Employment For SY-2021/22

JOB POSTING 

MONTESSORI LEAD GUIDE UPPER ELEMENTARY

Grades 4 - 6

School Year: 2021/22

 

Location:                      Washington, DC

Start Date:                    August 2021

Report(s) To:                Principal

 

About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.
 
Position Summary:
We are seeking an AMS, AMI or MACTE certified and experienced Lead Guide(s) at the Upper Elementary level to join our dynamic and expanding staff for the 2021-2022 school year. If you possess a sincere commitment to building and directing a quality Montessori environment, offering support and guidance to parents, and collaborating with experienced colleagues, please consider joining the Shining Stars Montessori school community. The right candidate should possess maturity, dedication, high integrity, good judgment, ability to self-reflect as a member of the teaching staff, and the courage to grow as a teacher leader. We seek individuals with a clear understanding of Montessori ideals, deep knowledge of the development of children, classroom management and communication skills that nurture self-discipline, order, and confidence in young students. We can offer you a rewarding experience in a growing and diverse Montessori school in the nation’s capital.
 
Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS is American Montessori Society and Middle States Association/Council on Elementary and Secondary School accredited. This is a full-time and benefited position. Hours are typically Monday - Friday from 7:45 am - 4:30 pm, with some weekend and evening activities. The position may involve providing instruction/presentations both in-person and virtually.
 
The school is located in northeast Washington, DC (Brookland, Ward 5) near the Catholic University campus.
 
Essential Functions & Accountabilities:

● Understand and promote the Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS vision, mission, and goals to students, parents, and community
● Develop and administer an authentic Montessori Upper Elementary curriculum and assessments consistent with the Montessori Method and aligned with the Montessori Learning Standards and District of Columbia Common Core State Standards
● Work with a Co-Guide to present Montessori lessons, plan ‘going out’ expeditions for students
● Attend Montessori Model UN with Upper Elementary students and plan 6th-grade end of school year Study Trip
● Conduct ongoing observations assessments of student learning, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student needs, including for students with special needs and/or English Language Learners
● Lead individual and small group instruction as needed
● Work with the community of students, teachers, parents and administrators, in articulating and maintaining the integrity and scope of the Montessori Method
● Develop and prepare the Montessori classroom environment, materials, and lessons to meet the students’ needs and interests.
● Present consistent individual and group lessons to the students and supporting each child’s socio-emotional and academic progress and learning success
● Record observations of student work on a daily basis to check for student understanding, progress and achievement.
● Manage and document student attendance on a daily basis.
● Participate in ongoing professional development, recommended conferences, training programs, SSMA in-service and/or PD workshops, courses, and other areas of professional growth.
● Participate in SSMA Back to School, Open House, Montessori Saturday Academy, Curriculum Day, Peace Assemblies and other special/extracurricular activities and programs as requested.
● Administer standardized tests in accordance with District of Columbia and Public Charter School Board assessment requirements
● Instruct students in the principles of Grace and Courtesy
● Develop and sustain positive relationships with parents, children and families
● Attend all school staff meetings, and other meetings as required
● Check/examine shared areas such as bathroom, playground, for health and safety hazards
 
Required Competencies & Qualifications:
 
● Maintain confidentiality
● A passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children;
● Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
● Ability to understand and willingness to work with a range of learning styles is required
● Excellent listening and communications skills
● Strong written and verbal communications skills
● A love of children and a sense of humor
 
Education and Experience:

● Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Elementary Education or a related discipline is required; Master’s Degree preferred.
● AMS , AMI or other MACTE approved Teacher Education Program certification/Diploma in Elementary
Education Prior experience in a Montessori) classroom environment is required
● Teacher license or certification (or eligibility to receive) in K-8 or K-12 education is
highly desirable.
● Prior experience working in a diverse student and adult community
● Praxis II certification and passing scores preferred
● Spanish or French language fluency a plus
● Advanced degrees, or multiple credentials (e.g., Special Education, Reading, ESOL, Music, Art, etc.)
● Must be eligible to work in the United States
● A love of children and a sense of humor
 

Compensation:

Salary for this position is competitive. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

 

Contact

Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 

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AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF AN ACCREDITED PUBLIC CHARTER MONTESSORI SCHOOL AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY IN
WASHINGTON, DC

JOB DESCRIPTION: PRIMARY GUIDE/TEACHER
 
 
Job Opportunity: Primary Guide (ages 6-9; grades 1-3)
Location: Washington, DC
School Year: 2021-2022
Application Deadline: Open until filled
 
About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.
 
