Thank you for your interest in employment at St. Junipero Serra Catholic School. We would love to talk to you about our current job openings.
Instructional Assistant - 1st grade
Will provide instructional and administrative support to teachers during the school day. Will assist teacher in setting up the learning environment and preparing needed materials and supplies. Will work one-on-one with students as necessary including administering tests/assessments, working with students in small groups and helping students with assignments. Will supervise the classroom when the teacher is out of the room and supervise the students during non-instructional times including before/after school, indoor & outdoor recess and lunch times. May perform routine clerical tasks such as computer operation, filing and photocopying. Experience working with children is helpful. Work schedule is 25 hours per week: Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 1 PM.
Extended Care Aides
Will supervise students during morning and/or afternoon Extended Care hours (6:30 AM to 7:10 AM or 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM). Extended Care Aides typically work 3 to 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Flexible schedules available.
If you would like to apply for one of these positions, or if you know of someone who would be a good fit for one of these positions, send a resume to Elise Trent in Human Resources at email@example.com.
Standards for all School Workers Regarding Interaction with Youth
(1) School workers must be aware of their own and others’ vulnerability to appearance or perception of impropriety when working alone with youth. At all times, School workers should, therefore, use a team approach to managing youth activities. At least two adults (preferably a team of several adults) will organize and supervise youth activities.
(2) Except in an emergency or urgent circumstances involving the youth’s safety, School workers shall never be alone with a youth during any school activity or setting. For example, adults should avoid situations that put them in a position of being alone with a minor in a rectory, parish building, school, or other closed room (except as required for the Sacrament of Reconciliation).
(3) School workers will observe careful boundaries concerning any type of physical contact with youth. Beyond a simple handshake or a friendly, brief hug, any physical contact should only take place in public circumstances, and prudent discretion and respect should be applied by School workers in order to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
(4) Clergy and religious shall never permit a youth to stay overnight in their private accommodations or residence nor shall clergy or religious ever be permitted to share a room overnight with a youth. An exception can be made in the case of immediate family members of the clergy or religious, provided that a parent or adult guardian of the youth also stays overnight and that separate accommodations are provided for the youth and his or her parent or adult guardian.
(5) School workers will not provide shared, private, overnight accommodations for individual youths, including, but not limited to, accommodations in any Church-owned facility, private residence, hotel room, or any other place where there is no other adult supervision present.
(a) School workers will use a team approach to managing emergency situations. A team of adults will consult with each other about the best approach to take in emergency situations.
(6) School workers are prohibited from taking youth home or to another location unless another adult is present in the vehicle or the parent/guardian of the youth has given express prior permission. School workers likewise shall not permit other adults to take a youth home or to another location unless at least two adults will be present in the vehicle or the parent/guardian of the youth has given express prior permission.
(7) School workers shall not give gifts to a specific youth under their care or supervision unless a gift is given to all other youth under their care, and even in such situations, any such gifts shall be modest, inexpensive tokens of friendship or appreciation. This provision shall not be construed from precluding clergy and religious from giving gifts to youth who are members of their immediate families, such as nieces and nephews.
(8) School workers will familiarize themselves with, and understand the contents of, the child abuse regulations and reporting requirements for the State of California, and will comply with those mandates. School workers shall also complete, in a timely manner, any safe environment and/or youth protection training required of them.
(9) School workers shall take all necessary action to ensure that that no one working with youth is either in possession of illegal drugs or under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. School workers shall take all necessary action to ensure that youth under their care or supervision do not have access to illegal drugs or alcohol. School workers may never serve or supply alcohol to youth or adults under the age of 21. Persons under 21 may, of course, partake of both species of the Eucharist, including the Precious Blood, according to the norms of canon law.
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St. Junipero Serra Catholic School, as part of the Diocese of Orange, is committed to abide by, without discrimination, all applicable laws dealing with equal employment opportunity. All employees and diocesan representatives having the authority to recruit, hire and promote are directed to support this non-discrimination policy, and to consider all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition or veteran status. The Diocese retains its right to consider religion as a factor in employment-related decisions.