Preschool Teacher

St Jude Distribution
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Job Details

  • Location: Memphis, TN, 38105
  • Date Posted: 2023-03-03
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Education
  • Req Number: 50351
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There is a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list. At our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our professionals shares our commitment to making a difference in the lives of the children we serve. Join a positive environment where all employees receive the resources, support, and encouragement to advance and grow their careers.
The Preschool teacher creates an educational environment that is developmentally appropriate, and conducive to learning/maturity needs of each student. Understands and follows state and federal guidelines and works with State of Tennessee regulatory professionals to ensure program meets requirements for appropriate certification. Plans and implements activities that meet the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of our students. Evaluates, records, and reports student progress. Participates in staff meetings, professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
List pertinent skills, knowledge and abilities the person should have to be successful in the job.
•Knowledge of early-childhood educational strategies and techniques to improve sensory, motor and perceptual-motor development, cognitional, social, and emotional development.
•Proficiency with computer operations and knowledge of systems such as word processing, and programs included in the Microsoft Word Suite such as word processing and Excel.
•Knowledge about childhood chronic illness Knowledge of the use of alternative teaching methods.


****This is a year round position****

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 



•Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other materials based on student assessments, considering such factors as individual needs, developmental levels and physical limitations of students based on own observations and information from collaborative reports.

•Understands developmentally appropriate instructional practices.

•Instructs students by using educational strategies and techniques to improve sensory motor and perceptual-motor development, memory, language, communication skills, cognition, social, and emotional development.

•Confers with professionals from the student's community preschool to discuss specific expectations the community school teacher has for preschool skills.

•Arranges and adjusts equipment utilized by students in classroom, such as specially equipped play areas, worktables, mats or other specialized equipment.

•Uses technology as appropriate to meet preschool objectives.

•Provides consistent reinforcement to learning and continuous feedback to student.

•Meets with parents to provide support and guidance about their child’s developmental progress and needs.

•Maintains recorded documentation of patient attendance and progress as well as communication with home school district as needed. Provides progress reports to home school on a schedule as needed by the home school district or private preschool setting.

•Demonstrates the knowledge and skills (competencies) necessary to provide care appropriate to any developmental needs of the patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development for all ages served. Demonstrates ability to assess and interpret age-specific data about the patient’s status. Identifies the patient’s age-specific and developmental needs. Provides developmentally-appropriate care for all ages served. Serves the following age groups: Preschool ( 3-5 years ).

•Mentors preschool teachers new to the St. Jude School Program as part of the School Program Orientation/Mentorship program.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or Early Childhood Education from a regionally accredited institution is required.
  • Master's degree in Education or Early Childhood Education is preferred.
  • Additional training in Special Education is preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Minimum Experience

  • Three (3) years of instruction experience in a preschool setting or patient-oriented student instruction in an acute or critical care setting is required.
  • For the preschool position, preference will be given to those with experience in preschool setting.

Required Credentials


Other Credentials

  • (LC:TEACH-TN) Current State of Tennessee Teaching License is preferred.
  • (LC: TEACH-SE) Special Education Endorsement ( PreK-12 ) is preferred.

Other Information

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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COVID-19 vaccine:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.