image
Establish and maintain a functional and pleasant learning environment
Work cooperatively with the administration and all staff members; promote positive relationships with students, parents, and others
Manage all facets of the day-to-day operations of the preschool
Ensure compliance with all licensing regulations
Oversee preparation and maintenance of records
Maintain a professional manner and demonstrate a sense of professional responsibility
Adhere to Diocese of Tucson Safe Environment program and guidelines regarding appropriate boundaries and compliance with current mandatory reporting law.
Perform other duties as assigned
Physical/Mental Requirements: Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift as required in a normal school room environment.
Required Activities: Walking, sitting, standing, stooping, reaching, talking, hearing, and carrying
A working knowledge of, and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Catholic Church. If a baptized Catholic, must be a practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church
General computer skills including internet research
Excellent communications skills including written, verbal; Professional bearing and clean and neat personal appearance
Excellent leadership, human relations, and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter, be well-organized, and must be a team player
Evening and weekend work may be required
Employ flexibility and follow direction
Perform multiple tasks simultaneously and with a sense of urgency
Exercise courtesy to fellow employees, parents and others
Be able to successfully complete a criminal history and background check
Education and Experience:
Early childhood certificate from 2-year college
Minimum of 2 years experience working in a preschool environment
Level I of the Diocesan Ministry Certification
Must be willing to obtain Arizona standard teaching certificate with early childhood endorsement?
Covenants of Employment:
St. Charles Apache Mission School is a Roman Catholic religious organization and that all employees are expected to respect and conduct themselves in accordance with the values, teachings and morals of the Roman Catholic Church and by Arizona state law. Under the "Zero Tolerance Policy", no one will be knowingly assigned or retained to serve in the School when that person is determined to have engaged in the abuse of a minor or to have violated boundaries in dealing with minors.