All School & Classroom Teacher Assistant
Sunstone Montessori School
Sunstone Montessori School is a well-established, well-respected AMI Montessori school with an incredible community of engaged parents, thriving students, and dedicated staff. Our passion is helping children maximize their potential in academically strong, emotionally nurturing, and socially supportive environments.
We have an immediate opening for someone who is dependable, flexible, and loves working with children as much as we do. As our full-time, whole-school, classroom and school support staff member, you will have the opportunity to assist in all seven of our classroom environments and gain experience working with children across all of our program levels - Toddler (16 months - 3 years), Children’s House (3-6 years), and Elementary (6-12 years) as well as provide support around the school helping with facilities tasks and helping our chef in the kitchen with various tasks and food preparation.
Duties: You will step into the classrooms to provide coverage in the absence of regular classroom staff members. You will work in collaboration with other classroom staff, support the culture and daily routines of each individual classroom, and help maintain a consistent environment for the children. When not in the classroom you will fulfill a wide variety of support tasks for our entire school, such as material making, organization, light administrative tasks, facilities tasks, and kitchen tasks alongside the school chef.
Your duties may include, but are not limited to, supporting children’s independent activity, taking observational notes, supervising on the playground and in the bathroom, assisting nappers, cleaning and maintaining the classroom environment and/or common spaces, providing breaks for other staff members, preparing materials, facilties mainteance, and kitchen support.
Hours: Our program hours are 7:30-5:45. You will typically work an 8-hour shift with two paid 10-minute breaks and one unpaid half-hour lunch. This is a year-round, full-time position.
Benefits: You will receive FULL benefits including:
Health insurance (including vision)
Retirement plan with company matching
Paid time off
Professional development opportunities
Option for a Flexible Spending Account
Option for a Health Savings Account
The chance to work with an amazingly fun group of people who value and care about you
(Preferred) At least one year of classroom or group childcare experience and/or a degree in Education or Child Development and/or training from a Montessori training center
Passion for working with children from 16 months through 12 years old
A compassionate and respectful communication style is a must
Positive attitude, and calm presence
Interest in and desire to learn more about the Montessori philosophy
Very organized with a keen eye for detail
Eagerness to grow and contribute
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Must be comfortable wearing a mask
Qualifications Needed (obtainable upon hire):
Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry
Current CPR/1st Aid, RRCAN, Intro. to Health & Safety, Prevention is Better than Treatment
Food Handlers Card
Full COVID vaccination per Oregon State requirements
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour