King School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.
Job Title: Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Division: Lower School
Reports to: Head of Lower School and head classroom teacher
Summary: King School seeks a full-time Lower School Kindergarten Assistant Teacher to support students between the ages of 5 to 6 years old. This position will report to a head classroom teacher and the Head of the Lower School.
Primary responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
Teach small group lessons, including language arts and math, under the direction of the lead teacher.
Provide academic and emotional support to students.
Model fairness and proper behavior.
Plan programmatic and grade level activities with the head teacher.
Be knowledgeable of the information in each student’s Digital Learning Profile.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development.
Perform duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School, including recess, lunch, and dismissal.
Attend Lower School and all-school faculty meetings, as well as workshops on staff development days held after 3:00 P.M.
Be available to work in the After School Program when meetings are not required.
Attend Parents’ Night in September/October, Open House etc.
Provide coverage for other Lower School teachers, when necessary.
Participate in King’s orientation and mentor programs.
Skills and Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required, field of education preferred.
Previous experience working with young children.
A strong affinity for young children, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
Knowledge of academic and social developmental benchmarks.
Ability to collaborate in the management of a classroom that has several centers and group lessons occurring at the same time.
Strong communication skills and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues and parents.
Must embrace use of technology to enhance classroom instruction and communication.
Strong demonstration of cultural competence, capacity to work, teach and learn across cultural differences.
Experience working in a Reggio Emilia classroom is a plus.
A willingness to embrace King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy Statement.
CPR and First Aid Certification (King will provide training).
This is a full time, exempt, benefits-eligible position.
King is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is King’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. King does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender (including an employee’s gender identity, appearance, or behavior, even if different from that traditionally associated with the employee’s sex at birth), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state, or local law.
King will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the School. Any person who believes he/she may require such accommodation should contact his/her Division Head or the Head of School.
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King absolutely prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, makes a report under this policy.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.