~Teacher’s Assistant (Elementary)

Evan Ray

Website Prince of Peace Catholic School

PreK3-8th Grade

Position Summary: Elementary Teacher Assistant

The teacher assistant works closely with the classroom teacher to ensure a Catholic learning environment is provided to meet the needs of all students in while carrying out the four pillars of the POPCS mission.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative, supportive and effective relationships with all school personnel while promoting the Prince of Peace Mission Statement.
  • Develop a positive working relationship with the classroom teacher.
  • Model virtuous behavior for the students and maintain a positive presence on campus.
  • Supervise and monitor students at all times (in the classroom, hallway, Cana Center, Welcome Center, playground, field trips, etc.).  Never leave a child(ren) unsupervised.
  • Assist classroom teachers in planning and preparing for instruction where needed (bulletin boards, centers, materials prep, equipment, labs, etc.)
  • Communicate with the classroom teacher to develop the goals of the instructional program.  Help identify areas that require improvement for students.
  • Assist children individually or in small groups to help the student(s) master content and to reinforce learning concepts presented by the teacher.
  • Be punctual and adhere to your schedule (including morning and afternoon supervision).  If any exceptions need to be made, respectfully communicate them to your classroom teacher/team so instruction can be adjusted.
  • Discipline and follow through with behavior management in the classroom teacher’s absence (on the playground, in the cafeteria, hallways, etc.)
  • Manage student behavior by establishing and reinforcing rules and procedures that are in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Principal or Assistant Principal
  • Communicate appropriately with parents and staff and refers all parent questions and concerns pertaining to students to the teachers.
  • Handle conflict in a respectful manner through positive communication
  • Treat confidential information about students, staff, and school affairs in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Support the emotional, social, physical, and religious development of the students.
  • Abide by all applicable sections of the Employee Handbook
  • Seek continued professional growth by working with colleagues, attending workshops, and reading professional journals.

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Exhibit highly developed technology skills
  • Effectiveness in organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong initiative, ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Collaborate with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning
  • Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies and adapt appropriately in a ministerial environment
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form

 

Reporting to the Administration Team, we will look to our Elementary Teacher Assistant to:

  • Support the school’s mission and be active in the life and culture of the school and parish community
  • Represent POP at community functions as needed
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures of Prince of Peace Catholic School and the Diocese of Dallas
  • Initiate or develop other programs relative to the job description
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned by the president/principal/assistant principals

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the policies of the Diocese of Dallas and Prince of Peace Catholic School.

 

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in subject taught or related field from an accredited American university

We are open to learning more about your unique background that may contribute to meaningful alternatives to the above qualifications.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and competitive with local schools. Benefit package included.

FLSA Status (Fair Labor Standards Act): Non-exempt

Work Status: Full Time

Hours: 7:15 am – 3:45 pm

 

Submit Letter of interest and current resume, including significant accomplishments to:

Ms. Evan Ray, Communications Coordinator

Prince of Peace Catholic School

5100 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75093

[email protected]