PART-TIME Assistant Teacher
We are hiring a 22-hour Assistant Teacher/Care Giver to work with children between the ages of 3-5 years old. The hours are 9:00 – 1:30 M-F and the position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, co-creating curriculum alongside lead teachers; supporting and strengthening children’s individual development; providing a supportive, culturally-diverse environment for children to learn; observing and reflecting on children’s learning and development; using positive and peace-based behavior guidance tools; and being a positive role model. The best candidate for this position is someone who is an active learner, authentic, creative, communicative, adept listener, self-reliant, progressive, dependable, has a sense of humor, the ability to self-reflect, is a team player, and loves to work with and care for children. We are looking for someone who is structured and reliable, but can also go with the flow and follow along with our organic approach. We are a cross-cultural school with the values of peace and social justice at the heart of all we do. We are looking for someone who is open to these values and wants to use these values in their work with children and families.
Qualifications: Enjoyment of and passion for working with young children. Good mental, physical, and spiritual health. Respect for diverse cultural backgrounds, good driving record, and willingness to undergo background checks required by law. Associates Degree or B.A. in education or related field preferred, but we are open to all experience levels if someone is dedicated and enthusiastic about our program and the position. Bilingual a plus. Minorities, people of color, queer and/or transgender people, differently abled, and all are encouraged to apply.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, orientation, age, or ability. It is our intention that all applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.
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Roots and Fruits Preschool
C/O Preschool Program Director, 72 MacArthur Circle East, South Portland, ME 04106
Application Deadline is: July 31, 2017
Substitute Preschool Teachers
Roots and Fruits Preschool seeks 6-8 substitute teachers with availability to serve in a teacher’s capacity in the 2017-18 school year in our South Portland location. This is a per diem, paid position.
The purpose of the substitute teacher position is to provide classroom support and instruction when a staff teacher is absent. The responsibilities of a substitute teacher are to provide supervision at all times and to deliver the educational philosophy and mission of the Roots & Fruits preschool.
Our preschool has a unique emphasis on teaching children to embrace diversity, encouraging them to learn about and honor their own roots (or heritage) and fruits (or gifts), as well as those of others. We build strong connections among diverse families.
Our peace-based curriculum helps children to develop communication and problem solving skills, as well as compassion and understanding towards themselves and others.