Contact: Kelly Yee
Name of School/Organization: Bellevue Montessori School
School Website: www.bellmontessori.com/employment-opportunities
Age Group: 18 months to 12 years old
Description: We are looking for full-time Elementary Assistant Teachers to provide support for children in our elementary classrooms, 1st - 3rd and 4th - 6th, and in our elementary after-school Activity Club programs. This position's hours would be approximately: 10am-6pm.
When accepting a position with Bellevue Montessori School, candidate agrees to collaborate with other staff in providing a nurturing environment that supports a child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Teaching Assistants and AC staff facilitate the comprehensive development of all students by interacting positively, confidently and respectfully with all children, family and staff members. Teaching Assistants and AC staff are under the direct supervision of Head Teachers, the Elementary Program Coordinator and Activity Club Lead.
Some Expectations for Teaching Assistants and Activity Club Staff are as follows:
Provide Breaks, Lunch Coverage and Support for Elementary Staff between 10:00-3:15pm
In teams of two, oversee a group of up to 20 children between 3:15-6:00pm
Oversee Recess at Hidden Valley Park
Clean and rotate activities, books and art supplies regularly
Know and follow safety procedures
Set up After School snack
Offer opportunities to children to use their environment to answer their own questions as much as possible, guiding independence per the Montessori way
Facilitate small group activities (art, science, baking, circle activities, books and songs) with small after school groups, communicate material requests early
Engage in conversation with children to develop social skills, monitor conversations between peers to support community success and suggest alternative wording where appropriate
Use positive discipline techniques to help students gain self-discipline and learn how to settle their own disputes using conflict resolution skills
Leave the classroom clean and ready for the morning, use the three-step process to sanitize tables and chairs, leaving chairs on tables in preparation for our janitors.
You should definitely apply to this position if you are looking to develop a career in education and you would like to learn more about Maria Montessori’s internationally renowned teaching philosophy.
Some benefits of being a BMS Teaching Assistant and AC Support include:
The opportunity to directly impact the education of children positively
Being a part of our amazing reputation
Professional development programs for those who are interested in becoming a certified Montessori Instructor
Competitive Hourly Rate of $19.00 per hour
Health Insurance benefits options for full-time staff
Phone: (425) 454-7493
School Address: 2411 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004