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Montessori Elementary Teaching Assistant

Company: South Suburban Montessori School
Location: Brecksville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

South Suburban Montessori School is currently seeking a *full time *Elementary Teaching Assistant (1st - 3rd grade) to join our team in *Brecksville, OH.* In this position you will support the Lead Teacher in creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment that stimulates each child's curiosity and freedom to explore and choose according to the Montessori pedagogy.

South Suburban Montessori School is dedicated to providing an authentic Montessori education to children between 18 months and 14 years. Our values of compassion, authenticity, respect and excellence inspire our school's rich tradition of nurturing each child's natural love of learning. Founded in 1970, South Suburban is located just 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland in Brecksville's beautiful Blossom Hill Complex.

*Essential Functions: *

* Assist in maintaining a classroom environment and culture consistent with Montessori principles. Support the teacher in keeping each child engaged and discuss which child may need redirection, new lessons, and other assistance.
* Assure safety and security of all children during school hours of activities, rest and play (indoors and outdoors).
* Organize and maintain classroom materials to implement lessons. Adapt materials and information to the actual learners while assuring freedom of choice and appropriate levels of stimulation.
* Provide assistance in tutoring children individually, or in small groups; compile, record and review student assignments and progress.
* Attend board, parent, and/or staff meetings. Participate in special parent, student and community events as needed.

*Specific Experience/Skills/Abilities: *

* Creative, analytical, planning, and teaching skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities within specified schedule and timeframes.
* In-depth communication skills: demonstrated ability to speak and write concisely and accurately; demonstrated ability to listen and process others' points of view.
* Basic computer proficiency with understanding of Microsoft applications.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality of records, parent/child matters, and school business.

*Basic Requirements: *

* High School Diploma required. Associates degree preferred.
* At least one year experience teaching in a Montessori school preferred.

South Suburban Montessori School offers a competitive benefits package.
_*We are an equal opportunity employer.*_

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
* Retirement plan
Schedule:
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: South Suburban Montessori School, Cleveland , Montessori Elementary Teaching Assistant, Other , Brecksville, Ohio

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