Preschool Aide

Preschool Aide (Ages 3-5)

Full-time and Part-Time Opportunities During the School Year

The Preschool Aide is an important part of the Preschool classroom, assisting the Preschool teacher in all aspects of student guiding and teaching.  This position requires a special person who exhibits loving patience, great flexibility, organizational skills, and a servant heart to follow the lead of the teacher.  High energy and ability to direct students in correct behavior are great benefits to being able to work in this position well.

New Life Academy, a non-profit Christian school, has an amazing opportunity for an Aide to assist the Early Education teachers.  New Life Church was formed in 1977 and shortly after New Life Academy (NLA) was born and today has become a Christian school enrolling more than 700 students of diverse backgrounds in grades preschool through twelve.   NLA offers its families a complete educational experience as the largest non-denominational Christian School in the east metro area.  All grades are located on one campus in Woodbury, MN a suburb of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The weekly hours and weekly work schedule will fluctuate based on the ramp up of the programs, registration and camp events.

Today, NLA’s mission is to educate and energize each student to impact their world for Jesus Christ and to reach their full potential in scholarship, leadership and service out of love for God and one another by:

  • Preparing each student for college and careers compatible with the individual’s needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Helping develop each student’s unique talents and potential to excel by nurturing independence and self-worth.
  • Instilling in each student a Christian world view.

The Preschool Aide is an important part of the Preschool classroom, assisting the Preschool teacher in all aspects of student guiding and teaching.  This position requires a special person who exhibits loving patience, great flexibility, organizational skills, and a servant heart to follow the lead of the teacher.  High energy and ability to direct students in correct behavior are great benefits to being able to work in this position well.

Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help teacher conduct small and small group instruction and assist teacher in daily classroom activities.
  • Provide one on one student help when needed for struggling students.
  • Walk students to/from specials and lunch with teacher and assist with bathroom breaks and escort to health aide.
  • Monitor recess time with the students, manage discipline issues at recess and first aid issues and help monitor before school care if needed starting at 7 a.m.
  • Restock classroom supplies as needed.
  • Help keep the classroom sanitary: tidy, dust, organize, sweep, wipe tables as needed
  • Help with bulletin board changes (monthly) and hanging artwork in hallways
  • Interact in a genuine and friendly manner with parents
  • Can effectively integrate the gospel-centered message into day-to-day responsibilities. Has a strong reputation exemplified by passion and consistency that students want to emulate and parents respect. Proactively seeks ways to improve how the school presents itself from a Christian perspective.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education in Early Childhood education or Elementary Education preferred, but not required
  • Experience in early childhood or elementary classrooms preferred
  • CPR/First Aid Certified or willing to obtain it
  • Teacher or Assistant Teacher Qualified- MN RULE 3

 

Please complete a New Life Academy Teacher Application. The completed application and your resume and can be sent to debmcgahey@newlifeacademy.org.