Job Posting Description, Montessori Instructional Assistant
Contact Information
Human Resources Department
215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (4th Floor)
South Bend, IN 46601
Job Locations
Marquette Montessori Academy
Application Open: 09/21/2020, Filing Deadline: (none)
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137 Montessori Instructional Assistant

POSITION TITLE:           Montessori Instructional Assistant   

            Reports to:                           Building Principal and Lead Classroom Teacher      
            Contract Length:              School Year
•    This position requires an individual who will assist the lead teacher in successfully implementing all aspects of the Montessori program working with students, staff and parents.
•    Implement instructional and classroom leadership strategies which reflect the Montessori model.
•    Actively participate in on-going professional development/training.  Participation required.
•    Work with the Montessori classroom teacher, instructional and Montessori coaches and principal.
•    Assist the teacher in providing a skillfully prepared environment that allows children to explore, move, share with a group and be independent, make decisions, develop self-control and create order that cultivates a lifelong love of learning.
•    Collaborates successfully with teams to integrate Montessori pedagogy.
•    Employ a wide variety of instructional techniques which reflect differentiation of instruction as directed by the Montessori teacher.
•    Assist in successfully with implementing curriculum in a multi-age classroom.
•    Embrace the Montessori program and the Montessori philosophy.
•    Work well with others.
•    Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of a diverse (ethical/racial) urban school population and apply appropriate instructional strategies.
•    Monitor and assist students with breakfast.
•    Assist in the implementation of a best practice Montessori classroom demonstrating the Montessori beliefs and philosophy through curriculum, instructional strategies and classroom environment.
•    Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Associates degree, a teacher certification, a Montessori certification of successful experience as a teaching assistant.
•    Applicant must not have had a recommendation for probation assistance on their most recent evaluation.
•    Interview with Principal required.
Works in standard office and school building environments.  Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours.  Must be able to handle stress.

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