Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Status: Long-Term Substitute
Schedule: 8:45am to 2:30pm (plus flexible planning time), immediately - June 10, 2015
Salary: $14-$18 per hour depending on experience.
Mission & Philosophy
Childswork Learning Center is a community dedicated to excellence in developmentally appropriate early childhood education, where each child and family is respected in an environment that supports lifelong learners.
Play is a child’s work. Play is a child’s response to life. It is the way children discover themselves and the world around them.
The long-term Kindergarten substitute position works collaboratively in a co-teaching model to develop research-based curriculum in literacy, math, and social-emotional skills. Enrichment subjects such as music, p.e., science, art, and project investigations are developed based on emergent planning and class specific exploration. This position is 8:45-2:30 Monday through Friday with additional 1.25 per day for planning/prep time and 1 hour a week for documentation time to be determined and scheduled by the Kindergarten team before and/or after class.
- Demonstrate understanding of the mission, philosophy, values and teaching principles of Childswork Learning Center and the Kindergarten Program
- Demonstrate knowledge of the developmental stages and needs of children in kindergarten, ages 5-6 years
- Participate as a member of the Kindergarten teaching team in which collaboration, dialogue, and exchange are practiced values
- Communicate with co-teacher and parents/guardians about student experiences and progress
- Arrange the physical environment of the classroom in ways that reflect the Kindergarten Program’s principles of teaching and learning
- Plan experiences for children that reflect constructivist and emergent principles of teaching and learning in literacy, math, and the arts
- Demonstrate experience working with Oregon State Standards (and knowledge of Common Core Standards) for kindergarten and first grade readiness
- Demonstrate the ability to support the social and emotional intelligences of children
- Understand the technology required to communicate and document the experiences of children and adults on a regular basis
- Effectively organize time, space, and materials
- Bachelors in Education with at least two years of early childhood education experience, at least one of which teaching Kindergarten. Masters strongly preferred.
- Experience in developing constructivist and emergent curriculum
- Experience teaching literacy and math in a workshop model (preferred)
- Experience teaching in a Reggio-inspired program (preferred)
- A keen interest and curiosity about the nature of learning and teaching
- Commitment to training/professional development hours
- Pays attention to the many ways that children make meaning of the world
- Finds joy in working collaboratively with children, adults, and in a co-teaching model
- Values learning from mistakes
- Values parents as important partners in the work of the school
- Upholds Childswork’s core values in personal teaching ideology and in daily teaching practice
The following Licenses, Certificates, and/or Trainings are required:
- Certified Oregon Teaching License
- First Aid and CPR
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
- Central Background Registry number (criminal history background)
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and copies of the above certifications/licenses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received; position will remain open until filled.
No phone calls, please.
Childswork is always looking for great teachers to join our sub list.
If interested please contact Laurie Jorgensen.