Early Childhood Assistant Teacher (2022-2023)

Whitestown, IN

Are you looking to join an exceptional team while making a meaningful, lifelong impact in the lives of students? Traders Point Christian Schools (TPCS), located on the northwest side of Indianapolis is seeking candidates for Early Childhood Assistant Teachers. 

Located in Whitestown, the fastest growing community in Indiana, TPCS is a fully accredited (ACSI) school serving over 620 students, ages 18 months - 12th grade, from six diverse central Indiana counties. Located on a 25-acre campus, TPCS is training scholars, making disciples and graduating leaders. 

TPCS has held four ribbon cutting ceremonies over the past 5 years commemorating their growth. A state of the art high school with athletic turf, Witham Field, opened its doors in 2017. In 2019, the Reed Athletic Center for strength and conditioning was completed along with the addition of seven new classrooms and in 2020, TPCS expanded once again with a 14,000 sq ft junior high addition.To meet the needs of an ever growing community, TPCS has received a seven-figure private investment to increase academic rigor. 

TPCS believes leading students to excellence will require an investment in exceptional faculty and staff and is positioned and prepared to attract top performers. Head of School, Mr. Paul Williams, says it best, “we want to be a destination for excellence when it comes to our faculty and staff, therefore we are committed to finding and retaining the best.”

The next Early Childhood Assistant Teacher will understand the unique opportunity and embrace the challenge of building a healthy, Christ-centered school with a focus on growing academic excellence while making an eternal impact in the lives of students. 

Position: Early Childhood Assistant Teacher (full-time and part-time)

Primary Responsibility:

This individual is responsible for assisting the lead teacher in guiding students as they navigate

through social, personal, academic and most importantly spiritual growth.

Position Goal:

The major responsibility of the position is to assist in educating students in a manner consistent

with our school vision. This includes assisting students with age appropriate academic

experiences to facilitate a smooth transition into the next age group. Each assistant teacher

should have an understanding of the social, emotional, physical and, most importantly,

spiritual changes that will occur during these early years. This individual will take precautions

set by the administration to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities. An assistant

teacher will assist the lead teacher in maintaining standards of classroom behavior upholding

and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and board policy. An assistant teacher is

expected to assist in developing and maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to

effective learning within the limits of the available resources. The assistant will also aid in

evaluating student progress by providing feedback to the classroom teacher on a regular basis,

as requested. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Educational and Experience Requirements:

The assistant teacher must hold a CDA (Child Development Associates Credential) or

Associates degree in Early Childhood and have a strong desire to work with children and

experience in this area is preferred. If an assistant does not have a degree or CDA, they must be

willing to work toward a CDA within the first 12 months of employment. The Instructional

Assistant will also obtain 12 hours of professional development training and 4 clock hours of

certified Bible Training over the course of the school year. All teachers will keep a current

Infant/Child CPR and first aid certificate on file.

Qualifying Characteristics:

The teacher is a Christian with an authentic and a mature personal relationship with

Jesus Christ in both their professional and personal life with a calling and commitment

to Christian education. The teacher must have the desire to work closely and nurture a

positive relationship with students, teachers, parents, staff, school administrators and

community members. The teacher must demonstrate respect for all. The ability to

exercise good judgment, set a good example and comply with school standards is a 

must, as well as the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential issues in a tactful and

professional manner. As a teacher at TPCS, you are expected to instruct and model important religious functions that include Bible instruction, prayer, participation in weekly chapels, and other religious duties. At TPCS, your role as a teacher involves a pastoral element whereby through example and direct instruction, you are acting as a minister of our Christian faith.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The assistant will:

  • Report 30 minutes before class and stay 30 minutes after class to prepare and clean the room.
  • Work the days and hours as assigned by the Principal.
  • Assist in carrying out age appropriate lessons that will engage, instruct and enrich the students in accordance with the policies and Christian philosophy of Traders Point Christian Schools.
  • Be familiar with the state guidelines and resources from others in the field to equip students to reach their individual goals.
  • Encourage an attitude of Christ likeness in all aspects of the classroom: lessons; relationships (student, parent, and staff); classroom management, and discipline.
  • Assist in planning and ordering the arrangement, appearance, décor, and learning environment of the classroom that is neat and orderly and conducive to learning.
  • Assist in employing a variety of age appropriate instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the resources available.
  • Attend all staff meetings and training sessions that are requested by the supervising principal and/or Head of School. Staff meetings are held on a monthly basis for Early Childhood staff. Attend staff Bible study as requested by supervising principal. 12 hours of staff in service training plus 4 clock hours of a certified Bible course are required for the Instructional Assistants.
  • Assist in various public relations events sponsored by the school.
  • Maintain a current Infant/Child CPR and first aid certification.
  • Work effectively in aiding the lead teacher, including clear communication and duties, as assigned. If conflict should arise, the Matthew 18 principle should be followed as it is described in the TCPA Employee Handbook on pg. 8.
  • Continue to remain current with updates in technology and technological resources, as needed.

Employee must have:

Fingerprint and background check (provided)

First-Aid Certification (online class provided)

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt; Hourly.

Work Schedule: Academic Year