Sunday School Teacher
Parish of the Good Shepherd
Remote Newton, MA
Job details
Estimated: $43,000 - $57,000 a year
Job description
Time: Sundays only

Stipend: $60/week while classes are in session (38 weeks)

Thank you for your interest in helping our children grow in the knowledge and love of God. The Parish of the Good Shepherd in Waban Massachusetts is looking for a church school teacher to lead our class of pre-school through kindergarten aged children every Sunday from September through June.

In the past, the Parish of the Good Shepherd has used the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?, a Montessori-style program of reflection and collaborative learning. In the past year, our church school ran remotely. As we return this coming program year, we will continue with CGS, but are open to exploring new models of curriculum (for example, Godly Play).?

This position begins immediately. There is a stipend for the position?$60/week during the weeks that class is in session, budgeted for $2,280/year.?

I. Qualifications

a. Experience with and enthusiasm for working with early childhood and/or?

elementary school age children

b. Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) child-centered, experience-based?

teaching methods (i.e., a Montessori-like curriculum)

c. Willingness to experiment with creative outdoor activities to help kids?

grow in their relationships with God and one another.

d. Practicing Christian with basic understanding of the Episcopal faith and?


e. Reliable, responsible, and consistent presence, and commitment to?

complete a full school year of teaching

f. Successful completion of Massachusetts CORI background check and Safe?

Church training (to be handled and paid for by the Parish)

g. If necessary, successful completion of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training in autumn 2021 (to be paid for by the Parish)

II. Responsibilities (This describes a pre-COVID routine, and will be

negotiated with the Associate Rector to meet current guidelines over time.)

a. Arrive at the Parish 9:00 a.m. each Sunday morning, and plan to stay?

until 11:30 a.m.

b. From 9:00 a.m. to 9:55 a.m., prepare the Atrium classroom, welcome?

students and parents, and be available to answer parents? questions.

c. From 9:55 a.m. to approximately 10:40/10:45 a.m. teach the?

CGS curriculum.

d. Bring Atrium students into 10:00 Eucharist, and stay at Eucharist until?

end of service (typically around 11:15 a.m.).

e. Be available for discussions with students and parents from 11:15 a.m. to?

11:15 a.m.

f. Practice the lessons for each week, according to the CGS curriculum?

and framework. These lessons are already prepared and planned out in the?

CGS books (which you?ll have access to), and the teacher need only?

spend time ?learning the lesson by heart? during the week.

g. Maintain the Atrium classroom, including posting appropriate displays?

and maintaining the classroom materials (e.g. posting friendly signs, re-

organizing the materials)

h. Recruit and coordinate sign-ups for ?Doorkeepers??rotating parent?

helpers to assist with the Atrium lessons

i. Prepare written notes for inclusion in a newsletter to parents at least once?

each month

j. Participate in parent meetings and/or dinners at least twice each school?


k. Open the Atrium classroom for a ?CGS Open House? program?

during regular Sunday hours at least twice each year

III. Term

a. Depending on the hiring process, the position could start in the fall of 2021

b. Position will extend through June 2022, with extension into future school?

years by mutual agreement of the teacher and the Parish.

IV. COVID-19 Precautions

a. You must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

b. You, and all students and volunteers will be masked at all time inside.

c. Windows to the Atrium classroom will remain open for airflow; air purifiers will remain on during class instruction.

d. Students will be, to the best of the abilities of the adults present, six-feet apart during Atrium class times.
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