Ministerial Character

The Pastor is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the parish (St. Louis King of France Catholic Church and

School – Austin, Texas) which the Bishop has entrusted to him. He makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the

parish. In order to fulfill his mission, the Pastor employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people).

He shares with them his mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church and School – Austin, Texas help to extend the ministry of

the Pastor in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely

connected to, and assists the Pastor in, the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary:

The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) Teacher provides the highest quality research-based care and education

for the whole child’s physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental development. The ECDC Teacher also partners with, and

supports, the child’s family in a loving, faith-filled community.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Work with the co-teacher to write and implement weekly lesson plans.

  • Ensure the safety of the children by following all St. Louis Catholic Church and School, and State of Texas regulations, regarding childcare.

  • Play and interact with children.

  • Communicate daily with families regarding activities, upcoming events, their child’s progress, etc.

  • Supervise children in his/her care at all times.

  • Sit with children at snack and lunch time, modeling proper table manners.

  • Model Catholic Christian values by saying meal blessings and age-appropriate prayers.

  • Adhere to State of Texas licensing regulations.

  • Respect the confidentiality of staff, children, and families.

  • Perform other related tasks and attends meetings as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Skill in verbal and non-verbal communication.

  • Ability to operate word-processing software.

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with staff, clergy, religious and laity.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques.

  • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

  • Ability to proficiently communicate in English (conversing, reading, and writing).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Education and Training:

  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

  • CDA credential helpful, but not required.

  • Complete 30 hours per year of continuing education.

Experience:

  • Two years’ experience working in a childcare center.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid Texas driver’s license.

  • Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.

  • Must be able to pass an extensive criminal background check.

Open Positions:

Full time:

  • Infant teacher-M-F 7:30-3:30

  • Toddler Teacher- M-F 7:30-3:30

 Part time:

  • T/Th-2:00-5:30

To Apply:

PLEASE SEND YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Margaret English-Knipp
Early Childhood Development Center
7601 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78757
margaret.englishknipp@st-louis.org