St. Laurence Church is now accepting applications for the position of Teacher in the
St. Laurence Parent’s Day Out ministry. The start date for this position is August 7, 2018. The purpose of this position is to work with the Director to minister to the families and children enrolled in St. Laurence Parent’s Day Out. The Teacher will assist the Director in providing a welcoming environment in which to nurture each child’s spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. In this nurturing environment, the Teacher will help children become aware of God’s love for them through relationship, learning, exploration of the world around them, creative expression and play.
Serving the families and children of St. Laurence Parent’s Day Out ministry
Perform all job duties as stated in the St. Laurence Parent’s Day Out Policies & Procedures handbook
Help to provide a Christian environment in which the children may grow physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually
Give each child the attention needed to assure his/her best welfare during all activities, i.e., eating, toileting, sleeping, playing, working, first aid needs, etc.
Attend all training sessions
Serve as an ambassador of St. Laurence Church and represent Christ to the families and children involved in the Parent’s Day Out ministry, as well as to the community
Implement lesson plans in a manner that differentiates for the needs of each student in the classroom
Communicate clearly with fellow staff members, parents and volunteers in a timely manner
Approximately 12 hours per week
Operate in a professional manner as part of a ministry team
Participate fully in all activities of the PDO day, including chapel and recess
Other duties as assigned by the PDO Director
Teaching schedule will be stated on the contract
Parent’s Day Out Ministry Vision:
The mission of our Parent's Day Out is to serve families by providing a welcoming Christian environment in which to nurture each child's development and to be a place where children can experience God's love while engaging in fun and exciting learning.
Our program binds a comprehensive curriculum with the wonderful truths of God's love and grace to give the children a foundation for life-long learning.
Qualifications the Candidate must possess:
A commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the love of His people
A working knowledge of the Old and New Testaments
Recognition of the authority of Scripture within the context of Sacred Tradition
An understanding of the Anglican Tradition
Enthusiasm for the mission of the Gospel
The ability to communicate effectively
Experience in caring for and teaching young children - preferred
The ability to perceive and interpret the verbal and nonverbal cues of preschool-aged children
Demonstrate a love and enjoyment of young children
Some college credit - preferred
Valid Texas driver’s license
Be able to lift 25 pounds and interact with children on the floor
A flexible attitude; the ability to adapt responsibilities as the ministry grows.
About St. Laurence Parent's Day Out
St. Laurence Church is located in Southlake, Texas, which is northwest of Dallas. As part of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, we are a Christ-centered, liturgical Church, in the catholic tradition of Anglicanism. St. Laurence is orthodox in theology, reverent in worship, and serious about engaging the culture for the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Our Parent's Day Out program is a natural extension of our outreach ministry to the families of Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville, Keller and surrounding areas.