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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

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


  • 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.


Daniela Williams

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