Chinese Assistant Teacher
Position Overview: Yu Ying is looking for passionate, communicative, open-minded educators who are dedicated to being part of a collaborative learning community. Fellows at Washington Yu Ying are part of a collaborative and supportive faculty with a common goal of continuously improving a great school. The Fellow shall be in the process of becoming professionally prepared to meet the requirements for a lead teaching role at Washington Yu Ying PCS. This position shall perform all duties required for a classroom assistant, yet gradually take on more co-teaching responsibilities in preparation to grow into a lead classroom teacher.
FLSA Status: Professional Exempt
Reports to: Assigned Lead Classroom Teacher, Executive Director, Director of Teaching and Learning, and other assigned supervisors
*Responsibilities outlined in this section are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
Teaching Fellows possess the following skills/qualities:
Demonstrated ability to help teach in ways that are interactive, hands-on, inquiry-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking
Demonstrated ability to assist the lead teacher foster high academic expectations within students
Clear understanding of child development
Commitment to meet the needs of every child in our diverse population
Demonstrated ability to assist in establishing an effective, respectful and efficient classroom culture
Capacity to assist a classroom environment that emphasizes and supports literacy across all content areas
Capability to nurture students and work collaboratively with families
Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work and collaborate as a member of a team
Interest in professional learning, growth through quality feedback, and initiative in challenging own understandings
Commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators
Flexibility, dedication, and enthusiasm
Willingness to learn how to integrate and align curriculum across academic disciplines
Clear understanding of scope and sequence and learning objectives
Interest in language learning and other cultures.
Bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited institution. Master’s degree in education preferred.
Native-level proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is required for Chinese Teaching Fellows.
Academic-level proficiency in English is required
A competitive salary and benefits package
The support of welcoming and appreciative students, parents, and colleagues
A community that supports and promotes a growth mindset that allows every Yu Ying member to grow with one another each day.
Work/Life balance oriented- every teacher gets 10 personal/sick days a year and Wellness Fridays throughout the year
A strong emphasis on growth and support: Yu Ying has several resource rooms, a library, and a teacher workroom
A dedicated and passionate team of colleagues that value collaboration and growing themselves as educators
A strong administration team that provides you with exceptional professional development often on the cutting edge of educational theory and philosophy, values teachers, and provides continuous feedback. This includes IB MA and Project Zero.
A progressive learning environment for students that includes the The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme to guide you to focus on teaching inquiry and hands on, student centered learning.
Our students will be the leaders of tomorrow because they are learning to think critically, be compassionate, and communicate in English and Mandarin!”
Collaborates and Consults With:
All Levels of Management
The physical demand described below are representative of those must met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the job, and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of the job.
Unless reasonable accommodation can be made, while performing this job, the staff member shall:
Use physical strength to lift, move, carry, pull or push equipments and/or student(s).
Sit, stand, walk, and run for required periods of time, according to instruction schedule.
Speak and hear.
Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.
Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers and/or controls.
The environmental demands described below are representative of those must met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the job, and are not meant to be all inclusive.
Exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses.
Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions.
Exposure to heated/air-conditioned and ventilated facilities.
Exposure to a building in which a variety of chemical substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of equipment.
Function in a workplace with high level of noises at times.