Turning Point School seeks a Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher for 2021-2022 school year to foster students’ intellectual, social-emotional, and ethical growth. A full-time member of the Elementary Faculty, the Assistant Teacher will work alongside a faculty committed to innovating their teaching practices.
Work in a supporting capacity to the Head Teacher
Deliver instruction as experience permits and is determined with the instructional team
Develop best practice, and implement long and short-range plans for differentiated classroom instruction
Thorough and thoughtful work with individual students and small groups
Follow the Head Teacher’s lead in facilitating the social, emotional, and academic development of students
Play an integral role in preparing an indoor learning environment and supervising an outdoor learning environment in line with our whole child instructional philosophy
Attend weekly faculty meetings
Participate in professional development
Perform other related duties as required
The aforementioned essential duties and responsibilities have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees of this nature. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.
Turning Point seeks employees who contribute to and are committed to diversity and inclusive educational practices, demonstrate skills in teaching and leadership practices that represent multiple perspectives, and are dedicated to working in a diverse community.
The school seeks candidates who:
Communicate effectively with diverse populations
Create an inclusive classroom/work environment
Use teaching/leadership methods, materials, and resources that reflect multiple perspectives
Engage in professional development opportunities to further develop inclusive teaching and leadership practices
Regular hours for the position are Monday through Friday, 7:45 am to 3:45 pm. Benefits include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, FSA, and retirement plan. Competitive salary based on experience.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Heidi Kaminsky at email@example.com.
Turning Point School is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and seeking a diverse and broad spectrum of qualified candidates. Turning Point School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation.
About Turning Point School
Turning Point School, located in Culver City, California, is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling students in preschool through 8th grade from the greater Los Angeles area. Turning Point is committed to educating the whole child, instilling a natural love of learning, and setting the foundation for success in high school, college, and beyond.
A Turning Point education immerses students in rich learning experiences that encourage and build natural curiosity and reward ingenuity – with the goal of helping students become well-balanced adults who are confident, honest, knowledgeable, community
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.
Expertise in student-centered and inquiry-based teaching methodologies
Desire to collaborate with colleagues
Excellent organizational, time management, multi-tasking, and follow-through skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Exemplary teaching skills
Desire for lifelong learning through ongoing professional development
High degree of diplomacy and confidentiality
Advanced understanding of boundaries and professionalism
A strong desire to teach and to learn from young people
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred
3-5 years of teaching experience is required
Experience in championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives is preferred