Archdiocese of Washington
Employment Opportunities


St. Philip the Apostle School
Archdiocese of Washington
Camp Springs, Maryland

Job Details
Job ID: 3053057 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 12, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Elementary School Para Educator - Educational Support, St. Philip the Apostle School Camp Springs. MD

St. Philip the Apostle School, a Catholic primary school in Camp Spring, MD, serving students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, is seeking a Paraprofessional and Elementary Educator Aid for the 2018-19 school year.

A paraprofessional at St. Philips is responsible for the support and reinforcement of student academic success, maintenance of rigorous school culture, and mission advancement. Teachers are responsible for the following:

Teaching and Learning
• Supporting curriculum including unit and lesson plans aligned to the Archdiocese of Washington standards.
• Reinforcing compelling, standards-based lessons that challenge students’ critical thinking and align with lesson, unit, and grade-level objectives
• Aiding a rigorous instruction in core subjects daily and use a variety of strategies to engage students in the classroom;
• Participating in all professional development opportunities;

• Aiding in assessing students' academic and developmental growth through observation and a variety of assessment methods
• Help reinforce and use assessment data to support curriculum and instructional practice

School Culture
• Creating a positive learning environment that promotes high expectations and provides opportunities for all students to experience success
• Maintaining positive, professional relationships with students, families, and colleagues
• Communicating with students, parents, school staff to ensure that students are on-track in their learning and making progress towards goals
• Overseeing student lunch periods, arrivals and dismissals, recess and playground duties;

We are seeking a paraprofessional with the following skills and characteristics:

Education and Experience
• High School Diploma required, College degree preferred
• Three or more years of teaching experience preferred

Skills and Personal Characteristics
• Passionate, creative, and ambitious individual completely aligned with the mission and vision of St. Philips, and a strong belief that all students can learn;
• Desire to educate students and to be held accountable for student academic growth and academic results;
• Strong verbal, writing, editing, mathematical abilities, and proficient in current technological advances for education;
• Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of professionals, families, and community leaders;
• Maintain a professional demeanor, strong work-ethic, and high energy;
• Detail driven work style with excellent organizational skills;
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work with efficiency;
• Ability to get the job successfully completed without regard to the amount of time required

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Archdiocese of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • High School/Trade School degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    Thank you for your interest in working for the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of
    Washington. For your convenience, these instructions are to inform you of relevant Archdiocesan policies and to provide you with a checklist to assist you in the application process.

    Please be aware of the following:

    1. The application is intended for use by Archdiocesan Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese
    of Washington. Use of this form by an Archdiocesan Catholic School in no way
    indicates that the applicant will be an employee of the Archdiocese of Washington.

    2. While the Catholic Schools Office assists by establishing contact between schools having
    job vacancies and available applicants, applicants must understand that pastors of
    individual schools or administrators of non-parish schools hire the employees.

    3. Applications are active only until a position has been filled. Applicants wishing to be considered for other Archdiocese positions must submit a new application to each Job ID through SchoolSpring.

    4. Archdiocesan policy requires that all employees be at least 18 years of age.

    5. The Catholic identity of our schools is paramount, and the responsibility for developing
    and enhancing that identity rests with the administration of each school. Therefore, it is
    Archdiocesan policy that applicants wishing to be considered for the position of
    principal of a Catholic school must be practicing Catholics in good standing.

    6. The Archdiocese will only consider complete SchoolSpring applications, and applications will be processed only when all information and supporting documents have been received by the Catholic Schools Office via SchoolSpring.

    Please make sure that you do the following:

    ___ State in your SchoolSpring cover letter what position you are seeking and why you would like to work for a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington.

    ___ Make certain that your SchoolSpring application includes your updated resume and work experience information.

    "Statement Acceptance of Guiding Principals for the Schools in the Archdiocese of Washington"

    Catholic schools function at several interlocking levels within the educational ministry of the Church. As academic institutions, they enable students to acquire skills, knowledge, occupational competence and civic responsibility. As Christian institutions committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Catholic schools prepare students to respond in faith to Jesus Christ and to understand his message, to view human existence in terms of divinely appointed goals, to follow moral standards of conduct and to achieve integrity of character. As Catholic communities of faith, schools deepen the ties between pastor, priests, faculty, parents and students. Building community in all areas of like, Catholic schools foster a spirit of service to humanity and a feeling of fellowship transcending individual difference.

    Catholic schools seek primarily to serve all Catholic parents who seek Catholic education for their children. Because the ultimate responsibility for education rests with parents, schools welcome parent participation in policy decisions through formal channels and encourage informal communication at all levels in such matters as personnel, curriculum and finances. Pastors, administrators and teachers cooperate by fulfilling their respective responsibilities toward the school program. All parties together assess effectiveness in relation to the progress and needs of each student. To the community at large, Catholic schools represent a successful educational alternative, striving for academic excellence without sacrificing Catholic values. The development of each individual student is fostered through innovation and effective use of resources.

    All employees and volunteers are required, as a condition of employment and acceptance of volunteer services, to teach and exemplify the guiding principles set forth above.

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. I am employed/have been employed at an Archdiocesan school?

    2. If you have been employed at an Archdiocesan school, what is the name of the school, the position you held, and the dates of your employment?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. What geographic area(s) do you prefer?
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Calvert County
    - Prince George's County
    - Charles County
    - St. Mary's County
    - Montgomery County
    - District of Columbia

    4. I have read the "Statement of Acceptance of Guiding Principles" and I understand that any omission or misrepresentation in this application, or failure to teach and exemplify the Guiding Principles as set forth above, may result in refusal of services or separation from employment.

    5. All religion teachers shall be practicing Catholics, who must be qualified and certified to teach religion by the Archdiocese of Washington and have a deep knowledge of doctrine and live an authentic witness to the faith. Since this position includes teaching the Catholic faith, please indicate if you are a practicing Catholic:

    Contact Information
    Stephen O'Shaunessey
    5414 Henderson Way
    Camp Springs, Maryland 20746
    Phone: 301-423-4740
    Fax: 301-423-4716