Education Assistant


Required minimum high school diploma or GED.  Prefer associate’s degree in education or adult or child development.  3 plus years of experience may count in place of degree.  3 plus years of experience caring for and teaching children in a day care or elementary setting.  3 plus years of experience in adult education, training, and experience that is helpful in performing the job.  Bilingual/Spanish a plus.  Must be an evangelical Christian who lives a life dedicated to Christ so you can be an instrument of God’s hope, love and forgiveness to the guests we serve.

Physical Demands:

Physical effort may lead to physical fatigue. Caring for guests can be physically demanding. This individual will be lifting and carrying bags and equipment, and will spend time sitting at a desk or walking, lifting and pushing. This individual will be expected to clean and maintain personal work area, and will move throughout the center with guests. This individual will come in contact with employees/guests/students who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all.  Able to lift 50 lbs solo.

Mental Demands:

The population we serve is typically in crisis.  This can cause emotional stress and compassion fatigue.  GRM highly promotes employee self-care.

Employment Status:

Full-time 40 hours per week; non-exempt; eligible for benefits; eligible for paid time off.  Anticipate Flexible Schedules

Responsibilities and Duties

The Education Assistant supports the Education Coordinator in the Workforce Development Center, with instruction, clerical tasks, working with guests and implementing the vision of GRM’s program.  The Education Assistant is responsible for delivering educational interventions designed by GRM to help guests meet education, academic, life skill, and behavioral, social and emotional goals.  The Education Assistant also assist in the Children’s Services activities which are designed to develop a range of social, cognitive, and/or motor skills for individual and/or groups of children.

Workforce Development Center

  • Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others
  • Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills
  • Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used
  • Provide guidance and direction to each of the guests in regards to academic or employment needs
  • Evaluate each guests program progress
  • Assist special education guests in study labs to complete tasks
  • In collaboration with the Education Coordinator, assist with the establishment and accomplishment of goals and objectives for each service area
  • In collaboration with the Education Coordinator, assist with curriculum development as needed
  • Oversee and evaluate service delivery effectiveness of each service area
  • Oversee and communicate information, review overall service delivery, and discuss client or ministry issues
  • Assess and address any equipment deficiencies

Children Services

  • Actively participate in the process of developing Christian disciples
  • Pray with and counsel children and their mothers relating to spiritual, personal and program needs
  • Teach Bible stories and concepts in an age appropriate manner to all children
  • Support children’s emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts
  • Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, help maintain the Daytime Children’s Program
  • Provide a nurturing, loving and supportive learning environment that is safe and clean, as well as being spiritual and educational
  • Collaborate with the Education Coordinator in the creation and preparation of lesson and activity plans that support age appropriate spiritual, mental, emotional, educational and physical growth of children in a multi-age classroom
  • Read to children, and teach them simple painting, drawing, crafts and songs
  • Organize and participate in recreational activities, such as games and simple sports
  • Provide appropriate support for mental, emotional, academically or physically challenged children
  • Provide age-appropriate crisis intervention and conflict resolution as needed
  • Participate in caring for the safety and various needs of children and babies
  • Feed or provide age-appropriate food for all children as needed
  • Dress children and change diapers
  • Review and monitor lessons of chapel speakers; assuring material is consistent with biblical principles detailed in Gospel Rescue Mission policies. Notify Children’s Service Lead Teacher of inappropriate lessons
  • Maintain client files on each child in a timely manner including daily observations and information about activities, snacks or meals served, and any behavior concerns or issues


  • Other duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator and Director of Shelter Program
  • Provide weekly reports as directed

Gospel Rescue Mission is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit religious organization that provides social service programs to the homeless and working poor populations.  Everything we do in this ministry should be centered in the will of God and in honoring the name of Jesus Christ.


Employees of Gospel Rescue Mission Choose To Participate in our Grace Based Environment by:

  • Role modeling Christ-like attributes and values through our personal actions, words, and attitudes.
  • Maintaining a safe, transparent, and healing environment that is based on Grace, Truth, and Love, and encourages trust and authenticity without fear.
  • Embracing the accountability process, that leads to self-evaluation personally and for guests and students.
  • Teaching and mentoring students and guests in every opportunity by using Biblical precepts.
  • Building healthy, loving, and compassionate relationships with guests, students, and staff while establishing healthy and safe boundaries.
  • Maintaining a personal lifestyle of integrity, honesty, and responsibility.
  • Praying with guests, students, and staff.
  • Agreeing in principle and in practice with the statements of Vision, Mission and Values of the Gospel Rescue Mission of Tucson.

It is the policy of Gospel Rescue Mission to complete a background check, drug test and motor vehicle authorization on applicants in the conditional offer stage.