Intercultural Montessori Language School - Toddler Program Assistant Teacher

Thursday, February 23, 2023 5:13 PM | Anonymous

About Our School

Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students age 2 through 6. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school is located in the historic Oak Park Neighborhood.

Job Description

Intercultural Montessori is currently seeking candidates to teach in our toddler classroom for 2 year-old children. Creativity, patience, and compassion for young children is essential for this position. Candidates should have experience working effectively with young children and have an understanding of the Montessori Method. The goal of our Toddler program is to provide young children with an environment where they can develop the physical, social and academic skills necessary to be successful learners. The program will expose children to different cultures of the world through play, art and song. All members of our team must embody Intercultural’s Mission & Organizational values when working with children and adults: We respect diversity and community and are caring, capable, enthusiastic, and committed to learning.

The Toddler Assistant Teacher provides support to the Lead teacher in charge of the program. Reinforce rules and lessons. The Toddler Assistant Teacher helps the Lead teacher in plans, organizes, staffs, implements, and directs the activities of Intercultural Montessori’s Two-Year-Old Program.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Candidates should hold a minimum of Bachelor's degree.

  • Early childhood experience required and Montessori teaching credentials preferred.

  • The childcare assistant teacher shall be at least 21 years of age.

  • Fluency in in Chinese/Mandarin

  • Sensitivity to the individual and group needs of children and their families.

  • Ability to communicate with parents and staff effectively.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and email programs.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

● Support lead teacher in planning, and implementation of curriculum

● Work with the Lead teacher to plan activities to support social/emotional, cognitive, physical and language development

● Assume responsibility for the program when the lead teacher is away

● Assist in taking and keeping notes on student development and milestones

● Assist in the coordination of special events and field trips

● Model appropriate behavior and maintain positive attitude

● Staff shall be able to demonstrate the skill and competence necessary to contribute to each child's physical, intellectual, personal, emotional, and social development.

● Emotional maturity when working with children.

● Cooperation with the purposes and services of the program.

● Respect for children and adults.

● Flexibility, understanding and patience.

● Physical and mental health that do not interfere with childcare responsibilities.

● Good personal hygiene.

● Frequent interaction with children.

● Sensitivity to children's socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and capabilities.

● Use of positive discipline and guidance techniques.

● Ability to provide an environment in which children can feel comfortable, relaxed, happy and involved in play, recreation and other activities.

● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift up to a 30-pound child.

 Schedule

  • Full time (40 hours), year-round (12 month) employment.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday; Morning and afternoon shift 

Interested candidates submit their resume to careers@interculturalmontessori.org

Contact: Anitha Rajkotwalla

Phone: 312-265-1514

Address: 114 S Racine Ave., Chicago 60607