Teacher Assistant - Orange County - English, Spanish & Mandarin Immersion Opportunities
LePort Montessori, Irvine - Huntington Beach - Lomita
We Share a Passion For Education and a Commitment to Teach Knowledge For Life
Do you enjoy working with young children? Do you have experience assisting in classrooms, nannying, or substitute teaching? LePort Schools is seeking caring Assistant Teachers to work in our mixed-age Montessori classrooms Prior Montessori experience is beneficial, but not required.
About the Assistant Teacher Role
In this full-time or substitute role, you’ll be teaming with our Montessori trained head teachers to support our children, ages 0-6, in the unique Montessori environment. Your role will be to foster independence, helping children do everything from using the bathroom to cutting fruits and vegetables independently.
- Work 8 hour days with breaks
- Observe children to determine where you can help them to grow
- Help maintain the Montessori “Prepared Environment”
- Oversee after school activities like arts and crafts, outdoor play, etc...
- Never have a dull moment! :)
In addition to full-time, year-round employment, LePort offers health insurance, 401(k) retirement plan (w/ matching), tuition discounts for children & grandchildren & professional development opportunities. Because LePort has a strong summer program, we need assistant teachers year round.
- A joyful disposition and love of working with children
- Ability to interact with parents and co-workers in a warm, empathetic, confident manner
- Willingness to learn: Growth Mindset
- Flexible and easily adaptable to change
- Spanish fluency a plus, but not required
- 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units. You are eligible to start with 9 completed units with current enrollment in the final class. See below for info. **
** If you have ECE classes in progress or complete and would like clarification if they meet the requirement, we would be happy to assess your transcripts and/or advise you on local and online class options. To request ECE details, please email [email protected] with the subject: ECE INFO REQUEST.
Are you a native Spanish-speaking or Mandarin-speaking teacher? Please make sure to indicate this skill when you apply!
About LePort Montessori
We are home to 11 beautiful Southern California campuses in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles that provide AMI Montessori programs for students starting at 3 months through 8th grade. We offer opportunities for those that specialize in Assistants to Infancy, Primary, Elementary and Adolescents with options available in English, Mandarin and Spanish.
LePort Montessori was founded in 2000 by Dr. LePort, a parent, who fell in love with the Montessori Method for his own children. From these humble beginnings, LePort has embraced a mission of growth. We have spent two decades honing and refining our program, curriculum, environments and systems. We are committed to providing devoted Montessorians with the support and resources needed to give the gift of the the Method to current and future generations of LePort students.
The school is a member of the Spring Education Group and you will have the opportunity to be a part of our warm and welcoming neighborhood community and also share in a wealth of resources as an associate of the largest US private school network. Benefits include health insurance, 401K + matching, paid time off, tuition discount for children/grandchildren and professional development/growth opportunities.
Since LePort is a growing company, our staff benefits from opportunities for individual career growth. Assistant teachers may apply for financial sponsorship for Montessori training and become head teachers and have even more opportunities available for future leadership. Teachers who transfer to new geographies may be able to remain a part of the LePort & Spring Education Group family.
Come grow with us!
About LePort Montessori
Our Mission Our Goal: A Student who Flourishes as a Joyous Child Today, and as a Successful Adult Tomorrow At LePort, we help our students acquire the essential knowledge, thinking skills, and strength of character required to flourish as joyous children today, and as successful adults tomorrow. Our unique program emphasizes the relationship between the academically challenging material presented in the classroom, and the breadth of experiences children have in their lives outside of the classroom. With the wealth of knowledge they gain at LePort, students are able to understand and delight in both the wondrous world around them and their burgeoning personal identity within.