JOB OPPORTUNITY

Primary Assistant
Monument View Montessori Charter School

Skills and Knowledge
The Primary Assistant, serving the Primary Classroom (ages 3-6), assists the Primary Lead Teacher in guiding the children in their Montessori learning. S/he has strong writing skills, and is organized and articulate. The assistant will possess a friendly disposition, demonstrate leadership and emotional maturity, and have a love of learning and playing. Along with the Primary Lead Teacher, the Primary Assistant is responsible for maintaining student well-being and safety. The assistant will familiarize themselves with Montessori materials, and will assist the Lead Teacher in making additional materials.

Work Environment
The Primary Assistant reports to the Primary Lead Teacher, and has daily meetings with the lead teacher to plan ahead and prepare lessons. S/he will notify the Lead Teacher of any classroom issues, such as behavior, health concerns, equipment needs, repairs, maintenance, etc, and will communicate any concerns expressed by parents to the Lead Teacher. The assistant provides ongoing support and engagement with students in creating and maintaining a non-discriminatory, all-inclusive program with high academic standards and a commitment to social and emotional learning and growth. S/he maintains and fosters constructive interactions with students, parents, and staff. The assistant participates in weekly staff meetings, and will periodically attend school functions and events after regular school hours. Throughout the school, the Primary Assistant will demonstrate grace and courtesy.

Education
High school diploma or equivalent

Experience
Some experience in working with preschool/kindergarten-aged children in a learning environment is preferred.

Experience with Montessori Method is preferred but not required.

Other Requirements:

CPR/First Aid certification/FEMA training (within 30 days)

CBI/FBI fingerprint clearance and background check (pre-employment)

Be physically strong and able to lift at least 50 pounds

Fluency in Spanish preferable

Please submit resumes to Cori Rasmussen at c.rasmussen@mvmcharter.org.