Aftercare Teachers

Amherst Montessori School
Published
May 3, 2021
Category
Job Type
Other  
Salary
$14-$18 per hour, commensurate with experience
Education Requirements
High School Diploma
Work Hours
Part-time, Full-time positions available; Afternoon/early evening hours, Monday through Friday.
Street Address
27 Pomeroy Lane

Description

The Aftercare Teacher will play a supporting role in the success of the school. They will contribute to the education and socio-emotional development of children in their level’s Aftercare program within a fully-implemented Montessori Infant to Elementary school. The Aftercare teacher’s role is to support the children, utilizing best practices in Montessori instruction in a student-centered learning environment appropriate to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs of all learners.

Position Details

Start date: August 23rd, 2021. 12-Month contract, school year and summer position.

Open positions: Infant Aftercare (3 mos - 15 mos), Toddler Aftercare (15 mos - 3 years), and Children’s House Aftercare (3-6 years).

How to Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter, desired age level you’d like to work with, and three professional references to Kelly Edreich at kedreich@amherstmontessori.org.

Deadline

Accepting applications until all positions are filled.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: High School Diploma is required. 

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal teacher has DEEC certification or eligibility, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field, is trained in the Montessori Method and/or has experience as an assistant in an early-childhood setting, collaborating as a member of a teaching faculty, supervising children, and supporting students with emotional and learning support needs. They are kind, caring, compassionate, enthusiastic, well-organized, bilingual (Spanish), and creative with excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Responsibilities

Classroom Management 

Develops and modifies aftercare activities to meet the academic, physical, and socio-emotional needs of all learners 
Monitors appropriate use and care of materials
Plans aftercare activities and projects that are engaging and age-appropriate
Presents classroom procedures and rules with clarity 
Supports children in following classroom procedures, implementing them consistently and calmly 
Assists in supporting positive behavior of students in a respectful manner, using grace and courtesy in keeping with the Montessori approach
Monitors students engaged in independent work, group projects, or similar activities, ensuring respect for classmates and materials
Monitors outdoor time with a focus on safety, cooperative play, and fun
Observation and Record Keeping
Confers with classroom Guides about individual student needs 
Participates in individual student action plans, implementing activities and recording progress under direction of classroom Guides

Care of the Environment 

Rotates the materials available to children
Repairs or replaces broken classroom materials and equipment in a timely fashion and ensures that learning materials are in good order and ready for student use each day
Replenishes consumable items, e.g. paper, pencils, art supplies, food preparation, etc.
Prepares, monitors, and assists children with clean up of food activities - snacks, and food prep 
Monitors coatroom activity and maintains order in the cubbies
Assists students in clean-up of the environment at the end of the day

Communication

Communicates and interacts regularly and appropriately with students, parents, and staff, maintaining positive relationships
Meets regularly with other members of the Aftercare team, engaging in planning of activities  and discussion of children’s needs
Attends and actively participates in all required staff meetings and events
Keeps confidential information about students and families confidential at all times

Miscellaneous 

Maintains all professional certifications necessary, including yearly CPR/First Aid certification
Seeks opportunities for professional development 
Able to lift up to 50 pounds
Performs other duties as assigned

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