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Assistant Teacher - Elementary Level

Company: City Garden Montessori School
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

City Garden Montessori School (City Garden) is the only Montessori charter school in Missouri, and we are one of the highest-performing charter schools in the state. Our team possesses passion and determination to implement the Montessori approach to educating children in a diverse, *public school* environment. City Garden is committed to being an anti-biased, anti-racist community and seeks others who are passionate about these values. We are committed to continuous learning and growth for adults in the community, to foster excellence for all City Garden children.

Located in St. Louis, City Garden is in its 15th year as a charter school, having received a second 10 Year Charter with the state of Missouri in 2017. We began in 2008 with 53 students; we now serve 500 children in preschool through eighth grade. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals to join us who share our vision for academic excellence for all children and holistic Montessori education, rooted in equity and social justice.

*Assistant Guide (Teacher) - Elementary*

City Garden Montessori School is seeking someone with elementary-age classroom experience to hire immediately for the position of Assistant Guide. Candidates *do not need *to have any prior experience in the Montessori method. The Assistant will help our Lead Guides in a mixed-age level classroom. The ideal applicant for this position should love working with children ages 6 thru 12, possess maturity, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain connections with the students and families.

Under the direction of the Principal and the Lead Classroom Teacher, the City Garden Montessori School Assistant Guide is a vital support role within the classroom community. This position requires love, patience and respect for children. The Assistant Guide will encourage the children to be independent and model for them appropriate manners and behaviors, and help the lead teacher facilitate an instructional program delivered with both Montessori and an anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy.

*The Most Exciting Part of the Job*

* Assisting the Lead Guide in providing learning that supports the development of the cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual growth of the child
* Helping the Lead Guide to prepare and maintain an environment that meets the sensitive period/plane of development of the students
* Working to maintain the Montessori classroom culture, paying particular attention to the needs of the students
* Assisting individual students in performing activities initiated by the Lead Guide in small group or one to one setting
* Assists in preparation/production of instructional materials
* Providing supervision and enriching activities during non-academic times including lunch, recess, and afternoon periods as needed

*Qualifications*

* Possess a minimum of an Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree highly preferred
* Have at least two years of experience working with students in a school or other supervised setting (YMCA, community center, day camp, etc.)
* Ability to adapt to the changing needs of children and the school environment
* Reliability; our students need adults they can depend on
* Have demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
* Have willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position
* Demonstrated commitment to equity and anti-biased/anti-racist principles
* Strong written and verbal communication skills

*The full job description, is available at*

https://files.constantcontact.com/d7e08a1b201/f1aef729-4414-4f5e-bad9-91bc5ace20d7.pdf

*What We Offer*

* Ongoing professional development
* Opportunity to contribute to the only high quality public Montessori program in St. Louis
* For those with an interest in pursuing a career in elementary education, a chance to get some hands-on experience in a classroom environment

*Benefits*
City Garden offers a range of benefits for Full-time employees such as:

* Generous Time-off (Fall, Winter and Spring breaks)
* Paid holidays, and additional PTO days
* Paid Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance)
* Pre-Tax savings for family health premium costs
* Retirement Plan
* Enrollment Preference for child(ren) to K-8 charter school, discounted tuition for our preschool program

*Schedule*

School hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday

Length of Work Year: Through the end of the 2022-23 school year, ending May 31, 2022, which includes instructional days and professional development, parent/teacher conferences, and preparatory work.

*Compensation*
This is full-time, (typically) 10 month academic year position. This non-exempt position offers a pay range is $17.00 to $19.00 per hour, as well as retention pay up to $1,500.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* Monday to Friday

Education:
* Associate (Required)

Experience:
* working with students in grades 1 to 6: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: City Garden Montessori School, St. Louis , Assistant Teacher - Elementary Level, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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