Organizational Profile Our goal at Compass is to provide each child with high-quality learning in a loving Christian environment. Our programs strive to be an extension of the family setting, designed to give parents a support system, educational choice and peace of mind. Our preschool program focuses on educating the whole child through varied and purposeful experiential learning. We believe educating the whole child includes spiritual, emotional/social, intellectual and physical. At Compass, each child's journey unfolds daily. Our programs help guide students along the path, providing the tools needed for a meaningful and grace-filled future.
Job Description The Compass Preschool full-time assistant will be responsible for assisting the Compass Preschool director to ensure a high quality Christian education that meets Arizona Early Learning Standards in an environment that is safe, healthy, and loving.
State Date: Immediately
High School Diploma
CDA or 15 credit hours in Early Childhood Education
Experience working with young children from a variety of backgrounds
Personal qualities: passionate, patient, relentless work ethic, humility, positive in the face of challenges and loving
Knowledge and Skills
Passion for integrating the Christian faith and character development in all aspects of a preschool environment.
Excellent ability to relate to young children, teachers and parents.
Knowledge of current technology for personal and classroom use, including the ability to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and other software as determined by the Compass Preschool Director.
Demonstrated success working in a team environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of child development and appropriate growth and learning milestones.
Embody and demonstrate a loving, positive character and ensure that students exhibit the same values.
Assist Compass Preschool Director in monitoring student progress.
Supervisor and guide small groups of students as they learn throughout the day.
Create teaching moments out of everyday occurrences.
Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.
Build rapport with students, parents and families so they understand unambiguously that teachers love them.
Support the success of all Compass programs.
Assist Compass Preschool Director in assuring compliance with all city, county and state fire, safety and licensing regulations.
Communicate and abide by all policies and procedures mandated by Compass Educational Programs.
Develop activities and supervise a small group of children in the before- and after-care program for preschool.
Assist in maintaining a well-organized, safe, clean, and attractive classroom environment conducive to learning.
Compensation: We offer a competitive hourly wage for our part-time employees and opportunities for professional growth and development.