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JOB TITLE:  Teachers Assistant

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT:  Little Learners Academy

REPORTS TO:  Director of Early Learning Services, Little Learners Academy


Holy Family Ministries is a unique community that provides educational opportunities for children, youth, and families in Chicago's under-resourced neighborhoods, to excel academically, grow spiritually, expand life experiences, and become exceptional leaders. Holy Family has provided hope and purpose, rooted in faith, through the transforming power of education for nearly forty years. Approximately 200+ children, across four programs, are enrolled in year-round programming, each experiencing the chance for a brighter future.  At Holy Family, Excellence in Education goes beyond just the classroom, ensuring every child has the chance to succeed in school and in life. 

The four stellar programs available at Holy Family Ministries:  1) Little Learners Academy - Early learning education, 2) Holy Family School - Education for K-8, 3) Adventures in Learning - afterschool and summer camp, and 4) The Peace Exchange - youth leadership and violence prevention program.



Under the immediate supervision of a teacher holding a valid state certificate directly engaged in teaching subject matter or conducting activities, assists in the instruction of pupils; and performs related duties as required.


  • Assist in implementing a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children.
  • Assist lead teacher with the implementation of Gateway Learning System for preschool, meeting the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the children in the program.
  • Assist lead teacher with planning weekly lesson plans.
  • Meet regularly with the lead teacher to review weekly plans and activities.
  • Assist lead teacher with adequate recording and recordkeeping of information required to document the growth and development of children using the Gateway Learning System (training available).
  • Assist lead teacher with maintaining adequate equipment and activities.
  • Help maintain the facility in a safe and satisfactory condition.
  • Assist lead teacher in developing culturally appropriate programs and activities.
  • Assist lead teacher with maintaining a well-organized, safe, and attractive classroom environment conducive to the optimal growth and development of children.
  • Adhere to the Illinois Early Learning Standards.
  • Keep abreast of current knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Ensure children are always supervised.
  • Maintain appropriate student / teacher ratios.
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
  • Assist lead teacher with implementing appropriate behavior management and positive discipline when required.
  • Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner.



Holy Family Ministries is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.  Accommodation is available upon request and certification.



Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Associate’s degree or sixty college credit hours with fifteen hours in ECE/Child Development

Minimum 1 year experience as an assistant teaching position with children between 3-5 years old

Experience with MS Office Suites & Google Workspace




Salary range:  $24K to $40K

BENEFITS (full-time employees only):

Health insurance

Dental insurance

Vision insurance

Paid time off

Life Insurance 


How to Apply

Email me if you have any questions regarding the role - psills@hfm.org.

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