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Instructional & Extended Day Associate


Position Type Associate Teacher
Start 08/15/2021
School Name Meridian School, The
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 07/21/2021

Instructional and Extended Day Associate


Position Type

Full Time

Status

Exempt

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Start Date

August 2021

Location

Seattle, Washington


ABOUT MERIDIAN

An independent K-5 school, we are located in a grand, century-old building nestled in a verdant Meridian Park in Wallingford. Meridian celebrates the broad variety of human potential and inspires children to approach learning with passion and curiosity. We provide an equitable education to support diverse learning styles and provide tools to support student’s socioemotional development. In addition to an engaging and challenging curriculum, Meridian is committed to educate active global citizens in an inclusive, equitable community where students, families, and staff from diverse backgrounds feel respected, supported, and a sense of belonging. We believe that the challenges of our world require culturally competent, well-rounded, critically thinking individuals who are empowered to inquire, investigate, innovate and impact their communities. We foster a culture of caring and seek opportunities to engage with local, regional, and global communities beyond the school.


OUR MISSION

The Meridian School cultivates a balance of mind and heart to nurture caring and confident learners prepared to thrive in and contribute to their local and global communities.


DESCRIPTIONS OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Substitute for the lead and associate classroom teachers in times of absence and fulfill all duties for the designated amount of time.
  • Provide supervision for morning extended day
    • Create a positive and warm environment
    • Engage with students in a variety of ways
    • Ensure check-in and check-out procedures are followed
    • Monitor students behavior and redirect negative behavior
    • Ensure spaces are clean and well-organized
    • Communicate with Extended Day Director or relevant faculty regarding any student issues or concerns
  • Work approximately from 7 am to 3 pm each weekday
  • Work in a K-5 classroom setting, collaborating with faculty and associate faculty to lead and manage groups of children.
  • Demonstrate best instructional practices to deliver a high-quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum to students.
  • In collaboration with classroom faculty, actively create and maintain a well-managed, positive classroom environment that supports student engagement and motivation.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with students.
  • Supervise students in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, the classroom, the school’s playground, and field trips.
  • Has a commitment to ongoing cultural competence professional development and has the motivation to put these skills into practice.
  • Understand and support the school’s mission through professional conduct and actions which demonstrate the core values and philosophy of the organization.
  • Collaborate with teaching faculty to assess students, and design and deliver differentiated instruction to flexible groups of students.
  • Provide administrative support and other duties as assigned when not teaching in the classroom.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong interest in elementary education, teaching certificate preferred.
  • Willingness to be flexible and support in whatever capacity needed, as daily assignments may change on short notice due to substituting or duty coverage needs.
  • Proficient technology skills and the knowledge and ability to integrate technology into the curriculum.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to fully participate in outdoor activities and field trips.
  • Ability to take initiative, stay organized, and is comfortable coordinating logistics.
  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds, interact with students, and move around the classroom.


The Meridian School is an equal opportunity employer seeking a culturally diverse workplace and does not discriminate against age, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, race/color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, veteran or marital status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


For more information visit our website at www.meridianschool.edu. Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Hodgson, Associate Head of School:


The Meridian School

Associate Faculty Member Search

4649 Sunnyside Ave N Ste 242

Seattle, WA 98103

ehodgson@meridianschool.edu

206 632 7154


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