Early Learning Assistant Teacher - Job Description
The Elisabeth Morrow School, an independent twos - through-eighth grade school in Englewood, NJ, is seeking an Assistant Teacher for its Division of Early Learning. The position is full-time, Monday through Friday, 7:45 am - 3:45 pm, with an expectation to work until 5:00 pm on certain Mondays for professional development and faculty meetings. Occasional attendance at school-related functions that take place outside of regular work hours will be expected.
Division of Early Learning: Assistant Teacher - Job Description
The DEL Assistant Teacher will help to provide a developmentally appropriate, caring and supportive classroom to members of The Elisabeth Morrow School community. In the Division of Early Learning, we recognize that all children will not develop at the same pace. We respect each child’s rate of growth, and activities will be individualized to ensure student engagement and achievement. The transition to a school environment is guided by strong collaboration between families and the school which includes frequent communication and parent education. The Assistant Teacher supports the Head Teacher in a warm, mutually rewarding professional partnership. This position reports to the Head of Early Learning.
Assist Head or Homeroom Teacher in planning, executing and assessing developmentally appropriate activities and experiences in harmony with the school’s philosophy and mission
Individualize approaches to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of each child
Encourage positive behaviors to promote self-awareness and healthy social interactions
Ensure that the learning environment is conducive to productivity, and is safe and healthy
Ensure positive communication with family members
Establish teacher/child relationships and expectations that are nurturing, understanding and developmentally appropriate
Contribute to the ongoing operations of the school by carrying out additional responsibilities as assigned
Utilize behavior management strategies that are reasonable, sensitive and differentiated
Encourage self-regulation and empowerment through modeling and choices
Work effectively in a collaborative learning community
Promote the school within the larger community
The successful candidate will have the following credentials:
At least two years working with students between 2 and 6 years in a school setting
A degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Child Psychology or related field, or relevant credential preferred
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
Ability to move efficiently from floor-seated to standing position
How to Apply
Please email resumé and cover letter to Lauren Mactas, Head of Early Learning, at email@example.com
The Elisabeth Morrow School is located 10 minutes from northern Manhattan in Englewood, NJ. As a school proud of the diversity of our school community, The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks candidates who will add to this legacy. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. The Elisabeth Morrow School is a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). For more information about The Elisabeth Morrow School, please visit www.elisabethmorrow.org
The Elisabeth Morrow School’s shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.