Careers

The Ivy School is a great place to work. If you are interested in employment with Ivy please send a cover letter and your resume to hiring@theivyschool.org

Ivy’s  Mission is to offer a Montessori education to inspire children of diverse backgrounds to be lifelong, independent learners who value responsibility and embody peace.  

Below you will find a few of our job descriptions. While we mainly hire Teachers (Montessori certified) and Teacher’s Assistants, at times we also hired non-certified Teachers, Admin Assistants, Administrators, Kitchen staff and After School Staff.


Teacher

JOB SUMMARY

To ensure every student is academically and socially ready for college, their career, and the global economy. To equip all students with knowledge, skills, and motivation that empowers them to direct their lives and become confident, critical thinkers who will contribute to a changing global community. This is accomplished by providing a variety of learning experiences in partnership with the community to meet each student’s needs as defined by his or her educational plan. This position reports directly to Executive Director

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – Essential functions, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the duties, knowledge and skills outlined in this job description. This list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide students with effective instruction in the various academic areas; use the Danielson Rubric; differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students; incorporate the Tripod 7 Cs (challenge, control, consolidate, confer, captivate, clarify and care) into daily practice
  • Teach the required curriculum and administer common assessments; effectively maintain and monitor on-going student progress.
  •  Provide students with effective instruction/modeling/interventions in the various behavioral areas.
  • Develop detailed, accurate and concise lesson plans for each subject area; plan and provide appropriate educational supplemental activities to meet both group and individual needs of all children within the classroom, including students with special needs.
  •  Utilize “best” classroom management practices to create a learning environment that is conducive to learning, curtails disruptive behaviors and enhances students’ self-esteem.
  • Collaborate with special education staff to provide students with individualized education programs (IEPs) appropriate accommodations and supplementary aids.
  • Participate in and contribute to professional development, implement strategies learned with fidelity

Parent and Community Engagement

  • Make and maintain regular, positive contact with parents via phone calls, email and/or home visits including communicating student progress.
  • Establish and maintain effective written and oral communication and rapport with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Participate in parent meetings, including IEP’s and Parent/Teacher Conferences.
  • Contribute to the development of a positive attitude between the school and the wider community through cooperative relations, publications, competitions, etc.
  • Contribute to community service and global citizenship goals

Other Duties

  • Display physical, social, mental and emotional soundness in order to execute the duties of job.
  • Serve as a role model for all students and within school community.
  • Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents and the community in positive, supportive and cooperative ways.
  • Encourage the team spirit and contribute as a team member in the decision making processes of the school as facilitated by the building administrator.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Contribute to extra-curricular activities and school programs, including recess duty as requested
  • Maintain and promote school district goals and objectives.
  • Comply with state, federal and District policies, procedures, rules, and the union contract.
  • Regular and on-time attendance is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current appropriate Oregon  teaching certification
  • Montessori Teaching Certification

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated understanding of current research as to how children learn and the ability to motivate student to perform at their best
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an economically, culturally, and racially diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction, by using a variety of styles, and inspire mixed culture and ability classes by creating challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students
  • Demonstrated ability to participate as a member of the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload

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Assistant Teacher

JOB SUMMARY

To ensure every student is academically and socially ready for college, their career, and the global economy. To equip all students with knowledge, skills, and motivation that empowers them to direct their lives and become confident, critical thinkers who will contribute to a changing global community. This is accomplished by providing a variety of learning experiences in partnership with the community to meet each student’s needs as defined by his or her educational plan. This position reports directly to Executive Director

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – Essential functions, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the duties, knowledge and skills outlined in this job description. This list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Position Purpose: Under the direct supervision of a certified staff member, to assist certified professional staff with students in the classroom to meet instructional goals and objectives.

Essential Job Functions

  •  Assists and guides students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer instruction, and other skills.
  • Works with students individually and in small groups to reinforce basic learning and implement assigned programs.
  • Assists professional staff in the administration and correction of classroom exercises, tests and assessments.
  • Assists in classroom preparations and strategies for reinforcing instructional materials and skills according to individual student needs.
  • Assists with record-keeping procedures to document student learning and performance.
  • Assists with classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students are on task.
  • Assists students in non-instructional areas, such as supervising the student lunch programs, bus duty, playground duty, corridor, study hall, and other related non-instructional areas.
  • Accompanies students on field trips for the purpose of assisting with supervision.
  • Constructs, copies and distribute and use educational materials as needed.
  • Assists teacher with parent contact as requested to foster effective and participatory parent involvement in student education.
  • Assists students with special needs in all aspects of classroom instruction to maximize inclusion, learning, achievement if IEP objectives, etc.
  • Participates in IEP process and serves as resource for the student personnel evaluation team as needed.
  • Assist students with physical or mental disabilities with activities of daily living for the purpose of maximizing their ability to participate in school or learning activities.
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper manner of assistance for all students, including those with disabilities or other special needs.
  • Additional Duties:
  • Assist guidance, pupil services staff or building administration, as needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment: Use standard office equipment, such as personal computers and copiers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed to assist students.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  •  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Physical and Mental Demands
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
  • Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities.

Other Duties

  • Display physical, social, mental and emotional soundness in order to execute the duties of job.
  • Serve as a role model for all students and within school community.
  • Interact with co-workers, administration, students, parents and the community in positive, supportive and cooperative ways.
  • Encourage the team spirit and contribute as a team member in the decision making processes of the school as facilitated by the building administrator.
  • Attend staff meetings .
  • Contribute to extra-curricular activities and school programs, including recess and  duty as requested
  • Maintain and promote school district goals and objectives.
  • Comply with state, federal and District policies, procedures, rules, and the union contract.
  • Regular and on-time attendance is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Computer Skills
  •  Communication Skills

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ADA REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, hear (in a quiet or noisy environment), taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust/focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to moderate. Work is performed indoors although there will be required outdoor activities. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of students.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to compare, analyze, communicate both orally and in writing in the English language, copy, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile and negotiate.

Non-Discrimination

The Ivy School will not discriminate against any person based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, height, weight, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability or veteran status.

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