PRE-K ENGLISH TEACHING ASSOCIATE LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE
Chinese American International School
March 7, 2018
San Francisco, California
Part Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
PRE-K ENGLISH TEACHING ASSOCIATE
This is an English language position, NO Chinese language proficiency required.
Temporary, Non-Exempt position from April-June, August-October
Join the vibrant community at the Chinese American International School's Early Childhood campus as a Pre-K English Teaching Associate long-term substitute. Become part of a team striving to be the world’s most innovative, inspiring, and influential Chinese English dual-language immersion school.
CAIS’s Early Childhood Division follows a play-based and child-centered pedagogical approach with a heavy emphasis on Chinese language development and cultural awareness. The English Teaching Associate works alongside the lead English teacher to provide a developmentally appropriate and enriching preschool program for two mixed age classes (ages 3-5 years) of 18 students each.
CAIS offers a dynamic dual culture setting, in which faculty are immersed in a culture of language learners. We look for a candidate who will embrace CAIS’s work to create an equitable, inclusive environment where all faculty, students, and families are supported in their individual identities. We welcome all applicants who aim to actively support our diverse and inclusive community.
Position responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Collaborate with Pre-K teaching team, including lead teachers, other teaching associates, and specialist teachers.
Interact with children using positive, supportive, and respectful attitude, language, and tone.
Support child’s social and emotional development.
Maintain a safe, engaging, and developmentally appropriate environment.
Prepare activities in collaboration with the lead teacher.
Assume the teacher’s role in his or her absence.
Supervise children on the playground during outdoor play.
Make sound, timely and appropriate decisions and take responsibility for the decisions.
Contribute to the development of community among staff by having open, constructive, and solution-oriented communication.
Encompass a positive discipline approach in guiding student behavior.
Develop a positive intellectual, emotional, and social environment within the classroom and a class community in which all children feel valued and a sense of belonging.
Work collaboratively and maintain standards of respect, courtesy, and mutual consideration with the school community, including students, staff, and parents.
Attend faculty and division meetings as required.
Minimum of 12 ECE units or Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work with colleagues from different backgrounds
Commitment to school mission, policies, and initiatives
Technical/Computer skills as required for job performance
Initial and continued tuberculosis clearance
Initial and continued criminal background clearance by DOJ and FBI
CPR and First Aid Certification
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for the 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 occasionally required to walk, sit, use fine motor skills, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
ABOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD DIVISION
For information about CAIS’s Early Childhood Division, visit
The CAIS mission exhorts all community members to embrace Chinese, become their best selves, and create their place in the world. As the nation’s first dual language Chinese and English Pre-K through 8th grade school, CAIS embodies this mission by working continuously to maintain our role as a leader in immersion education. CAIS incorporates the innovation and best practices from both Chinese and English language teaching traditions to create an immersion experience that leverages our distinct opportunities for language, subject, and cultural intersections.
Our three campuses are located in the heart of San Francisco and accessible by public transportation in San Francisco. The lively neighborhood echoes the school’s vital energy and provides ready access to cultural treasures such as the Asian Art Museum, SF Jazz, the San Francisco Symphony and more.