The Assistant Teacher positions are for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program. Assistant teachers help create and support classroom learning and school culture. Bennett Day School is looking for educators new to the profession who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment where they will assist the lead teachers to create a cohesive and authentic learning place for all students. Assistant Teachers should understand that teaching is dynamic and will work in tandem with the lead teachers to adapt and integrate this belief in the daily work in the classroom and school community. Job Qualifications: ? Experience in early childhood or elementary classrooms ? Creative spirit ? Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas ? Experience with technology use and applications ? Adaptability ? Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred; early childhood and/or elementary coursework highly valued
Job Specifications: ? Direct classroom work with children ages 3 - 9 years old ? Work collaboratively with lead teacher in all aspects of classroom life ? Support and model positive discipline ? Supervision responsibilities: family-style lunch, recess and gross motor play, MorningCare ? Attend specials classes ? Prepare curriculum materials/documents in collaboration with lead teacher ? Collaborative role in learning and supporting technology and material integration ? Individual student and group work documentation o Tagging photos o Written Weekly Updates o Record student observations ? General classroom organization and clean-up ? Participation in family/community evening/weekend events: Curriculum Night, Family Association Meeting and 2 of the following required; Parent Panel, Open House, New Family Play Date or other additional Admissions/Marketing outreach events. ? Over the year, duties may shift from an observing assistant role to more of a partnership with lead teacher. ? Responsibilities are not all-inclusive and will include other duties as assigned ? Hours: 7:45-3:45 M-F o (earlier release for Assistant teachers participating in the AfterCare program)
Job Requirements: ? Physical strength to independently lift 10-15 lbs ? Fluency in written and oral English language. ? Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom
About Bennett Day School
Bennett Day School is a new PreK-12 independent school in the heart of Chicago. Currently operating grades PreK, JK, SK, and First, Bennett Day School is founded with progressive roots. A fundamental and driving force behind our Reggio Emilia-inspired program is the belief that children of all ages learn through questioning, exploring and discovering. We are committed to advancing creativity, leadership and a love of learning for students and teachers.