Lower School Program Assistant Job Posting 2020-21
Cascades Academy is an independent PK-12 day school with about 200 students located in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon. The school was founded in 2003 and resides on an award-winning 39-acre campus located on the Deschutes River. The school’s unique mission weaves challenging academics with experiential learning and actively cultivates a nurturing and inclusive school community.
The school is seeking several Lower School Program Assistants for the 2020-21 school year. These unique positions have been created in response to the new guidelines for schools in light of Covid-19. Program assistants will be partnered with a lead lower school teacher in 1st-4th grades.
Participate as an engaged member of the teaching team in which collaboration, dialogue, risk-taking, honesty, and reflection are practiced values.
Support the classroom teacher in aligning the implementation of two smaller cohorts as one grade.
Value and practice nurturing the social and emotional intelligence of young children through listening, asking questions, seeing conflicts as learning opportunities, offering strategies, and supporting relationships through problem-solving.
Effectively organize time, space, and materials for both cohorts.
Participate in recess, lunch, and other duties as assigned.
Support the current State requirements of cleaning materials and spaces to ensure appropriate hygiene and sanitation standards.
Integrate technology to support synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.
Attend weekly lower school faculty meetings, occasional full faculty meetings, and professional development days.
Fulfill all other responsibilities as assigned by lead teacher and Lower School Head.
Enjoys working with children and facilitating their wonder and learning
Self-motivated, proactive, flexible, enthusiastic and reliable
Good time management and organizational skills
Engaging and positive personality
Relates respectfully with people of all backgrounds and ages
Works well as part of a small and cohesive team
At least one year of experience working with elementary-aged children in an educational setting; Preferred degree in child development or equivalent in relevant discipline.
Demonstrated understanding of the developmental stages, needs, and interests of young children (ages 4-11 years).
Minimum age: 21
Clean background check
General digital literacy
Current CPR/First Aid certificate
Reports to: Lower School Head
.5-1.0 FTE depending on program needs and candidate’s preference
Start Date: August 25, 2020
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
About Cascades Academy
Cascades Academy is a PK-12 independent school located in Bend, OR.
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