This is an English language position, NO Chinese language proficiency required. Non-Exempt, full-time position
Join the vibrant community at the Chinese American International School's Lower School campus as a Lower School English Teaching Associate. Become part of a team striving to be the world’s most innovative, inspiring, and influential Chinese English dual-language immersion school.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate finds resonance with CAIS’s mission to Embrace Chinese, Become your Best Self, and Create your Place in the World. As CAIS aims to empower independent, effective, and inspired learners, we look for a candidate adept at student-centered pedagogy such as differentiation, use of assessment to inform teaching, and Workshop-based instruction. Our new team member will be responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate lessons, supporting the learning of each student in the classroom, assisting teacher with classroom management and implement teacher’s plans in small group and whole group lessons. CAIS continues to work strategically on creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, students and families are supported in their individual identities and welcomes all applicants who aim to actively support our diverse community.
CAIS offers a dynamic dual culture setting, in which faculty are immersed in a culture of language learners. We look for a candidate who will embrace CAIS’s work to create an equitable, inclusive environment where all faculty, students, and families are supported in their individual identities. We welcome all applicants who aim to actively support and participate in our diverse and inclusive community.
The CAIS Board of Trustees and administration are expressly dedicated to ensuring that CAIS is a great place work. As a critical component of our Strategic Vision, the school has committed to attracting, developing, retaining, and rewarding top-tier faculty and excellent educators with a benefits package including:
· Robust opportunities for professional development, support, and growth
· Comprehensive insurance package (covering 100% of premiums for individual employee)
· Position responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
· In coordination with the Teacher, plan and implement engaging lessons in alignment with the curriculum for individual, small and large group activities.
· Support implementation of the Teacher’s positive behavioral, social and emotional learning systems in the classroom and on the playground.
· Support the educational program by challenging, supporting and engaging students.
· Modify and adapt the Teacher’s lessons to meet the varied needs of the students in the classroom
· Lead a study hall and perform duties in the Extended Day program.
· Provide for the physical safety of children through anticipation and removal of hazards, visual observation of children and by appropriately responding to injuries.
· As needed when not working with students, assist in the daily operations of the classroom, including correcting papers, preparing and organizing materials and assessing student performance.
· Bachelor’s Degree
· Desire to develop as an educator
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
· Experience working with children
· Ability to remain patient and empathetic when work with children
· Commitment to school mission, policies and initiatives
· Intermediate level technical/computer skills
· Ability to work with children in small and large groups
· Ability to work collaboratively with a Teacher
· Initial and continued tuberculosis clearance
· Initial and continued criminal background clearance by DOJ and FBI
· CPR and First Aid Certification
VALUED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
We value, but do not require, the following attributes:
· Training or experience in elementary classrooms preferred
· Bilingual: Mandarin/English
· Experience working in diverse communities
· College coursework in education
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, use fine motor skills, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
· Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The CAIS mission exhorts all community members to embrace Chinese, become their best selves, and create their place in the world. As the nation’s first dual language Chinese and English Pre-K through 8th grade school, CAIS embodies this mission by working continuously to maintain our role as a leader in immersion education. CAIS incorporates the innovation and best practices from both Chinese and English language teaching traditions to create an immersion experience that leverages our distinct opportunities for language, subject, and cultural intersections.
Our three campuses are located in the heart of San Francisco and accessible by public transportation in San Francisco. The lively neighborhood echoes the school’s vital energy and provides ready access to cultural treasures such as the Asian Art Museum, SF Jazz, the San Francisco Symphony and more.