Sioux Falls Catholic Schools

Educational Assistant (1170)

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Job Details

TitleEducational Assistant
Posting ID1170

Hours:  11:00-6:00 pm for St. Katharine Drexel School

11:00 am - 2:45 pm for Educational Assistant; 2:45 -6:00pm for Afterschool program

Assist teachers, students, and administration in providing inclusive

education services for students.  Supervise children afterschool.


Educational Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Promote the mission of Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools
  • Assist teachers in the classroom
  • Tutor/support students in all academic areas
  • Administer make-up tests
  • Confer with supervising teachers
  • Be responsible for some supervisory duties (lunch, recess)(varies at each site)

After School Responsibilities:

  • Provide and maintain a safe environment for children
  • Understand and apply child development to situations
  • Guide children in a positive way
  • Use a positive and preventative approach to discipline: redirection, setting positive limits, clearly stating expectations, encouragement and praise. Provide choices, allowing children to problem solve, etc. Reserve the use of “time out” for when children need to regain control as opposed to a punishment.
  • Effectively model ways of handling anger and frustration through reinforced positive behavior
  • Maintain and follow current lesson plans and goals, matching the lesson plan with the age, skill and developmental level of the children in the classroom
  • Provide regular and varied outdoor/big room activities. Bring materials in these areas to create new play interests.
  • Monitor and stay aware of what is going on in the activity areas
  • Supervise and interact during activities
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times
  • Maintain effective communication with parents
  • Maintain good rapport and promote teamwork with all the staff
  • Sanitize toys on a regular basis


  • Exhibit the core values of Bishop OGorman Catholic Schools: Faith, Unity, Excellence, and Integrity
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Some post high training in education preferred
  • Works well with children
  • Comfort level with lower and upper elementary verbal & math skills
  • Basic competency in computer skills
  • Resourceful & creative to proved adaptations for students
  • Self-starter
  • High energy
  • Ability to adjust to daily changes in task schedule
  • Adapts well to a variety of tasks
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Problem-solving and decision making ability
  • Team player
Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Hour
LocationSt. Katharine Drexel School

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/27/2020
End Date08/06/2020