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Location & Contact Details

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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See the current employment opportunities at West Catholic below.

Daycare Assistant

West Catholic High School is looking to fill a Daycare Assistant position (hourly/non-exempt). The Daycare Assistant will assist the Daycare Lead in caring for and assessing the needs of children in the West Catholic Daycare Center throughout the day.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing a clean and healthy environment for children and staff
  • Setting up activities and cleaning up after activities have been completed
  • Participating in the planning of daily schedules, activities and special events with the Daycare Lead
  • Changing clothes, diapers and cleaning up after accidents
  • Preparing children for snacks, meals and transition times
  • Assisting the Daycare Lead as needed with duties such as: discarding, sorting and replacing toys and equipment; making suggestions that are helpful and supportive to the Daycare Lead; decorating bulletin boards; routine filing, cleaning tasks, etc.
  • Contributing to the program by telling or reading stories, planning group experiences, crafts or projects
  • Ensuring proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promoting continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices
  • Assisting in on-the-job training of new staff on routine procedures
  • Being attentive to health, sanitation, nutrition and safety
  • Dressing and conducting oneself in a professional manner
  • Sitting with and supervising children at mealtimes
  • Being friendly and courteous to parents during any interactions
  • Being open to continual professional development both in and out of school
  • Working as a disciple of the Catholic faith and upholding values in word and action

Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year of experience working in a childcare setting preferred
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to build a strong rapport with colleagues
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Patience with children
  • Child, Infant and Adult CPR Training, First Aid, Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting, Universal Precautions Training and Essential Training are required within 6 months of hire

Ideal Candidate Competencies:

  • Must be comfortable with pretend/imaginative play
  • Ability to creatively redirect children
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities with the children in mind first
  • Ability to engage children while reading a book using inflection
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures
  • Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies
  • Ability to life and manipulate children and heavy objects
  • Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures
  • Ability to understand written and verbal communications
  • Ability to remain calm during extended crying periods
  • Ability to balance a variety of competing priorities

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to be active in the classroom, including getting down on the floor with children, sitting, bending and lifting
  • Job may involve extended periods of time standing or sitting
  • Requires some lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling objects up to 50 pounds


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Holidays and Paid Time Off benefits, student tuition discount benefit of up to 33% after 1 year of service

    Interested candidates should complete an application for employment or send resumes to:

    Don St. Andre
    Human Resources Director
    Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools
    [email protected]

    Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Bus Drivers

    The Diocese of Grand Rapids Office of Catholic Secondary Schools is looking for Bus Drivers (hourly/non-exempt). This position would work 20+ hours/week during the school year; mostly morning/afternoon school hours with some hours available for events during evenings and weekends.

    Applicants must have a good driving record. We will pay to train for required certifications, such as CDL and additional endorsements required to drive a school bus.

    Positions start at $19/hour. Part-time employee health benefits are available. This position is eligible for our current part-time employee tuition discount of 33% for students attending West Catholic High School or Catholic Central High School

    Please call Maureen Rutka at (616) 246-6470 for additional information. Interested candidates should complete an application for employment.

    Deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Substitute Teachers

    West Catholic is looking to expand its substitute teacher list! If you have teaching experience, please consider applying to be added to our sub roster. The following are characteristics of an ideal candidate:

    • Teaching experience
    • Ability to provide backup teaching services when full-time teachers are unable to work
    • Ability to execute lesson plans left by the absent teacher
    • Ability to create and maintain a respectful and fair classroom culture that fosters safe and productive learning
    • Virtus training is a plus!

    Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a Catholic Secondary Schools employment application to:

    Don St. Andre
    Human Resources Director
    Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools
    [email protected]

    Please also include a copy of one of the following: Michigan Teaching certificate, Michigan Substitute Teaching permit, a copy of bachelor’s degree or a copy of your transcript with completion of 60 semester hours from two or four-year regionally accredited colleges or universities (minimum 2.0 GPA).