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Preschool/Kindergarten Assistant Teacher - Chinese Track

Job Description

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.

Responsibilities:

Teaching

• Provide before care

• Assist the teacher in all planned activities

• 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

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

Evaluating

• Support the decided on performance and progress evaluation criteria/methods

• Apply methods appropriately

• Support the head teacher in evaluating results for progress reports

• Discuss difficult behavioral problems with the head teacher or Director (while keeping confidentiality)

• Seek support as appropriate in challenging situations

Advising and Communication

• Attend weekly staff meetings

• Communicate proactively with parents through established communication channels

• Participate in parent teacher conferences as needed in order to inform about learning progress and

competencies as well as curriculum contents

• Collaboration with Preschool and Kindergarten classes throughout the year

• Collaboration with all staff, specifically your head teacher and specials teachers.

Professional Development

• Keep abreast of innovations in your profession

• Attend workshops of 15 clock hours minimum per year, half of which in early childhood education

or child development

Preferred qualifications:

Degree from an accredited College for Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a related field in a Chinese-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 Mandarin Chinese

• 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.

Contact 

Martha Ortiz 

martha.ortiz@gspdx.org

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