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Lower School Assistant

Company: The Bush School
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community.Lower School Assistant (Seattle, WA) Full-Time, Hourly/Non-ExemptAcademic Year Staff Position (10-month schedule: start August 17, 2022)Work Schedule does not include school breaks or school-observed holidays. * This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).* This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship. The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Lower School as a Lower School Assistant. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school's mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency. We are building a team in which diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents are valued in order to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and families. We encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply. The Lower School Assistant reports to the Lower School Division Director while working in direct support of and under the guidance of the lower school lead teachers the position is assigned to. This position is intended to offer support primarily the students of their lead faculty members, but must be willing and qualified to offer support and assistance to other lower school grade levels, when needed. While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:Assist Lower School Faculty with daily lessons, class preparation, student assessments and other related tasksWork closely with students to foster growth in academics and social emotional learning, while under the guidance of the lead teacher(s)Guide small group activities while under the guidance of the lead teacher(s)Actively create and maintain a positive and welcoming climate in the classroom.Develop and maintain positive relationships with studentsShow support and understanding of the Bush School Mission and Philosophy through professional conduct and practiceAttend meetings and in service opportunities when scheduledSupport K-5 recess and lunch supervisionOther Lower School responsibilities and duties as assignedExperience and Professional Competencies:An associate's or bachelor's degree is preferredStrong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is requiredExperience teaching and/or working with lower school age children in a school setting is required with at least three years of experience preferredSuccessful candidates will: Possess a philosophy that aligns with the school's mission and values - please review the school's mission and values on our website ( a strong commitment to being a positive educatorBe willing to participate in professional developmentHave skills in the use of technology, to include but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and Google DocsBe collaborative and thrive in environments that approach work with a team focusBe comfortable working with Lower School students of all agesCommunicate clearly and effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including: administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents/guardians, in order to maintain professional relationshipsComplete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about job expectationsBe patient and positiveAdditional Requirements:Have a current Adult and Children CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (or receive one soon after hire date)Meet the school's standards when completing two separate background screeningsMeet the school's COVID vaccination requirements. The Bush School is committed to providing a safe environment and campus for students, employees and visitors alike. In support of this commitment, candidates who are invited to campus during the hiring process will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination* to the school's Main Office, prior to attending their on-campus appointment. Newly hired employees shall provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain school approval of a religious or medical exemption, prior to being allowed to work at The Bush School. Requests for a COVID-19 vaccination accommodation due to medical or religious reasons are made to the school's Director of Human Resources. *Full COVID-19 vaccination is defined as one J, two Pfizer or Moderna, plus booster when eligible.HOW TO APPLY Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the "About Bush" tab) for additional information/instructions.If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position doesn't fit your talents, please visit our website for additional openings: we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.

Keywords: The Bush School, Seattle , Lower School Assistant, Other , Seattle, Washington

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