Classroom Teacher - Elm City Montessori School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Substitute Teacher in All Subject Areas
Job Title: Substitute Teacher
Job Location: Elm City Montessori School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Elm City Montessori School
New Haven, CT 06515
Telephone: 475-220-4100
Job Description:

Elm City Montessori School, launched in August 2014, is New Haven’s first public Montessori school. We are seeking Substitute Teachers to support us in building a vibrant and healthy learning environment in our growing school. We will serve more than 300 children preK-8th grade in the 2022-2023 academic year.  New Haven, Connecticut is a thriving arts, cultural, and education hub, located in the center of a growing community of public Montessori schools.

About the position: All of our classrooms have two educators (a Guide and an Assistant). When an educator is absent, substitute educators serve as assistants to the remaining educator. They are not responsible for creating or implementing substitute lesson plans. This is a part-time, hourly position. Sometimes we reach out a week in advance, other times we text early in the morning the day of an absence - this role requires readiness and availability to support us where and when there is a need!
Qualifications: High School diploma is required. The ideal applicant has a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field, is familiar with Montessori education and/or has experience in a public school setting, supervising children, and supporting instruction for students with special needs. The candidate is kind, caring, compassionate, enthusiastic, well-organized, bilingual (Spanish), and creative with excellent written and oral communication skills. 
Key Components of the Position:
  • Supporting academic and social emotional work in the classroom
  • Preparing and maintaining the physical environment
  • Working with individual and small groups of children to support independence and learning

Areas of Responsibilities:
  • Monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities
  • Continues planned instructional activities during Guide’s or Assistant’s temporary absence from the classroom during lunch, prep time, and team meetings
  • Assists individuals and small groups of children in various subject areas and motor activities, e.g. Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Music, Cultural Studies, Exercise, Games and Physical Education.

Supporting Learning and Independence
  • Supports children in following classroom procedures and grace and courtesy
  • Helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students, mediating conflicts and supervising for safety
  • Monitors students engaged in independent work or similar activities, ensuring respect for classmates and materials

Care of the Environment 
  • Reviews and resets classroom environment daily to ensure that learning materials are in good order and ready for student use each day
  • Replenishes consumable items, e.g. paper, pencils, polish, cotton puffs, art supplies, etc.
  • Prepares, monitors and assists children with clean up of food activities - breakfast, lunch, snacks, and food prep 
  • Assists students in clean-up of the environment at the end of the day

  • Communicates and interacts regularly and appropriately with students, faculty, staff and administration, maintaining positive relationships
  • Keeps confidential information about students and families confidential at all times
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Compensation: $15.69/hour. 
Interested applicants should fill out ECMS Employment Application:

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