Valley Montessori Academy has expanded! We are seeking experienced, Montessori-trained teachers and teacher assistants. Send Resume and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position you're applying for in the subject line.
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ABOUT VALLEY MONTESSORI ACADEMY
Valley Montessori Academy is Bakersfield’s only Montessori school with programs for children from TODDLER through ELEMENTARY. We offer 3 PTO days, professional development opportunities, tuition discounts for employee’s children, beautiful working environments, and the opportunity to work with a passionate community of educators. Our team is dedicated to nourishing children’s natural love of learning. We hope you will consider joining!
Qualifications for lead teachers:
A Montessori diploma
A bachelor’s degree
At least three years of classroom teaching experience
A passion for working with elementary-aged children
Strong organizational and written skills
Qualifications for Teacher Assistants:
Must be 18 years of age or over.
High school Diploma.
Possesses a minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education Units of Credit or if the teacher hired with 6 units must complete at least two additional units each semester
TB test, proof of immunizations or immunity, HEALTH SCREENING REPORT - FACILITY PERSONNEL (LIC503) and current CPR and First Aid Certificate.
Employees are required to have Immunizations such as MMR, TDaP and Flu.
1. Prepares and maintains a clean aesthetic environment; plans and coordinates the Montessori program; protects the safety and well-being of the children.
2. Arrives promptly daily.
3. Interprets Montessori philosophy to parents and community, as well as assistants, aids and volunteers.
4. Understands and promotes the school’s mission, goals and objectives and policies to parents in a positive and supportive manner.
5. Communicates with parents: Conducts Parent/Teacher conferences, does workshops/gives demonstrations, and attends all school gatherings as requested by the director.
6. Shows professional conduct by respecting student confidentiality, cooperating with staff members, working out differences in a mature, reasonable manner and communicating unresolved concerns with the director.
7. Participates in interviewing of staff, selection of aides and assistants and orients new staff to classroom.
8. Inventories all classroom supplies and materials each month; makes and/or renews materials as needed.
9. Clean up and storage of the materials after a unit of study is finished.
10. Care and monitor for a classroom pet (fish, guinea pig). It’s the Lead Teacher's full responsibility to care for the animals, such as feeding, watering, cleaning (daily, weekly), and caring for the pet over weekends, holiday breaks, and even veterinary care. It’s the school's responsibility to provide all the supplies.
11. Keeps records of children’s progress, work samples, social/academic record-keeping, conferences & reports to parents.
12. Keeps records of attendance and expenditures using Sandbox software.
13. Reports and records problems and refers parents to director/administrator.
14. Attends all staff meetings and participates as an active team member.
15. Participates in professional development activities and shares information with staff.
16. Prepares goals and participates in the yearly assessment program.
17. Annually completes employee self-evaluation.
Arrives promptly daily.
Assists the headteacher in the preparation and maintenance of a clean aesthetic environment; protects the safety and well being of the children.
Understands and promotes the school’s mission, goals and objectives and policies to parents in a positive and supportive manner.
Shows professional conduct by respecting student confidentiality, cooperating with staff members, working out differences in a mature, reasonable manner, and communicating unresolved concerns with the director.
Assists in the preparation of curriculum materials as directed.
Repairs materials and equipment as necessary or directed.
Supervises classroom and playground as directed by the lead teacher.
Assists with the maintenance of the inventory in the classroom.
Assists with the maintenance of current, accurate classroom records.
Reports and records problems and refers parents to the lead teacher and/or the director.
Attends staff meetings (as and when requested) and participates as an active team member.
Participates in professional development activities and shares information with staff.
Annually completes employee self-evaluation.
Be familiar with the Montessori concept of education, philosophy, and goals.
Provide care and supervision without physical or verbal abuse and exploitation.