Judaics Studies Assistant Teacher @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Judaics Studies Assistant Teacher

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Judaic Studies Assistant Teacher for the 21-22 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 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

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 in a way that is attractive and informative to visitors and promotes childrens self-esteem

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

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) 

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.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-13
  • Times this job has been viewed: 327 times
  • Job is posted for: 45 days
  • Job Categories: Jewish Studies Teacher
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
1901 East Jefferson Street
Rockville , Maryland 20852


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