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Open positions:

1. Part-Time Math Tutor 

Position Overview:

The teacher is to meet the needs of students in the teacher’s care. The teacher will fulfill the roles, accept responsibilities, and meet appropriate duties as described within this description in accordance with the School’s Mission Statement, Code of Conduct, vision, and values. This role is part-time with full-time opportunities. Approximately 20 hours a week- 12-15 hours in the classroom and 6-8 hours a week for prep and planning. Wage starting at $19.23/hour.

Responsibilities:

1. Use and develop professional knowledge.
2. Reflect the purpose of the school, which is to honor Christ in every class and in every activity.
3. Have an understanding and be able to apply current theories regarding development of children in grades 5-6.
4. Articulate and apply a wide range of teaching strategies.
5. Cooperate with the School Board and administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school.
6. Teach classes as assigned following prescribed scope and sequence as scheduled by the administrator.
7. Integrate Biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout the curriculum and activities.
8. Keep proper discipline in the classroom and on the school premises for a good learning environment.
9. Maintain a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom.
10. Plan broadly through the use of semester and quarterly plans and objectives, and more currently through the use of a Lesson Plan Book.
11. Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, challenging each to do his/her best work.
12. Utilize valid teaching techniques to achieve curriculum goals within the framework of the school’s philosophy.
13. Employ a variety of instructional aids, methods, and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child: spiritual, mental, physical, social, and emotional.
14. Plan through approved channels the balanced classroom use of field trips, guest speakers, and other media.
15. Use homework effectively for drill, review, enrichment, or project work.
16. Assess the learning of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
17. Maintain regular and accurate attendance and grade records to meet the demands for a comprehensive knowledge of each student’s progress.
18. Keep students, parents, and administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure.
19. Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity and consideration.
20. Follow Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents, staff, and administration as outlined in the teacher’s handbook.
21. Seek the counsel of the administrator, colleagues, and parents while maintaining a teachable attitude.
22. Know the procedures for dealing with issues of an emergency nature.
23. Inform the administration in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any duty assigned.
24. Prepare adequate information and materials for a substitute teacher.
25. Execute the standardized testing program, records, studies, and utilize the results; and use effective diagnostic and remedial procedures.
26. Take action to eliminate discrimination and harassment among students.
27. Respect family privacy and treat information with an appropriate level of confidentiality.
28. Work with the consultants and aides to meet any special needs of students in collaboration and consultation with parents, principal, volunteers, external agencies and other professionals.
29. Engage the students actively in developing their own knowledge by teaching them to take responsibility for their own learning.
30. Critically reflect on own practice to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
31. Review the effectiveness of teaching strategies and teaching and learning programs and implement and monitor changes as required.
32. Strive to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
33. Attend and participate in faculty meetings.
34. Prepare daily lesson plans and keep them on file on a daily basis.


Other Responsibilities
The Classroom Teacher will:

1. Supervise extra-curricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned.
2. Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth.
3. Provide input and constructive recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school.
4. Support the broader program of the school by attending extra-curricular activities when possible.
5. Perform any other duties, which may be assigned by the administration.
6. Organize and supervise field trips.

Benefits: pension, health insurance, tuition discount

Salary based on education level, teaching experience, and related work experience.

Please contact careers@mychristianschool.com to apply!

2. After School Care

Position Overview:

The After School Care teacher will supervise children in the after school program providing a caring and nurturing learning environment for students participating. Candidates must be professional, responsible, and willing to be part of a team environment and agree to uphold & support the mission and ministry of ISJ Academy.

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervision and management of a group of multi age children

  2. Plan and implement activities for students (arts & crafts, games, etc.)

  3. Interacts with, initiates and encourages children in daily activities

  4. Helps children control behavior using a Christ –centered, positive, consistent approach

  5. Helps children to grow to become independent.

  6. Prepare the learning environment; sets up interest centers, prepares materials as needed

  7. Maintain attendance record signing students in and out

  8. Assists students during snack time

  9. Maintains good communication with parents, teachers, director, and principal

  10. Attends to general housekeeping tasks

  11. Attends to needs of individual children with sensitivity

  12. Attends required staff meetings and trainings

  13. Helps build a supportive, caring team

  14. Follow rules and maintain licensing requirements for Childcare Centers in the State of MI.

  15. Supports school in other ways as needed/instructed


Requirements:
1. 
MiRegistry child care training- 24 hours

2. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to young children

3. Evidence of security and judgment to handle crisis situations

4. Approved background/fingerprint check

5. CPR and First Aid Certification

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: From $15.00 per hour

Schedule:

 

  • Afternoon shift

  • Monday to Friday

 

Ability to commute/relocate:

 

  • Grand Rapids, MI 49505: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

 

Experience:

 

  • Childcare: 2 years (Preferred)

 

License/Certification:

 

  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Please contact careers@mychristianschool.com to apply!

3. Part-Time Spanish Teacher

Position Overview:

The teacher is to meet the needs of students in the teacher’s care. The teacher will fulfill the roles, accept responsibilities, and meet appropriate duties as described within this description in accordance with the School’s Mission Statement, Code of Conduct, vision, and values. Part-time role with full-time opportunities. This job is 20 hours a week (12-15 hours a week in the classroom, 6-8 hours prepping and planning). 

Responsibilities:

1. Be a committed practicing Christian with a strong Lutheran theological background

2. Associate closely with God through prayer, study of the Bible, and regular communion and church attendance.

3. Be a tactful, courteous, and effective listener.

4. Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality.

5. Show evidence of love for teaching children.

6. Participate and be visible in church and community activities.

7. Be competent in current technology necessary for teaching children and communicating within the school.

8. Attend and participate in scheduled devotional, in-service, retreats, open house, committee, faculty, and PTL meetings.

9. Report to the Principal.

10. Follow the Mathew 18 principle as outlined in the Discipline and Grievance Policy and Procedures found in ISJ Academy's Policies and Procedures Handbook.

11. Work closely with all other staff as required by the Principal.

12. Support and cooperate with parents.


Requirements:
1. 
Degree and Teaching License not required.

2. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to young children

3. Evidence of security and judgment to handle crisis situations

4. Approved background/fingerprint check

5. CPR and First Aid Certification

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: From $19.23 per hour

Schedule:

 

  • Afternoon shift

  • Monday to Friday

 

Ability to commute/relocate:

 

  • Grand Rapids, MI 49505: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

 

Experience:

 

  • Childcare: 2 years (Preferred)

 

License/Certification:

 

  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Please contact careers@mychristianschool.com to apply!

If you are interested in joining the ISJ staff, but do not see an open position, you are welcome to submit a resume/cover letter to career@mychristianschool.com.

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