Preschool Teacher: Day School

Please send cover letters and resumes to jobs@fourthchurch.org.
No phone calls, please.


The Preschool Teacher in the Day School will be responsible for the general supervision and management of students enrolled in the Fourth Presbyterian Church Day School and will work in cooperation with and under the supervision of the Director of the Day School.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Care for all children’s social, emotional, and physical needs according to DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice)
  • Assist, plan, and implement daily programs
  • Assist in planning, preparing, and caring for the learning environment
  • Help maintain the observational records kept on each child and other required classroom logs
  • Be familiar with all health and emergency policies of the program and be ready to implement them if necessary
  • Complete fifteen hours yearly of professional development (a portion provided by the Day School)
  • Attend all Day School staff meetings and help to recommend training programs and conferences
  • Show initiative in the improvement of early childhood education, our program, and our curriculum
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed

Qualifications

  • A bachelor or master degree of early childhood education
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain appropriate communication with staff, children, and families at all times
  • Availablity for parent-teacher conferences as needed
  • Warm, friendly, flexible, and patient personality
  • Sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, compassionate
  • Able to relate well to children
  • Good communication skills
  • Good observation skills and ability to detect areas of concern and praise
  • Ability to deal with issues with children and parents respectfully and diplomatically as well as compassionately
  • Abilitly to use the S.P.I.R.I.T. principles of hospitality when interacting with visitors, guests, members, and staff of Fourth Presbyterian Church and Chicago Lights
  • Comfort working in a faith-based organization

Please send cover letters and resumes to jobs@fourthchurch.org.
No phone calls, please.