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Preschool Assistant Teachers

Position Description:

The German International School of Portland (GIS) has an opening for a Preschool Assistant, for the 20/21 school year. Assistant teachers seek to provide all students with learning opportunities in order to develop their
students’ personality, learning abilities and consciousness for democratic values. Furthermore they
provide a crucial part in developing the school. GIS values the professional and collegial contribution of all
staff members and therefore encourages participation in professional development activities and staff
meetings.

Areas of Responsibilities

  • Teaching
  • Provide before care
  • Assist the teacher in all planned activities
  • Prepare lesson plans for teaching roles
  • Programmatic and small group support
  • Implement lesson plan based on PYP IB planner and communicate according to school policies
  • Assist in preschool & kindergarten classes as needed
  • Help children to complete tasks
  • Substitute in all preschool and kindergarten classrooms as needed

Responsibilities

  • Give breaks & lunches for preschool and kindergarten teachers
  • Cover recess duties for preschool, kindergarten and grade school
  • Handle odd jobs

Classroom Management

  • Follow the school’s Behavior Guidelines as outlined in the Parent Handbook
  • Enforce your expectations consistently, yet with patience
  • Reinforce positive behavior
  • Offer a variety of age- and learner-appropriate tasks/activities
  • Assist in keeping displays of student work samples in order and updated
  • Follow all state licensing policies and protocols
  • Assist with records of student attendance and performance

Teacher Requirements:

  • Degree from an accredited College for Social Pedagogy as Staatl. anerkannte/r Erzieher/in in a German speaking country or a AA/AS degree with a major in Early Childhood education or child development from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Native or near-native fluency in German
  • English language skills desirable
  • Knowledge of IB
  • Should be familiar with a student-centered, inquiry-based classroom, willingness to collaborate with subject and classroom teachers for a holistic approach to learning
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR & Food Handler's License or willing to become certified prior to starting the school year
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition and applicable teaching methods

No phone inquiries, please.


Contact

Daniela Williams
daniela.williams@gspdx.org

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