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Instructional Aide

St. Monica Catholic Elementary School (Santa Monica)






St. Monica Catholic Elementary School (SMCES), part of the vibrant St. Monica Catholic Community in Santa Monica, is accepting applications for a full-time instructional aide for 1st grade, and also a full-time instructional aide for 2nd grade. These are 2 distinct and different positions. Please indicate which grade you are interested in.

The qualified applicant will:
Be a mission and service driven employee dedicated to be a collaborative member of the SMCES Community.
Be able and willing to primarily work with small student groups on Zoom.
Be able and willing to provide constructive feedback (via voice comment) on asynchronous learning platforms.

Job Skills and Qualifications
Familiarity with primary grade CCSS; Familiarity with primary grade instructional methods; and a commitment to learn and implement the best practices in a hybrid classroom.
Proficiency in: Verbal Communication Skills; Computer Skills; Listening Skills; Organizational Skills; Ability to Prioritize Work; Timely and appropriate Information sharing with teachers and administrators; Ability to handle pressure and diffuse problems; Writing Skills
Possess the characteristics of: Professionalism; Customer service (parents and students) focused; Flexibility; Dependability; and Dedication to service.
Ability and commitment to support the mission and vision of SMCES.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
Lead small group instruction on Zoom.
Assist teachers in the preparation of instructional materials.
Work with students with varying learning needs.
Document student attendance, behavior, progress, activity, and proficiency.
Build collaboration with teachers and administrators through effective, timely, and pertinent communication.
Advocate for students’ needs to teachers and administrators.
Contribute to the school and classroom community by accomplishing tasks as required.
Communicate with parents/guardians as needed and/or requested by teachers and administrators.


The minimum requirements are:
Experience as an instructional aide, or teacher, working with primary age children.
Proficient with technology, Zoom, MacBook computers, and common academic programs (SeeSaw…)
Ability to work collaboratively with the classroom teacher in a hybrid classroom.

Education requirements:
Minimum requirements are a HS diploma.
Preferred requirements are an AA degree in Child Development or a related field.
Special consideration will be given to applicants with a BA degree in a discipline of education.

Negotiable, dependent upon experience.

Please send: (1) a cover letter stating your interest to work at SMCES; (2) and a complete
resumè to Dr. Neil Quinly, Principal by January 12, 2021 at
Only complete applications will be considered. Thank you.

Information/Application Contact

St. Monica Catholic Elementary School (Santa Monica)

1039 Seventh St.

Santa Monica, CA 90403