Villa Academy is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable and child-centered full time Primary Grades Instructional Assistant. This assistant will work most closely with the 2nd grade teachers and students. This is a benefitted 7-8 hour/day position. Duties vary widely and include instructional work with individual students, small groups and/or the socially distanced whole class, clerical and administrative tasks, creation of materials, supervision of recess, lunch or specialist classes in the lower school, support of outdoor learning across our 31 acre campus and other second grade or lower school duties as needed. In addition to work in the classroom, all instructional assistants attend in-service days, faculty/staff meetings, appropriate training sessions, and participate in many all-school events.
Education and Experience:
Early Childhood/Community College and/or University degree (Teacher certification considered a plus!)
Experience in working with young children in school/church setting
Volunteer work with children in a variety of settings
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Villa Academy
Desire to be part of a Catholic faith community and to joyfully share faith with children
A commitment to cultural competence and an understanding of its important role in academic excellence and student preparation. Consistent with our unique history and ethos, Villa Academy is committed to building and fostering a richly diverse and inclusive school community;
Able to understand, articulate, and put into practice current developmentally appropriate practices in elementary education
Love of young learners and their educational journey
Effective oral and written communication skills
Able to use or learn to use instructional technology including interactive whiteboards, document cameras, Zoom, webcams, iPads, Apple computers, apps and Google docs
Desire and enthusiasm for making Villa’s outdoor spaces an integral part of the primary grades experience
Ability to perform the job responsibilities of this position
Please provide, via email, the items listed below (preferably in one PDF document).
A cover letter.
A current resume with relevant educational experience and three references.
Teaching Certificate (if applicable)
About Villa Academy
Villa Academy is a Catholic independent school serving children in Preschool through Grade 8, dedicated to excellence in the education of the whole child.
Guided by the Cabrinian tradition of educating hearts and minds, Villa Academy is a learning community that challenges the unique potential of each child and educates for a diverse society. The school seeks to develop within each student self esteem, an inquiring mind, a joy for learning, and a compassionate and ethical spirit