Employment Opportunities

 

Current Openings

  • Substitute Teachers (see Ongoing Hiring)

 

Positions for the 2019-2020 School Year (see below for more details) 

  • Elementary School Social Worker
  • Elementary Support Teacher
  • Assistant Elementary Culinary Arts/Nutrition Instructor
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Out of School Time Coordinator (description coming soon)

 


Elementary School Social Worker

The Soulard School, a charter elementary school located in the Soulard neighborhood, seeks a part-time school social worker for the 2019-20 school year to further develop social-emotional programs and student support systems in support of the school’s mission and philosophy.

At The Soulard School, we believe individualization is important for all students and social-emotional growth is primary in building community and academic confidence. Please view our website (www.soulardschool.org) to learn more about our school’s philosophy prior to applying.

This position is a part-time, 20 hours per week,  school-year (10 month) salary position starting August 12, 2019 with additional paid time as needed.  General responsibilities include providing comprehensive social work services to parents, students and staff, and responding to referrals from school staff/parents by providing direct services and assisting families in accessing appropriate community resources.

Related Services: 

  • Participate in special education assessment meetings as well as Individual Education Plan meetings
  • Facilitate social-emotional programming within the school environment
  • Mobilize family, school, and community resources to effectively support student learning
  • Assist in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies/plans
  • Perform related work as required

 Direct Services

  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Support restorative conversations and conflict resolution
  • Provide individual or group counseling to improve academic, personal, and social functioning
  • Perform related work as required

Parent/Family Services 

  • Assist families in accessing and utilizing school and community resources
  • Support families in accessing programs available to students with special needs
  • Perform related work as required

 

School/Staff Support Services 

  • Participate in crisis prevention/intervention training
  • Participate in professional development activities aimed at best and current practices for the provision of comprehensive school social work services
  • Communicate effectively with staff, administration and parents concerning students’ progress
  • Perform related work as required

 Required Skills and Abilities

  • Warm and supportive attitude and disposition toward working with children and their families.
  • Reliable in attendance.
  • Willing to accept supervision in order to improve work performance.  
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Physically able to perform the job of a teacher of young children.

 Required:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree with major field of study or degree emphasis in school social work.
  • Licensed as a School Social Worker by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration, or other state licensing agency.
  • Working knowledge of the principals, practices, and ethical standards of School Social Work; the relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and applicable policies.
  • Ability to respond effectively and appropriately with students, parents, and educational professionals regarding students.
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to consult and collaborate with school personnel in developing and implementing strategic interventions and plans.
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritize activities.

 

Elementary Support Teacher

The Soulard School is seeking a part-time Elementary Support Teacher to join our current co-teacher at our elementary location for the 2019-2020 school year.  This position will blend elementary core instruction and supportive roles

Major Responsibilities of Core Classroom Support

  • Support the building of curriculum based on student interests, student needs, and grade level standards
  • Support implementation of lesson plans created by lead teacher and modify accordingly throughout the year based on student needs and interests.
  • Create positive educational climate for students to learn in.
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with families, as well as strong communication between home and school.
  • Attend school events as specified in teacher contract.
  • Develop positive relationships with colleagues and peers.
  • Support PE classes as an assistant teacher
  • Recess coverage as scheduled or needed
  • Sitting at and supervising lunch at an assigned table weekly

Education and Experience

  • A college degree in elementary education or early childhood education and at least one year of experience teaching experience in an elementary setting (public or nonpublic).
  •  Missouri State teacher certification in elementary education (preferred)

 Required Skills and Abilities

  • Warm and supportive attitude and disposition toward working with children and their families.
  •  Reliable in attendance.
  • Willing to accept supervision in order to improve work performance.  
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Physically able to perform the job of a teacher of young children.

 Weekly hours

•  20 hour work week (approx. 4 hours daily)

 

Assistant Elementary Culinary Arts/Nutrition Instructor, 2019-20

The Soulard School, a charter elementary school located in the Soulard neighborhood, seeks a part-time culinary arts instructor/chef for the 2019-20 school year.  The culinary arts program provides students with a framework for learning about healthy eating and environmental sustainability, as well as access to healthy meals at school.  Food literacy is a part of our curriculum where students learn about food and nutrition, grow their own food, and visit farms and markets to know where their food comes from. Two to three times a week, our student chefs plan and prepare all aspects of a balanced meal for the entire school.

This position is a school-year (10 month) hourly position from 9:00-1:00 daily.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work under Culinary Arts Teacher to manage school lunch and breakfast program to meet state and federal school lunch guidelines, including creating menus and recipes that meet nutritional guidelines

  • Assist in managing the school’s kitchen and creating and serving breakfast and lunch

  • Ensure that kitchen and food program meet all health and safety requirements

  • Supervise parent volunteers in the kitchen as directed by Culinary Arts Teacher

  • Support purchasing and delivery of all food for school programs within a set budget

  • Assist in planting and maintaining garden beds on the school grounds

  • Participate in staff meetings and professional development activities and school functions as appropriate

Required:

  • Experience in commercial/school food preparation

  • Knowledge of nutrition/healthy eating

  • Experience with children in an educational setting

Preferred:

  • Degree specific to the fields of Nutrition or Culinary Education

  • Current Food Handlers License

  • Knowledge and appreciation of/connections to community resources regarding food, gardening/farming and nutrition

  • Knowledge of federal school lunch program guidelines

To apply, send resume and cover letter by April 1, 2019 to employment@soulardschool.org or call (314) 865-2799 with questions. Please review our website, www.soulardschool.org to learn more about our school’s approach to learning prior to applying.

 

Ongoing Hiring

The Soulard School is always building our list of substitute teachers, especially at the early childhood level. Subbing is a great way to get acquainted with our philosophy and staff. If you are interested in being added to our list, please use the site to learn about our approach to education prior to applying. Certified teachers preferred. E-mail cover letter and resume to employment@soulardschool.org

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO EMPLOYEES:  The Soulard School hires employees of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made  available to students at the schools.  The schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.