Job Description

Saint Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairments is seeking an instructional assistant for the 2022-2023 school year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assists the Teacher of the Visually Impaired in teaching a variety of skills to students who are visually impaired.
Works directly with students individually and/or in groups under the direction of the teacher.
Prepares materials and equipment to be used by the students in the classroom.
Follows through on teacher’s lesson plans, classroom routine, assigned tasks, and directions from therapists.
Provides assistance to the classroom teacher in daily routines with students.
Be flexible to assist school wide when there is a need.


Must have a high school diploma. Some college education preferred.
Must have current PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Child AbuseClearance Check, Federal Criminal Background Check, Attend Safe Environmenttraining and attend Mandated Reporter Training.
Necessary Abilities:
Genuine interest to work with children with disabilities.
Ability to follow directions and adapt to new and/or unique situations.
Ability to establish rapport and appropriate relationships with students and theirfamilies.
Able to maintain confidentiality.

This is a part time, 10-month position with benefits.

Interested parties should send cover letter, resume, transcripts and list of references, electronically, to:
Sister Lisa Lettiere, principal at:
Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants.
PA required clearances and Safe Environment Certification and official transcripts will be required before employment can begin.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
As a religious organization, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also bound by Canon Law and Catholic teachings. For this reason, there may be occasions when an employee’s failure to adhere to the truths of the Catholic faith are a factor in employment-related decisions. In the event an employee fails to adhere to, or takes a position publicly that is contrary to, Catholic doctrine and teachings, or any policy or procedure maintained by the Archdiocese, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Employment practices will not be influenced by an individual’s legally protected status or any other basis as may be required by local, state and/or federal law as those laws apply to the Archdiocese.
Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace is encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of Human Resources. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Office of Catholic Education at 215-587-3700.

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