The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, a pluralistic community Jewish day school, seeks qualified candidates to fill potential openings for the position of Early Childhood General Studies Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year.
All General studies teachers at CESJDS instruct students in the curricular areas of reading, writing, social studies, and mathematics. The CESJDS Junior K and Kindergarten grade levels are early childhood programs that balance academics and play in a developmentally appropriate setting. They focus on real-world experiences, structured fun, learning through play and song, and building community.
Candidates will possess the following skills in and dispositions toward education:
a passion for education
a palpable love for and warmth with students
a whole-child approach to teaching and learning that focuses on growth in academic, social-emotional, physical, and spiritual domains
a progressive approach to education that includes expertise in differentiation of instruction for enriched, grade level, and supported students
excellent written and verbal communication skills
strong classroom management skills
skills to create a joyful, interactive, and engaging learning environment
comfort with proactive parent collaboration
experience with teaching through digital platforms (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) and integrating technology into typical classroom teaching practice
interest in partnering with colleagues within and across subject disciplines to plan and develop curriculum
a commitment to fostering an inclusive and communal learning environment
openness to professional reflection and feedback
demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ)
Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education (or 90-hour MSDE course for Junior K candidates) or a related field required with a Masters degree preferred and a minimum of 1-3 years of successful, formal lead-teaching experience in a public or independent school.
Faculty may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment.
While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in an alternative setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day (contracted hours), regardless of the setting.
In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.