Our school has grown since its opening in 1966. We are looking for full-time Assistant Teachers to provide support for children in our elementary classrooms, 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th, and in our elementary after-school Activity Club programs. This position’s hours would be approximately: 10am-6pm.
When accepting a position with Bellevue Montessori School, candidate agrees to collaborate with other staff in providing a nurturing environment that supports a child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Teaching Assistants and AC staff facilitate the comprehensive development of all students by interacting positively, confidently and respectfully with all children, family and staff members. Teaching Assistants and AC staff are under the direct supervision of Head Teachers, the Elementary Program Coordinator and Activity Club Lead.
Shift from 10AM to 6PM or 11AM to 6PM
Some Expectations for Teaching Assistants and Activity Club Staff are as follows:
Provide Breaks, Lunch Coverage and Support for Elementary Staff between 10:00-3:15pm
In teams of two, oversee a group of up to 20 children between 3:15-6:00pm
Oversee Recess at Hidden Valley Park
Clean and rotate activities, books and art supplies regularly
Know and follow safety procedures
Set up After School snack
Offer opportunities to children to use their environment to answer their own questions as much as possible, guiding independence per the Montessori way
Facilitate small group activities (art, science, baking, circle activities, books and songs) with small after school groups, communicate material requests early
Engage in conversation with children to develop social skills, monitor conversations between peers to support community success and suggest alternative wording where appropriate
Use positive discipline techniques to help students gain self-discipline and learn how to settle their own disputes using conflict resolution skills
Leave the classroom clean and ready for the morning, use the three-step process to sanitize tables and chairs, leaving chairs on tables in preparation for our janitors.
You should definitely apply to this position if you are looking to develop a career in education and you would like to learn more about Maria Montessori’s internationally renowned teaching philosophy.
Some benefits of being a BMS Teaching Assistant and AC Support include:
The opportunity to directly impact the education of children positively
Being a part of our amazing reputation
Professional development programs for those who are interested in becoming a certified Montessori Instructor
Competitive Hourly Rate of $19.50 per hour
Health Insurance benefits options for full-time staff
Tuition Discount – Half Day Rate including Free early and after care
DCYF requirements (CPR/FA, BBP, Food Permit, etc.) Reimbursement
You may be a great fit if you:
Enjoy the presence of young children and want to help foster their growth
Demonstrate flexibility and consistency in your work ethic and history
Have experience observing children and have a background knowledge of the Montessori method.
Per our DCYF (Department of Children, Youth and Families) regulations regarding educators, we require that all employees complete a PBC (portable background check), fingerprinting, WA State Food Handler’s Permit, proof of MMR (Measles, mumps, and rubella) immunization and proof of a negative Tuberculosis skin test. Proof of Covid Vaccination or willingness to participate in regular testing. If not yet completed, our team will gladly help walk you through these necessary steps.
An interest to pursue elementary Montessori training.
Become a part of our amazing family of educators and teach the next generation of our community!
About Bellevue Montessori School
Montessori School catering to ages 18 months to 12 years old