Sacred Heart Schools | Atherton, CA | Montessori Preschool Teaching Assistant

Position Purpose: Assists lead Montessori teacher and program in the classroom
Date Posted: 05/03/2022

Date Accepting Applications Through: 08/31/2022

Job Title: Montessori Preschool Teaching Assistant

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Essential Functions

Under the direction of Lead Montessori Teacher
Help set up, clean and maintain classroom environment
Help guide and assemble children during arrival and dismissal, and other relocation needs eg, fire drills, campus walks, recess
Assist with lesson preparations e.g., prepare materials, set up activities
Leading class in non-curriculum daily circle activities e.g., calendar, prayer
Assist in maintaining overview of children during class and recess times, including helping children with materials, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
Support lead teacher in classroom management using positive discipline techniques.
Participate in monthly lesson planning
Communicate daily observations of children with the lead teacher either through personal record keeping or regular meetings with the lead teacher.
Assistants completing their Montessori Practicum year will follow our yearlong pacing guide to complete their Montessori training.
Comply with school policies; Attend professional development and staff meetings as needed.
Other duties assigned by principal and Montessori Program Specialist

High School diploma or GED equivalent; an Associates degree or higher in Education is preferred.
Completion of some college coursework i.e. minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education units.
Enrolled in MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education) Accredited Montessori Program. Prior experience working in a Montessori Primary (3-6 year olds) classroom is strongly preferred.
A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and professional behavior based on it.
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with preschool aged children.
Compassionate and positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills.
Successfully pass a TB assessment/criminal background/fingerprint (LiveScan) clearance.
Proficient with office equipment and technology (i.e. laptops, copiers, Zoom, Gmail, MS Office Suite, etc.)
Valid first aid and CPR certification.
Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment

Ability to travel safely and comfortably across a 64-acre campus.
Must comply with all state vaccination requirements and show proof of vaccination including but not limited to COVID-19 or proof of eligibility for exemption.
Be able to lift up to 10 lbs. regularly and occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
Be able to comfortably transition between seated positions on the floor to standing in order to assist children.
Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled school environment and in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold typical to the Mid-Peninsula in the Bay Area.
Abide by schools current and changing safety policies (ex: wearing masks, washing hands, etc.)
*This position will not count for any practicum or teaching experience but you will gain more experience working with students.

How to Apply:

Link to Full Description:
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.