Instructional Support Teacher, Part-Time (three mornings a week)
Children’s Community School is a progressive elementary school located on the border of Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys, CA. Grounded in the philosophy of American educator John Dewey, the school utilizes a social studies core curriculum with hands-on exploration including block building, STEM, field trips for research, and a rich arts program.
The INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER assumes a variety of educational and support responsibilities. Working in concert with the various teaching teams, they support the development of the social-emotional learning program in mixed-age classrooms. Attention is given to individual learning styles, social-emotional skills, and positive identity development. Teachers model a patient, compassionate, open-minded, and brave approach to relating to children and adults. Our faculty practice an activity-based, learning-by-doing methodology for skill-building, including collaborative work, student inquiry, and integrated study. The Instructional Support Teacher supports the class culture with routines and expectations defined by CCS’s mission and values. They observe and honor each student as an individual within the community, supporting perseverance, independent growth, and equity.
The Classroom Instructional Support Teacher must have classroom experience. This teacher will support students and classroom teachers in the following ways:
-Help students follow instructions, find materials, and stay on task
-Lead small group instruction as needed
-Support each child’s social, emotional and intellectual growth and development
-Implement the classroom teacher’s lesson plans and maintain daily classroom schedules
-Ensure the well-being and safety of children at all times
-Use a variety of instructional and assessment strategies to meet individual student needs
-Provide support to the classrooms teachers to ensure a safe and stimulating educational environment
-Support struggling students and students who need to be challenged
-Maintaining positive relationships with parents, teachers, and students
-Other duties as assigned
In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the following:
- Understanding of child development
- Passion for teaching and respect for individual learning methods
- Consistently communicate respectfully, thoughtfully, and effectively with students and colleagues
- Predisposition to reflect warmth and a positive spirit
- High standards of professional conduct and desire to collaborate across disciplines
- Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community, embracing anti-bias and anti-racist work
- Commitment to continuous learning and staying current with research on best practices
- Ability to be self-reflective and committed to learning from feedback
If you are a dynamic and caring educator, passionate about children, and prepared to work with amazing young people and wonderful peers, please contact us.
Teaching credentials are preferred
Demonstrates success in working with elementary school students
Demonstrates ability to interact with students in a respectful, joyful, and nurturing way
Willingness and ability to follow and execute lesson plans
Ability to be flexible and adjust plans, per the needs of the students at a given time
Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Children’s Community School is a progressive school dedicated to teaching children to think for
themselves, collaborate successfully with others, and take responsibility for their own education in a safe
and loving environment.
CCS embraces the principles of diversity, self-determination and participation in democracy. We foster
critical thinking, compassion, and respect for each student, their community and their world.