PreKindergarten Instructional Aid (tentative)

Faculty / Full-Time

Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

About Bancroft School
Through active, inquiry-based learning and challenging experiences, Bancroft School empowers students in grades PreK to 12 with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference in their community and the world. Guided by outstanding teachers, curious learners engage with one another and celebrate the strengths and lived experiences of each individual. Bancroft School seeks to be the first choice for students and families seeking to own their journey to mastery and independence in an inclusive campus where each individual is safe, known, and valued.

Bancroft is located in Worcester, Massachusetts — a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future in which the School is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, Bancroft School will celebrate its 125th school year in 2024-25. The 30-acre campus sits in a scenic residential neighborhood just north of downtown. Over 430 students from 70 cities and towns around central Massachusetts represent a variety of backgrounds which contribute to a challenging and diverse learning environment. Guided by strategic plan BluePrint125  and new Head of School, Stephanie Luebbers, who began her tenure in July of 2023, Bancroft is poised to continue to lead in PreK-12 education.

Position Summary
Bancroft School is seeking a full-time Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacherto join our dynamic team of educators for the 2024-25 school year.  Ideal candidates for this role are organized, creative, and effective communicators. This position will work closely with the Pre-Kindergarten team in the care and instruction of young students as well as cultivate positive relationships with families. They will differentiate the literacy and math curricula for students and implement all aspects of the daily program.  The assistant teacher will also share responsibilities for recess, lunch, and the extended day program (2 pm – 3:30 pm). Candidates should feel an alignment with Bancroft School’s mission and values and Learning Laboratory Method, a project-based approach to teaching and learning. Experience with 3 and 4 year old students and Bachelor’s degree in Education are preferred.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the classroom teacher to implement an inquiry-based curriculum that aligns with early childhood educational approaches and focuses on age-appropriate learning activities.
  • Create a safe, organized, and engaging classroom environment that encourages active participation and cooperation among children.
  • Assist the classroom teacher to deliver lessons and activities that promote the development of essential skills, including language and literacy, mathematics, and social skills.
  • Maintain open and effective communication with parents or guardians, providing updates on their child’s development and addressing concerns or questions.
  • Implement positive behavior management techniques and encourage appropriate social interactions among children.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of children by following health and safety guidelines, including sanitation and emergency procedures.
  • Work closely with the classroom teacher and other early childhood educators, support staff, and administrators to create a cohesive educational environment.
  • Stay updated on the latest trends and research in early childhood education through ongoing training and professional development.
  • Working hours are 7:30-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with 4-5 year olds in a classroom setting. Multiple years of experience is preferred.
  • An Associate’s degree in early childhood education or a related field is preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in working with young children and their families.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine love for working with children.

Bancroft seeks dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the classroom, with interest in supporting extracurricular activities in athletics, clubs, and other programs.

Bancroft is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to employment@bancroftschool.org

 

Bancroft School

Worcester, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender