Third Grade Teacher

Chicago, IL, US
Jun 16, 2021
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Type:
Elementary School Teaching

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    43160 - St. Norbert School

  • Date Available:

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  • St. Norbert School, a progressive, child-centered Catholic school is accepting applications for a third grade teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. We are seeking a classroom teacher who fulfills the mission of our Catholic school by planning, guiding, and evaluating the learning process of the students for whom the teacher is responsible within the framework of our school's philosophy, organization, and curriculum.

    We are a faith-based school community that believes in offering each student a child-centered, challenging curriculum. We value creativity, social emotional awareness, and experience. We are in search of a candidate that understands the importance of educating the whole child.

    The successful candidate will provide a stimulating, safe, and developmentally appropriate educational environment where children have the opportunity to build cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. Candidate will provide unit and lesson plan by which classes are conducted. This position may ask candidates to lead and functionally supervise teacher's aides or assistants. Experience with guided reading, teaching technology, as well as knowledge of iReady instruction and diagnostic testing is a plus.
    Candidate must be an enthusiastic, professional, dependable, warm, kind, innovative individual who has experience and qualifications per the State of Illinois to work with children in an elementary school setting.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.
    • Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children.
    • Plan and prepare classroom setting; oversee safety and educational programs; supervise children in the classroom; provide a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate and acceptable individual and group behaviors.
    • Interact with parents and community groups; maintain open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement in the program and supporting the child's family relationships.
    • Write and compile individual assessments of each child's development; complete daily inventories, child attendance, and related reports.
    • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Job Requirements
    • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution.
    • Current Illinois educator's license
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
    • Provides an environment in which each child has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults by encouraging a climate that is inviting, respectful, supportive, inclusive, and flexible.
    • Records maintenance skills.
    • Knowledge of early childhood education programs and techniques.
    • Knowledge of child development theory and practice.
    • Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.
    • Ability to provide activities for children that encourage healthy growth.
    • Ability to exercise control and maintain classroom discipline.
    • Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
    • Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.

    The teacher is hired by and is directly accountable to the principal. The teacher agrees to abide by the educational policies and procedures of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Office of Catholic Schools, as well as comply with the educational policies and procedures of St. Norbert School. The teacher cooperates with the principal and staff in providing an educational environment that promotes the ministry of Catholic education.

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