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Preschool Teacher Assistant

Business Unit Summary 

Position Title: Preschool Teacher Assistant

Business Unit: PASSAGE Ministries Inc.

Industry: Education

Type: Full-Time

Position Locations: Gainesville, Ocala

Job Description

The Preschool Teacher Assistant helps the center maintain continuity of program services and activities that contribute to the development of each child's full potential. The Preschool Teacher Assistant will have various responsibilities dependent on support requirements within the center's classroom or operational demands – including mealtime, classroom activity time, outdoor play, and nap time.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows established lesson plans for daily classroom routines and activities;

  • Greeting and interacting with families of children enrolled in the classroom during both arrival and departure of children from the classroom;

  • Assists with center-wide inventory;

  • Acts with professionalism and supports the PMI business philosophy;

  • Uses appropriate behavior management and classroom discipline;

  • Provide break/absence coverage for staff members;

  • Assumes kitchen responsibilities as required;

  • Attend staff meetings;

  • Attend training sessions as necessary (weekend's on occasion);

  • Establish consistent communication with supervisor and teachers;

  • Inspect the classroom and playground area daily before the arrival of students;

  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment;

  • Monitors classroom behavior, recognize and correct problems;

  • Provide supervision of toileting and bathroom time;

  • Oversee all meal/snack times;

  • Works with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere;

  • Maintains adherence to all company policies and procedures, including agency safety requirements;

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education, Certifications, & Work-Related Experience:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent;

  • 45 hour Part 1 & 2 (Introduction to Childcare);

  • Must have active and current CPR/First Aid Certification;

  • Must be detail-oriented;

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to solve problems

  • Functionally familiar with Microsoft software (desirable).

  • Must successfully clear background check



  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Social perceptiveness

  • Instructing

  • Learning methodologies

  • Active listening

  • Active learning

  • Critical thinking

  • Problem-solving

  • Complex problem solving

  • Certified in the relevant subject area

  • Knowledge of students in a distance-learning environment

  • Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology

  • Operational knowledge of the Internet and web-related technologies

  • Biblical knowledge required

  • English is the required language.

Technical Competencies & Skills:

  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and others;

  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis;

  • Knowledge and related work delegated or required to accomplish the objective of the total school program;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel & Powerpoint application

  • Working knowledge of Jupiter Grades;

  • Works independently with little direct supervision

  • Works as part of a team

  • Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated

  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic to achieve academy goals

  • Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills

  • Can utilize all required and recommended PASSAGE Christian Academy computer applications

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision.

  • Must be motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment and be willing to increase knowledge continually;

  • Must be willing to work in a team environment; be willing to share ideas, be open to others' ideas, be flexible and willing to compromise

  • Must accommodate a flexible work schedule as required

  • Ability to maintain confidentially.

Bona Fide Employment Requirements

PASSAGE Ministries, Inc. is a religious non-profit organization that stands on our Statement of Faith which is provided to staff and is posted for staff to review. Employees are expected to share the Christian faith with their co-workers and clients as appropriate, as well as live a Christian lifestyle during and after work hours. 




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. AS A church, PASSAGE Ministries, Inc. takes full advantage of the exemption for Title VII “religious discrimination” afforded to religious organizations. PASSAGE reserves all rights allowed by law to base employment action on the grounds of religious beliefs and doctrine.  

This company is an at-will employer as allowed by applicable state law. If hired, I understand this means that either the company or I may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause. Further, no employee or representative of the company is authorized to enter into an agreement, express or implied, with me or any other applicant for employment for a specified period unless such an agreement is in a written contract signed by the President of the company or his designee.

PASSAGE Family Church - Main Campus

2020 NE 15th Street

Gainesville, Florida 32609

United States of America

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 2 pm

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 5698

Gainesville, FL, 32627

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