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Assistant Teacher in Montessori Classroom (preschool & kindergarten)

Company: Sacred Heart School
Location: Camden
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Are you passionate about providing children the opportunity to develop to their full potential? We are seeking a caring, patient, and dedicated individual who is excited to be part of providing high-quality, culturally relevant Montessori education to 3-6 year olds for the remainder of the 2 school year (December-June).Qualifications: Essential

  • Experience working with young children
    • High School diploma or GED
      • Energetic, self-motivated, and strong work ethic
        • Team player with strong collaborative and communication skills
          • Positive attitude and willingness to learn, ability to take direction well
            • Professional, reliable, and responsible
              • Creative, flexible, and patient
                • Ability to relate positively and professionally to all parents
                  • Respect for children, parents, colleagues, and school
                    • Physical ability to carry 10-20 lbs. regularly and 30-40 lbs. on occasion, able to bend and move between crouching, sitting, and standing frequently throughout the dayPreferred
                      • Classroom experience
                        • Experience in a Montessori environment
                          • Early Childhood Training or college degree
                            • A second language
                              • CPR/First aid training certificationResponsibilities
                                • Assist with maintaining classroom order through observing, guiding, and re-directing children as needed
                                  • Maintain cleanliness of classroom through daily sweeping, dish washing, vacuuming, cleaning child bathroom, disinfecting materials and surfaces, and other cleaning tasks
                                    • Use positive discipline strategies and discuss strategies with lead teacher to maintain consistency
                                      • Maintain classroom expectations during lunch, nap time, recess, group time, and transitions
                                        • Prepare and replenish classroom supplies
                                          • Assist with record keeping
                                            • Set up workstations and snack
                                              • Develop positive relationships with parents, children, and colleagues
                                                • Meet weekly with lead teacher to discuss curriculum, lesson plans, issues, and questions
                                                  • Present lessons as directed by the lead teacher
                                                    • Act as substitute lead teacher if the lead teacher is absent
                                                      • Observe all school policies and procedures as outlined in the Staff Handbook and communicated by the Principal
                                                        • Maintain respectful and positive interactions with other staff and solve conflicts appropriately and efficiently
                                                          • Perform other tasks as directed by lead teacher or PrincipalSchedule
                                                            • 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.; if part-time is preferred, an earlier ending time could be arranged. Additional hours may be available with the school's aftercare program.
                                                            • This position begins in early December with a few weeks of training and acclimating to the classroom and students. The candidate will assume full responsibility for the assistant role in January when a current staff member begins their medical leave.Please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for two or three references to About our program: We are a private Catholic school serving a predominantly non-Catholic community. Our Montessori program offers sliding scale tuition to make high quality education accessible to our families. Some families receive a state childcare subsidy for preschool and afterschool that makes our school free for them.While Sacred Heart School was founded in 1920, we started our first Montessori primary classroom in 2015. Our school includes pk-8th grade (1st-8th are not Montessori classrooms) with about 200 students total. Our school is a family, with frequent interactions between grade levels (when not in a pandemic!) and a strong, supportive staff culture. Parents have been enthusiastic about their children's experiences with us and by word of mouth, demand for our Montessori program has steadily grown - we have a waitlist every year.Sacred Heart School provided the following inclusive hiring information: We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $15.00 - $16.00 per hourBenefits:
                                                              • Paid time off
                                                              • Professional development assistanceSchedule:
                                                                • 8 hour shift
                                                                • Monday to FridayEducation:
                                                                  • High school or equivalent (Required)Experience:
                                                                    • Early Childhood Education: 1 year (Required)License/Certification:
                                                                      • CPR Certification (Preferred)Work Location:
                                                                        • One locationWork Remotely:
                                                                          • NoWork Location: One location

Keywords: Sacred Heart School, Camden , Assistant Teacher in Montessori Classroom (preschool & kindergarten), Education / Teaching , Camden, New Jersey

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