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Pacific Crest School - Preschool Classroom Assistants

March 18, 2023 9:48 AM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)

Contact: Gina Murray

Email: ginam@pacificcrest.org

Name of School/Organization: Pacific Crest School

School Website: www.pacificcrest.org

Age Group: Primary

Description: Preschool / Montessori Classroom Assistants Needed (& those who can substitute in this role, as well)

Do you have experience working with 2 ½ - 6 year olds? Pacific Crest School is seeking the right people to join our team of dedicated staff in our Primary Program (3 - 6 year olds) to create a peaceful, engaging Montessori environment that nurtures the child's natural love of work, nature, discovery, and independence. We are presently looking for an Aftercare Assistant, and substitutes at the assistant & teacher level to start as soon as possible.

Position Details:

These are full-time (35-40 hours per week), year-round, hourly, non-exempt position; Monday through Friday. Regular scheduled hours are 8:00 - 3:30 or 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

The Assistant’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Work within the Primary Classroom or Aftercare team to support a group of up to 25 children ages 2 ½ - 6 years old

Keep our orderly indoor and outdoor environments clean and appealing under the direction of the classroom teacher (or the Before & Aftercare Lead if supporting Aftercare)

Support children’s independent activity through clear guidance and observation to determine how to help them grow and contribute to the group

Assist with outings periodically (more frequently in the summer)

Prepare meals/snacks as needed

Ensure the physical safety and emotional well-being of the children

Model integrity, curiosity, joyful work and respect

Attend staff meetings and trainings, as required

The ideal candidate: Has 2-6 years of experience with children ages 2 ½ - 6 and familiarity with, or a desire to learn more about, Montessori philosophy and practice. Is an excellent communicator, interacting with children, families, and co-workers in a warm, compassionate, empathetic, and confident manner. Has gentle but firm classroom management skills, exhibiting patience, kindness, calmness, and positive behavior guidance. Has experience guiding children in activities such as singing, cooking, gardening, arts, crafts, etc. Has a joyful, caring disposition and a desire to work collaboratively as part of a cohesive team

Preferred Requirements:

Montessori Assistant training or ECE credentials

Enrollment in Washington State’s MERIT online professional registry

Current CPR & First Aid certification, Food Handler permit, Blood Borne Pathogens training, proof of negative tuberculosis test, proof of MMR vaccine or measles immunity, proof of Covid-19 Immunization, driver’s license, and 30-hour Child Care Basics training or exemption

Ability to lift 50 pounds

Ability to drive 10-passenger school van

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is $18.00 - $23.00 per hour, depending upon experience and training. Pacific Crest School (PCS) offers a competitive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision, paid sick leave, Covid protections, paid holidays, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities. PCS is an equal opportunity organization committed to diversity and equity. As such, PCS believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. PCS’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

About Pacific Crest Montessori School: Pacific Crest School offers a Montessori learning environment for children from 2 ½ years of age continuing through Eighth Grade. Montessori Education for Life combines the child’s natural love of life and learning with the values of hard work and self-discipline. Our students graduate with a capacity for self-knowledge, independence, and the ability to chart their course to adulthood. We believe in: Respectful and caring environments, Supporting human development and independence.

For more information about our school, please visit our website, www.PacificCrest.org.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 - $23.00 per hour

Phone: (206) 789-7889

School Address: 600 NW Bright Street, Seattle, WA 98107

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