Pre-K Associate Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Park School, Brookline, MA

Pre-K Associate Teacher 

 

About the Park School

 

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to their greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park’s faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical, and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.

 

The Pre K Associate Teacher is a member of the school’s Lower Division and reports to the Lower Division Head. This full-time, 10-month position comes with the responsibility of working with faculty and staff to teach Pre Kindergarten in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Support the Head Teacher to facilitate lessons in all subject areas
  • Collaborate with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to keep multiculturalism and diversity as a priority of curricular work and curriculum development
  • Demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning; pursue professional development in all areas of Early Childhood education
  • Guide students in their social-emotional development, maintaining expectations and support for positive and productive student behavior
  • Respectfully engage with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, family configurations, and beliefs.
  • Assist with documenting student learning with photos and videos
  • Participate in weekly Grade Level team meetings
  • Meet expectations as defined by the Park School Employee Essential Expectations

 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience teaching, preferably Pre-K level
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in teaching and learning & experience in working in a culturally diverse community. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues and other adults, organizational, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated technology skills, familiarity with Seesaw and other educational technology tools preferred
  • Creative problem-solving skills, a positive attitude that allows one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others

Physical Requirements: 

  • The ability to sit and stand uninterrupted for 30 minute periods of time.
  • The ability to traverse on and across variable surfaces (e.g. level flooring, stairs, turf, gravel, asphalt, etc.).
  • The ability to lead, supervise and accompany students to all areas of the school campus (including all indoor and outdoor areas),  including during day-to-day responsibilities and in case of emergency. 
  • The ability to position oneself  (e.g.,  stand, sit, crouch, and kneel down) in order to support students. 
  • The ability to work outdoors, year-round, in variable weather conditions.
  • The ability to lift and hold 15  lbs overhead. 
  • The ability to occasionally  move  transport (e.g., move or drag)  25 lbs 
  • The ability to maintain focus and composure in an energetic and, at times, loud environment

 

Application Information

 

  • Please visit Park’s career page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, leadership/philosophy statement, and the names of three to five references including two present or past supervisors.
  • Competitive salaries and benefits are offered, including a strong professional development program.
  • An equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
  • We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and learning. 
  • Job applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. The Park School will not sponsor an employment visa or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time for this role.

The Park School

Brookline, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender