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24 Jun 2020

Full-Time Children’s House Assistant

 Excelsior, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

School Mission:  Guided by our Roman Catholic faith, St. John the Baptist Catholic School prepares students to live out the Gospel message, achieve academic excellence, and joyfully lead by faith, virtue and reason.


  1. Adhere to the mission of St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School.
  2. Be a person of strong character, living by the morals of the Judeo-Christian tradition and the cardinal virtues of prudence, temperance, courage, and justice.
  3. Have or build an understanding of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and work with trained catechists in the faith formation of children. Trained catechists preferred.
  4. Have an understanding of the Montessori philosophy of education.
  5. Love God and desire to share their faith with others.
  6. Love children and desire to help them in their personal character, virtue, and faith development.
  7. Be able to discipline children positively with gentleness, firmness, and consistency.
  8. Be able to maintain a positive working relationship with other staff, especially the Montessori Guide.
  9. Be able to maintain strong relationships with parents; characterized by mutual respect, good will, and with the understanding that parents are the primary educators of their children.
  10. Maintain professionalism in speech, dress, action, and confidentiality.

Time Expectations:

  • Be present to supervise children and assist the Montessori Guide on school contact days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or alternative hours as specified by the employment offer letter or with the express permission of the Principal.
  • Commit time to professional development and training toward the achievement of personal and school goals.


  1. Work with individuals or small groups of children as directed by the Montessori Guide or Principal. May be required to substitute as needed.
  2. Understand, share, and accept the responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the children at all times.
  3. Share responsibility for the care and maintenance of classroom materials, dusting and cleaning the environment, refilling supplies, and properly storing all classroom supplies as directed by the Montessori Guide.
  4. Perform light janitorial work in the event of accidents, i.e. spills, bathroom accidents, illness, etc.
  5. Make sure the environment is safe per the school’s risk management and emergency plans and in line with governmental and accreditation requirements. Be aware of and help maintain the environment to keep children with allergies safe.
  6. Report and document any accidents/incidents and behavior issues and share needed information with the Classroom Guide and/or Principal.
  7. Keep current attendance records and help in the daily observation and recording of children’s work.
  8. Supervise daily recess.
  9. Meet with the Montessori Guide weekly to discuss student and environment needs.
  10. Direct all parent communication to the Montessori Guide.
  11. Work with catechists to assist in the faith formation of children.
  12. Attend and help supervise at school functions outside of the school day and/or off campus as required.
  13. Help plan, organize, and supervise activities and events that occur during the school day.
  14. Support the school’s mission, purposes, and objectives in a positive manner to parents and outside constituents.
  15. Assist the Principal with recruitment efforts including the welcoming of parent and student visitors.
  16. Attend monthly staff meetings, assistant meetings, workshops, and professional development opportunities as required by or in consultation with the Principal.
  17. Work with the Montessori Guide to complete necessary organizational tasks, e.g., birthday celebrations, snack and pantry stocking, and classroom celebrations.

Examples of Specific Daily Duties:

  1. Prior to children arriving:
    1. Prepare classroom per the Guide’s guidelines
    2. Make copies and prepare materials as needed.
  2. Greet children in hallway as they arrive. Help them become independent with coats, shoes, boots, etc., as necessary.  Monitor school uniform requirements.
  3. Take daily attendance.
  4. Join initial circle and prayer as time permits.
  5. Help children settle into work.
  6. Observe children in work areas and redirect as needed.
  7. Atrium supervision—when directed by the Montessori Guide
  8. Daily Clean-Up
    1. Clean up art area.
    2. Wash dishes if needed.
    3. Supervise lunch set-up.
    4. Reinstate order to shelves.
    5. Check for wet/dirty towels and replace with dry/clean ones.
    6. Any other activities as designated by the Montessori Guide.
  9. Help half-day children (if any) prepare to go home.
  10. Monitor outside play at the end of the morning session and wait until all children are picked up by their parent/guardian. Children are not to be left unattended and the required adult-child ratio must be maintained.
  11. Meet weekly with the Guide to discuss student and classroom needs.

Organizational Name: St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School

Organizational City: Excelsior

Position Contact Name: Angela Wroblewski

Position Contact Title: Principal

Position Contact Email:

Position Contact Phone: 952-474-5812

Benefits: Included

Experience: Not Required

Setting: Suburban

School Enrollment: 1-100

Minnesota Teacher's License: Not Required

Number of Classrooms: 0-10

Number of Faculty: 1-25

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to Angela Wroblewski at

Job Categories: Preschool / Childcare. Job Types: Full-Time.

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