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We are looking for passionate, caring, knowledgable teachers to join us in expanding the curiousity, creativity, and compassion of children. 

LEAD TEACHER

30 HOURS PER WEEK

SEPTEMBER - MAY

$15-$16/HOUR

Palouse Roots of Moscow, Idaho is an outdoor school for children ages 4-7 with the goal of positively connecting children with nature and stimulating their curiosity about the world around them. We have an opening for a LEAD TEACHER, 30 hours per week during the 2019-2020 school year. The rate for this position is $15-$16 per hour DOE. This teacher will work on our campus Monday-Friday 7:30am-1: 30 pm. This position is only for the school year, September - May, with holiday closures following the Moscow School District. It is a 9-month appointment with the opportunity to renew. Candidate must be available to attend a conference on August 9-11 and paid orientation August 26-30.

 

The purpose of this position is to teach a classroom of 8 children between the ages of four and seven years, in an outdoor environment. In addition, this teacher will lead a toddler and caregiver program on Mondays from 10-11:30 and use the remainder of their work hours for planning and continuing education. Teachers will have knowledge and experience in play-based learning, emergent curriculum, local flora, fauna, and climate, and have a love for nature and the outdoors in all weather.

 

Some Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents, and staff;

  • Maintain a safe learning environment and assure the wellbeing and safety of the children in his/her care;

  • Follow all guidelines in the teacher handbook;

  • Exhibit a genuine nurturing and caring attitude to all the children;

  • Be an active learner willing to continue their growth as a teacher;

  • Be enthusiastic and prepared to explore the outdoors with children on a daily basis;

  • Be willing to follow the child in their interests rather than dictating their day;

  • Willingness to get dirty, sit on the ground in exploration, and play;

  • Be actively engaged in developing the emergent curriculum;

  • Observe and document the children’s learning, behavior, and development;

  • Address the individual needs of each child as they emerge;

  • Work directly with the assistant teacher and model/guide them in connecting with children;

  • Complete other various tasks related to school enrollment, parent relations, and business events.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Candidates who will be considered should have 2 or more years of experience working with children ages 4-7 in a child-centered, developmentally appropriate program. Experience and/or familiarity with child-directed, play-based, emergent curriculum preferred;

  • Applicants who currently have or are in the process of obtaining MA, BA, AA or CDA in Early Childhood Education or related degrees are encouraged to apply.

  • Active interest in the natural world and a commitment to its use as a central and daily learning and play environment;

  • Aptitude/comfort with learning basic natural history/ecology;

  • Able to speak clearly, positively, and effectively with both children and families;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification;

  • Excellent health, able to lift up to 50 lbs. and move easily in an outdoor setting in various weather conditions;

  • Must pass a complete background check.

TO APPLY:

Please SEND YOUR RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND 3 PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES to info@palouseroots.com

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