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[Priority Listing] Kindergarten Assistant

Novato Charter School

Novato, CA, USA

Part time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


Oct 26

TITLE: Kindergarten Assistant


SALARY RANGE: Starting Range $22-$27.47 Depending on Qualifications

WORK YEAR: 180 days (Calendar 9605) 11 months/school year 

REPORTS TO: Kindergarten Teacher


We seek candidates who have high academic standards, the ability to

respect and engender the respect of students of all ages, the knowledge,

skills, and enthusiasm to engage students of all temperaments and ability

levels, and the interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues,

administration, and parents. Strong skills in art, music, and/or drama are

highly desired for faculty positions. We recommend that all applicants

review our Website and Core Values and Mission Statement



The Kindergarten Assistant assists in supporting all aspects of the Kindergarten Classroom.


The Kindergarten Assistant works prescribed hours and/or periods each

week, with some additional duties as described below. S/he is expected to

interact with children, parents, colleagues, and public safety personnel in a

professional and diplomatic manner and always consider what is in the

best interest of the children and the school. The position may also involve

supporting subject teachers who work in the kindergarten classroom such

as Spanish.


● Assist in providing instruction to individuals or small groups of

students at an assigned school site

● Organize instructional materials.

● Be flexible, and work effectively with constant interruptions

● Conform to and support the assigned teacher's style of classroom


● Basic child guidance principles and practices.

● Basic subjects taught in district schools.

● Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.

● Basic instructional methods and techniques.

● Classroom procedures and appropriate student conduct.

● Performs other duties as assigned.


● Be positive, organized, and flexible;

● Work in an atmosphere of unpredictability and challenge;

● Examine one’s own knowledge and seek out opportunities for

professional development;

● Function as a member of a professional team;

● Function as a role model for children and parents;

● Have a positive attitude towards staff, students, and the public;

● Learn quickly and be able to apply the School’s policies and

procedures to the job duties assigned;

● Be independent and take ownership of job duties without


● Communicate professionally and courteously (both in writing and

verbally) with School staff, students, parents, volunteers, and


● Efficiently perform job duties as assigned within applicable



● Education: High School diploma or equivalent; and/or

● Experience: Three (3) years of similar relevant experience


● Compliance with health and safety regulations, including, but not

limited to, vaccination for COVID-19 or agreement to weekly testing

when required by Federal or State law, or public health officials.

● Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook, including

experience using these programs in a professional capacity.

● Ability to use and operate office equipment, including computers,

printers, copy machines, telephones, etc.

● Fluent in English, including the use of proper spelling, grammar, and


● Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a professional


● Spanish speaking preferred but not required.

● Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing charter schools.


● Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and

various tools and equipment.

● Seeing to read, prepare, and ensure the accuracy of a variety of


● Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the


● Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling heavy objects (up to 30 pounds)

as assigned.

● Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.

● Bending, crouching, kneeling, and stooping.

● Walking, sitting, or standing for extended periods.


Employment is subject to and contingent upon the completion of a

criminal background check by the California Department of Justice.

Convictions of certain crimes, including, but not limited to sex and

narcotics offenses and serious and violent felonies, as specified in the

Education and Penal Codes, will bar employment with the School. In

addition, employees will be required to provide a current valid tuberculosis

clearance prior to commencing employment.


Uneven surfaces, noise, quick work pace. Requires that the incumbent work

effectively under stressful situations and respond to the unpredictable

behaviors of students. Frequent use of computer screen. Occasionally

involves working outdoors and exposure to inclement weather. Infrequently

involves exposure to traffic congestion. May rarely involve exposure to

biohazardous waste. Potential exposure to/direct contact with bodily

fluids/blood borne pathogens.


NCS is guided by the core principles of Public Waldorf Education serving

approximately 280 students in grades TK–8. NCS’s talented faculty is

supported by an involved parent body. In addition to our class teachers,

our curriculum provides Specialty Teachers for classes in Spanish, Music,

Games & Movement, Organic Gardening, Handwork, and Middle School

Math. You will find our faculty warm, supportive, accepting and devoted to

their school. We have a great time working together as we hone our craft as

Waldorf educators in the public sector. We offer a competitive salary as well

as health, retirement benefits, and a school year calendar designed for

sustainable teaching and learning. We offer priority enrollment for

students of hired faculty members.

The School prohibits, at any district school or school activity,

discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation,

and bullying, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry,

nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification,

ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical

or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity,

gender expression, or genetic information, any other consideration made

unlawful by federal, state, or local laws, or association with a person or

group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, in

any of its policies or procedures related to administration, employment,

educational services, programs, or activities. This restriction shall apply

when applicable, to interns, volunteers, and job applicants.

For questions, concerns or complaints about discrimination or

harassment based on the above, please contact the Title IX Compliance

Officer: NCS Executive Director 940 C Street, Novato, CA 94949; (415)

883-4254; NovatoCharterHR@NUSD.org.

The job description may be revised by the Executive Director at any time.

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