Upper School Learning Lab Assistant Full-time
Job Details
Trinity Christian Academy - Addison, TX
Full Time
About TCA

TCA was founded on the purpose of educating and developing the whole person for the glory of God, we integrate faith with learning because we believe God created us in His image to be lovers and learners of Him, of our neighbors and of all creation. Our students are challenged academically through rigorous curriculum in 21st century classrooms. We are dedicated to preparing our students to pursue higher education at the country’s most prestigious and challenging colleges and universities. Through a combination of called and caring teachers, low student turnover and active family involvement, the TCA experience is one of community. Families, faculty and students develop long-standing relationships built on a pursuit of excellence in every area and a shared commitment to Jesus Christ. 

Trinity Christian Academy is looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable employee to join our education community who meets the following criteria:

  • Has a desire to work in a private, independent, conservative, evangelical Christian college preparatory school
  • Is a committed Christian, active in your local church and growing in your personal walk with Christ
  • Has a passion for your areas of specialty, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with students and parents
  • Has a personal lifestyle and character that are above reproach
  • Welcomes the opportunity to disciple and mentor students, helping develop godly character in their lives
Responsibilities and Qualifications

We are looking for someone to assist in our Learning Lab. The mission of the Upper School Learning Lab is to provide support for students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD in order to maximize their potential for success within the TCA curriculum.

General Responsibilities

  • Teaching study skills and executive functioning skills to students with diagnosed learning differences in the context of various subjects in the 9th-12th grade levels
  • Demonstrating the desire, stamina and expertise to support struggling students and their families daily
  • Demonstrating flexibility to adapt to changing needs throughout the day as well as to different personalities, subjects, schedules, etc.
  • Assist the Upper School Learning Lab Coordinator in the following ways:
    • Monitor and assist students while in the Learning Lab with homework, quizzes, in-class essays and test;
    • Explain directions whenever necessary for completion of assignments;
    • Equip students with strategies and skills to get goals, become self-directed and be responsible for their learning process;
    • Be able to develop rapport with students;
    • Be able to pray, encourage, discuss, motivate and assist students with their academic work;
    • Teach study and organizational skill to students for the to use in the academic classroom;
    • Encourage students’ confidence in their ability to succeed and help improve their self-image;
    • Assist with the operation of the computer and equipment in the Learning Lab
    • Assist Learning Lab Coordinator as needed

Administrative Responsibilities 

  • Maintaining Learning Lab documents and files for Learning Lab students
  • Assist in organizing and scheduling for PSAT and AP exams
  • Transfer testing reports to electronic files
  • Monitoring grades each week for each Learning Lab student
  • Updating Learning Lab documents
  • Overseeing test sign in sheets for students extended time
  • Ordering supplies
  • Assist students with creating study plans as needed

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications 

  • BA or BS in Education or in Special Education is preferred but not required
  • Math background in Upper School is preferred but not required
  • Teaching experience in Upper School is preferred but not required
  • Patience and compassion needed

Physical, Mental and Environmental Requirements

  • Normal physical demands of teaching
  • Patience and compassion in working with students who may be struggling academically

Job Details
Position:   Upper School Learning Lab 
Department:   Upper School
Reports To:   Head of Upper School
Start Date:   August 2021
Hours:   Full-time 
Salary:   Commensurate with experience

If you have applied for a position at TCA within the last 12 months, please contact Dina Brown and ask to have that application submitted for the new position that you are interested in. We encourage you to send a cover letter for the new position, as well as updated references and employment history, if applicable. Depending on the new position that you are applying for, we may have additional application questions that you will need to answer. If so, Dina will contact you.

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