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Teaching Assistant Lower School


Position Type Staff
Start 10/28/2019
School Name Seattle Hebrew Academy
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 10/07/2019

Seeking an experienced teacher’s assistant for Lower School. Candidates should be highly motivated to growing professionally, working collaboratively and to becoming part of a professional learning community.

Seattle Hebrew Academy, a Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School, has been serving the greater Seattle community for 70 years, by providing exceptional academics and inspired Judaic Studies to children from Early Childhood through 8th Grade.

Seattle Hebrew Academy – founded on love of God & Torah – educates students, families, and community within an atmosphere of K’vod HaTalmid, student dignity.

We are currently looking for a friendly and competent Teacher Assistant to join our team. If you are a compassionate and self-motivated individual who is pursuing education, we urge you to apply! In this position, you will be responsible for supervising students, assisting with lesson plans, assisting in preparing lesson material, and maintaining classroom procedures and expectations.

The successful candidate must enjoy working with children and be devoted to building a nurturing and safe learning environment. To excel in this role, you must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of classroom activities and teaching methods.

Teacher Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Work with the lead teacher to monitor the class schedule.
  • Assist teachers with lesson preparation by getting materials ready and setting up equipment.
  • Revise lesson material with students individually or in small groups.
  • Ensure the classroom environment is safe and clean.
  • Oversee students during non-classroom times including in-between classes, during lunch, and on field excursions.
  • Collaborate with lead teachers to recognize issues students are facing and recommend solutions.
  • Document student progress and communicate with parents to keep them informed.
  • Help lead teachers to create lesson plans.
  • Comply with state, school, and class rules and regulations.
  • Attend all training classes, parent conferences, and faculty meetings.
  • Supervise recess and lunch duties.

Teacher Assistant Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or relevant field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a teaching assistant or similar role.
  • Solid understanding of classroom activities and teaching best practices.
  • Must have a compassionate and positive attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

We thank all applicants in advance. We will be contacting only those candidates invited for an interview.

Please email resume and position-specific cover letter to Kerri Stern at kstern@sha613.org


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