The lead Montessori guide position requires a love of children, patience and respect for the developmental needs of the children and adherence to the Montessori Method. It is important that the lead Montessorian positively model the dual concepts of grace and courtesy within the classroom setting. Guides will create and maintain an environment in line with the goals and values of Cosmic Montessori School. Guides take responsibility for developing and implementing a program of curriculum that promotes the spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and academic development of each child.
Our Work requires being coachable, an ongoing desire to learn and a sense of egoless-ness. Our guides (teachers) individualize curriculum for every student, and have mixed age groupings. We are constantly aligning Montessori with the Common Core, and we strive to implement the Montessori approach with fidelity while meeting the requirements of the Common core.
At least two years of experience in a Montessori setting. Must hold a bachelor's degree. Must hold a certificate from an accredited AMI or AMS Montessori program,and preferably have an active Illinois Teaching License. In addition they must be able to:
Must pass a fingerprint background check
Must complete Pediatric CPR/ First Aid and Abusive Head Trauma certificates immediately upon hire
Must keep with professional development 15-20 hours per school year depending on professional education
Must have effective and strong communication skills (orally and written)
Must demonstrate collaboration and success in working as a member of a team
Must be willing to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the program
Able to take directions from supervisors and follow through on task
Strong work ethic
Ability to adapt to children and school needs
Participates in school events and staff meetings
Must have an open mind and be willing to entertain new ideas and concepts
Must have physical capacity and stamina to work in a mixed age group elementary environment ages 6 yrs - 12 yrs children, and be dependable
Embody Cosmic Montessori program and philosophy
Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
Must welcome diversity in all forms!
We ask qualified, interested candidates to please send us your resume. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.