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First Presbyterian Church of Nashville

Early Preschool (EP) Educational Support Staff

First Presbyterian Church of Nashville


Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Early Preschool (EP) Assistant Director, this position is responsible for the day-to-day support of the classroom teachers. This position interacts directly with children, parents, and other EP staff.

Job Responsibilities


  • Responsible for supporting teaching staff from 9:00 am. until 2:30 pm.
  • Assists teachers in classroom preparation tasks as needed.
  • Give teachers breaks daily and at other times as necessary.
  • Take the place of a teacher as needed.


  • Interacts with children at their level.
  • Greets children as they enter the school.
  • Models appropriate interactions.
  • Consistently supervises children in the classroom.
  • Consistently supervises children on the playground.


  • None


  • Completes Early Childhood education training annually as required by TN DHS.
  • Follows a professional development plan that meets the NAEYC criteria for education.



  • High school diploma required.
  • Education courses in progress or a CDA or higher degree related to Early Childhood Education are desired.

EXPERIENCE: Past work or volunteer time interacting with young children.


  • TN DHS Childcare Rules and Regulations
  • TN Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards (TN-ELDS)
  • NAEYC Criteria
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Emergent Curriculum


  • Works well on a team.
  • Communicates well with teaching staff.
  • Communicates well with parents.
  • Communicates well with the administration.
  • Shares insights and ideas during planning sessions.
  • Basic camera/iPad skills.
  • Basic computer skills.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand and to move about; to use hands to operate office equipment and to lift up to 30 pounds; to talk and to hear when interfacing with staff, children, and families; vision within normal ranges is required to read documents and to supervise children.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both inside a classroom and outside on the playground. The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy with frequent interruptions and distractions. Exposure to communicable diseases is a factor.

Additional Information


  • Benefits are effective on an employee’s hire date.
  • Aetna Dental Plan
  • 2 options – PPO / DMO Optional voluntary
  • Vision VSP Network
  • Optional voluntary
  • Pension Plan
  • Auto-enrolled after 1 year of Service
  • An employee earns annual pension credit equal to 1.25% of annually reported effective compensation 100% vested after 3 years of service
  • Fidelity 403B Retirement Savings Plan
  • Pre-tax and after-tax options Optional voluntary
  • Lincoln Financial Group Death/Disability
  • FPC pays 100% premium for employee
  • Lincoln Financial Group Supplemental Death/Disability
  • Optional voluntary
  • Other: Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Accounts, Teledoc, Employee Assistance Program, 11 paid holidays, 2 weeks vacation, 21 hours personal time, 12 days sick leave

How to Apply

Job Description

  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and current resume to Candyee Goode.


  • Date Posted: August 2, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 08/21/2023
  • Salary Range: $18 - $25
  • Working Hours: M-F 8:30am - 2:45pm