Elementary Teaching Assistant
McMinnville Montessori School
August 23, 2022
McMinnville Montessori School is looking for a 6-12 teacher assistant to join our teaching team. The assistant will support the teacher and children with effective communication, modeling positive conflict resolution and supporting a classroom of children practicing self-regulation and independence. They will also support daily routines, lesson plans and implementation, follow-up work, and classroom management.
MMS is located in McMinnville, a thriving community in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region just 30 miles south of Portland.
Founded in 1983, our school serves children ages 3 through 12. We have two primary classrooms and an elementary classroom which began in 1997. Our mission is to cultivate curiosity, independence, social responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning.
We are committed to creating an inclusive school community. Our faculty’s work is highly valued and each person has a meaningful say in the operations of our growing school. We welcome dedicated educators interested in being part of a warm, thoughtful community dedicated to the well-being of the children we serve.
The ideal candidate will possess the following abilities:
•Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
•Flexibility and responsiveness
•Understanding of the children’s needs through observation
•An ability to model and redirect
•Reliable, capable, and able to follow directions to support the teacher and children
•Organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
•Ability to support program needs including camping trips, Going Out and other classroom projects
Expect to be helping children practice reading, guiding children through solving simple math equations using materials and the lessons given by their teacher, and helping children make strong work choices and work through the social challenges that arise throughout their day.
Simple cleaning like vacuuming, wiping down surfaces, and sanitizing bathrooms are daily tasks.
An outdoor workspace is a part of our classroom, and we take frequent walks to the park for science work, so please be comfortable spending some time outdoors.
Our environment is the perfect place to share your interests with the children as well. We incorporated handwork, art, music, birdwatching, and gardening into our curriculum so if you have knowledge to share in those areas it would be extra welcome.
Preferred but not required:
•1-2 years work experience in an Elementary Montessori environment, a primary or elementary Montessori certificate from a MACTE accredited program.
•Valid First Aid and CPR Certifications and current enrollment in the Criminal History Background Check.
Starting wage between $16-$17.50 depends on experience, full-time, hours TBD
Health stipend, 5 PTO days, 7 holidays and 10 additional paid days to be taken during school closures in Winter and Spring.