Lower School Grade 5 Teaching Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-797990
    • Job Location: Wayzata, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 17, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: November 18, 2021
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire a fifth grade teaching assistant to join our Lower School staff immediately at the Highcroft Campus in Wayzata, Minnesota. In lower school, we ensure that the students tap their natural curiosity to ask important questions and develop multiple ways of pursuing the answers. We encourage students to believe in themselves as thinkers and problem solvers. In collaboration with peers and teachers, students explore, experiment and hypothesize. Respect for children is the single most important tenet of our teaching philosophy. Teaching assistants help set up and maintain a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment that responds to children’s needs, interests and learning profiles. This position includes benefits.

 

 

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications:

  • A four-year college degree.
  • Experience with children ages four to 11 for one to two years is preferred

Experience and Skills:

  • Respect children and their potential with a creative, joyful approach to learning and teaching
  • Work well with children, families and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Work successfully with two lead fifth grade teachers in two classes of students 
  • Communicate with teachers about student progress and concerns
  • Perform day-to-day duties that support the ongoing classroom operations
  • Exhibit strong time management and organizational skills
  • Understand the social, emotional and cognitive abilities of fifth graders
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Google Docs, Classroom, and Zoom.
  • Ability to fill in for lead teachers as needed