Lower School Judaic Studies Teaching Assistant

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School | Rockville, MD, United States

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Posted Date 9/11/2023

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Judaic Studies Teaching Assistant for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The assistant teacher assists the classroom teacher in creating an inviting, stimulating, and safe learning environment. Each assistant teacher is expected to contribute to a working environment that is friendly, respectful, open and honest. Assistant teachers collaborate with other teachers and classrooms, working together to share ideas and to develop joint projects and activities. Reflect the Schools purpose of promoting a pluralistic environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide opportunities for students to practice and improve skills and activities that enrich instruction in the classroom.

  • Work with students individually or in small groups to reinforce or work toward mastery of learning concepts presented by the teacher.

  • Lead instruction and management of the classroom when the teacher is absent or is working with individual or small groups of students.

  • Assist the classroom teacher in preparing lesson materials; ensure that materials and equipment are available to support planned activities

  • Provide, or recruit from other members of faculty or administration, support for students demonstrating behavioral or other social-emotional needs in line with School's Responsive Classroom approach.

  • Supervise students in classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, school yard and on field trips

  • Manage student behavior and work with students in a positive, respectful and supportive manner.

  • Attend faculty meetings and other meetings or professional development as established by the Principal.

  • Assist in displaying student work on bulletin boards and online platforms in a way that is attractive and informative to visitors and promotes children's self-esteem

  • Conduct virtual instruction with individual, small groups, and large groups of students using virtual platforms such as Zoom/Google Meet, as needed.

  • Support students with using technology both in the classroom and as distance learners

  • Represent the School in a favorable and professional manner

  • Know the procedures for dealing with issues of an emergency nature

  • Other duties as assigned by the classroom teacher or member of the Administrative Team


  • Experience and/or interest in developing skills with supporting students' proficiency in Hebrew language and content knowledge in Judaic studies areas

  • Initiative taker

  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations

  • Work with students across elementary school grade levels

  • Collaborative team player

  • Patient, calm, and supportive in high intensity situations

  • Excellent command of Hebrew language, native Hebrew speaker preferred

  • Bachelors degree preferred

  • 1-3 years classroom or related experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ)

To learn more about this opportunity, the School, and to apply, please visit https://www.cesjds.org/about/work-at-cesjds.

Work Environment:

  • Faculty may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment.

  • While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in an alternative setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day (contracted hours), regardless of the setting.

  • In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Full Time
Education - Other | Hebrew
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