Mountaintop Montessori, a private independent school, is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill a part-time student support services instructor position in our students support services program during our 2022-23 school year. This position is likely to work predominantly with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders this year.
About the Position:
Desired profile for this position is someone who has a credential in special education and experience working with children who require differentiated instruction. We are looking for someone flexible and eager to contribute to a team-oriented teaching environment. The ideal candidate should also be comfortable with working with the adolescent age group (11-14 year olds), competent in aiding students with their academic assignments when needed, and willing to support children with learning differences in building executive functioning skills. The instructor should possess strong teaching and classroom management skills, and has the ability to guide children through redirection and affirmative language. An open-mind and a sense of humor are also highly desired. This position begins in September and is contracted through early June with the potential of continuing into the next school year.
Shift: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Student Support Services Instructor is responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties: Administer screening tools to students to assess student skill levels
Support identified students in the classroom environment or through individual or small group instruction
Coordinate with Student Support Services staff and classroom teachers to plan and implement specialized teaching interventions
Participate in meetings or trainings with teachers, evaluators, tutors, parents or other professionals to fully meet each child's needs
Maintain records of students’ progress and work
Develop sound relationships with all students Facilitate both independent and group work as appropriate
Reinforce classroom and school ground rules and maintain consistency in enforcing them
Watch children to ensure a safe environment during free play, lunch periods, transitions, and dismissal as needed
Read and implement Mountaintop Montessori’s policies and procedures
Abide by laws and regulations established for private schools by VCPE and the school’s accrediting organizations
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in education related field
Credential and/or experience in special education
Previous experience working with children
A positive and open attitude toward all children
Familiarity with Montessori principles or willingness to learn
Ability to direct students’ academic activities in a prepared environment that supports each child according to their special needs or challenges
Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate maturity in managing challenging situations Possess a high level of patience and good interpersonal skills
Ability to work not only with children but with parents and other staff members as well Proficiency working with computers (email, google doc, record keeping - MRX)
As a condition of employment, a criminal background check and fingerprinting are required
COVID Vaccination Requirements:
Mountaintop Montessori expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have a medical or religious reason not to do so.
Proof of vaccination will be required during pre-employment processing.
If you have a medical or religious exemption from vaccination, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis.
Mountaintop is committed to offering equal opportunities in all of its enrollment and employment practices.
Mountaintop does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family makeup, marital status, age, socio-economic level, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, learning style, or any other protected category.
Mountaintop is committed to ensuring that non-discrimination applies to all areas of enrollment and employment.
Interested applicants should e-mail a letter of interest and resume to:
Heather Cormons, Upper School Director: