Greensboro Day School’s mission is to develop the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.
POSITION: Early Childhood Assistant Teacher (Full-time 3-Year-Old Assistant)
REPORTS TO: Assistant Lower School Director
Greensboro Day School is seeking a full-time Assistant Teacher for our Three-Year Old Program (Bitty Bengals) to support students and Homeroom Teachers by providing a developmentally appropriate and engaging learning experience. Assistant Teachers model lifelong learning by pursuing relevant professional development and participating in professional development provided on campus. They are responsible for supporting the physical, social, academic, and emotional growth, safety, and well-being of all students.
Demonstrate general knowledge of the design of early childhood lessons including play-based lessons and experiential learning
Apply general knowledge about early childhood development and pedagogy that includes an array of teaching methods
Collaborate regularly with the Homeroom teacher and other teaching colleagues to ensure curricular alignment and teaching, learning, and assessment based on best practices
Co-teach and teach lessons at times
Support the Homeroom teacher by making copies, filing paperwork, walking students to and from classes, and providing supervision during classes/lunch/breaks/recess
Support the planning for diverse learners and differentiated instruction
Provide a safe, nurturing, caring educational environment in which every student sees the teacher as an ally and accessible advisor in the student’s quest to succeed
Independently manage the classroom with safety and security as the top priorities
Model and promote enthusiasm for learning
Help students develop habits of self-discipline, personal integrity, individual responsibility, self-advocacy, and pride in their work
Establish a climate of respect for others, a commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of learners, and a collaborative approach to learning
Create an environment that supports the ongoing development of social-emotional, ethical, and interpersonal skills
Effectively manage classroom procedures, student behavior, organization of physical space, and student discipline in collaboration with the Homeroom teacher and/or direct supervisor
Participate in the Professional Growth and Development Program focusing on Planning and Preparation, Instruction, Classroom Environment, and Professional Responsibilities (Danielson Framework) as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Contribute to the life of the school through the completion of assigned duties and attendance at school events (examples include lunch and recess supervision, extra academic/social-emotional support for students, carpool, admission events, arts and athletic events, field trips, assemblies, and bus duty)
Assist Admissions in screening current and prospective students
Model active, lifelong learning through participation and engagement in professional development, reflection, and self-evaluation
Collaborate with and seek feedback from GDS colleagues, administrators, and other educators and experts through observations, conversations, and other professional development opportunities
Attend department, division, and full faculty meetings
Follow all school policies as stated in the Employee Handbook
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
At least 2 years of teaching experience preferred
Demonstrated understanding of early childhood development
Enjoys working with children
Proficient in the use of technology as a classroom tool
The ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and oral form
The ability to define problems, gather and analyze data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
The ability to work as a collaborative team member and manage conflict with colleagues, students, and parents
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Greensboro Day School’s mission
Adaptive and flexible
Sense of humor is appreciated
Daily work requires supervising students both indoors and outdoors. Assistant teachers are required to participate in regular safety drills, learn CPR, learn how to apply a tourniquet, provide basic first aid, administer epi-pens when needed, and be able to support other student-specific health-related needs.
Assistant teachers of young children must be able to assist them in toileting, hand washing, nose-blowing, etc. They must be able to move quickly and frequently from standing to sitting with ease, and they must be able to sit on small chairs and the floor. Some evening and weekend commitments including school celebrations, admissions, and athletic events, concerts, and plays are encouraged as part of the job.
There are no direct reports for assistant teachers.
Accepting a job offer at GDS acknowledges that the employee understands and agrees to the duties and expectations of the role as outlined in the job description. Per the Employee Handbook, this job description will change from time to time.
About Greensboro Day School
Celebrating it's 50th year, Greensboro Day School is a dynamic, co-ed independent day school located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our vibrant learning environment provides the backdrop for an academic program that teaches students how to think--not what to think. We prepare them not only for college, but for life in a global society. Serving 765 students age 2- grade 12, character and leadership development, unsurpassed facilities, award winning arts, and a competitive athletics program are all part of the Greensboro Day School experience.