Classroom Assistant

Company/Organization: Puffin Heights Montessori

Location: 1000 W 20th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99503

Application Dates: 02/01/2023


Job Description

Puffin Heights is a private preschool in Anchorage, Alaska, and we have been educating our community for over 40 years! Our current Owner/Director has been with the school for over 20 of those years! We are a tight knit group of educators that have a passion for Montessori and our community at large. We are looking for a fun-loving individual who shares that same spirit to join our already stellar group of educators.

We are seeking several assistant teachers in both our Pre-K and Toddler classrooms. Current MACTE-accredited students are strongly encouraged to apply to complete your year-long practicum; assistance with relocation and housing costs will be considered for the right candidate.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise and guide children during lunch, nap or on excursions (all weather) and assist in the implementation or daily program activities together with the Lead Teacher and other assistants.
  • Display professionalism when communicating with staff, students, and families.
  • Working with children ages 15 months – 6 years old in a loving and nurturing way, with a healthy respect for the child’s independence.
  • Attend professional development meetings and school events as a member of the Puffin community.
  • Display a loving and caring demeanor to implement positive discipline methods that align with the schools’ high standards of caregiving.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Will commit to serving our students for at least one full school year.
  • Have experience in a Montessori classroom.
  • 2 years of full-time work experience.
  • MACTE or AMS accredited Montessori Credential or are currently enrolled in a training program.

We are willing to invest in training costs for the right candidate.

We offer very competitive wages, paid time off, 3 weeks paid vacation per year in addition to accrued PTO, tuition reimbursement, professional development allowance, and advancement opportunities for dedicated individuals. Fulltime employees qualify for health benefit reimbursement after 1 year.

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Submission Instructions

Please email us a resume at [email protected] or give us a call at 907-272-5999 to schedule a time to meet.

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