Summary: Montessori Teachers use non-traditional education techniques aimed at encouraging independence and understanding child development. These educators serve as guides and less as traditional teachers who are responsible for helping children reach their potential with less intrusion from adults and at their own pace. Montessori method knowledge, a caring personality, patience, creativity, organization and reliability are characteristics common to a Montessori trained teacher. They will work with team members to co-create unique early childhood education programming that reflects the culturally responsive values and mission of the Anya itpak Elementary School.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Initiate a creative instructional program that is acknowledged by parents as well as colleagues for the following functions:
- Conduct engaging educational activities that aid students in learning about shapes and colors.
- Prepare progress reports to track students’ progress.
- Provide care and supervise children with regard to their individual needs.
- Responsible of maintaining clean and safe classrooms as well as track the progress of the child.
- Support and enhance opportunities for learning more about Mojave Indian language and culture.
- Responsible for planning and evaluating the performance of each child.
- Assist children in day to day activities like providing snacks, washing and toileting.
- Design and planned daily curriculum for students aged 5 to 14.
- Dramatically improve the reading level of slow to developmental children.
- Create curriculum in Reading for students from grade one to three.
- Apply various new and innovative techniques to children for better results.
- Plan and conduct a variety of events.
- Provide a plethora of literature for parents as well as students.
- Order, organize and provide supplies for preK and kindergarten classrooms.
- Institute new methods of perception for children to utilize.
- Instruct students in a Montessori School environment.
- Develop interdisciplinary units of instruction that met the needs of the class and individual students.
- Coordinate curriculum integration and implementation with specialty teachers.
- Communicate to parents about classroom curriculum and participate in parent programs that help develop an understanding of the Montessori Curriculum.
- Maintain daily record keeping and develop progress reports.
- Develop and implement age and developmentally-appropriate lesson plans for children three to six years old, including:
- Assess growth and progress of children by completing timely and accurate documentation according to Montessori and other licensing or regulation requirements.
- Conduct quarterly parent/teacher conferences.
- Train teaching assistants and Interns in the Montessori Method.
- Engage with current and prospective parents and family members by being responsive to their needs through customer service and trust.
- Plan and lead parent education classes.
- Prepare monthly newsletter and Facebook bulletins.
- Attend Montessori education workshops to enhance teaching skills.
- Work with interdisciplinary team members to evaluate children’s progress and recommend appropriate learning plans, including:
- Address behavioral and learning issues with parents and school staff.
- Monitor students’ educational progress with individual charts and files.
- Teach an average of 20 children per school year.
- Identify signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and report to SPED staff and parents.
- Assist and supervise 20-30 children through the entire school day.
- Give one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
- Establish daily routines that are easy for the children to follow.
- Increase efficiency of class instruction time by creating and implementing educational materials, including:
- Perform daily, weekly and monthly assessments on students in order to decrease hours spent with bi-annual academic reports for parents and administration.
- Organize and produce special events and productions for students and families.
- Assist Principal with parents and faculty relations, and required records in order to adhere to education codes.
- Observe and evaluate student performance and development.
- Loves young people, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
- Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and certified Montessori teacher.
- Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
- Ability to interact with and maintain positive working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
- Compliance with Fort Mojave Indian Tribe drug and alcohol policy.
- Compliance with federal background check.
- Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the Tribe/state/federal program standards for care of children:
- Successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, upon hire.
- Successfully pass a physical exam, upon hire, to meet the physical demands required in the position.
- Successfully pass a tuberculosis test, upon hire.
- Current immunization verification upon hire see attached immunization requirement (see attached immunization requirements Caring for our Children: Health & Safety Performance Standards).
- Project an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude.
- Interacts easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
- Understanding of the relationship of the Anya itpak Elementary School to the Fort Mojave Indian community, and values and supports the mission of both.
- Experience, familiarity and the ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Anya Iitpak Elementary School.
- A minimum of three years successful elementary teaching experience.
- Licensed in CPR and First Aid.Computer Skills and Business Equipment
- Be able to effectively use a computer, with Microsoft Office software, and a SmartBoard.
- Be able to operate a fax machine, printer, cutter, shape cutter, digital camera, and laminator.
- Clerical duties include updating QuickBooks, placing orders for class room materials and various other administrative functions.
- Supervises and provides guidance and direction to teaching assistants, aides, parent volunteers, and summer youth workers. Maintains professional knowledge by attending mandatory meetings, professional development workshops, and conferences.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, run, walk for long periods of time, sit, climb or balance, and taste and smell. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more. Please review occupational hazard (Caring for Our Children: National Health & Safety Performance Standards).Anya itpak Elementary School offers: Competitive wage/salary; Medical/dental/vision benefits; 401(k) retirement opportunity; paid sick and personal leave, and paid tribal holidays; free breakfast and lunch for all students and employees.
The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. FMIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.