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Children’s House Co-Guide (Primary 3-6)

Children’s House Co-Guide Job Posting

Title: Children’s House Co-Guide (Primary 3-6)
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Position Begins: August 18, 2022 
Status: Full Time Salaried - 10 month teaching position
Salary: DOQ with competitive benefits package
FLSA Category: Exempt
Reports to: Children’s House Director

Position Overview
The Children’s House (CH) Co-Guide partners with another trained Montessori guide creating and maintaining an authentic Montessori learning environment and offering presentations and guidance to support the developmental needs of children according to Montessori training. The CH Co-Guide is also responsible for communicating and giving professional guidance to individual families regarding their child’s holistic growth and development, with regular connections throughout the year and a detailed written report annually. The Co-Guide will work with an assistant as an educational team and provide direction to the assistant to support them in supporting the classroom.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain a high quality Montessori learning environment for children ages 3-6 years old inside the classroom, in the hallway, and outside in the garden area
  • Plan presentations for the children and keep accurate records of presentations, classroom observations, and notes for conferences
  • Provide detailed information about a child’s overall development for families at fall and spring conferences, special conferences as needed, and end of year reports
  • Communicate with families through email and phone calls as needed throughout the year
  • Communicate with colleagues, the CH Director, and Head of School as needed regarding children in the classroom
  • Support new families transitioning into LCS
  • Help to plan and implement all CH special events annually (orientations, open houses, etc)
  • Set professional goals annually and plan and complete annual professional development that supports those goals
  • Manage their classrooms consumable budget throughout the year in coordination with the accountant and submits requests for their non-consumable budget to the CH Director annually
  • Support the school and its mission, vision, and values through being an engaged colleague by attending and contributing to creating a strong and vibrant school community 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Association Montessori Internationale Diploma for 3-6 year old children
  • Minimum of 2 years previous experience in early childhood education
  • Interest and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and working with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to pass background checks

Additional Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Positive attitude, problem solver, honest and compassionate communicator
  • Enjoys and is skilled at building relationships with children, families, and colleagues
  • Driven to do high quality work 
  • Interested in collaborating with colleagues
  • Warm and welcoming with children while being clear, confident, and firm when needed
  • Approaches differences with curiosity and acceptance
  • Experience and interest in equity, justice, and inclusion, as well as anti-racist, anti-biased education
  • Loves nature and connecting with the natural world
  • Welcomes feedback and wants to develop, learn, and improve professionally
  • Interested in hearing and understanding different and new perspectives
  • Skilled and experienced with Transparent Classroom record keeping program
  • Speaks a second language (Spanish or French preferred)
  • Humility, a sense of humor, and a warm and nurturing personality

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for all positions as Lake Country School is committed to its faculty and staff reflecting the diversity of the Twin Cities area.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and two professional references to: [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is selected.