Kendalwood Montessori & Elementary School
Whitby, ON, Canada
CONTRACT TYPE: Full-Time (Permanent)
Teaching / Faculty Jobs
ECE / Montessori Program
The lead teacher is a guide who helps direct the children’s activities academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach his or her fullest potential in these developmental areas, in accordance with Montessori philosophy.
The successful candidate will enjoy working in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. In addition to the traditional classroom work of a Montessori Lower and Upper Elementary classroom, students participate in service work in our community, go on many field trips, and an annual camp out. In the past, students have also produced a school play and traveled to nearby cities, such as Toronto to connect curriculum to the community.
Salary: $25,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four- year college or university preferably in elementary education or related field and Montessori Elementary certification or certification in process; training in first aid and CPR, criminal background check vulnerable sector, Tb test; experience with children.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The successful candidate must love and respect children, exhibit leadership qualities, have a sense of humor, be friendly and work cooperatively with teams, must be self motivated and have the personality to motivate others, and must be able to set priorities and meet deadlines. This position requires a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations with a continual need for tact and diplomacy, must be able to manage a wide variety of personalities. Must have excellent decision-making skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential tasks.
Essential duties include the following; others may be assigned:
- Serves as a dynamic link between the child and the environment.
- Acts as a systematic observer of the child and an interpreter of his needs as well an evaluator of self and child's daily progress.
- Acts as a supporter of each child offering warmth, security, stability and non-judgmental acceptance to all.
- Develops and implements curriculum that complies with Montessori philosophy.
- Is responsible for the safety and physical well being of the children at all times.
- Adheres to professional standards as an educator for the purpose of maintaining quality and excellence.
- Follows all policies and procedures of the school as written in the employment and parent handbooks.
- Prepares a classroom environment in which the furnishings and materials are create an imaginative, nurturing, organized learning environment and corresponds to the needs of the group.
- Protects the privacy and working atmosphere of the class at all times.
- Supervises children in the classroom, on the playground, and on field trips at all times.
- Trains and supervise children in monthly fire drills.
- Maintain current, accurate, individual progress notes, attendance records, incidental notes and weekly overview of class work.
- Holds at least two conferences per year with parents.
- Maintains on-going communication with parents regarding children’s specific needs and school operational needs.
- Participates in staff and parent/teacher meetings and any other meetings deemed necessary by the Principal/Head of Elementary.
- Takes responsibility for the care and maintenance of the classroom and teaching materials and equipment. Organizes storage of supplies, materials, and activities.
- Makes or purchases classroom materials as needed.
- Reports all accidents or unusual situations to the Principal/Head of Elementary.
- Notifies the Principal/Head of Elementary immediately of personal difficulties with children, parents, or staff members.
- Assists with developing other projects, programs, and planning as requested by Principal/Head of Elementary.
Expectations for all Employees:
- Promotes the image of the school and supports its mission, vision, and goals by exhibiting the following behavior: excellence, competence, innovation, collaboration, respect, resourcefulness, flexibility, and accountability.
- Uses positive and professional language and exhibits loyalty to the school at all times. All employees must be punctual and ready to greet children when they arrive.
Kendalwood Montessori & Elementary School, founded in 1994, is located in Whitby, directly off of the 401. We serve approximately 150 students and act as the an alternative education program to public schools. Our facility is lovely, the staff are welcoming and highly skilled, and our family community is actively involved in the life of the school.