Open Position Announcement
Classroom Assistant Position (6/2023)
We have a Fall opening for an elementary classroom assistant starting August 2023.
ArborCreek Montessori Academy is a small, mixed-age classroom (max 16 students) between the ages of 6 to 13 years old led by an AMI elementary-trained Montessori guide. We offer an authentic Montessori elementary curriculum and are based in Farmers Branch, TX near Josey and Beltline Rd.
We are seeking a dependable candidate who is eager to learn. We will train the right individual.
The role of the classroom assistant is to be an assistant to the Montessori teacher so that the teacher can best support the children. This is NOT a teaching position. The classroom assistant's primary focus is to support the classroom's needs. This includes, but is not limited to, light classroom cleaning, student supervision and support, and student redirection back to their school work. The classroom assistant sets an example of support and enthusiasm for all classroom activities and models a positive attitude towards learning and/or any school-related activity. Simply put, the assistant helps support the teacher to make the program a success.
The ideal candidate:
Must be fluent in spoken English and genuinely enjoy working with elementary-aged children.
Candidate will be expected to perform light cleaning duties (dusting shelves, sweeping, etc.) and support the children as they clean and care for any class pet(s).
Candidate will help supervise children while Montessori teacher works in small group lessons, during recess, riding on the school bus, and while teacher is outside of the classroom.
Our classroom goes out on multiple field trips each week, and so candidate would need to participate in a highly-active curriculum, including nature walks, PE support, and other such high-energy activities.
Candidate will supervise student behaviour and safety while traveling on the school bus and during field trips. (The Montessori teacher will explain the expectations and routines to the children, and the assistant will help children follow these guidelines.)
Candidate will help support the Montessori teacher in planning and running field trips and other classroom activities or outings.
Candidate will help guide and redirect students in their daily work choices as determined by the Montessori teacher.
Candidate will need to remind and reinforce the Student Code of Conduct, but Montessori teacher will handle any serious behavioural concerns or meetings with parents.
Prior classroom experience or experience working with groups of children is a plus.
Minimum of a high school diploma is required.
Working hours are Monday thru Friday 7:45am to 3:45pm and some weekend duties a few times a year for school events. Lunch is provided. There are currently no health or retirement benefits. The pay is $19 per hour.
Please contact our school office for more details or to send us your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!