Preschool Assistant Teacher

Preschool · Bemidji, Minnesota
Department Preschool
Employment Type Full-Time Academic Year
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $12-$13/ hour commensurate with experience

If you like to see smiles everyday and love working with kids and a great staff, Calvary Preschool is the place for you to be. 

This position has some flexibility if full-time employment doesn't work for you; the hours could be negotiated. If you have questions, please contact Joan at

 Job Description – Preschool Assistant Teacher (9:15 a.m.—5:45 p.m.) (hours could be negotiated)

Calvary Lutheran Church, Bemidji, MN

Job Overview: To assist teachers in matters of classroom support

Job Category: Full-time (9-month school year), hourly, preschool classroom staff with possibility of summer employment if interested

This person would report to:  Preschool Director

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have a clear understanding of the Christian faith and possess the ability to share God’s story with children
  • Minimum 2-year degree in Early Child Education or child care experience hours to qualify as an assistant teacher per state licensing regulations
  • Have an awareness of the unique needs of young children and have appropriate expectations of their abilities
  • Be Pediatric First Aid/CPR and AED certified or willing to be obtained within 30 days of employment
  • Time management skills, self-motivation and good organizational skills


  • Comply with Minnesota Department of Human Services Rule 3 and other statutes
  • Submit to and pass a background check through the Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of each child by responding to their emotional, social, and physical needs in addition to their faith development and educational needs
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate practice methods at all times
  • Be a positive role model for all children and Calvary Lutheran staff
  • Maintain student/family confidentiality at all times
  • Attend workshops/conferences as negotiated with the director to maintain training hours as required by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to continue employment as an assistant teacher
  • Be able to kneel, bend, squat, and sit on the floor to meet children’s needs
  • Possess a strong work ethic, be punctual, and have minimal absences
  • Basic computer skills

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Collaborate with the director in planning and directing after school activities
  • Assist assigned teachers with various classroom preparations
  • Effectively communicate with other preschool staff
  • Engage children in activities and play that stimulates their development
  • Assist children with activities of daily life (restroom use, hand washing, etc.)
  • Appropriately supervise children while keeping them safe at all times
  • Establish a professional level of rapport with each family
  • Help maintain an environment that is clean, organized and safe for all children
  • Maintain a professional self-image and project the mission and vision of Calvary Lutheran Christian Preschool and church at all times


This job description is meant to be a guideline and does not list in detail all the job responsibilities of our preschool staff. Other duties of this position will be covered in orientation and during the “hands-on” portion of the position training.

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  • Location
    Bemidji, Minnesota
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Academic Year
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $12-$13/ hour commensurate with experience