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West End United Methodist Church

Passionate Preschool Teacher

West End United Methodist Church


Job Summary

We are currently seeking well qualified, passionate early childhood teachers to join our team in the new school year. Experience in a three star center preferred along with holding at the minimum a TECTA certificate or CDA. Excellent benefits and competitive pay. This is a 40 hour per week position. Signing bonus of $300 to be paid after 90 days of employment.

Join our team and make a difference in the lives of young children!

Job Responsibilities

Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum and environment that follows Creative Curriculum’s guidelines & TN-ELD’s while meeting the needs of the individual child in accordance with the policies, procedures and philosophy of West End Preschool, DHS licensure standards and NAEYC accreditation regulations.

Responsibilities fall under the major headings of health and safety, teaching/curriculum, relationships, and. assessment


Education: Associate (Preferred)

Experience: Early Childhood Education: 1 year (Preferred)

Working Conditions, Physical Demands and Requirements

  • Must be able to meet DHS requirements with a medical statement indicating that your general physical and mental condition permits you to direct and actively participate in activities with children, parents and staff. 
  • Must comply with a tuberculosis test.
  • Must have the physical capacity to quickly and safely evacuate a classroom should the need arise.  Must be able to think and move quickly, to remain physically active throughout the day in order to address the needs of children.
  • Must be able to coordinate work, constantly move about, able to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms (occasionally overhead), stoop, kneel,  talk to and hear staff and parent requests, and also occasionally lift or carry or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 40 pounds

Additional Information


  • 403 (b) and ROTH
  • 403 (b) and ROTH matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

How to Apply

Please apply online at

You may contact Melanie Paulson at 615-983-8825 if you need a paper application.

West End UMC is an equal employment opportunity employer.


  • Date Posted: July 22, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 08/05/2021
  • Salary Range: $14.50 - $17.50 per hour
  • Working Hours: 40 hours/week