Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

Peace Valley Charter School Southwest / Boise Early Childhood Primary Full Time Posted 23D ago

About this job

About the Class -

Our sweet kindergarten students are waiting for an assistant teacher who can guide them through this most magical year. They are hoping for a warm teacher who enjoys singing and is ready to explore the exciting curriculum of a Waldorf kindergarten with them. This is a well-balanced class with bright, engaged young minds, lots of playful energy, and so much ardent sweetness. These children have joy and tenacity that we hope their new teacher will nourish as they are prepared for the world of 1st grade!

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About Us -

Peace Valley is a young K-8 charter school located in the growing, bustling city of Boise, Idaho. Boise is a beautiful medium-sized city with so much to offer. Our food scene rivals that of Portland, our arts community is thriving and dynamic, and we have rugged beauty for our backyard - hiking, fishing, snowsports, kayaking, mountain biking, boating, and more are all available just a short drive from town.

As the first Waldorf school in our area, we have the privilege to grow alongside our community and bring this wonderful form of education to families who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Our school culture is collaborative, vibrant, and growing to fill the needs of our unique community in Boise. We are strongly led by the Waldorf principles, and by our shared experiences and intuitions as educators. We are lucky to have an active parent body of dedicated folks who regularly volunteer at our school and are passionate about being involved in their children's education in a real way.

As a school, we aim to bring forth healthy, confident, free-thinking, and self-directed children who are passionately engaged with education. We want to empower all of our students to contribute responsibly to the world and to appreciate the importance of peace, respect, and compassion.

Classroom teachers will loop with their class from 1st - 8th grades, with an option of participating in either a lower grades loop from 1st through 4th grade or an upper grades loop from 5th through 8th grade.

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Benefits -

As a public charter school in the State of Idaho, Peace Valley employees working 20 or more hours/week are eligible for PERSI retirement benefits. Salary is on par with the State Department of Education’s career ladder. Peace Valley provides ongoing professional development to ensure that our teachers seek and practice best teaching methods. Full-time employees are eligible for personal leave, sick leave, and health benefits.

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Responsibilities -

The Kindergarten Teacher Assistant assists the early education program by performing a variety of support activities. Duties and responsibilities listed below are descriptive of the typical tasks performed:

Coordinate with classroom teacher to determine the areas of need on a weekly basis
Provide individual student support through the day as needed
Support the goals and objectives of classroom activities by preparing materials and obtaining required supplies or equipment
Actively work with students during an activity and assists with clean-up afterward
Provide necessary supervision during activities
Assist in the maintenance of required records and other paperwork
Perform a variety of clerical tasks
Assist with administering student tests
Provide playground and lunch supervision when scheduled
Coordinate with classroom teacher to provide targeted student support where needed
Assist teachers with coordination of parent volunteers
Get to know the students and have fun
Qualifications

Experience working with young children
Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred
Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy teaching experience ideal
First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable
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How to Apply -

Please complete the online application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsBDxxS9Dy7g5rE6K1SC8QlX4L-E2bYRz-kVX2Wodk98Zkvg/viewform

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Peace Valley Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.