We are currently seeking an experienced and energetic teacher for our Spanish program. Qualified candidates would be teaching an immersion program for toddler and preschool school-aged children. These play-based classes are taught 100% in the target language and encompass movement, music, arts and crafts, storytelling, and games. The Kenworthy School provides curriculum and training for all of our teachers.
- Bachelor's degree in Education required
- Must possess current U.S. work authorization
- Must be a native speaker of the target language, Spanish
- Must have experience working with children aged 2 – 5 years. Experience can be in other fields such as music, movement, art, etc. We will only consider candidates with direct experience in teaching young children
- Must be energetic, nurturing, and creative. We are a play-based program so teachers must be willing and able to sing, dance, and play with the children!
- Ability to work well in a team
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of children, with an emphasis on the development of language instruction (Spanish) and emergent literacy skills.
- Establishes and maintains a positive interpersonal relationship with all children, faculty and parents/guardians and directs pertinent information as appropriate.
- Establish instructional programs based on scientifically-based research.
- Support the emotional and social development of children.
- Adhere to all established and written policies and procedures of The Kenworthy School.
- Plan and provide indoor and outdoor activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the development level of children.
- Model developmentally appropriate activities and positive behavior management techniques through daily contact with children and staff.
- Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating professionally and respectfully, and contributing information that is relevant to the program on a regular basis.
- Work with parents and caregivers to facilitate interactive language and literacy activities.
- Maintain an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child’s family and encourage their involvement in the program.
- Continue professional development by attending workshops, conferences, and other staff development activities. All staff must meet yearly professional development hours as prescribed by state licensing boards.
- Attend all faculty meetings.
- Maintain up to date knowledge of current child development practices.
- Prepare accident and injury reports, and provide them to the center director.
- Meet all applicable state licensing regulations.