Title: Teacher Aide Department: Faculty Reports to: Head of Early Childhood (grades Pre-k Kindergarten) Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly) Duration: Immediately through 2021-2022 School year. (October-June) Schedule: Follows the class and school schedule
The International School of Portland (ISP) is an independent, coeducational, language immersion IB day school for 350 students, Pre-K (3-year-olds) -Grade 5. The mission of the School is to inspire children to become global citizens through an inquiry-based learning environment of total immersion in multiple languages and cultures. It is located just south of downtown Portland, Oregon on the edge of the Waterfront District, making this close-knit campus with outdoor playground areas attractive to families on both sides of the river.
The centrally located campus provides an urban environment where students benefit from easy access to the Oregon Ballet, the Portland Japanese Garden, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Portland Art Museum, and so much more! The School itself functions in five buildings, the most recent being Learners' Hall, which houses classrooms, a faculty lounge, and some offices.
For 30 years, ISP has provided a warm, multicultural environment where children experience full language immersion from Preschool through Grade 5 in three language tracks: Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.
Small classes and an inquiry-based, International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum enable the students to acquire language fluency and cultural competence as they learn to pursue knowledge beyond the classroom and throughout life. The engaging and robust academic program is taught primarily by native speakers from around the world.
Today, our school is actively recruiting for the position opening of Spanish Teacher Aide in Kindergarten. Ideally, this position will begin effective immediately. We are seeking a fun and creative educator who will be adept at lending support and expertise to a strong faculty; The ideal candidate will have successful experience working with younger students in either early childhood or kindergarten in a culturally diverse community. $500 signing bonus for the hired candidate with a full year commitment to ISP.
General Summary All operations at The International School of Portland are based on the school's mission, core values and vision as well as the philosophies of the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Program (PYP). As a faculty member of The International School of Portland you are expected to read, promote, support and act in accordance with these elements. It is also expected that faculty members actively integrate the IB Learner Profile into all aspects of their workday and model the profile through their own behavior. The values, philosophies and expectations of The International School of Portland's mission, vision and PYP standing are integrated into the specific job responsibilities for this position. Below are the job responsibility areas which the teacher aide is expected to fulfill.
Before and After Care
Arrive on time and be ready to work according to assigned daily schedule to include before and after care duties
Follow before and aftercare procedures accurately and in a timely manner
Be at check-in location on time for before care duty and have location set up with check-in log
Accurately record check-in times for students arriving at before care
Ensure student is delivered to their classroom in a timely manner
Ensure students are monitored at all times during before and after care
Deliver completed check-in log to designated location in a timely manner
Ensure that students are delivered to their parent or authorized pick up person 100% of the time during pick up or aftercare
Responsible when aftercare is complete to return to classroom to finish duties according to your schedule
Classroom Management and Safety
Assist the Teacher with the implementation of The International School's PYP IB curriculum.
Read understand and utilize The International School's Student Discipline Philosophy and Procedures
Assume responsibility for knowing the location of all students under his/her charge during the periods in which he/she is assigned to provide care and/or instruction
Provide a safe environment according to TIS safety procedures for all students under his/her charge and notify the Teacher first then Head of School, Head of Early Childhood or Facilities Manager when unsafe conditions exist
Transport students to and from specialist classes in a safe, timely and orderly fashion and assist Specialist Teachers during specialist class periods
Responsible for contacting a substitute when needed according to the substitute policy
Responsible for attending excursions and incursions and assisting the Teacher with assigned duties
Responsible for maintaining an organized, safe and clean classroom environment
Actively monitor students at all times especially during students' lunch and/or recesses according to safety policies
Read, understand and follow the policies and procedures of The International School's employee handbook, safety policies and procedure manuals
Understand, follow and implement the rules and regulations of the Oregon Child Care Division pertaining to the level of students under the Assistant's charge. Provide care and instruction in compliance with those rules and regulations
Collaborate with the Teacher, Specialists or Volunteer(s) assigned to his/her classroom
Communicate with the Teacher, Volunteer(s), and Floating Assistants with regards to student needs and other relevant information (e.g. notification of allergies, authorized pick up people, etc)
Follow the TIS communication policies and procedure for all communications
Responsible for checking mailbox and TIS email account, ensuring that the computer is not used when students are in the classroom unless it is used for instructional purposes
Responsible for responding to emails within 48 hours
Follow the weekly classroom schedule established by TIS
Follow the school calendar established by TIS
Conduct yourself at all times in an appropriate and professional manner
Attend all required meetings such as, professional development, or as faculty meetings as needed occasionally
Responsible for additional duties as assigned by the Teacher, Head of School or Head of Early Childhood
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Passionate about and able to fulfill the mission and vision of the school
Commitment to the values and traits of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Learner profile as well as the ability to demonstrate these values while teaching and working
Self-motivated, proactive, resourceful and creative problem solver
Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines
Dedicated to meeting the needs of diverse student learners
Participation in staff collaboration events and training opportunities
The willingness to implement educational best practices as directed by the Head of School /Head of Early Childhood and/or PYP coordinator
Collaborative team player who can work together with students, faculty colleagues, the administrative team, parents/community, and work independently
Ability to follow school policies and procedures to ensure a smooth and safe classroom and working environment
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, orally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external constituents
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse pool of personalities
Comfortable in an international community with experience living and/or traveling overseas and studying other languages
Comfortable proactively learning new technology and integrating technology into the classroom to increase learning
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
Experience with Google Suite (gmail, google docs, google calendar)
Proficient using a Mac operating system
Proficient skills utilizing online database software such as Achieve and ADP.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
During peak activity periods, this position may require working in excess of 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week.
Capable of quickly traveling to multiple locations on school campus including up and down hills, lifting or otherwise carrying 40 pounds, traveling up/down flights of stairs, standing and sitting for long durations, occasionally typing on a computer keyboard, and frequently reading information on a computer screen.
Ability to handle the physical demands of working with children ages three through twelve
Ability to travel occasionally to attend off-site events
6 months-3 years experience working with Early Childhood or Elementary age children
Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English
Native level fluency in the target language along with demonstrated ability to support teaching the target language
At least 1 year of classroom teaching experience or something similar, in a language immersion classroom
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Teaching/Education
Master's degree in Early Childhood Teaching/Education
Certification for teaching target language
Previous PYP experience or training
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
The International School provides a warm multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese language and culture. Children become fluent in another language, at home in other cultures, and engaged in math, science, social studies and arts.
The International School is Portland's first International Baccalaureate elementary school. It was founded in 1990 and today educates over 480 students from age 3 through 5th grade.