Chiaravalle Montessori is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and motivated educators to make a commitment to our school, kids and community. We are seeking a full-time Assistant Teacher for our Early Childhood program level (Ages 3 - 6yrs old) for the current school year. The position hours are from 10am - 6pm and also assists with our afterschool program.
All full-time positions are eligible for full benefits which includes: medical, dental, retirement, long-term & AD&D disability, life insurance, flexible spending, paid holidays and scheduled school breaks, sick days and personal days.
Under the direction of the Program Director and with the guidance of the Head Teacher, the Assistant Teacher provides support for children by assisting them academically, socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually in a manner that fosters the overall development and well-being of each child in accordance with the curriculum and Montessori philosophy. You will assist in preparing and maintaining an orderly learning environment well-equipped with the appropriate materials and supplies. You will also supervise the children as directed inside and outside the classroom, during transitions which may include lunchtime, recess, and others as scheduled.
Chiaravalle is an AMS and ISACS accredited school, philosophically rooted in the methods of Maria Montessori. We incorporate mission-appropriate best practices in education to refine curriculum, improve programming, support learners, and enhance school culture.
Here, individual learners, a caring community and global citizenship are respected. As Montessori educators, we believe teachers observe, personalize, and facilitate learning. Choice and self-pacing materials increase each learner's engagement and mastery of skills or concepts. Differentiated instruction and student-initiated learning are encouraged within our integrated Montessori curriculum.
Chiaravalle offers an education from infancy through preparation for high-school. As students make their journey, our nurturing yet challenging environment helps them gain greater independence and self-confidence while developing higher-order cognitive skills.
Education & Experience
The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree (preferably in education) and a minimum of 2 years teaching in a support role . Montessori experience or certification is a plus. Excellent interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication, organization skills are preferred. This person must be adaptable to different situations, communication and social styles. Patience, the ability to stay calm and maintain respectful and peaceful communication with children and adults is also essential.