Job Title: Montessori Primary Guide

Reports to: Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Supervises: 
Classroom Assistant

Position Summary:

Breakthrough Montessori PCS seeks teachers who are dedicated to public Montessori and excited to help shape this transformational school. Our founding team of teachers will operationalize our breakthrough model of all-day, fully-implemented public Montessori.

Under the direction of the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, the teacher plans and provides appropriate learning experiences for students. (S)he prepares a structured, student-centered learning environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all children; monitors and evaluates student development and outcomes; communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community; works within the Montessori pedagogical scheme to develop and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students; maintains appropriate records; follows required procedures and practices and monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement and coordinate the Montessori classroom

  • Maintain a prepared learning environment according to the developmental and curricular specifications outlined in the Montessori Scope & Sequence

  • Set limits and boundaries and maintain appropriately high standards for child behavior in the Montessori context

    • self-discipline

    • independence

    • responsibility

    • grace and courtesy

    • respect for others

    • care of environment

    • care of self

    • community building

  • Observe student activity and base lesson-planning on observed needs and interests

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for all students

  • Prepare and present progress reports on all students

  • In collaboration with Director of Curriculum & Instruction, prepare, administer and reflect on formative and summative assessments

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and school leadership team

  • Communicate effectively with parents/families to help them understand the details and implementation of the Montessori approach

  • Provide a spirit of hospitality at school gatherings, occasional public events, and ongoing family engagement events

  • Supervise classroom assistant

  • Participate in other school functions as requested by the Executive Director


Requirements


  • Bachelor‘s degree in applicable field

  • Montessori Primary/Elementary diploma from a MACTE accredited program

  • Montessori classroom teaching experience, preferably in a public school setting

  • Experience collaborating and working as a teacher

  • Experience utilizing classroom modifications to develop the full potential of each child

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to our vision and mission

  • Creative, energetic and nurturing personality

  • Organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with families from diverse backgrounds

  • Additional experience/training in special education, music, art, and/or physical education is a plus

  • Fluency in a language other than English is a plus


Apply:

Applicants should prepare a cover letter and resume in one document and send it to info@breakthroughmontessori.org. Please submit application material as either a Word document or a PDF. References upon request.


Job Title: Montessori Primary Assistant

Reports to: Montessori Guide/Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Position Summary:

Breakthrough Montessori PCS seeks classroom assistants who are dedicated to public Montessori and excited to help shape this transformational school. Our founding team will operationalize our breakthrough model of all-day, fully-implemented public Montessori.

Under the direction of the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, the Assistant works with the classroom Guide as (s)he plans and provides appropriate learning experiences for students. (S)he assists the Guide in preparing a structured, student-centered learning environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all children; monitors and evaluates student development and outcomes; communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community; works within the Montessori pedagogical scheme to develop and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students; maintains appropriate records; follows required procedures and practices and monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning, implementation and coordination of the Montessori classroom

  • Maintain a prepared learning environment according to the developmental and curricular specifications outlined in the Montessori Scope & Sequence

  • Set limits and boundaries and maintain appropriately high standards for child behavior in the Montessori context

    • self-discipline

    • independence

    • responsibility

    • grace and courtesy

    • respect for others

    • care of environment

    • care of self

    • community building

  • Observe student activity and base lesson-planning on observed needs and interests

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and school leadership team

  • Communicate effectively with parents/families, under the guidance of the classroom Guide, to help them understand the details and implementation of the Montessori approach

  • Provide a spirit of hospitality at school gatherings, occasional public events, and ongoing family engagement events

  • Participate in other school functions as requested by the Executive Director

Requirements


  • Bachelor‘s degree in applicable field preferred

  • Classroom assisting experience, preferably in a Montessori environment and/or with young children

  • Experience collaborating and working as an assistant

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to our vision and mission

  • Creative, energetic and nurturing personality

  • Organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with families from diverse backgrounds

  • Fluency in a language other than English is a plus

 

Apply:

Applicants should prepare a cover letter and resume in one document and send it to hannah@breakthroughmontessori.org.  Please submit application material as either a Word document or a PDF. References upon request.


Job Title: Dedicated Aide - Registered Behavioral Tech

Job Summary

We are seeking a registered behavioral tech beginning ASAP for the remainder of the school year. The tech will support a single student, or possibly 2 students, with ASD or other behavioral challenges within the general education primary (age 3-6) or elementary (age 6-9) classrooms. All classrooms use the Montessori method to guide instruction and classroom management. We are seeking an individual that excels at building relationships with students and encouraging student engagement while treating students with respect.

The registered behavior tech will work as part of a teaching team including a lead guide and assistant, and will work in conjunction with special education teachers, service providers, and the director of student support. Montessori experience is desired but not necessary to apply for the position. Training in the delivery of Special Education in a Montessori context will be provided.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist lead teacher in supporting a student or students with disabilities within the general education classroom.

  • Develop and implement the classroom social skills instruction and behavior plan implementation in collaboration with the lead teacher under the supervision of the BCBA

  • Contribute to Social/Emotional progress reports and IEP development under the supervision of the BCBA

  • Assess student progress regularly and regularly collect data to track students’ progress.

  • Collaborate with teachers, related service providers, student support coordinator, the director of curriculum and instruction, and parents to plan for student needs.

  • Implement behavior plans with fidelity.

  • Contribute productively to the school as a whole.

  • Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree at minimum

  • Be a credentialed registered behavior technician or have successfully completed the 40 hour RBT training course and competency exam and be able to pass the RBT exam within 60 days.

  • Have 1 year experience implementing ABA based interventions in the home or school setting.

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of behavioral principles and instructional strategies for students with autism and developmental disabilities.

  • Interest in Montessori and learning about the method and the materials.

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions; ability and good judgment to take initiative to modify activities.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to collaborate with general education and special education colleagues, parents and community

  • Passion for public schools.

  • Adherence to a high level of professional and ethical standards.

  • Deep respect for students as individuals and a desire to work within a student-centered school

Compensation and Benefits

Breakthrough Montessori PCS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Apply:

Applicants should prepare a cover letter and resume in one document and send it to info@breakthroughmontessori.org. Please submit application material as either a Word document or a PDF. References upon request.