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Lower School Teaching Assistant at The Blake School

  • 10 Aug 2022 3:08 PM
    Message # 12879681

    Lower School Teaching Assistant

    Job Tracking ID: 512201-824232
    Job Location: Hopkins, MN or Wayzata MN
    Job Level: Any
    Level of Education: BA/BS
    Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    Date Updated: August 01, 2022
    Years of Experience: 1- 2 years or more
    Starting Date: August 17, 2022

    Starting Salary $18.00 an hour with potential for more with experience, Additionally, a $1500 hiring bonus is available for new-to-Blake TAs hired this summer. This is a benefits-eligible position. 

    Experience and Skills:

    Four-year degree
    Experience with children ages 4 -11
    Collaborative, creative and joyful approach to teaching and learning
    Knowledge of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental stages
    Ability to work with children, families and colleagues with diverse backgrounds and experiences
    Effective written and oral communication skills to engage across constituent groups
    Adaptability to support one or two classroom teachers—depending on grade level
    Ability to effectively monitor and adjust priorities in order to meet students’ needs
    Desire to work with high-potential students in a creative, reflective community
    Active listener who honors children’s thoughts, feelings and ideas
    Interest in using the outdoors as a rich teaching environment
    Constructivist, Reggio-inspired educational philosophy

    Support differentiated instruction to match students’ needs
    Communicate effectively and frequently with members of the team
    Assist in developing and implementing a progressive, often emergent, curriculum
    Perform day-to-day duties that support the ongoing classroom operations
    Emphasize the collaborative, creative process of a group experience while also recognizing and supporting individuals’ growth and performance
    Participate in professional development opportunities
    Substitute during lead teacher’s absence
    Display student work on bulletin boards

    The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,366 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of facilities and campuses designed for specific developmental ages. Blake’s mission is to engage students with a dynamic, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to pluralism and a common set of values. Students pursue an integrated program of academic, artistic and athletic activities, preparing for college, lifelong learning and purposeful lives as community and global citizens. The school community is also guided by its Commitment to Pluralism and Core Values.

     The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE

    Apply at : https://www.blakeschool.org/about/employment

    or call Sherry Faubion, Lower School Assistant Director at 952-988-3507 for more information.

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