Part time floater/support teacher

Faculty / Part-Time

Riverbend School, Natick, MA

Reports to: Children’s House Director

Classification: Part-time; Exempt

Oversees: N/A

Scope of work: Providing classroom coverage for teachers throughout the school when needed during the school day from 8:15am-12:00 pm

Experience Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work with children in an educational setting
  • Must be comfortable working in a culturally diverse environment and committed to embracing differences  and valuing multiple perspectives

Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Clear CORI and MA fingerprinting
  • EEC Licensing preferred (for CH)
  • Previous work with children preferred

General Responsibilities:

Work with Lead Teacher or other adults to create an atmosphere consistent with the expectations of the children during various times of day. Supervise children in classroom environments and on playgrounds or play spaces. 

Specific Responsibilities:

Educational Program & Student Services:

  • Demonstrate competency with Montessori philosophy and methods
  • Work with lead teacher to present clear/consistent expectations for routines and safety
  • Assist children with personal care independence when applicable (CH – Toddler children ages 15 months – Primary children ages 6 years, dressing, toileting, diapering, hand washing, etc.) 
  • Follow recommendations for students who may be in your care during the day who receive support through a specialist (Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, etc.) 
  • Support students who may be in your care during the day with individual behavioral plans
  • Supervise children regarding emergency practices such as fire drills
  • Maintain the proper classroom environment to ensure student safety and easy access to materials

Constituent Relations:

  • Build productive relationships with parents through events and parent volunteer opportunities in the classroom.


  • Report all accidents/ incidents to HoS or Asst. HoS and complete accident forms as needed
  • Learn FACTS SIS and other software the school uses to hold student information.
  • Attend all mandatory events for faculty
  • Perform duties related to arrival/dismissal of school, when applicable 

School Culture:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to professional ethics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Montessori Education by modeling the Montessori values of grace and courtesy, respect and responsibility in visible daily actions
  • Demonstrate commitment to competent communications and conflict resolution efforts across the school community
  • Protect the privacy and confidentiality of each student and colleague

Professional Development

  • Attend in-service training as provided by Riverbend School
  • Attend workshops/conferences  or other opportunities approved by HoS to further educational advancement 


  • Take on duties as assigned

It is expected that all staff will function as self-directed members in a team effort.  All performances should meet appropriate professional standards and adhere to the philosophy and mission of Riverbend School.

Commitment to DEIJ:

Riverbend School is committed to becoming an anti-bias and anti-racist community. All candidates must be committed to furthering this work by embracing differences; exploring and affirming the identities and intersections of all which include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomics, social class, family structures, learning differences, and differences in ability. Candidates must be comfortable working in a culturally diverse environment.

EEO Statement:

Riverbend School is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment. Riverbend strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, or any other class protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Riverbend School

Natick, MA
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender