Teaching Assistant

KaiPod Learning

KaiPod Learning

Garnet Valley, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

MICROSCHOOL OVERVIEW

A Fuller Education is located in Garnet Valley, PA and is a Christ-centered microschool committed to redefining the educational experience for young learners and their families. Situated in a nurturing and collaborative environment, our school operates as a modern-day one-room schoolhouse, offering multi-age classrooms that facilitate personalized and engaging learning experiences. We emphasize a holistic approach, incorporating a Christian worldview into all studies and partnering closely with parents to enrich their child’s academic, social, emotional, and spiritual development. Our mission is not only to inspire a lifelong love of learning in children but also to empower parents with the necessary skills and insights to guide their child’s educational journey effectively. We provide a small learning community that meets several days a week, offering both core learning experiences and exploration through hands-on activities like robotics, cooking, and outdoor play.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The role of the Teaching Assistant at A Fuller Education is pivotal in creating a supportive and productive learning environment. For the 2024-2025 school year, this position assists in coordinating educational activities for groups of students who are ages 3-5. The Teaching Assistant works closely with the lead teacher to foster a safe, engaging, and inclusive atmosphere where students can focus on their academic assignments and enjoy enriching social interactions.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Educational Support: Assist the lead teacher in implementing and preparing age-appropriate lesson plans and activities, ensuring alignment with educational standards and student needs.
  • Classroom Management: Maintain a clean, organized, and safe classroom environment that promotes learning and exploration.
  • Student Supervision: Supervise children during both indoor and outdoor activities, ensuring their safety and promoting positive social interactions.
  • Personalized Assistance: Provide targeted support to students requiring additional help through one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions.
  • Administrative Support: Manage classroom and school inventory, assist in preparing materials for lessons, and handle administrative tasks as needed.
  • Event Coordination: Play an active role in organizing and executing various school events, such as orientations, open houses, and parent-teacher conferences, enhancing community engagement.
  • Community Interaction: Greet and assist visitors, parents, and students, providing a welcoming and supportive environment.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND FUNCTIONS

  • Academic Assistance: Ability to assist with various academic subjects and understand educational standards essential for supporting student learning.
  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with students, parents, and staff.
  • Organizational Skills: Highly organized and capable of managing multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Flexibility and Creativity: Adaptable to changing environments and able to contribute creatively to the development of engaging educational experiences.
  • Tech Proficiency: Comfortable using educational technology and digital platforms to enhance the learning experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of an Associate degree in Education, Child Development, or a related field.
  • Previous experience as a teaching assistant or in a similar educational role is preferred.
  • Experience working with children in a supervised setting is essential.

DURATION AND COMPENSATION

  • This is a part-time position (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm) starting in the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Compensation is competitive and based on experience.