Preschool ESL Teacher and Classroom Assistant

International Montessori School of Prague
Full-time  •   Prague
Seniority: Junior  •  Education: Secondary education

The International Montessori School of Prague, a small, community-oriented private Montessori school in Prague 4, is seeking a reliable, responsive, and organized individual for the position of an ESL and Teacher’s Assistant for our Primary classroom (age 3-6 years old)

Requirements:

  • A passion for working with young children, love for their challenging but rewarding nature. Commitment to serving children as part of the school team.

  • Love of Learning: a deep curiosity and enthusiasm for learning about the development and needs of this age group according to the Montessori method

  • A high school diploma and a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification are required. College degree in a related field (education, social work, psychology, etc.) an advantage

  • English native speaker

  • Communicative and flexible worker, reliable and self-organized.

  • Experience with children, ideally in a group setting. Previous teaching experience a significant advantage.

  • Legally able to live and work in the Czech Republic on the basis of a Zivnostensky list

  • Able to physically keep up with a group of children, including getting up and down on the floor or lifting 30 pounds

  • Previous experience with Montessori is welcome but not a must. However, we do require an open and respectful attitude to children and our educational model, as well as a willingness to learn Montessori practices and professionally develop on the job.

Are you the right match for us?

  • Are you a proactive, well-organized, and reliable worker?

  • Do you have respect and love for children, and are motivated by helping them learn and succeed?

  • Can you communicate pleasantly and openly with parents, colleagues and the entire school community?

  • Are you creative and enjoy bringing new learning opportunities for children?

  • Are you attentive to detail whilst keeping track of the bigger picture?

  • Are you able to work independently and as a part of the team?

  • Are you open to learning and applying newly gained knowledge on the spot?

If you answered yes to these questions, you might be a great match for this position.

Job duties and tasks involve:

  • Assist in the classroom during the day: supporting the teachers in classroom management, working with children individually and in small groups, encouraging and guiding activity and peer interactions; supporting transitions and non-academic activities; managing classroom tasks (cleaning, organizing, paperwork).

  • Independently plan, prepare and carry out individual or small group English as a Second Language (ESL) lessons; evaluate children's proficiency and progress

  • Oversee the After School Program, including planning activities and games, arts and crafts and outside play.

  • Communicate with parents as needed.

  • Actively participate in events, activities, field trips, etc. organized by the School

We offer:

  • Full-time position (up to 40 hours per week) with competitive pay and benefits.

  • Positive, diverse, and relaxed work environment

  • Support of an experienced and friendly team

  • High potential for professional development and progress in the Montessori field

Please inquire with a CV and motivational letter, in English, to veronika.newkirk@montessori.cz

For more information, visit us at www.montessori.cz 

Job position benefits

Budget for personal development and growth Company events and teambuilding Sick days Contributions to education Bonuses

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