Early Childhood Instructional Assistant (part-time)

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I understand that Traders Point Christian Schools purpose is to teach and practice Christian truth as found in the Scriptures in the context of the classroom.

I understand that Traders Point Christian Academy does not discriminate in its employment practices against any person because of gender, race, national or ethnic origin or handicap. I further understand that any offer of employment is conditioned on the proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

I hereby certify that the facts set forth in this initial application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that discovery of falsification of any statement or significant omission of fact during any phase of the hiring process may prevent me from being hired, or if hired, may subject me to immediate dismissal.

I understand that an investigative report including information concerning my character, employment history, general reputation, personal characteristics, policy record, education, qualifications, motor vehicle record, and/or mode of living may be obtained in connection with my application for and/or continued employment with Traders Point Christian Schools. Before adverse action is taken, based in whole or in part of the information contained in the consumer report, I will be provided a copy of the report, the name, address and telephone number of the reporting agency, a summary of my rights under the Fair Credit Reporting act, as well as additional information on my rights under the law.

By signing below, I voluntarily authorize Traders Point Christian Schools to inquire about my personal history, to perform an investigative report, and to verify all data given in my application for employment, related papers and my oral interviews. I authorize the release and giving of any performance reviews and personal references. I release any person, organization or company from liability or damage which may result from furnishing the information requested, providing that it is done in good faith and without malice. I further waive the right to ever personally view any reference given to Traders Point Christian Schools.

I further certify that I have carefully read and do understand the above statements along with the statements of mission, vision, values and faith listed below.

Mission: Traders Point Christian Schools challenges and educates students within a framework of a Biblical worldview while leading them to a personal faith and transformed life in Jesus Christ.

Vision: TPCS will prepare and equip students to reach their highest individual potential and impact the world for Christ.

TPCS Core Values

Faith: (belief, trust, confidence in God) We believe Jesus Christ is God’s Son and the only Lord and Savior of all creation. We believe a personal faith in Him is essential to the Christian life with personal responsibility to develop and exercise this faith for God’s glory. (Matthew 16:13-17; Ephesians 1:3-14; Colossians 1:15-23; Hebrews 9:11-15)

Relationships (Jesus, students, teachers, parents, church and/or community): We believe the school shares a partnership with the parents/guardians and the local church to build a personal relationship between students and Jesus Christ. We believe teachers instruct and serve as role models for students. We believe students have the personal responsibility to apply Biblical truths in their relationships. (Deuteronomy 6:1-9; John 13:12-17; Ephesians 6:4 I Timothy 4:10-16)

Understanding (knowledge and application): We believe God is the pre-existent Creator and the ultimate source of all truth and knowledge. We believe success in education is reflected in a child’s confidence and ability to apply what he or she has learned to situations inside and outside of the classroom. We believe a Biblically based education targets the child’s mind, body, heart and worldview. We believe intentional learning opportunities develop skills and gifts needed for the completion of each developmental stage. (Genesis 1-2; Proverbs 2:1-11 & 3:1-18; Genesis 1-2; Romans 1:18-32; Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:20-24)

Integrity (accountability, excellence, honesty, transparency) We believe it is important to prepare our minds for action by applying the principles of Biblical integrity. We believe it is important for the world to see that we are set apart and made Holy, in Christ, so that the world may know Him. (Matthew 5:3-16 & 18:15-17; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:3-12, I Corinthians 12:7-11, Galatians 5:22-23; I Peter 1:13-16)

Truth (discernment, wisdom): We believe God’s Word, the Bible, is the only source of truth. We believe the Bible provides the instruction and direction which determines our goals, our actions, our speech and the foundation for our relationships

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (II Timothy 3:15, II Peter 1:21).
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33), his virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35), his sinless life (Hebrews 4:15 & 7:26), his miracles (John 2:11), his vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), his resurrection (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:4), his ascension to the right of the Father (Mark 16:19) and his personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the sinfulness of human nature and that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith are we saved (John 3:15-21, John 5:24, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
We believe in the physical return of Jesus Christ to claim the saved and judge the lost (Matthew 24:42-44, I Thessalonians 5:1-11; Revelation 19:11-18)
We believe in the unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 1:13 &12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 3:16, I Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18).
We believe in the unique creation of male and female in the image of God and in the sanctity of marriage as defined by the union of one man and one woman (Genesis 1:27 & 2:24).
We believe all Christians are called and gifted by God for ministry in His Kingdom (Romans 12:3-8, I Corinthians 12:7-13).

We believe in the equality of all peoples based on the creation of man in God’s image and the lack of distinction in God’s treatment of people (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 2:11, Ephesians 2:19).
We believe in the Lord’s Great Commission, that we are bound to extend the gospel of God to all we reach (Matthew 28:18).

I have read and affirm that I will be in support of the mission, core values, and statement of faith of Traders Point Christian Schools.

In addition, Traders Point Christian Schools expects all of its employees, as well as its volunteers who have unsupervised access to children, to model the same Christian values and lifestyle that it seeks to inculcate in its students. As an applicant for a ministry position as an employee or as a volunteer at this school, I recognize, understand, and agree to live by the Christian moral standards of the school.

I declare that as a follower of Christ, I am not engaging in and commit to not engage in inappropriate sexual conduct. Inappropriate conduct includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as the following: heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual activity, sexual harassment, use of (including the viewing of) pornographic material or websites, and sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law.

I declare that the above statement is factual and true. My signature below indicates that I meet the moral integrity standards and Christian role model lifestyle requirements of this Christian school.

Traders Point Christian Schools (TPCS) require applicants, employees, and volunteers to submit to a criminal background investigation as part of the hiring/volunteer process.

By signing below you are authorizing the school to perform reference checks and a criminal background check. I authorize the release and giving of any information requested by TPCS such as employment records, performance reviews, and personal references whether such information is favorable or unfavorable to me. I release any person, organization, or company from any and all liability, claims or damages that may directly or indirectly result from the use, disclosure or release of any such information by any person or party, whether such information is favorable or unfavorable to me, providing that it is done in good faith and without malice. I further wave the right to ever personally view any references given to TPCS. I further certify that I have carefully read and do understand the above statements.

By signing below, I affirm that I have never been convicted of any of the following offenses in Indiana or any other state:

1.Rape (as defined in IC 35-42-4-1)
2.Criminal deviate conduct (as defined in IC 35-42-4-2)
3.Child molesting (as defined in IC 35-42-4-3)
4.Child exploitation (as defined in IC 35-42-4-4)
5.Vicarious sexual gratification (as defined in 35-42-4-5)
6.Child solicitation (as defined in IC 35-42-4-6)
7.Incest (as defined in IC 35-46-1-3)
8.Child selling (as defined in IC 35-46-1-4)
9.Child seduction (as defined in IC 35-42-4-7)
10.Sexual battery (as defined in IC 35-42-4-8)
Furthermore, I also affirm that I have never been charged with any of the crimes listed above and had the charges plea-bargained to an offense not listed above. I also give my consent for TPCS to initiate a criminal background check and to check my driving record, if applicable, with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

I give Traders Point Christian Schools permission to check my criminal history with state and local police, as well as perform a Federal Sex Offender check.

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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.

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

drug test

TB test

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt; Hourly.

Work Schedule: Academic Year

Location: Whitestown, IN
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