Preschool Assistant
2 positions available, part time 15 hrs/week – One year contract with possibility of extension.
Monday-Friday (Mornings 8:45AM-12PM or Afternoons 12:45PM-4PM)
Start Date (expected): Sept. 1, 2016 (plus an orientation day)

We are a new Catholic preschool (located in the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church). We are looking for a part time Assistant to help our Preschool Teacher. Our preschool for 3 and 4 year olds provides a fun, play-based education focusing on the development of our student’s mind, body and soul with a Christian curriculum that blends with that of the Catholic School System.

The ideal candidate will be approachable, flexible, helpful and positive with a willing attitude and love of children. Responsible to the Preschool Teacher and ultimately, the President of the preschool society we are looking for someone with good communication skills who takes direction well.

Responsibilities:
– Assist the Preschool Teacher to teach and supervise children ages 3 and 4yrs by helping lead them through structured and unstructured learning activities as directed by the Teacher. Activities might include circle time, crafts, free play, physical fitness, learning-by-doing activities, snack time etc.

– Help with creating, setting up and taking down lesson materials such as crafts, games, gym equipment etc.

– Ensure the preschool is clean, tidy and safe. Assistant is specifically responsible for ensuring floors are clean in the classrooms, hallways, gymnasium and parent waiting areas.

– Liase between the parents, students, assistants, church and any special guests by building positive working relationships and open channels of effective communication.

– Attend preschool committee meetings if requested.

– Assist with any required setup/take down of preschool areas when required.

– Help to promote the program within the community including being involved in orientation, Meet the Teacher, Year End or other important days.

Education Requirements:
– Child Development Assistant Certificate (or willing to take the online training before commencement of employment).
– Successful candidate must provide police records check including vulnerable sector check
– Current First Aid and CPR certification
– Previous experience teaching 3 and 4 yr. old children in a preschool environment is an asset
– We are looking for practicing Christians to fill these positions.

Please submit cover letter and resume with salary expectations via email to:

Stephanie
President
Little Ark Academy Preschool Society
Ph: 780-513-1175
info [at] littlearkacademy [dot] com

*Submissions close Jun 1, 2016
*Please be prepared to provide 3 references upon request.