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Extended Day Teacher – 2024-2025 School Year

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Compassionate. Confident. Creative.

Extended Day Teacher – 2024-2025 School Year
Part-time: 0.25 FTE : M-F 11:30PM– 4:30 PM
Hourly Rate $24.83 – $26.46 depending on experience and qualifications
This position excludes health insurance & other full-time benefits

Our Mission

Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident, and creative learners in a
global community.
Our Values
Our community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, diversity, and a commitment to
sustainability.
Our Pedagogy
Bertschi School believes that students learn best when they are
● safe and known in an inclusive community that values diverse perspectives
● supported in developing social-emotional skills
● provided academic choice and challenge at their “just right level”
● engaged in meaningful work
● encouraged to problem solve through inquiry, trial, and error
● empowered to take risks and make change
● given opportunities to collaborate and dialogue with a diverse group of learners
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Bertschi School values diversity and believes engaging our differences makes us better and
stronger. We welcome and honor the unique contributions of people from all racial, ethnic,
religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities, and
sexual orientations. Our commitment to equity drives us to be inclusive and diverse in all areas of
our school.
Our School
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school. We are a
member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Northwest
Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). The school serves children from pre-kindergarten
through grade five. Bertschi School is an exciting environment for professionals who like to be part
of a dynamic team and who thrive on the challenges and rewards of working with an active
community. Bertschi offers a salary and benefit package in line with other independent private
schools in the Northwest.

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Position Summary

This position works at the direction of the director of extended day and summer programs in
accordance with the job description below. This role plans and teaches activities for Pre-K/K
students as well as assists with the after school program for all grades. This is a school year
position with potential for extension into summer programming.

Responsibilities:

● Plan and lead/assist daily after-school activities for groups of children in Pre-K/K
● Collaborate with director of extended day and summer programs and teaching faculty to
plan programming that best meets students’ needs
● Help children develop skills including organization, problem solving, and conflict resolution
● Facilitate safe and engaging outside time
● Create opportunities for creativity, empathy, and thoughtfulness in play
● Support co-workers by attending to individual children who may need specific support
● Employ culturally responsive practices that align with the school’s commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion
● Communicate professionally and effectively with parents, teachers, administrators, and
colleagues
● Engage in on-going self-assessment and working toward own professional goals
● Option to participate and supervise elementary aged students on half-day and full-day
in-service days/field trips
● Complete duties as assigned by position supervisor or school leadership

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
● This position is assigned a Light physical demands strength rating as described by the US

Department of Labor, and requires:
○ Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force
frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly
○ Examples include moving student desks and chairs to change the layout of a
classroom to influence the learning situation
○ Walking and standing to a significant degree, and varying positions frequently
between standing, sitting, and walking
○ Seeing and hearing on a continuous basis as well as speaking frequently
○ Having the manual dexterity to manipulate books and other learning materials, and
assist students with various activities

● The majority of time will be spent outdoors with students, provided weather conditions
support outdoor programming
● The work environment will vary from potentially very loud situations such as the
gymnasium and playground to more moderate situations such as classrooms

Qualifications:

● Two year degree or equivalent
● Experience teaching diverse student populations preferred
● Interest and experience in working with elementary age children, particularly pre-K and
kindergarten students
● Ability to work effectively, professionally, and enthusiastically with children, parents, and
teachers
****Application Process****
No phone calls will be accepted. Interested candidates are invited to:
● complete the Bertschi application form
● submit a cover letter and resume to employment@bertschi.org
● Please submit materials in .PDF format.
For more information about Bertschi School, visit our website at www.bertschi.org

Bertschi School is an equal opportunity employer seeking a more culturally diverse workplace. Bertschi School welcomes faculty and staff from various backgrounds of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@bertschi.org