Kindergarten Aide and After-Care Teacher - 2018-19
The Nueva School
March 7, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
English/Language Arts, Math, Other
4 Year Degree
The Position (Monday-Friday, 9:30am-6:00pm)
Nueva seeks a dynamic Kindergarten Aide and After-care Lead Teacher who loves working with children, communicating with parents, and delivering student-centered curriculum. The ideal candidate has experience working with students, a warm and inviting demeanor, and a love of learning.
The kindergarten program provides a balance of academics, intellectual challenge, and play. Children are exposed to rich content and intellectual stimulation, while having opportunities to learn as young children learn best, through play and exploration. Using a constructivist approach, teachers provide opportunities for children to discover their own answers about the world rather than simply giving the answers. The kindergarten aide will support the program by:
Supporting the philosophical foundation of Nueva's Kindergarten program
Accompany students to Specialists and assist with activities
Help with the set up and clean-up of instructional activities
Support with classroom cleaning and material preparation
Assist in the implementation of curriculum through large and small group work
Attend yard duty during recesses, reinforcing safety agreements and supporting children through conflict resolution
Manage hot lunch distribution
Assist during afternoon choice activities
Deliver students to afterschool locations
Since Kindergarten Aides spend much of the day with the students, including non-academic times like lunch and recess, they often mitigate the social and emotional situations that are an essential piece of each child's education. With the Head Teacher, Social Emotional Learning teacher, and administrators as resources, the Kindergarten Aide is expected to facilitate conflict resolution and offer individual support to students in need and to maintain clear and consistent communication with the Head Teacher around these interactions. Kindergarten Aides become members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, and excellent teaching.
After-care Teacher (3:30-6:00)
Nueva’s aftercare program, designed to meet the needs of the whole child, provides a safe, comfortable, and enriching space for students to participate in a wide range of activities including child-centered project work, indoor and outdoor games, and arts and crafts. After-care offerings align with and extend Nueva’s commitment to providing and experience that inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. The aftercare teacher will:
Develop a positive culture and warm after-care classroom climate
Create and implement student-centered curriculum, providing inquiry-based learning opportunities
Facilitate indoor and outdoor games and arts and crafts choices
Coordinate drop off and pick up to and from afterschool enrichment classes, buses, and additional events
Maintain timely and professional communication with teachers, parents, colleagues, and students
Maintain care for classroom and materials
Participate in planning meetings and support preparation of after-care offerings
Contribute to preparation and clean-up of after-care classroom
Passion for and experience working with children
Ability to work collaboratively
Strong communication and problem-solving skills with students, parents, faculty and staff
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Competitive salary and full benefits
To Apply: Please visit http://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/ and submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for at least three professional references to your application for the position.
About The Nueva School
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves over 800 students PK–12 and expects to grow to over 950 students in the next few years. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties in the Bay Area of Northern California.
A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New ...York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”
For more information on The Nueva School, please visit www.nuevaschool.org.