Preschool Assistant Teacher
La Scuola International School is a vibrant Pre-K - 8th Grade international community with a focus on inquiry-based learning, creative expression and language immersion. We are an IB accredited, Italian-immersion school serving Preschool - 8th Grade. We are interested in teachers with some knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach and IB-PYP (IB Primary Years Programme).
Applicants should be strong team players and be very proactive and flexible. Final candidates need to be prepared for a teaching demonstration (or a video if they are overseas).
This position will begin immediately and will report to the Early Childhood Director at our campus in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.
Bachelor's degree in Education, or Child Development Certificate, or 2+ years experience working with children preferred;
Experience working with young children;
Bilingual and bi-literate in Italian and English preferred;
Attendance of Early Childhood Education classes preferred;
Assistant teachers will be required to complete a Child Development Certification during the first year of employment (some financial support will be provided).
Required Skills and Pre-requisites
Knowledge of Reggio Emilia approach preferred;
Some familiarity with IB-PYP Curriculum framework or inquiry/project based approach preferred;
Outstanding interpersonal skills;
Nurturing personality, creativity, excellent multitasking skills;
Enjoy working with children, including ones with mild learning differences;
Ability to work well in a team and in a very collegial and collaborative environment;
Willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the La Scuola community;
Commitment to equity, inclusion and a diverse community;
Excellent attendance and punctuality.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
La Scuola may be able to offer a teachers exchange visa for 3 years, for teachers with a BA in Education / Pedagogy / teaching credentials in their country of origin AND a MINIMUM of two years of teaching experience in a primary/elementary school.
Prior to beginning work and as a condition of employment in order to comply with the law, all employees must provide documentation to prove eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition, the final candidate will need to pass both Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance and a physical exam, and provide a recent copy of a negative TB test and other immunization records.
Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.
Position receives excellent benefits, including medical, vision and dental coverage. The school also offers group life insurance, employer-matched retirement, long-term disability insurance and commuter benefits. Other fringe benefits include PTO, paid holidays, daily warm lunch and outstanding professional development.
To be considered for the position, please apply with a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of 3 references. Send all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about our school can be found here https://www.lascuolasf.org/.
La Scuola is San Francisco’s first IB-PYP School and the first Reggio - IB Italian Immersion program in the world. We are currently implementing the IB Middle Years Program as a MYP candidate school.
Founded in San Francisco in 2002 as La Piccola Scuola Italiana, we have grown from a small playgroup of Italian-American and Italian families to a thriving International community of over 240 families from preschool through 8th grade (in the 2019-20 school year).
La Scuola International School will empower every student to maximize his/her unique potential within a friendly, supportive, and inspiring environment. Through innovative education of the highest standard, the school will nurture lifelong learners prepared for the challenges of a changing world.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training.