Toddler Assistant

School Name: Sunstone Montessori School

School Location: Portland, OR

Opening Date: September, 2021

Sunstone Montessori School, an AMI Montessori school serving approximately 160 children in John’s Landing (SW Portland), is hiring a Toddler Teaching Assistant to work with children from 16 months-3 years.

We are looking for someone who not only loves working with children 16 months-3 years but also has energy to keep up with them! We have a wonderful environment with 10 Toddlers.

Duties: Assist in preparing and maintaining an orderly, smoothly functioning Montessori Toddler environment, so that the Guide can give lessons and oversee the children’s work. Duties include supporting children’s independent activity, assisting in the bathroom, supervising on the playground, aiding in food prep, assisting with nap time, and cleaning and maintaining the environment.

Hours: The classroom is open 7:30-5:30; assistants work an 8-9 hour shift with two paid 10-minute breaks and an unpaid half-hour lunch. This is a year-round position.

Requirements:
At least one year of classroom or group childcare experience with toddler aged children and/or a degree in Early Childhood Education or child development
Passion for working with toddlers
Compassionate communication style, 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

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, and Food Handlers Card

Benefits:
– Dental insurance
– Health insurance
– Paid time off
– Retirement plan
– Vision insurance

Contact:

Shanda Tryon at stryon@sunstonemontessori.org