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Assistant Teacher


Altitude Learning

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Do you love working with young children? Join our team at Guidepost Montessori Lincoln Park and assist in a classroom that is transforming lives.

We serve children in both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking classrooms. Currently looking to hire both native English and Spanish-speaking Assistant Teachers! This is a great opportunity to learn about the Montessori method, as you will learn from experienced teachers at all levels. Previous Montessori experience is not required. We will give you the tools to learn.

About the role

We're looking for enthusiastic, adaptable Assistant Guides that have a passion for working with children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old and curiosity about a Montessori environment. We are looking for people available Part-Time (afternoons 12pm/3pm-6pm) or Full-Time within the hours of 7am - 6pm Monday - Friday for our year round schools.

Our Full-Time role comes with great benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, a 401K, a competitive rate of pay, and a generous 75% tuition discount for up to two children at our school.

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About You

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working with young children ages 0-6 in a group care environment, such as a daycare, preschool, camp, or aftercare program
  • Have a valid state background check
  • Negative TB test within last 12 months
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

Nice to Have:

  • Experience as nanny, caregiver, educator, or coach
  • Warm and friendly demeanor
  • Interest in working in a Montessori environment
  • Passionate about connecting with parents and colleagues

What we offer:

  • 12 accrued Paid Time Off days, 5 paid holidays and 5 floating holidays in your first year of employment
  • Career growth and promotion opportunities with a network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices
  • A competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance - eligible for insurance on the 1st of the month following 15 days of continuous employment
  • 75% tuition discount for two children at any school in our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)
  • 401K (full/part time employees): 60 day waiting period.
  • The opportunity to contribute to a high-quality Montessori program that serves the individual needs of each child

About Us

Guidepost Montessori is a community of trained educators who are driven by a deep desire to bring about widespread change in education today. To meet the needs of today's students and to bring about true progress in the world around us, we need an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents. To that end, we are committed to dramatically increasing the amount of high-fidelity, authentic Montessori programs, not only in the U.S. but around the globe!

If you love children and have been looking for the right opportunity to grow, join our community by applying below!

Higher Ground Education, Guidepost Montessori, and Academy of Thought and Industry are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our leadership is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy. When requested, we are committed to reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with disabilities or special needs that may require an accommodation.