Assistant Teacher – Childcare and Pre-K

Full-time Position, Available on: 2021-12-01

There are few forces more powerful than a child who believes he/she can do it! The St. John Neumann School for Children and Families was envisioned as an opportunity for a health organization to re-imagine what childcare and early childhood education could be. The results will be empowering to the families, and energizing to teachers and staff as we create educational experiences that empower children and families to believe they can lead happy, healthy lives.

CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is currently seeking qualified candidates to serve as Assistant Teachers on the team at the St. John Neumann School for Children and Families in Columbia, PA to create learning experiences with an inspiring environment to develop a love of life-long learning in children ages six weeks to five years.

Our curriculum promotes language development and early literacy skills, numeracy & problem solving through child-led approaches to learning, exploration and play. We treat each child individually—measuring and assessing progress against their past performance and finding unique ways to help them achieve more at their own pace.

This full-time position with benefits is an opportunity to provide a warm, nurturing experience for children and families.

Essential functions as an Assistant Teacher may include but are not limited to:

Assist in planning, preparing and delivering lesson plans, special activities and provocations that facilitate active learning consistent with the philosophies and objectives of the St. John Neumann School for Children and Families.
Support in preparing and maintaining a safe, healthy, inviting, nurturing and engaging environment for all children, families, and colleagues.
Maintain positive and proactive approaches to discipline and student behavior in accordance with the behavior policy, plans and mindful philosophies endorsed by CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health and the St. John Neumann School for Children and Families.
Support the Lead Teacher in maintaining and regularly communicating accurate and complete records to students, colleagues and parents regarding students’ progress, development, and needs as appropriate.
Assist in updating all necessary records accurately and completely on students and activities as required by laws, policies and school regulations.
Assist in multiple classrooms if/when the position requires it.
Encourages parent and community involvement.
Qualifications and Skills:

A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field.
A.A/A.S degree in early childhood education / teaching from an accredited institution preferred.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Creative in their approach to their job.
Demonstrate an understanding of inquiry and play-based learning models.
Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and social barriers that can exist when accessing health-related services.
Physical Requirements: Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a hand-held learning device and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
To be considered please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your philosophy of education and interest in the position via email to

CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

Company: CHI St. Joseph Children's Health

St. John Neumann School for Children and Families
A Project of CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health
401 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512

Contact: Philip Goropoulos
(717) 397-7625