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Preschool Assistant Teacher – Part Time

Job Title: Preschool Assistant Teacher – Part Time

Reports To: Heights Academy Directors

Job Type: Part Time

Key Responsibilities


  • Model Christ-like character, God-dependency, and church attendance/participation for students and parents.
  • Understand with complete clarity and work to uphold the mission, vision, and values of Heights Church.
  • Show genuine care and concern.


  • Provide proactive care/supervision of students.
  • Know and uphold all policies and procedures – employee, parent/student, crisis management, etc.
  • Assist with ensuring a neat, welcoming, well-prepared and managed environment for learning consistent with the school’s mission, values, objectives, policies, and procedures of best practice.
  • Ensure the safety and security for all students by following all school policies and best practices.
  • Provide support for classroom and behavioral management as needed.
  • Step up to lead instruction and/or classroom management as needed.
  • Assist in providing a workable classroom schedule that promotes optimum student engagement and facilitation of the curriculum.
  • Assist the lead teacher to ensure all students’ needs are met.
  • Report all injuries and/or serious incidents to the Heights Academy Directors in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the organization and decoration of the learning environment prior to the beginning of school and throughout the year.
  • Assist with the end of year pack up and storage of classroom/school supplies, rooms, etc.
  • Keep accurate daily classroom attendance.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as directed by the Heights Academy Directors.


  • Collaborate with other teachers and other staff members to ensure each student’s needs are met as needed.
  • Build relationships with students & parents, which transcends the classroom and shows genuine care and concern.
  • Assist with meetings with parents for feedback, concern resolution, and student course correction as needed and/or scheduled by the Lead Teacher.
  • Enthusiastically engage with students during all scheduled daily activities; ensuring all safety precautions are being followed.

Continuing Education

  • Attend faculty meetings and team meetings for continued development, communication, and problem solving.
  • Set and meet yearly goals, seek out professional growth opportunities.
  • Attend school orientation and other training sessions.
  • Attend school and student events as required and/or possible.
  • Collaborate with Directors to create action plans for future growth after reflecting on the feedback from informal or formal observations.

Education & Experience


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Active member of Heights Church
  • A passion for developing and teaching the next generation
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with children/youth
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other teachers
  • Well-rounded knowledge of the education process and subject matter


  • High school diploma
  • Early Childhood degree in-process
  • CDA
  • 2 years of teaching experience in the subject area
  • CPR/First Aid and/or MAT Certified
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position and should not be considered a contract of employment. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.

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Richmond, Virginia

Height Academy Staff

Employment Type

Part Time