Turning Point School seeks a Preschool Assistant Teacher for 2019-20 to foster students’ intellectual, social-emotional, and ethical growth. Assistant teachers at Turning Point School are individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in education and act as a support for the Head Teacher.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work in support of the Head Teacher
Interact daily with the students
Deliver instruction as experience permits and is determined with the instructional team
Develop best practice, and implement long and short range plans for differentiated classroom instruction
Thorough and thoughtful review of classwork and work with individual students, as needed
Follow the Head Teacher’s lead in facilitating the social, emotional, and academic development of students
Play an integral role in preparing an indoor learning environment and supervising an outdoor learning environment in line with our whole child instructional philosophy
Attend weekly faculty meetings/extracurricular school functions
Participate in professional development
Maintenance of the classroom environment
Modeling of appropriate professional behavior
Perform other related duties as required
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position:
Desire to work collaboratively in a teaching team
Excellent organizational, time management, multi-tasking, and follow-through skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Desire for ongoing professional development, particularly as related to academic and cultural competencies
High degree of professional conduct, including discretion/confidentiality, judgment, and integrity
Passion for his/her desire to teach and learn from young children
Willingness to take risks and seize leadership opportunities as they arise
Commitment to staying current with research on best practice
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
12 credits in Early Childhood Education
Experience in an Early Childhood setting preferred
Turning Point seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices, who demonstrate skills in cross-cultural teaching and leadership practices, and who are dedicated to working in a diverse community. The school seeks candidates who:
Communicate effectively with diverse populations
Create an inclusive classroom/work environment
Use multicultural teaching/leadership methods, materials, and resources that reflect multiple perspectives
Engage in professional development opportunities to further develop inclusive teaching and leadership practices
Normal hours for the position are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Benefits include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, FSA, retirement plan. Competitive salary based on experience.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Heidi Kaminsky, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turning Point School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. Turning Point School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation.
About Turning Point School
Turning Point School, located in Culver City, California, is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling students in preschool through 8th grade from the greater Los Angeles area. Turning Point is committed to educating the whole child, instilling a natural love of learning, and setting the foundation for success in high school, college, and beyond.
A Turning Point education immerses students in rich learning experiences that encourage and build natural curiosity and reward ingenuity – with the goal of helping students become well-balanced adults who are confident, honest, knowledgeable, community-focused, globally oriented, joyful, and well prepared to face a challenging and changing world. Learn more at www.turningpointschool.org.