Job Title: Upper Elementary Cohort Support and Substitute Teacher
Start Date: Immediate
Reports to: Head of the Middle School and the classroom teacher
Brief Description: The Upper Elementary Cohort Support and Substitute Teacher will support classroom teachers throughout the school day. The ideal candidate will be comfortable spending time with students in grades 4-6 in a mixed age setting, firmly guiding them and keeping them on track with assignments.
Part Time, 10-Month Position. The hours are Monday-Thursday 10:00am-2:30pm with possibility to substitute for full days as necessary.
The primary purpose of the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is to educate children and to teach and nurture the skills necessary for success based on a foundation of Montessori philosophy and principles. BHMS also upholds the highest standards of independent school education as articulated in the Criteria for Accreditation of the New York Association of Independent Schools, Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of Independent Schools, and the American Montessori Society’s Philosophy and Practice and Code of Ethics.
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, BHMS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national or ethnic origin, ancestry or any other characteristic.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply here. No phone calls please.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Follow BHMS safety protocols listed in the Faculty and Staff Handbook (including but not limited to: properly wearing face coverings, maintaining 6 feet distance, frequent handwashing)
Serve as a substitute teacher when remote or in-person teacher is absent
Work in partnership with the cohort teacher or other classroom teachers to make sure students keep up with assignments
Support students during in-class remote learning times
Supervise students during lunch and outdoor play
Accompany students and teachers to the park and on neighborhood walks
Have fun and be flexible in a fast paced environment
Skills or experience with any or all of the following are also desirable:
Zoom, Canvas, FlipGrid and other online learning platforms.
About Brooklyn Heights Montessori School
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School offers a challenging and comprehensive curriculum built on the philosophy of Maria Montessori to children in preschool through eighth grade. Students work and learn in mixed-age classes led by teaching teams of nurturing and well-informed professionals. The students have exposure to a full range of academic and artistic courses. BHMS also offers an after school program and a summer day camp. The school is housed in a modern facility in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and is ideally located for convenient access to all parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. . In the midst of a capital campaign that will help fund a $2M Raise the Roof renovation project, the School will expand its physical plant.
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer.