Second language preferred
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate (Required)
Montessori Assistant Certification (preferred)
Montessori Assistant Skills
The Montessori Assistant supports the work of the Directress (teacher). They assist the directress in the preparation and maintenance of the Montessori environment. They also assist with the care and maintenance of the classroom, i.e. maintaining an orderly environment and keeping it clean and in good condition. They protect the peace and privacy of the children at work and share questions and observations with the Directress. The Montessori Assistant supports the Directress in the supervision of the classroom and works with individual and/or small groups of children on activities by telling stories, teaching songs and preparing crafts.
Safety and supervision
Shares the responsibility for the safety and physical well-being of the children at all times. Makes the Directress aware of any and all accidents/incidents at once. Helps maintain an environment that meets or exceeds health, fire and child care requirements.
Member of the school
Helps maintain strong relationships with the parents, relationships characterised by mutual respect and good will. Participates in the establishment and maintenance of an atmosphere of collegial support and adherence to professional standards. Collaborates with colleagues and the school's leadership in the design and implementation of innovation within the context of the school's overall program and mission. Assists with other projects, programs and planning as requested by the school's leadership. They are self-aware and self-monitoring in solving student, curricular and school challenges.
The successful candidate
Models integrity, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for ethnic, cultural and gender and diversity issues.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /year