Laboratory Schools: Assistant Teacher - Early Childhood
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR18802
Location: Chicago, IL
Teacher to teach and manage the elementary class.
Attend at least one meeting a week with the Head Teacher and is expected to take part in events that may occur outside of school hours.
Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of a community. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.Â
We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others and take ownership of creating the culture you want to show up to each day.
Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40-hour week and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
An anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2022.Â
Quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills required.
Work independently and as part of a team required.
Manage stressful situations required.
Maintain confidentiality required.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Education: Â Â
Bachelor's degree required.Â
Prior early childhood teaching experience required.Â
Experience working with a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality.Â
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/scheduling software, etc.) required.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
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