Diocese of Phoenix Catholic SchoolsDaycare Teacher

Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Schools

Daycare Teacher (2066)

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Job Details

TitleDaycare Teacher
Posting ID2066

Job Description

St. Timothy Daycare and Preschool

2045 S Pennington 

Mesa, Arizona 85202


Daycare Lead Teacher

Position Reports To: Daycare and Preschool Director

Department: Children’s Center

Hours:  Monday through Friday 



The Lead Daycare Teacher is responsible for the care a small group of children.  The Lead will work with Director of the Children’s Center and Daycare Aide to ensure all children are cared for in a manner that reflects the New Evangelization as well as meets all Diocesan and state rules and regulations.  In addition, they will assure the staff is properly monitored and trained when the Director is not present.  With the approval of the Director of the Children’s Center, the Lead is responsible for planning and supervising daily and long-range activities, giving children undivided attention, participating in education of children, and complete daily parent communication documentation.  Work hours may vary to meet the needs of the children.



  • Work under the direction and supervision of the Director of the Children’s Center
  • Monitor and supervise children
  • Instruct appropriate age groups with the teachings/prayers of the Catholic Church
  • Ensure and assist in maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment
  • Adhere to all state requirements in regards to care, environment, documentation, etc.
  • Assist with maintaining proper supplies in assigned room
  • Maintain and foster positive and constructive interaction with children and parents
  • Resolve concerns addressed by parents and/or refer to Lead Teacher for assistance
  • Attend and participate in regular department meetings
  • Adhere to dress code which is determined by the Director of the Children’s Center
  • Complete 18 hours of training per year
  • Maintain a welcoming Christian environment in the Children’s Center by treating all with dignity and respect
  • Work cooperatively with St. Timothy Staff
  • Participate in Diocesan & Parish annual Safe Environment Training
  • Adhere to personnel practices of the Diocese of Phoenix and applicable parish policies and procedures
  • Any task deemed necessary by the Director of the Children’s Center, the Pastor or his delegate.
  • Job performance will be reviewed within the first 3 months of employment, then on a yearly basis

Daily classroom responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct classroom activities that promote social, developmental, and educational growth of children
  • Responsible for children’s health, safety and physical needs
  • Prepare room for arrival of children
  • Greet parents and children daily
  • Maintain cleanliness of room throughout day
  • Ensure daily physical needs are met
  • Meet the emotional needs of each child through conversation, interaction, and play
  • Prepare room for arrival of children and daily activities
  • Greet families and provide a awelcoming and supportive environment

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Passion for Catholic education and early childhood education
  • Strong communication skills, patience and ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Understand the responsibilities of mandated reporting
  • Current certification in child first aid and CPR
  • Prior to hire, must provide documentation of current negative T.B. test result
  • Current fingerprint clearance card or ability to obtain one during the hiring process
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds, stand 95% of the day, assume postures in low levels that allow contact with children, bend, stoop, kneel, sit on the floor and have the agility to move from a seated position to a standing position promptly to respond to emergency situations.
  • Meet or exceeds state licensing regulations:
    • 21 years of age or older plus one of the following
      • High school diploma or GED plus 6 months experience in a daycare classroom
      • N.A.C., C.D.A., C.C.P. or C.P.C. certificate
      • Associate degree in early childhood education or related field
      • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field
Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangePer Hour
LocationSt. Timothy Preschool

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/08/2019