St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of: 

Director of Counseling, Spiritual Guidance, and Pastoral Care
This position is an exciting opportunity for a charismatic person to intensify the Episcopal Identity in a school that cares deeply about building inclusivity, values, and spirituality. The duties are diverse and include offering pastoral care, supporting the social-emotional needs of the students and families, and overseeing community outreach and service learning. The Director of Counseling, Spiritual Guidance, and Pastoral Care epitomizes the school’s core values and Episcopal identity and works alongside a very collaborative leadership team to ensure the implementation of the school’s mission and strategic plan.
 
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Preferably an ordained priest with a Masters or advanced degree
  • Experience in counseling, spiritual guidance and pastoral care
  • A commitment to the principles of the Episcopal Identity of the school, while serving in a diverse community
  • Outstanding organization and communication skills
  • Excellent judgment, approachability, and ability to problem solve
  • Experience and passion for working with multiple constituencies, especially children, ages 3-12.
  • Skillful teaching
 
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Pastoral
  • Develop and provide counseling services to students, families, faculty, and staff as needed. Such services may include (but are not limited to) peer facilitation, relationships, spiritual guidance, crisis counseling, grief work, and social skills.
  • Coordinate support systems for community members in times of need.
  • Provide individual and small-group counseling to meet students’ developmental and emotional needs.
  • Communicate and meet with parents regarding physical, social, emotional, or psychiatric concerns.
  • Meet the needs of individual students by working closely with the faculty, parents, and the school’s instructional facilitators and student support teams.
Educational:
  • Assist teachers with developing classroom lessons that correspond with the school’s mission, core values, character development, Episcopal identity, and SEL programs.
  • Work with the Inclusivity Committee of the Board to incorporate a multicultural curriculum and social emotional learning activities in the school and community at large.
  • Work with outreach committees of the church and school to ensure cohesive, age appropriate initiatives.
  • Help coordinate and execute the School’s CTP testing program along with the Director of Curriculum.
  • Maintain detailed, up-to-date records, routinely update the Head of School, and provide non-disciplinary pathways to address sensitive student health concerns.
  • Assist with the Grade 5 examination process along with the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, Associate Head of School, Head of School, and Grade 5 Teaching Team.
  • Develop relationships with Grade 5 students and parents so as to advocate for them in the ongoing school process and support them in their search for the best school “fit.”
  • Develop a strong knowledge base of the school options for 5th Grade students by participating yearly in welcome coffees and keeping up to date on the differences between ongoing schools.
  • Maintain a visible presence in the school by participating in the school’s admission and re-enrollment process, all school-wide events, parent coffees, and ongoing parent education.
  • Pursue continuing education opportunities and remain current in educational counseling practices.
  • Teach SEL and/or conduct appropriate groups for social/emotional learning.
  • Partner with Parent University in the planning and execution of pertinent topics and presentations related to social-emotional learning and inclusivity initiatives.
  • Help coordinate and execute the Responsive Classroom program with parents, students, and faculty.
Administrative:
  • Attend admin meetings, retreats and planning sessions.
  • Attend faculty meetings including division, as well as full faculty and staff meetings.
  • Participate in student supervision duties: carpool, lunch duty, recess supervision, etc.
  • Be an integral part of the broader life of the school.
  • Meet regularly with the Head of School.
 
Associate Teacher
St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is searching for an Associate Teacher who will help create a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth. The Associate will work alongside the Lead Teacher to help deepen the students' understanding of the English language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. He/she will assist the Lead Teacher in incorporating core content areas of social studies, science, technology, and math into daily instruction. The Associate will help motivate students to develop positive attitudes towards learning and the knowledge needed to provide a strong academic foundation that will prepare them for success.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with young children in a school setting
  • Work comfortably in small groups for language arts and math with all ranges of ability of students
  • Work 1:1 with students who need support or enrichment- the ability to run a group without step by step instructions
  • Excellent computer/technology skills
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Enjoys working with children, in small or large groups, as well with individual students
  • Excellent time management organizational skills and works effectively to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • A cheerful, friendly, and positive attitude
  • The ability to take control and make decisions that benefit the children
  • Confidential/ethical/and professional demeanor
  • Clerical: photocopying, checking papers, filing, laminating, daily folders
  • Respects confidentiality regarding student issues and parent/teacher relationships- refers parents back to lead teacher
  • Is comfortable in the “associate” role
  • Ability to be given “classroom duties” such as creating a bulletin board or teaching a lesson
  • Assists with escorting students to and from special area classrooms and with lunch and after-school duties
  
Elementary Grade School Teacher
St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School is seeking an Elementary Grade School Teacher with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience teaching elementary grades.  The teacher will be responsible for creating a balanced instructional program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth. The teacher will work to deepen students' understanding of the English language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. He/she will incorporate core content areas of social studies, science, technology, and math into daily instruction and be responsible for establishing  effective rapport with colleagues, students assigned to the classroom, and their families. The teacher will motivate students to develop positive attitudes towards learning and the knowledge needed to provide a strong academic foundation that will prepare them for success.  Bachelor’s Degree in  Elementary Education required, Master’s degree preferred, Florida teacher certification with appropriate endorsements, required.
 
Afterschool Care (Monday – Friday from 1:00pm – 6:00pm)
Ideal candidate must be mature, friendly, patient, enjoy working with young children.  Candidate should be able to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff.  Candidate will be responsible for the safety of the children and for taking the children to the appropriate enrichment programs.  Must be a high school graduate. 
 
Substitute Teachers
Ideal candidate must be mature, friendly, patient, enjoy working with young children. Willing and able to take over a class as required. Must be organized, self-sufficient, and able to interact effectively with students, parents, faculty and staff, and team with lead teacher. 

Must possess professional classroom management skills, and have the ability to follow lesson plans and effectively and positively oversee and lead students in the classroom.  Must have a Degree, certification a plus.
 
Compensation:
$100 daily, if less than a full day rate is prorated.
Hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., or otherwise indicated.
 
Please submit cover letter and resume to: 
Cristina Gonzalez Thompson, Director of Human Resources
5692 N. Kendall Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
 
EOE M/F/V/D Drug Free Workplace.
 
Cristina Gonzalez Thompson <br>Director of Human Resources
Cristina Gonzalez Thompson
Director of Human Resources

Cristina Gonzalez Thompson graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in business. She has worked in start-up companies as well as large more established corporations over the last 15 years. As Human Resources Director for St. Thomas, she is responsible for hiring, benefits, and employee relations, as well as the day-to-day running of the department. Employment inquiries should be sent to:

Cristina Gonzalez Thompson
5692 North Kendall Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Direct Dial: 786-268-3492