The French American School of Puget Sound on Mercer Island seeks several Educational Assistants for the 2017-2018 school year. Our Extended Day Team is responsible for supervising and working with Preschool through Grade 5 students during the school day, after school, and during school breaks or other non-school days under the guidance of the Director of Extended Day.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Active supervision of students during lunch, recess, and nap (preschool only), ensuring student safety in all situations
General classroom assistance, performing duties as assigned by teachers
General library assistance, shelving or covering books
Planning and organization of varied educational and fun activities for students after-school and during school breaks or non-school days
Preparation and distribution of snack after school
Adherence to school and Washington State Department of Early Learning licensing policies and procedures
Communication to the appropriate person and management of student behavior, injuries, and conflicts
Providing social and emotional support to students and cultivating a respectful and responsible environment
Adherence to the guidelines of positive discipline; assistance of students with problem solving and conflict resolution
Regular and appropriate communication with colleagues, teachers, administrators, students, and parents
Attendance of weekly meetings and awareness of school wide news and information
This position is for the coming school year from August 25, 2017 to June 19, 2018. Work hours are 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday through Friday, 27.5 hours per week. During school breaks or non-school days hours and schedules may vary.
To apply please send a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, a resume, and three professional references to Katie Gagnon, Director of Extended Day at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your subject line the specific position you are applying for. Applications that do not include these requested items may not be considered for the position. No phone calls please.
Experience and confidence working with preschool children
Motivation and enthusiasm while working with students in an educational setting
Patience and ability to connect with students of different ages and backgrounds
Effective performance as a part of a team and active participation in the school community
Creativity and leadership to organize and initiate fun, educational activities for students after school and during breaks
Punctuality and dependability for consistent attendance
Ability to walk or stand for periods of up to 1 hour and to bend or stoop to students’ level
The ability to pass a background check and submit a negative TB nest
An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or in the process of completing either
Experience in French or another language besides English
A degree or courses in Education or Early Childhood Development
A professional goal to work in a school or in child/youth development
The following training is required for the position and if not current will be done on the at the school’s expense:
WA State Food Handler’s Permit
HIV/Blood borne Pathogens
STARS 30-hour Child Care Basics Course (within first 6 months of hire)
Our Mission: What We Do
We challenge students to excel academically and thrive in French, American, and international cultures.
Our Vision: Why We Do It
To inspire the next generation of global citizens to learn, understand, and act wisely in a multicultural world.
Our Core Values
The core values that guide our work and reflect what we strive to nurture in our students include: Excellence, Integrity, Cultural Agility, and Community
The French American School of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Rate is competitive and paid on an hourly basis and benefits are not included.