Instructional Assistant

Employer
Metro Montessori Schools
Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Apr 17, 2018
Closes
Apr 18, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Instructional Assistant Metro Montessori is conducting a search for an Instructional Assistant to work in an Early Childhood (EC) and Infant Toddler (IT) classrooms. We strive to create an enriched environment so children are inspired to reach their highest potential using the Montessori philosophy of education. This fosters a strong sense of community and respect for self, others, and the environment, which builds a strong academic foundation for a lifetime of learning. At Metro you have the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life every day! Your patient and loving nature will create a caring environment to allow the child to explore confidently and build self-esteem. You will guide the child through many exciting milestones and model new capabilities as our students work toward greater independence and build a strong foundation for the future. Education and Experience: * Must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) * 45- or 90-hour Certification preferred * At least two years in a teaching support role or other relevant experience * Montessori experience or certification is a plus * First Aid and CPR training preferred * Excellent written and oral communication skills required The qualified candidate will: * Be committed to helping Metro Montessori continue to set the standard for high quality Montessori education at every level * Assist the Lead Teacher with children through daily routine consistent with Montessori education methods and principles * Partner with the Lead Teacher to provide students with timely, clear and constructive feedback * Establish meaningful, respectful relationships with each child working toward the goal of independence * Ensure the safety of all students and to guide students in acting responsibly in the school and on the grounds * Exhibit enthusiasm and continue to develop your knowledge of the curriculum and age group * Participate in staff meetings and required trainings * Function both as a "roll up your sleeves" hands on employee * Ability to maintain highest degree of confidentiality * Highly developed ability to work in a detail-oriented, multi-task environment, meeting deadlines and setting priorities under pressure * Be physically active, engaged, and able to lift 40 pounds Metro Montessori is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check. Job Type: Full-time

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