Rising Star Montessori Academy is accepting applications for a passionate and nurturing part-time Floater Teacher/Admin. Assistant to join our prestigious Montessori school located in Fayetteville, Georgia. The right candidate will work closely with all of our classrooms, office and staff members to provide our 18-month old through 13-year old student base with a nurturing disposition and superior care, as well providing a support role to the Administrator.
The right candidate will also be responsible to implement classroom activities either in the absence of a Teacher or on a daily basis, in place of a teacher, as needed. They will aid in the implementation of the daily schedule and routine, leading activities, developing nurturing relationships, and ensuring the safety, security, and supervision of the children.
Additionally, the Floater will be trained on basic office procedures and administrative work including, but not limited to, filing, answering the phone, taking messages, scheduling assessments and tours, etc.
This is a part-time, flexible position with variable hours Monday-Friday, with opportunities for additional hours in the event of employee absences. Our school calendar runs 10 months per year (June and July are off months), and the right candidate must be available to start as soon as possible.
Montessori Academy Overview
RSMA has been providing an exceptional Montessori education to the diverse families of Fayette and surrounding Counties for 22 years. With dedicated Montessori Certified educators, we provide an authentic Montessori experience in an academically-driven environment in all of our mixed-age classrooms. Most importantly, our team provides the ideal work environment for the children to learn, grow and reach their educational goals using Montessori equipment and methodology.
Required Job Duties and Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The ideal candidate must have the following:
One or more years assistant teaching in a Montessori environment preferred, at least one (1) year of prior experience working with young children required
High School Diploma or equivalent;
Clear DECAL/KOALA background check results required;
Current Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certification or willing to obtain immediately;
Complete continuing education credits through Bright from the Start approved resources as required (10 hours per calendar year, 10 hours of Health & Safety courses are required within 90 days of employment);
Reliable transportation to and from campus;
Warm, approachable disposition, kind and firm demeanor;
Prioritize safety of the children at all times;
Excellent problem-solving skills;
Can complete physical demands of the role (including standing and walking for extended periods of time and lifting heavy objects up to 50 lbs.);
Willing to inspire and teach all children, regardless of background or individual needs, in an inclusive and supportive setting;
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;
Work collaboratively with a growth mindset, and give and receive feedback in a spirit of craftsmanship;
Strong learning orientation and desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment; and
Resolute commitment to our mission and willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of RSMA’s students, families, and staff.
Portable (approved) DECAL/KOALA background check results; and
Knowledgeable about Montessori philosophy and materials; and Knowledge of Montessori curriculum content and children’s developmental needs.
The daily responsibilities of the Floater will vary from day-to-day.
Use daily classroom activities and routines as opportunities to promote children’s social, emotional, language, cognitive, and physical development.
Assist teachers and other assistants in the development and implementation of a structured classroom environment, including implementation of age-appropriate curriculum (lesson plans).
Assist the Administrator with office duties.
Always maintain required adult-child ratios in each respective classroom.
Maintain constant supervision of children (remain within sight and sound of children at all times).
Follow classroom policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of children at all times.
Complete and report any symptoms of child abuse to supervisor and child abuse hotline (as a Mandated Reporter).
Complete daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of the children;
Assist with functioning and monitoring of nutrition (following BFTS guidelines). Report all staffing and classroom concerns to supervisor in a timely manner.
Supervise classroom routines which include toileting, diapering, food preparation, and transitions.
Assist in keeping the classroom clean, organized and arranged appropriately. Assist in organizing classroom materials to carry out activities.
Model appropriate behaviors for children as well as other adults in the classroom.
Utilize developmentally appropriate behavior management techniques in the classroom, as needed, to guide and support children’s needs.
Keep teachers and the center management and/or the Director informed of problems that arise in the classroom.
Follow the proper procedures when releasing children during pick up time.
Assist as needed with assessments, observations and other needed paperwork for client’s files.
Build positive communication and cooperate with other staff to create and maintain a professional atmosphere.
Communicate with staff members regarding issues concerning children and/or their parent/legal guardian.
Participate in requested staff meetings.
Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency’s and the program’s mission statements, and sign a disclosure statement agreeing to abide by the contents of the Employee Handbook.
In accordance with our “team” philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
Hourly rate is highly competitive and will be commensurate to the level of experience and education for the right candidate.
Rising Star Montessori, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.