Founded in Chicago in 1876, Sacred Heart Schools at Sheridan Road (Hardey Preparatory for Boys and Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls) are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian, faith-based community. The educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located in 30 countries; including 22 schools in the United States. The essence of this tradition is the total development of each child: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Our girls and boys are taught in single-sex classrooms, but follow a similar curriculum and share in many activities. With a total enrollment of approximately 700 students, the Schools are organized into three academic divisions each led by a division head.
The Full-Time Substitute Teacher & Morning Supervisor is directly accountable to the Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, and works to implement the Goals and Criteria and the philosophy of Sacred Heart education.
Substitute Teaching Responsibilities
The teacher provides substitute teaching coverage for all grades and subjects, senior kindergarten through 8th grade. When possible, they interface with the teacher in advance to become familiar with the lessons to be taught. If there is no specific substitute assignment for a day, they will reach out to division heads and/or other teachers to offer assistance in a specific division or throughout the Schools. They should be comfortable teaching all grades and interfacing with all children ages 5-14. The candidate should be comfortable teaching math for 3rd - 5th grade and some knowledge of algebra at the middle school level is helpful. The candidate should also be willing to learn Science Labs and be able to teach them at the middle school level if needed. They will need to work closely with the division heads regarding school procedures and classroom management. Person must be flexible and adaptable to any situation that arises in regard to teaching or duties assigned during the day, including morning and lunch duties. Any coverage for duties after school will be handled by the teacher. Knowledge of a foreign language would be helpful but is not required. Proficient in the use of technology i.e. document cameras, classroom projectors, laptops, and iPads is preferred.
Morning Arrival Responsibilities
The Morning Supervisor works closely with the Director of Student Activities and the Student Activities Coordinator to ensure adequate coverage with Faculty/Staff and University Student Staff during morning arrival starting at 7:30am for lower and middle school. The person greets and supervises students in the cafeteria as they arrive on campus, ensuring they follow morning procedures as well as works closely with University Student Staff making sure there is adequate coverage of adult/child ratio throughout the campus. The person ensures faculty and staff are present for their duties, follows up if they are absent, sends them reminders, and communicates any changes due to weather. The person is familiar with all Playground/Turf and Gym safety rules. The person also manages the daily dismissal of the middle and lower schools, including monitoring the time and ringing the bells. The person is flexible and adaptable when the gym or play spaces are not available.
Essential Job Functions:
Working with School Office Assistant for daily substitute teaching assignments
Working with Director of Student Activities regarding morning duties
Overseeing University Student Staff for Morning Arrival responsibilities
Providing support to School Office
Fulfilling other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools which are subject to change at any time including to satisfy a reasonable accommodation or for other reasons
Attending all in-service days
Overseeing morning supervision of SK-8 students
Providing support for all division heads and teachers as needed
Supporting school emergency preparedness
Qualities and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required
3 - 5 years of experience in teaching
Demonstrated leadership experience in an academic setting
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Apply directly at the School's website (www.shschicago.org) in the Career Opportunities section, submitting a cover letter and resume.
Sacred Heart Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate