The primary roles of the Associate Teacher at Berkwood Hedge School are to support classroom instruction and to provide childcare during non-instructional times that is consistent with the school’s mission and pedagogy, and to assist teachers and children in whatever capacity necessary to ensure excellence and success.
Work enthusiastically to support planning and implementation of all aspects of the curriculum based on current knowledge of constructivism
Collaborate effectively with colleagues in all aspects of student learning
Maintain active and open communication with all members of the Berkwood Hedge School community
Wholeheartedly support and manifest the Berkwood Hedge mission of social justice and equity
Be a creative, innovative, flexible, and responsive
Have a sense of humor
Maintain and support a climate of mutual respect which encourages students to take healthy risks: asking questions, sharing opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learn
Cultivate each student's creativity, intellectual curiosity, social-emotional development in an academically rich and relevant context
Roles & Responsibilities
Work with individual children or small groups under supervision of lead teacher.
Prepare teaching materials as agreed upon by Head of School and/or directed by lead teacher
Perform clerical duties as related to classroom instruction
Assist in classroom management
Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts
Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, and/or role-playing methods
Coach and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers
Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage
Observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress
Organize and label materials, and display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills
Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development
Participate in agreed upon teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems.
Develop, file, and duplicate materials
Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
Perform other related duties as assigned by Head of School and Lead Teacher
Lead workshops during the teach-in
Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required
Supervise students during snack and lunch times, and on field trips
Provide childcare during events and camps
At Berkwood Hedge School, staff member's engagement includes various activities in addition to Associate Teacher’s duties, such as giving extra help to students who need it, communicating feedback directly to the Head of School, encouragement of the efforts of colleagues, concern for the appearance of the school and of the grounds, promptness in meeting all School obligations and flexibility and cooperation in supporting our school’s advancement. Attendance at School events and activities, such as plays, concerts, festivals, and fair is required. Attendance at designated staff meetings, professional development, and open houses is required.
We look for candidates who thrive on ownership, collaboration, service, creativity and collaboration. For more information about Berkwood Hedge School, please visit us at berkwood.org. Salary and benefits are competitive. Submit cover letter and resume to Love Weinstock, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkwood Hedge School actively seeks to build a diverse student, staff and parent community. We are an avid equal opportunity employer and seek applicants who reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area. We do not discriminate on the basis of basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.