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Eton School - Lower Elementary Teaching Assistant

August 13, 2019 3:22 PM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)

Contact: Kris Meyer Gaskins

Email: kgaskins@etonscnool.org

Name of School/Organization: Eton School

School Website: www.etonschool.org

Age Group: Lower Elementary, ages 6 - 9

Description: Lower Elementary Teaching Assistant

Located across the lake from Seattle in Bellevue, Washington, Eton School serves students from Pre-elementary (age 3) through Middle School (grade 8). As a well-established independent school, Eton School is seeking a caring, and confident full-time, Teaching Assistant for a Lower Elementary Montessori classroom. Students are first through third grade (ages 6-9). If you have a passion for working with children, are dedicated to providing the best education, and want to learn, we want you to be a part of our community.

Full-time Teaching Assistant positions are scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic school year, with hours often available during the summer months. The schedule may vary while working in childcare on days school is closed and over Midwinter and Spring breaks. Eton School is an equal opportunity employer. Medical, dental, and vision plans are available to staff who meet requirements, as well as paid time off.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be proactive in learning the school mission and culture
  • Work directly with teachers to supervise and work with small groups and individual students
  • Supervise students in transitions between classes as well as on field trips
  • Work with the teacher in supporting behavior expectations of students
  • Prepare materials for projects and maintain supplies
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with supervisor and supervising teacher
  • Participate in arrival and dismissal duties
  • Serve as recess and lunch monitor
  • Help facilitate the correcting of student assignments
  • Prepare correspondence to be sent home with students
  • Supervise students who are participating in school projects
  • Serve as a substitute for a teacher as assigned
  • Work in the afterschool childcare program once or twice a week or as needed

Additional Opportunities

  • Teach special units of study within an area of expertise or interest
  • Support performing arts teacher with the musical production
  • Tutor students after school

Minimum Qualifications

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Communicate positively and effectively with students
  • Exhibit professional manner
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Conscientious attitude regarding work completions
  • Familiar with MS Office, Internet, and E-mail, as well as other technology


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, willing to hire Montessori intern
  • Resume, Application, Cover Letter
  • Experience and confidence in working with children
  • Must have results of a one-step Mantoux TB skin test prior to starting work or provide written proof of a negative Mantoux TB test within the past twelve months; a previously positive Mantoux TB requires documentation of treatment or a negative chest x-ray
  • Documentation of MMR vaccine, blood test results indicating immunity, or proof of medical exemption
  • Background check and fingerprint report conducted by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)

The following trainings are required for the position and if not current, will be done through the school’s professional development and expense:

  • First-Aid/CPR
  • HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens

We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing place for our students. If you have a genuine love for children and working in a place that provides a strong collaborative environment, please apply by sending your cover letter, completed application, and resume to employment@etonschool.org.

The application can be found at https://www.etonschool.org/about/employment

Vision: In educating the whole child, Eton School inspires creative, confident thinkers who have an enduring passion for learning and are poised to contribute to the world.

Phone: (425) 881-4230

School Address: 2701 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98008

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