The assistant teacher is responsible for providing support to the lead teacher in assisting students both academically and socially in a multi-grade classroom consisting of students in grades 3-5. His or her responsibilities may range from working one on one with a student on an academic task to teaching a class lesson, to guiding students in resolving conflicts. The Teaching Assistant position is ideal for individuals beginning a career in education and/or in a credential or graduate program. The position supports the classroom lead teacher and reports to the lower school administration.
Support the lead teacher in creating a positive learning environment
Help in the correcting of school work and homework
Assist in the preparation of classroom materials
Assist in the planning of the weekly curriculum
Assist in maintaining a classroom environment that supports the learning of students with a wide range of learning challenges
Lead group activities and lessons when needed
Teach small reading and math groups
Teach lessons in a subject area that interests the assistant
Maintain ongoing communication with the lead teacher on classroom issues and individual students
Model patience, flexibility, kindness, responsibility, a sense of humor, and a respect for others
Exhibit appropriate and accurate math, spelling and grammar skills
Participate in the formal communication with parents, such as parent conferences and report writing
Attend staff meetings and required events as referenced in the Faculty & Staff Handbook
Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to the position
Other duties as assigned by the Lower and Middle School Director or Head of School
Support the School and its mission, maintaining a high degree of professionalism at all times
Bachelor’s degree required; a desire to pursue a career in education, and a strong preference for individuals in credentialing and/or advanced degree programs in education.
Knowledge of students with learning disabilities and ADHD is preferred.
Familiarity with and appreciation for Quaker principles.
About Delaware Valley Friends School
Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students (grades 3-12) with reading, writing, and other learning differences. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values. DVFS is the only school program in PA, DE, and NJ accredited by both the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) - the leaders in multisensory structured language instruction. Established in 1986, the school attracts students from across the region. Located on the Philadelphia Main Line, in Paoli, Pennsylvania, the school is 45 minutes by train from Center City.
Delaware Valley Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, disability or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school...-administered programs, or in hiring, use of volunteers or board membership. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.