Early Childhood Learning Center Assistant Teacher

The Templar School of Education at Johnson University invites applications for the part-time role of ECLC Assistant Teacher on the Tennessee campus. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Title: ECLC Assistant Teacher
Work Location: Johnson University, Knoxville, TN
Reports to: Karen Eastep, ECLC Director
Classification: Part-time hourly
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Summary

Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners! Through our play-based curriculum, our affectionate and loving staff ensures that our children are imparted with the knowledge to succeed.

As a part-time Assistant Teacher, you’ll work closely with the lead teacher to:

  • Follow all licensing guidelines and company standards to ensure the daily care of every child.
  • Maintain a fun, interactive classroom that is clean and organized.
  • Supervise work-study students.
  • Accurately observe, assess children.
  • Plan learning experiences for children.
  • Effectively communicate with families.
  • Complete extensive training on childcare and child development topics.
  • Act as lead teacher when lead teacher must be absent.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the dean, director, and ECLC lead teacher:

  • Act as a teaching assistant to the Lead Teacher
  • Provide oversight of work-study students
  • Act as lead teacher when the lead teacher is absent and on leave.
  • All other assigned duties

Working Conditions

  • Occasional office work
  • Getting up and down from the floor multiple times a day
  • Prolonged standing
  • Supervising children on the playground
  • Lifting of children
  • Sitting at child-sized tables for activities
  • Cleaning child-made messes and accidents
  • Communicating with parents
  • Flexible hours; some nights and evenings might be required for special occasions

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma
  • Experience working with young children
  • Clear background check
  • The ability to meet state and/or accreditation requirements for education and experience including being or becoming CPR and first aid certified
  • The ability to work indoors or outdoors and engage in physical activity with children
  • Must be able to work Monday-Friday

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is “to educate students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions on the basis of religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.