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Lower School Kindergarten Aide and After-care Teacher (75 percent) - 2018-19

Note: This is a combined role with full benefits. 

Position Overview (Monday-Friday, 11:30am-6:00pm)

Nueva seeks a dynamic pre-kindergarten Aide and After-care Lead Teacher who loves working with children, communicating with parents, and delivering student-centered curriculum. The ideal candidate has experience working with students, a warm and inviting demeanor, and a love of learning.

Prekindergarten Aide

A Reggio-inspired program, our prekindergarten children are exposed to intellectual stimulation, while having opportunities to learn as young children learn best, through play and exploration. Using a constructivist approach, teachers provide opportunities for children to engage their own theories about the world rather than simply giving the answers. The prekindergarten aide will support the program by:

  • Supporting the philosophical foundation of Nueva's prekindergarten program
  • Accompany students to Specialists and assist with activities
  • Help with the set up and clean-up of instructional activities
  • Support with classroom cleaning and material preparation
  • Assist in the implementation of curriculum through large and small group work
  • Attend yard duty during recesses, reinforcing safety agreements and supporting children through conflict resolution 
  • Manage and supervise lunch
  • Support and supervise rest time
  • Assist during afternoon choice activities
  • Deliver students to afterschool locations

Since prekindergarten Aides spend much of the day with the students, they often mitigate the social and emotional situations that are an essential piece of each child's education. With the Head Teacher, Social Emotional Learning teacher, and administrators as resources, the prekindergarten Aide is expected to facilitate conflict resolution and offer individual support to students in need and to maintain clear and consistent communication with the Head Teacher around these interactions. Prekindergarten Aides become members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, and excellent teaching.

After-care Teacher (3:30-6:00)

Nueva’s aftercare program, designed to meet the needs of the whole child, provides a safe, comfortable, and enriching space for students to participate in a wide range of activities including child-centered project work, indoor and outdoor games, and arts and crafts. After-care offerings align with and extend Nueva’s commitment to providing and experience that inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. The aftercare teacher will:

  • Develop a positive culture and warm after-care classroom climate
  • Create and implement student-centered curriculum, providing inquiry-based learning opportunities
  • Facilitate indoor and outdoor games and arts and crafts choices
  • Coordinate drop off and pick up to and from afterschool enrichment classes, buses, and additional events
  • Maintain timely and professional communication with teachers, parents, colleagues, and students
  • Maintain care for classroom and materials
  • Participate in planning meetings and support preparation of after-care offerings
  • Contribute to preparation and clean-up of after-care classroom

Position Qualifications

  • Passion for and experience working with children
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills with students, parents, faculty and staff
  • Welcoming demeanor
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Compensation

Competitive salary and full benefits

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information and job title for at least three professional references.

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