Teaching Assistant, Lower School

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Overview:
Charlotte Country Day School, an independent coeducational day school located in Charlotte, NC, is currently recruiting for a Lower School Assistant Teacher.

Job summary:
The Lower School Teaching Assistant’s primary responsibility is to support the classroom teacher as he/she works to meet individual student and family needs. Keeping in mind the working relationship between the Assistant and Lead teacher is critical for the success of the students; therefore, open, honest communication is required.

Essential functions:
Teaching role
• Assist with the implementation of small and whole group instruction
• Assist with student assessments and recording of student progress as needed
• Record antidotal notes of student progress during instructional time
• Take over for lead teacher when necessary
• Communicate with and support admissions goals
• Attend all faculty and grade level meetings
• Fulfill all SAIS requirements for continued employment. (As stated in the CCDS Employee Handbook)
• Attend all required after school events as stated in the Lower School Handbook
Supervisory role
• Monitor children to provide for their safety at all times
• Perform carpool duties as assigned for your particular role
Clerical role
• Support the lead teacher with the classroom website
• Interact and respond to parents and faculty regarding phone calls and emails as appropriate (Defer to the lead teacher in parent communications.)
• Assist in preparation for daily instruction
• Assist lead teacher with the checking of daily work

Qualifications: 
• Elementary education experience/degree preferred
• Computer skills-word processing, spreadsheet, email, Smartboard, preferred
• Passion for children and an understanding of child development
• Interpersonal communication
• Time management

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Work environment: 
• May work at a desk and computer for an extended period of time
• Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment
• Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

It is the policy of Charlotte Country Day School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.  This policy extends to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, training, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment.