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Childpeace Montessori School Spanish Teacher

LOCATION:

Portland, OR

START DATE:

August 2024

DATE POSTED:

5/21/24

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Childpeace Montessori is seeking a Spanish Teacher to join our Elementary and Middle School Programs beginning August 2024. 

Work hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the school year with occasional evening and weekend commitments. This position is salaried, exempt, and benefit-eligible (medical, dental, and vision insurance, and more).

The Spanish teacher is responsible for meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of Middle School and Elementary-aged children through side-by-side teaching. The teacher is an excellent communicator and collaborator who cultivates supportive and appropriate relationships with students, colleagues, and parents/caregivers. The Spanish teacher is dedicated to professional growth in support of the School's Mission and program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (OVERVIEW) - Teaching, Advising, Classroom Management, and Care of the Environment: 
● Upholds AMI principles and pursues professional growth, including written goals and progress in support of the School’s Mission and continuous improvement of the student experience
● Interacts with colleagues in a respectful and collegial manner that fosters a collaborative and positive team culture
● Cultivates a positive classroom and school culture, a commitment to social justice and identity-aware teaching and advising
● Plans and prepares lessons for effective teaching, following a schedule as prepared by the Elementary and Middle School Program Directors
● Develops developmentally appropriate, safe, predictable, and supportive relationships with children and adolescents
● Observes and responds to a wide range of learning needs of children and adolescents
● Carries out specific assignments as determined by the Elementary and Middle School Program Directors
● Upholds professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, courtesy, and discretion
● Honors the confidentiality of School, student, and family information
● Complies with the policies and procedures as articulated in the Staff Handbook
● Models and participates in care of the physical environment at Childpeace and Metro
● Assumes leadership of an international student exchange program for the purpose of cultivation of independence, cultural sensitivity, global citizenship, and world language immersion through homestays and academic exchange
● Communicates clearly and consistently with families about the student’s academic and social-emotional learning through progress reports, conferences, email, and phone calls
● Represents the Elementary and Middle School programs in a knowledgeable and professional manner in all family interactions. 
● Reports to the Elementary and Middle School Program Directors for evaluation and professional growth
● Is committed to ongoing professional growth in Montessori, subject expertise, and social-emotional learning

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
● BA in Spanish or related field required
● MA in Spanish or related field and/or related experience preferable
● At least two years demonstrated effective Spanish teaching experience required in elementary and/or middle school.
● Comprehensive approach to language proficiency, including grammar study, listening comprehension, speaking practice, and cultural sensitivity to global Spanish
● Experience planning and chaperoning travel with adolescent students, ideally international travel is preferred
● Use of the internet, e-mail, and other appropriate technology applications is essential
● Understanding and experience with Montessori pedagogy or other progressive education principles including student-centered teaching, project-based learning, and performance-based assessment is preferable
● Satisfactory clearance of a background check and eligibility to legally work in the United States
● Native language speaker preferred 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
● Food Handler Card - training provided by School
● CPR/First Aid - training provided by School
● Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect - training provided by School
● Professional development: Complete 24 hours of documented training each school year

About Childpeace

Childpeace Montessori School is the only AMI recognized school to offer toddler, primary and elementary programs in one convenient downtown Portland location. We also have a middle school program operating adjacent to our Northwest campus. The majority of our administrative staff work out of our main downtown campus in a convenient spot for coffee, urban parks, and beautiful walking trails. While we have staff in multiple locations, we come together often for community building, connection, and support. Childpeace values responsibility, educational excellence, love of learning, sustainability, and equity as important characteristics of our learning environment. Candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply so we can best learn and grow together while supporting each child’s educational journey.

Childpeace embraces the value diversity brings to our community. Childpeace does not discriminate in its hiring employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, a disability that can reasonably be accommodated, age, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all personnel actions, including recruitment, hiring, training, transfer, promotion and demotion, compensation and benefits, evaluation, discipline, and termination. We expect all Childpeace employees to conform to both the letter and the spirit of all laws governing nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. You are encouraged to bring questions or concerns about discrimination to the attention of the human resources manager. You can raise concerns and make reports in good faith without fear of reprisal. All reports of discrimination will be investigated promptly in as confidential a manner as possible.

Please apply on our website: https://www.childpeace.org/about/employment

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