Marin Montessori School
  • Corte Madera, CA, USA
  • 24-26
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Toddler Spanish Specialist and Support Assistant

Marin Montessori School

Corte Madera, CA

Hours: 7:30-3:30, M-F

Status: Non-Exempt

School Overview:

With 275 students, over fifty years educating Bay Area children and teens, and located on two bustling, beautiful campuses in Corte Madera and San Rafael, Marin Montessori School is seeking an outstanding Toddler Spanish Support Assistant for our two toddler communities.

This is an especially thrilling time to join Marin Montessori, a school recognized by both AMI (Association Montessori International) and CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools). With recent articles in The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review touting the benefits of a Montessori education, Bay Area families are increasingly interested in making MMS their long-term school.

Position Summary:

Our Toddler Spanish Specialist and Support Assistant works closely with both Lead Guides (Teachers) to support the needs of children; 10-12 children (ages 18-months to 36 months) in our Toddler communities. Children experience a nurturing, safe, calm and stimulating authentic Montessori learning environment Monday through Thursday. The Assistant's role is to provide Spanish language and support as needed first in our Toddler Half-day community and then in our Toddler Full-day community.

Key Responsibilities and tasks Include the following:

  • Observation, supervision and support of children indoors and outdoors.
  • Preparing and maintaining classroom environments (replenishing supplies)
  • Material making (printing, cutting, and laminating)
  • Prioritizing diverse needs during classroom time
  • Supporting toilet learning
  • Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Initiating small group activities including reading a book, singing, and movement games in Spanish
  • Supporting supervision and safe arrival to school, playtime, walks, afternoon napping, and dismissal

Required Experience, Qualifications, and Attributes:

  • A minimum of six Early Childhood Education (ECE) units and the ability to enroll in and take classes to complete 12 ECE units as soon as possible.
  • Successful criminal background check
  • Three recent work references
  • A collaborative and flexible approach to working with colleagues
  • Organized with attention to details
  • Joyful and positive attitude
  • Genuine interest in and respect for young children
  • Desire to learn on the job and apply yourself in a dynamic environment
  • Fluently bilingual (English and Spanish)

Preferred Experience, Qualifications, and Attributes:

  • The above and
  • Twelve ECE credits or more
  • Bachelors Degree or more
  • Experience working with young children
  • Knowledge of Montessori education experience in Montessori schools

Physical requirements for the position:

  • The ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to sit on the floor
  • Ability to get up and down from the floor with ease

Reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Marin Montessori School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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