PRESCHOOL TEACHING ASSISTANT / AFTER SCHOOL LEAD TEACHER

Ashbrook Independent School

Corvallis, OR

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Job Description

About the School

 

Ashbrook Independent School is a secular, private, coeducational institution whose mission is to “Challenge and Nurture Academically Capable Students”. The school includes a preschool, an elementary school, and a middle school.

 

Ashbrook Independent School believes that educational excellence occurs when a combination of outstanding teachers, a clearly-defined curriculum with an emphasis on the arts and sciences, small classes, motivated students, and a well- equipped learning environment co-exist. When these factors are in place, students learn not only the joy of discovery, but also traditional values such as courtesy, enterprise, self mastery, and the importance of personal responsibility. Our programs support the Jeffersonian ideal of free citizens interacting voluntarily for the common good. Our hope is that in habits of mind an Ashbrook graduate will be ready for the twenty-first century: open-minded and curious, yet able to evaluate ideas critically.

 

Ashbrook’s educators continue to nourish children’s joy of discovery and passion for learning and to provide for all children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and moral growth.  Specifically for younger children, it is important to give special attention to the mastery of those basic skills and concepts that are the foundation of all future learning. As children grow older, they enter a period in their educational experience where they experience a variety of significant changes, both individually and collectively. The range of academic ability and physical and emotional development becomes wide.

 

For additional information on the history of Ashbrook and its programs, please go to our website at www.ashbrookschool.org.

 

Job Summary

 

Ashbrook Independent School is seeking an enthusiastic, caring, and creative Preschool Assistant & After School Lead Teacher to work with the teaching staff in the school’s early childhood program that serves ages 3-4.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

An Ashbrook Educator will:

  • Be passionate about working with students of this particular age group.
  • Know the appropriate knowledge and skills regarding developmental characteristics and needs of the specific age group with whom they work.
  • Create a safe and secure environment in which students grow in both autonomy and the ability to work and play together, including providing specific programs that establish a bias-free environment inclusive for all, which focuses on eliminating cliques and establishing a climate where bullying is unacceptable.  
  • Design and implement programs that actively engage students in making connections, solving problems, and thinking independently.
  • Teach to a variety of learning styles and intelligences and assess learning in a variety of ways, including teaching to growing intellectual and social abilities of students as they mature and move up through the school.  
  • Employ a wide range of pedagogical techniques and assessment strategies to ensure all students are successfully challenged.
  • Understand children’s patterns of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in order to support each child’s emerging identity, to respect and provide for each student’s voice, and to build a relationship with each student in which that student feels understood, nurtured, and challenged.
  • Defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community and create an environment that fosters respect, understanding, and acceptance of differences.
  • Work to create a relationship with parents that facilitates the exchange of information necessary to ensure the child’s progress including recognizing the implications of significant changes in children as they grow older.  It is important that parents and teachers interact, especially in programs that address issues affecting student development.
  • Help students learn to make responsible choices and understand the consequences of their actions.
  • Create age-appropriate opportunities for children to develop a sense of belonging and to become increasingly responsible for the many communities in which they live as well as their role in an interconnected and global society.



Major Duties and Responsibilities

 

The Preschool Assistant will work in conjunction with the Preschool Teacher(s) to:

  • Coordinate the care, development and instructional support of preschool age children (ages 3-4) enrolled in Ashbrook’s Preschool Program.
  • Support the lead teachers with planning learning opportunities and curriculum to develop skills designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth.
  • Develop a range of engaging activities including both indoor and outdoor games, classroom projects and centers, circle time, special projects, etc.
  • Collaborate with staff within the pre-school program as well as with other staff throughout the school.
  • Communicate proactively and positively with parents.
  • Supervise and ensure the safety and health of children in the program.
  • Create and maintain a positive and caring learning environment.
  • Maintain all classroom state licensing requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

The After School Lead Teacher will:

  • Coordinate the care, development and instructional support of the children enrolled in Ashbrook’s After School Program.
  • Develop an enriching extended learning program that fully supports the academic achievement of students and exposes them to a wealth of enrichment opportunities.
  • Plan and develop learning opportunities and curriculum to engage students during the after-school hours that include homework support, snack time, social time, both indoor and outdoor games, projects and centers.
  • Collaborate with staff within the After School program as well as with other staff throughout the school.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience assisting in a preschool/primary classroom or childcare facility.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate Pre-K Curriculum designed to promote learning in all early childhood domains.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have prior to or within 2 weeks of start date: CPR/First Aid certification, Food Handlers Card, registration with Oregon Central Background Registry, Child Abuse and Neglect Training

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an after school program at a school or daycare facility.

Compensation

Hourly wage rate will be determined based on experience level.

Base salary starts at $13.50 per hour.

Approximately 25-35 hours per week.

This is a part time position with mid-morning to late afternoon/evening hours - approximate start and end times may be 11:30am to 5:30pm.

 

Apply

Your application should include a current resume, cover letter, and professional references.

Position is open until filled.

The cover letter should clearly articulate how you meet the qualifications of the position.

Ashbrook Independent School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.



  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Athletics & Activities > After School Programs
    Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
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