In the Nursery and Kindergarten Program, children learn to play and play to learn.
Assistant Teacher to teach and manage the elementary class.
The Assistant Teacher attends at least one meeting a week with the Head Teacher and is expected to take part in events that may occur outside of school hours.
Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of community.
Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.
We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others, and take ownership over creating the culture you want to show up to each day.
Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40-hour week and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2018.
Ability to be agile and flexible required
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required
Knowledge of instructional methodologies and progressive educational principles required
Strong knowledge of child development required
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools required
Analytical skills required
Problem-solving skills required
Decision-making skills required
Attention to detail required
Organizational skills required
Computational skills required
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
Ability to manage stressful situations required
Ability to maintain confidentiality required
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required
Ability to think strategically required
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
Prior early childhood teaching experience required.
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property
Ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of building during arrival and dismissal (where required), and in an emergency situation. This may include climbing stairs of up to 2 stories, where appropriate with younger children
Ability to physically demonstrate lessons, where appropriate
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