Preschool Teacher – The Orchard Preschool (Redmond, WA)

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PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Education: Elementary, PT Employee
The Orchard Preschool (Redmond, WA)

Preschool Teachers & Subs Needed ASAP! Internships Also Available!
The Orchard Preschool (www.redmondpreschools.com), a private Catholic Preschool in Redmond, is looking for a Lead Teacher, assistant teachers as well as several substitute teachers to hire ASAP! We are a small school, offering a mixed age program for kids between the ages of 2 1/2 and 6 years of age (potty training not required, so teachers must be ok with helping children use the restroom and change diapers when needed) . We are dedicated to providing a unique program, and looking for someone who is creative and dedicated to focusing on each child’s individual needs. We have an incredible family-like student and parent body who is truly dedicated to their children’s well-being,and excited to bring some new faces into the family :) Teachers must be passionate about their work and have a genuine love for children. Candidates must have experience and genuinely enjoy working with 2 year olds but also have experience working with children up to the ages of 6 (need experience with pre-k classes and preparing the older children for kindergarden). Also preferable is training/education in Early Childhood Education. This is a Catholic program so teachers must also have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ and have a knowledge of the Catholic faith and Church’s teachings, and willing to implement these elements into the Curriculum.

Students who have finished and/or are finishing their degrees and looking for hands-on experience or an internship are encouraged to apply as well! Early Childhood Development and Early Childhood Education internships are available. Internships include supervision in a child development setting. Selected interns will receive training working with regular education as well as the possibility of working with developmental disorders such as autism and Asperger’s children between the ages of 2-6 years-old (when available). Applicants must posses 1 year experience teaching in a Preschool setting. Please contact us if you are interested!

We are currently scheduling interviews this week and hiring within the next 1-2 weeks at the latest so please respond ASAP with a resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and why you feel you would be a good fit for the position! Please also make sure to specify which position you are applying for (Lead Teacher for morning session, Lead Teacher for afternoon session, Assistant Teacher, Substitute Teacher (morning, afternoon class or both), or Internship. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Qualifications:

*Must have an understanding of Early Childhood /Preschool-age Development and be able to plan activities in their active learning stages, while providing a program that is filled with sensory experiences that emphasize the importance of their environment and relationships. We also accept kids that are Pre-Kindergarten age so teachers must have an understanding of state requirements for Kindergarten and be able to implement these requirements into the Pre-Kindergarten program, as well as a focus on group play to develop social skills, such as listening, sharing, and cooperation.

*Must be capable of planning a full curriculum (age-appropriate academics, art, social sciences, science, culture, religion, history, geography, music,/songs, math, monthly calendar for parents)

*Must TRULY ENJOY the 2 year olds and be capable of teaching class with the mixed age group, while attending to the 2 year olds’ needs (such as potty training)

*Must be able to conduct class alone with 10-12 kids (usually there is a ratio 1:6, classes have max of 12 kids but teacher must be comfortable in a classroom alone with 12 kids when necessary)

*This is an All Year Program (no summers off)

*Class Hours:
Morning Class: 9:00am-12:00pm
Afternoon Class: 1:00-4:00pm
*** Teachers MUST be punctual and arrive for class early, and stay after daily to clean-up. Absences are in case of emergencies only and/or time-off/vacations which has been approved far in advance. We are a very small school with only 1 Lead teacher for each class so we must have someone completely dedicated to being here year-round***

*We are also looking for Substitute Teachers on an on-call basis [local is preferred and/or available to come in on short notice (for emergency purposes when Lead teacher cannot come in or during vacations, etc.)]

Ideal candidate has current 1st Aid /CPR, Food Handlers, Bloodbourne Pathogens, STARS and able to pass a Background Check. These need to be current or MUST be complete within 30 days of hire, if other qualifications are met. (295)

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