Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Employment

2nd Grade Program Assistant, 2020-21

The school is seeking a 2nd Grade Program Assistant for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  This unique position has been created in response to the new guidelines for schools in light of Covid-19. The program assistant will be partnered with a lead 2nd grade teacher.

Essential Duties:

  • Participate as an engaged member of the teaching team in which collaboration, dialogue, risk-taking, honesty, and reflection are practiced values. 
  • Support the classroom teacher in aligning the implementation of two smaller cohorts as one grade. 
  • Value and practice nurturing the social and emotional intelligence of young children through listening, asking questions, seeing conflicts as learning opportunities, offering strategies, and supporting relationships through problem-solving. 
  • Effectively organize time, space, and materials for both cohorts.
  • Participate in recess, lunch, and other duties as assigned.
  • Support the current State requirements of cleaning materials and spaces to ensure appropriate hygiene and sanitation standards. 
  • Integrate technology to support synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.
  • Attend weekly lower school faculty meetings, occasional full faculty meetings, and professional development days.  
  • Fulfill all other responsibilities as assigned by lead teacher and Lower School Head.

Qualifications:

  • Enjoys working with children and facilitating their wonder and learning
  • Self-motivated, proactive, flexible, enthusiastic and reliable
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Engaging and positive personality
  • Relates respectfully with people of all backgrounds and ages
  • Works well as part of a small and cohesive team

Requirements:

  • At least one year of experience working with elementary-aged children in an educational setting; Preferred degree in child development or equivalent in relevant discipline. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the developmental stages, needs, and interests of young children (ages 4-11 years).
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Clean background check
  • General digital literacy
  • Current CPR/First Aid certificate 

Additional Details:

  • Reports to: Lower School Head
  • 1.0 FTE 
  • Start Date: January 11, 2021
  • Salary: TBD  

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to hr@cascadesacademy.org. No phone calls, please.

Middle School Program Assistants, 2020-21 

The school is seeking Middle School Program Assistants to assist with the middle school program at least through March 19 with the possibility of extending through June 16 if the school’s Covid-19 approach and protocols do not change.

These unique positions have been created in response to the new guidelines for schools in light of Covid-19. Currently, the middle school program is set up that each classroom teacher is teaching three classrooms concurrently: two adjacent physical spaces and a virtual classroom for those learners who are joining virtually from home.  The Program Assistant would assist the classroom teacher with duties and responsibilities as follows:

Essential Duties:

  • Support the classroom teacher in aligning the implementation of three classrooms as one grade. 
  • Assist with student supervision, tech support, and student support.
  • Integrate technology to support synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.
  • Engage with the content and material as led by the classroom teacher and assist students as necessary.
  • Participate in recess, lunch, and other duties as assigned.
  • Support the current State requirements of cleaning materials and spaces to ensure appropriate hygiene and sanitation standards. 
  • Participate as a positive and engaged member of the middle school community in which collaboration, dialogue, honesty, and reflection are practiced values. 
  • Value and practice nurturing the social and emotional intelligence of children through listening, asking questions, seeing conflicts as learning opportunities, offering strategies, and supporting relationships through problem-solving. 
  • Fulfill all other responsibilities as assigned by the lead teacher and Middle School Head.

Qualifications:

  • Enjoys working with middle school students and facilitating their wonder and learning
  • Self-motivated, proactive, flexible, enthusiastic and reliable
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Engaging and positive personality
  • Relates respectfully with people of all backgrounds and ages
  • Works well as part of a small and cohesive team

Requirements:

  • Experience working with upper elementary, middle school or high school-aged children in an educational setting
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Clean background check
  • General digital literacy

Additional Details:

  • Reports to: Middle School Head
  • Schedule: 
    • Confirmed: 20 hours / week:   8:30am - 1:30pm Monday - Thursday (January 4 - March 19)
    • Tentative: 20 hours / week 8:30am - 1:30pm (April 5 - June 16)
    • If the class must quarantine for any reason, the Program Assistant would not be necessary during the quarantine period.
    • Candidates who can only commit to the winter term (January - March) are still encouraged to apply 
  • Compensation: $25/hour
  • Start Date: January 8, 2021

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to hr@cascadesacademy.org. No phone calls, please.

Substitute Teacher Pool, 2020-21

The school is accepting resumes for substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year for all grades (PK-12). Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and professional references to hr@cascadesacademy.org and indicate which grade(s) they are interested in being considered for. No phone calls, please.

Qualifications:

  • Enjoys working with children and facilitating their wonder and learning
  • Self-motivated, proactive, flexible, enthusiastic and reliable
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Engaging and positive personality
  • Relates respectfully with people of all backgrounds and ages
  • Works well as part of a small and cohesive team

Requirements:

  • At least one year of experience working with children in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of the developmental stages, needs, and interests of children
  • For candidates interested in substituting for the pre-kindergarten program, early childhood certification is required
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Clean background check
  • General digital literacy
  • Current CPR/First Aid certificate preferred

It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.