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Early Childhood Teaching Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Seattle

Website The Evergreen School

Description
The Evergreen School is currently accepting applications for an Early Childhood Teaching Assistant for preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten.

Our Mission

We inspire highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion, and courage in a diverse and dynamic world.

About the Organization

Located just north of Seattle in Shoreline, Washington, The Evergreen School has been educating highly capable, creative learners for 60 years. Our students love to ask questions, and our teachers use that natural curiosity to craft engaging lessons and spark thought-provoking conversations. Evergreen’s program infuses challenging academics with foundational support for social skills, emotional well-being, a multicultural perspective, and empathy for others. Our students think deeply, take intellectual risks, and tackle complex problems. They learn how to self-advocate, collaborate with others, and understand and respect differences. Evergreen graduates move on to high school and beyond with confidence, ready to contribute to a diverse and dynamic world.

Community

At Evergreen, our goal is to curate a culture where every person feels fully welcomed and encouraged to participate in every aspect of the community. We actively seek and support students, families, faculty, staff and trustees who bring a diversity of identity into our community. Our mission makes it essential that we skillfully deliver an inclusive, culturally responsive educational program that teaches respect for others, empowers students of all backgrounds equitably, encourages social responsibility, and prepares students to be leaders in an interdependent global community. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment that embraces and values the diversity within our community.

The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning community that is responsive toward all differences including but not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.

Studies have shown that people of historically marginalized backgrounds are less likely to apply for a position unless they believe they meet every listed requirement. Evergreen is most interested in finding the best candidate for this opportunity and encourages people to apply.

The Opportunity
The preschool/prekindergarten/kindergarten teaching assistant (TA) works in collaboration with and at the direction of, the teachers. TAs help to implement a responsive curriculum and lesson plans for highly capable PS/PK/K students, provide supervision, and maintain the classroom. The role is for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year beginning February 5, 2024 and ending June 17, 2024.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations

Community:

Support classroom teachers with the implementation of a cohesive culturally responsive curriculum for highly capable PS/PK/K students.
Be proactive in learning the school mission and core beliefs, learning student names and their family connections.
Stay current on school-wide information through faculty portal postings and weekly communications.
Attend regularly scheduled faculty, division, and weekly team meetings and take minutes as requested.
Engage in ongoing self-assessment.
Set and work toward professional goals.
Demonstrate a growth mindset in working with students and colleagues.
Register with the Department of Children, Youth, Families’ Merit system and maintain Merit records in compliance with the licensing of the Extended Day and Early Learning Center programs.
Meet with the primary division TA coordinator monthly.
Other duties as assigned.
Classroom:

Communicate regularly with the classroom teachers concerning student goals and progress.
Implement instructional strategies in ways that support the teachers and that are in concert with the school’s philosophy.
Accompany groups, classes, or individuals when traveling outside the classroom (field trips, class changes, office visits, etc.).
Supervise recess and rest time.
Prepare daily snacks for PS/PK students; assist with snack ordering
Inform the appropriate teacher or administrator in a timely fashion in the event of concerns about a student.
Work with students in small groups, individually, or as a whole class.
Substitute, as assigned by the division head.
Assist with administrative tasks such as copying and mounting displays.
Provide assistance to teachers before the school year begins and after the school year ends, according to the work schedule published by the administration.
Prepare materials for projects and/or instructional sessions as determined by the teachers.
Maintain supplies in the classroom and assist in the ordering process.
Assist and monitor in the PS/PK bathroom including helping change soiled clothing.
Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities.
Other duties as assigned.
Campus:

Serve as a regular recess monitor, implementing recess rules and guidelines, and reporting notable student behaviors.
Attend and participate in required school events, training sessions, and meetings as designated by the administration.
Monitor student arrival and departure procedures in accordance with licensing rules.
Maintain appropriate standards for student behavior and discipline.
Adhere to guidelines, procedures, and policies in the Employee Handbook.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Skills

A bachelor’s degree is preferred; associates degree or professional certificate will be considered.
Have some experience working with young children.
Can be relied upon to dependably report to work on time and on schedule
Currently authorized to work in the US for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.
Able to communicate clearly, effectively and comfortably with our diverse and inclusive independent school community including students, parents and colleagues. The school’s primary language is English.
Must successfully complete a nationwide background check.
Physical Requirements

Able to lift up to 50 pounds; safely move around campus; can stand for long periods of time, walk and climb stairs; can work outside in pleasant and inclement weather conditions
Equipment Used

Computer (PC), Google Suite
Zoom
Position Details: This is a non-exempt/hourly 1.0 FTE  full-time, benefits-eligible position that reports to the primary division head. The role is for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year beginning February 5, 2024 and ending June 17, 2024.The starting pay rate is $25.00 per hour. This is a benefits-eligible position.

Benefits:

School-paid medical and dental insurance and employee paid supplemental vision
School-paid Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability insurance plus an Employee Assistance Program
403(b) Retirement Plan with a School match of up to 7%
Flexible Savings Account and/or Health Savings Account
Commuter Assistance
Tuition Remission
Infant/toddler care is available on campus  (Availability limitations apply)
Paid holidays and other paid leave
Visit our website for more detailed benefits information: https://www.evergreenschool.org/welcome/employment/benefits-1-0-fte/

TO APPLY:

Complete Evergreen Online Employment Application. Please include Early Childhood Teaching Assistant on the application. Be prepared to provide or upload the following information: A cover letter, outlining interest in and qualifications for this position
A current resume
Three references (Evergreen will inform candidates before contacting references, generally after round 2 interviews.)
Position open until filled.

Any applicant scheduled for an interview will be asked to answer the following question. Please limit your response to 500 words or less.

“At Evergreen, our mission calls us to “inspire highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion, and courage in a diverse and dynamic world.” Reflecting on your current or previous experiences, describe a time in which you moved diversity and inclusion efforts forward in that role. How did you approach this effort and what did you learn about yourself during this process?“

Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Evergreen School strives to provide equal opportunity to all employees. The school’s policy is not to discriminate in employment based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal law. The School is committed to administering employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, terminations, training, sabbaticals, tuition assistance and other programs, without regard to an employee’s protected status.

To apply for this job email your details to rsachdeva@evergreenschool.org