Preston Park Montessori Academy is looking for a an upbeat and loving Teacher Assistant to work with preschool aged children. The Montessori Assistant's primary duties are to maintain the classroom environment and to assist the head teacher or guide. Candidates must have experience working with preschool aged children. The Assistant is expected to understand and support the mission of the school following the Montessori philosophy. Professional behavior is always expected. Job Expectations The assistant will arrive promptly at the specified time to prepare the environment for the day. At the beginning and end of the day specific listed duties should be completed. The classroom environment should be prepared each morning by organizing, cleaning, and disinfecting. Materials should be complete and maintained in accordance with Montessori's principles. Under the direction of the Guide, help establish a classroom culture using the Montessori methods. Supervise the classroom when necessary and work with individual children or small groups of children as directed by the Lead Teacher Work with the guide to establish routines around transition times and non-classroom times such as lunch, recess and nap. Provide behavioral guidance to children in a manner that is firm but respectful. Assist children in meeting their physical needs including escorting children to the bathroom, diaper changes, and potty training. Observe the activities of the students and take the time to communicate observations to the guides. Be a model to students of integrity, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, and respect for all persons as well as demonstrate respect and appreciation for racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Professional Growth: Seek feedback to improve performance in supporting the environment and the in working with the children Communicate effectively and demonstrate professional behavior toward students, families, and co-workers. Collaborate with colleagues to ensure a joyful and same school environment. Perform other duties as assigned or needed. Maintain professional appearance, timeliness, and reliability. Respond to stress and conflict with professionalism. Education and/or Experience High-school diploma required- two years college course work in early childhood education preferred. Experience working with diverse students and families. Preston Park Montessori Academy provided the following inclusive hiring information: We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status. Benefits: PTO Sick Days Paid holidays Curbside pickup and drop off, daily disinfecting of classroom and materials, and weekly deep cleaning of classroom and materials.