Founded in Chicago in 1876, Sacred Heart Schools at Sheridan Road (Hardey Preparatory for Boys and Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls) are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian, faith-based community. The educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located in 30 countries; including 25 schools in the United States and Canada. The essence of this tradition is the total development of each child: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Our girls and boys are taught in single-sex classrooms, but follow a similar curriculum and share in many activities. With a total enrollment of approximately 700 students, the Schools are organized into three academic divisions each led by a division head.
Sacred Heart Schools is in search for substitute teachers who are directly accountable to the division head that S/he is directly working under. S/he works with the students and faculty members to ensure that the spirit and life of the School reflect the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. The fundamental trait of a Sacred Heart educator is a loving and generous spirit. The Substitute Teacher has responsibility for:
Essential Job Functions:
Having a personal and professional understanding of and commitment to the Schools’ philosophy; the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria; and to working in a God-centered atmosphere
Working with the appropriate Division Head to execute responsibilities relating to the academic program: when substitute teaching in a classroom the Substitute Teacher should be following the curriculum developed and put in place by the Faculty member, following the unit plans for the class left by the Lead Teacher, following SHS classroom management plans
Maintaining a professional, positive and constructive relationship with colleagues, administrators and staff and understanding that the property of the School is communal
Actively participating in and supporting the disciplinary guidelines of the School and carrying them out with respect for the integrity of each child
Attending liturgies, prayer services, assemblies, faculty meetings, grade level meetings, workshops, in-service meetings, Parent/Teacher Conferences and other school functions, as requested
Understanding the use of unscheduled class time, between 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., as time for classroom planning, professional development and time given to assist in the overall needs of the School
Being ready to fill additional duties when asked (i.e., playground supervision, lunchroom supervision, etc.)
Maintaining communication with the administration and the parents regarding each student’s progress
Having a working knowledge of the school technology program, laptops, and software necessary to the implementation of the curriculum
Maintaining clear, accurate, up-to-date classroom records including:
Fulfilling other responsibilities which are subject to change at any time including to satisfy a reasonable accommodation or for other reasons
Qualities and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required
Degree work in a field of study that coordinates with education
Teaching experience in early childhood or Primary School grades preferred
Apply directly at the School's website (www.shschicago.org) in the Career Opportunities section, submitting a cover letter and resume.
Sacred Heart Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate.