Saint Peter’s Catholic School, an integral ministry of a dynamic, urban, multi-cultural and historic Catholic parish located in downtown Columbia, is seeking to fill the following positions:

2019-2020:

After School Program Group Leader

St. Peter’s Catholic School provides an After School childcare program for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. This extended care program is offered from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. each full academic day. We offer extended care on early release days and full-day “enrichment” care on faculty professional development days. Students have homework time and snack time. Additional time is spent building friendships with fellow students, playing games, and playing outside (weather permitting).

Job Duties: supervising students, assisting with homework, engaging in enrichment activities, etc.

Hours: M-F, 3:00-5:30 pm

Requirements: At least 6 months of experience working with children; strong written and verbal communication skills; appropriate knowledge of child development and classroom management; background screenings in accordance with Diocesan policy.

Applicants should submit their resume to the principal, Mrs. Aubrey Wall, via email to AWall@StPetersCatholicSchool.org or mail to 1035 Hampton Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Thank you for your interest in St. Peter’s Catholic School.

2020-2021:

Kindergarten Lead Teacher (K5)

Requirements: BA in Elementary or Early Childhood Education; practicing Catholic; strong written and verbal communication skills; appropriate knowledge of child development and classroom management; proficient with Instructional technology. A valid SC teaching certification is required; an applicant who does not have this credential will be required to obtain one within the time period prescribed by the Diocese of Charleston.

Job Duties: Represent and promote the Diocese and school’s mission and values; plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children; ensure equipment and facilities are clean, well maintained and safe at all times; provide weekly lesson plans and monthly schedules of activities to administration; follow policies regarding disciplinary procedures; be familiar with emergency procedures; ensure children are supervised at all times; integrate technology through a variety of experiences to promote interactive learning; integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner; work with students from varied ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds; create and maintain a healthy, productive and safe learning environment where developmental differences are respected and supported, and individual potential is encouraged; plan, evaluate and assign lessons; prepare, administer, grade papers and tests and prepare report cards; maintain good classroom management and discipline; promote the positive aspects of diversity found in a variety of ethnic, racial and religious background and use that diversity in planning and implementing curriculum and instruction; observe and evaluate student’s performance and potential; meet with parents and school staff to discuss student’s academic progress or personal problems; participate in community and school activities; stay current in the education field through participation in educational conferences, workshops, in-services and professional reading; demonstrates proficiency in multiple subject areas in planning, integrating and implementing elementary level curriculum.

Must be able to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in students and employ different teaching methods that will result in higher student achievement. Should be organized, dependable, patient and creative. Must be able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents and members of the community.

Pre-School Lead Teacher (K3)

Requirements: Minimum of a BA in Elementary or Early Childhood Education; practicing Catholic; strong written and verbal communication skills; appropriate knowledge of child development and classroom management; proficient with Instructional technology. A valid SC teaching certification is required; an applicant who does not have this credential will be required to obtain one within the time period prescribed by the Diocese of Charleston.

Job Description: Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program; ensure equipment and facilities are clean, well maintained and safe at all times; provide weekly and monthly schedules of activities to administration; develop culturally appropriate programs and activities; develop activities that introduce math and literacy concepts; follow policies regarding disciplinary procedures; be familiar with emergency procedures; ensure children are supervised at all times; provide various experiences and activities for children regarding songs, games and storytelling; establish routines and provide positive guidance; provide an environment where children feel safe, secure and builds self-esteem; clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand; observe children and make note of progress; integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner; keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities and their child’s progress; discuss identified problems and needs with professionals as appropriate; participate in community and school activities; represent and promote the Diocese and school’s mission and values; stay current in the education field through participation in educational conferences, workshops, in-services and professional reading; demonstrates proficiency in multiple subject areas in planning, integrating and implementing preschool level curriculum.

Must be able to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in students and employ different teaching methods that will result in higher student achievement. Should be organized, dependable, patient and creative. Must be able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents and members of the community.

Early Childhood Teaching Assistant (K3-K5)

Requirements: Minimum of High School diploma, GED or equivalent required. Preferred to have earned at least 6 college units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or at least three months experience in an Early Childhood Education program or child care setting.

Hours: M-F, 7:30 – 4:30 pm

Job Duties: Assists in implementing a program in accordance with Diocesan and school guidelines; assists in providing a safe, nurturing, and positive experience for the students; considers the individual child in relation to their culture and socio-economic background; assists in maintaining site discipline, open and effective parent communication, program improvement and school site personnel relations based on Diocesan and school guidelines and procedures; assists in developing and implementing effective, developmentally appropriate curricula; works cooperatively with school site personnel and the Teacher/Principal to maintain a quality program; communicates site program needs to the Teacher/Principal; maintains effective relationships with employees, parents, and students; assists in the set-up and arrangement of supplies and equipment; performs other related work as required by the position; comply with the Diocesan and School handbooks of policies and procedures as outlined.

Under the general supervision of the Teacher/Principal, must be able to perform duties such as preparing materials, assisting students on an individual basis and in small groups. Follows well defined guidelines, policies and written procedures. Exercises patience, tolerance and objectivity when working with individuals or groups of children. Uses judgment to determine children’s needs and when to seek assistance from the Teacher/Principal or other staff.

Applicants should submit their resume to the principal, Mrs. Aubrey Wall, via email to AWall@StPetersCatholicSchool.org or mail to 1035 Hampton Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.