The assistant teacher is responsible for providing academic and social support to students in a multi-grade classroom of students in grades 1-5. Responsibilities may include: working one on one with a student on an academic task, teaching a lesson to a small class, and guiding students in resolving conflicts. This Teaching Assistant position is ideal for individuals beginning a career in education and/or in a credential or graduate program. Excellent teacher support including mentoring and professional development will be provided. This position supports the classroom lead teacher and reports to the lower school administrators.
Support the lead teacher in creating a positive learning environment
Assist in the planning of the weekly curriculum
Assist in the preparation of classroom materials
Assist in maintaining a classroom environment that supports the learning of students who have a wide range of learning challenges
Lead group activities and lessons when needed
Teach small reading and math groups
Teach lessons in a subject area that interests the assistant
Help in the correcting school work and homework
Maintain ongoing communication with the lead teacher on classroom difficulties and individual students
Model patience, flexibility, kindness, responsibility, a sense of humor, and a respect for others
Exhibit appropriate and accurate math, spelling, and grammar skills
Participate in formal communication with parents, such as parent conferences and report writing
Attend staff meetings and required events as referenced in the Faculty & Staff Handbook
Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to the position
Other duties as assigned by the Lower and Middle School Director or Head of School
Support the School and its mission, maintaining a high degree of professionalism at all times
Bachelor’s degree required; a desire to pursue a career in education, and a strong preference for individuals in credentialing and/or advanced degree programs in education.
Knowledge of students with learning disabilities and ADHD is preferred.
Familiarity with and appreciation for Quaker principles.
Applicants should supply the following materials:
Please send letters of intent and resumes to Lower School Assistant Teacher Search, c/o Judy Sheridan, Assistant to the Head, email@example.com. No phone calls or other emails, please. Applicant review will commence immediately, and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, with the intent of completing the search swiftly. DVFS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
About Delaware Valley Friends School
Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students (grades 1-12) with reading, writing, and other learning differences. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values. DVFriends is the first school program in the region accredited by both the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the International Multi-sensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) - the leaders in multi-sensory structured language instruction. Established in 1986, the school attracts students from across the region. Located on the Philadelphia Main Line, in Paoli, Pennsylvania, the school is 45 minutes by train from Center City.
Delaware Valley Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, disability or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other sc...hool-administered programs, or in hiring, use of volunteers or board membership. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.