Employment Opportunities

 

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

  • Elementary School Social Worker
  • Elementary Classroom Teacher
  • Nursery Afternoon/Aftercare Teacher
  • Pre-K/Elementary Aftercare Assistant
  • Substitute Teachers

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 Classroom Teacher

 

The Soulard School is seeking a full-time elementary classroom co-teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

Major Responsibilities

  • Build curriculum based on student interests, student needs, and grade level standards

  • Create units of study that integrate subject matter

  • Develop lesson plans 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.

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

 

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.

 

General Pay and Contract Provisions

• 40 hour work week with hours between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm

• Health and retirement benefits including participation in St. Louis Public School Retirement System.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Principal Kerri Fair at kerri.fair@soulardschool.org

 


 

Aftercare Assistant Teacher

Soulard Education Center (part of The Soulard School) is seeking a part-time collaborative aftercare assistant teacher. The afterschool program serves grades pre-k through 6th.

Experience in working with pre-k and/or elementary students required, Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (or in progress) preferred.

We are seeking a creative, team-oriented teacher who:

•      Sees him/herself as a learner alongside children.

•      Is a careful observer and listener of children.

•      Will create trusting relationships with children, families and colleagues.

•      Is dependable.


Duties include:

Assist lead aftercare teacher in supervision of pre-k and elementary students

End-of-day cleaning tasks such as sweeping and running dishwasher

Communicating and building positive relationships with parents

Position would be hourly, 3:00 - 6:00 daily, with opportunities for additional hours subbing and summer employment.

This position begins mid-August, 2019.

The Soulard School’s mission is to build a warm, welcoming community that serves as an example of the profound and real possibilities of a community dedicated to educating its children; one in which children and adults are encouraged to ask questions and broaden their understandings of themselves, others, and the world. Our community develops students who become autonomous, caring, capable and responsible citizens. We create experiences and opportunities that emphasize respect, responsibility, self-management, and the ability to view experiences from different perspectives.

Please learn more about our school's approach before applying -  visit www.soulardschool.org.

To apply, please e-mail resume and cover letter to employment@soulardschool.org.

 



Nursery Afternoon/Aftercare Teacher  - 2019

Soulard Education Center (part of The Soulard School) is seeking a part-time collaborative assistant teacher to support teachers in the afternoon (12:00-4:00) and provide supervision of aftercare students from 4:00-5:30. The Nursery program serves primarily toddlers and 2s.

Experience in working with early childhood students required, Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education (or in progress) preferred.

We are seeking a creative, team-oriented teacher who:

•      Sees him/herself as a learner alongside children.

•      Is a careful observer and listener of children.

•      Will create trusting relationships with children, families and colleagues.

•      Is dependable.


Duties include:

Assist lead teachers with lunch breaks, nap time, planning time and afternoon activities with children

Be prime care provider for small group (4 or fewer) of toddlers in aftercare 4:00-5:30.

End-of-day cleaning tasks such as sweeping and running dishwasher

Communicating and building positive relationships with parents

Position would be hourly, 12:00 - 5:30 daily, with opportunities for additional hours subbing and summer employment.

This position begins mid-August, 2019.

The Soulard School’s mission is to build a warm, welcoming community that serves as an example of the profound and real possibilities of a community dedicated to educating its children; one in which children and adults are encouraged to ask questions and broaden their understandings of themselves, others, and the world. Our community develops students who become autonomous, caring, capable and responsible citizens. We create experiences and opportunities that emphasize respect, responsibility, self-management, and the ability to view experiences from different perspectives.

Please learn more about our school's approach before applying -  visit www.soulardschool.org.

To apply, please e-mail resume and cover letter to employment@soulardschool.org.


 

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.