Preschool Teacher Assistant ($17/hr)

St. Patrick Parish (Gretna) - Gretna



Name of Facility: St. Patrick Catholic Preschool
508 W. Angus Street
Gretna, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Jolene Jefferies


Department: Preschool
Reports to: Preschool Director (General Supervisor) and Parish Manager (Admin Supervisor)

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Hours based off maximum 24hrs per work week, but must be flexible for functions (for example; festival, parent night). Adjust hours accordingly.

Supervision and management of the students in their care.
Accept direction from your supervising teacher.
Help direct volunteers.
Work cooperatively as team with all preschool staff and preschool children.
Maintain flexibility in adapting to assignments or changes.
Maintain attendance records each day.
Accept other duties as required.
Check backpacks every morning and pack backpacks at dismissal if needed.
Acquire appropriate amount of in service hours each year.
Encourage developmentally appropriate independence and making choices.
Recognize and encourage pro-social behaviors among children, such as cooperation, helping, turn taking and using words to solve problems.
Keep information about children, families and coworkers confidential.
Display work in hallways to promote self-esteem and share accomplishments with other students and visitors.
Prepare materials for needed for projects.
Prepare for snack area and clean area up after snack.
Assist in the development and execution of the 3 parent programs each year.
Provide prayer and snack for children on a daily basis.
Ensure students are supervised and within adult/child ratio at all times.
Report all suspected cases of child abuse or neglect.
Participate in fire and tornado drills.
Assist in the assessment of each student 3 times a year.
Implement a safe curb side arrival and dismissal each day.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Administrative Skills

Attendances required at any school function (refer to teacher contract).
Attendance and participation at staff meetings.
Responsible to check mailboxes each morning, read dry erase board each morning and clock own hours daily.
Responsible to total hours on a monthly basis by the 22nd of each month.
Report all ouch reports to the Director and make a copy and file for each incident.

Communication Skills

Be friendly and courteous to parents, yet allowing teacher responsibility for communication of concerns about a student’s progress or behavior.
Share information appropriately with director.
Participate in annual evaluation/review.

Work Environment

Maintain hygienic and hazard-free environment, reporting any need for repair to the
Model good hygiene in bathroom and with hand washing.
Model and encourage good eating habits and table manners during snack time.
Vacuum and Sweep Room after dismissal/clean bathrooms if applicable.

Education and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Roman Catholic, love God, love others and love self: Have an active faith in God and respect all who enter these doors.

EXPERIENCE: Early Child Development and related fields preferred.

EMPLOYEE TYPE: Permanent part-time.


Application Instructions

This position pays $17.00 per hour. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a complete resume, and contact information for three references to Jolene Jefferies, Parish Manager, at For questions, contact St. Patrick at 402-332-4444.