Position Summary:
We are seeking an AMS, AMI or MACTE certified and experienced Lead Guide(s) at the PRIMARY level to join our dynamic and expanding staff for SY 2021-2022. If you possess a sincere commitment to building and directing a quality Montessori environment, offering support and guidance to parents, and collaborating with experienced colleagues, please consider joining the Shining Stars Montessori school community. The right candidate should possess maturity, dedication, high integrity, good judgment, ability to self-reflect as a member of the teaching staff, and the courage to grow as a teacher leader. We seek individuals with a clear understanding of Montessori ideals, deep knowledge of the development of children, classroom management and communication skills that nurture self-discipline, order, and confidence in young students. We can offer you a rewarding experience in a growing and diverse Montessori school in the nation’s capital.
 
Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS is American Montessori Society and Middle States Association/Council on Elementary and Secondary School accredited. This is a full-time and benefited position. Hours are typically Monday - Friday from 7:45 am -4:30 pm, with some weekend and evening activities. This position is in-person, but may require virtual presentation of lessons as well.
 
Essential Functions & Accountabilities:
  • Understand and promote the Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS vision, mission, and goals to students, parents, and community.
  • Develop and administer an authentic Montessori Primary curriculum and assessments consistent with the Montessori Method and aligned with the Montessori Learning Standards and District of Columbia Common Core State Standards
  • Conduct ongoing observations assessments of student learning, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student needs, including for students with special needs and/or English Language Learners
  • Lead individual and small group instruction as needed
  • Work with the community of students, teachers, parents and administrators, in articulating and maintaining the integrity and scope of the Montessori Method
  • Develop and prepare the Montessori classroom environment, materials, and lessons to meet the students’ needs and interests.
  • Present consistent individual and group lessons to the students and supporting each child’s socio-emotional and academic progress and learning success
  • Record observations of student work on a daily basis to check for student understanding, progress and achievement.
  • Manage and document student attendance on a daily basis.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development, recommended conferences, training programs, SSMA in-service and/or PD workshops, courses, and other areas of professional growth.
  • Participate in SSMA Back to School, Open House, Montessori Saturday Academy, Curriculum Day, Peace Assemblies and other special/extracurricular activities and programs as requested.
  • Administer standardized tests in accordance with District of Columbia and Public Charter School Board assessment requirements
  • Instruct students in the principles of Grace and Courtesy
  • Develop and sustain positive relationships with parents, children and families
  • Attend all school staff meetings, and other meetings as required
  • Check/examine shared areas such as bathroom, playground, for health and safety hazards
 
Required Competencies & Qualifications:
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • A passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children;
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
  • Ability to understand and willingness to work with a range of learning styles is required
  • Excellent listening and communications skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • A love of children and a sense of humor
 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Early Childhood
  • Education or a related discipline is required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • AMS , AMI , IMC certification/Diploma in Primary Education or from a MACTE recognized or approved Teacher Education Program required.
  • Teaching license and or eligible to qualify for one via the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington, DC.
  • Prior teaching experience in a Montessori classroom environment preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a school with a diverse student population and staff
  • Praxis I & II certification and passing scores preferred
  • Spanish or French language fluency a plus
  • Advanced degrees, or multiple credentials (e.g., Special Education, Reading, ESOL, Music, Art, etc.)
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • A love of children and a sense of humor
 
Compensation:
Salary for this position is competitive. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
 
Contact
Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 
 
  
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JOB POSTING
School Custodian/Building Janitor
Full Time and Part-Time

 
Job Opportunity: Custodian/Building Janitor
Department: Operations
Reports To: Director of Operations and School Performance
Location: Washington, D.C. (Brookland, Ward 5)
School Year: School Year (SY 2020-21 and 2021-2022)
Start Date: Until filled
Tour of Duty: Monday to Friday (some weekends)

POSITION DESCRIPTION
  1. Position Summary
    The custodian (hereafter “custodian” or “janitor”), in accordance with Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s (hereafter “Shining Stars” or “School”) Facility Maintenance Policy, is responsible for cleanliness, sanitation, security, safety, overall maintenance of the school building, grounds and equipment. The custodian ensures optimal operation of school equipment and ensures the interior and exterior of the school building is clean, safe and sanitary for use by students, staff and visitors.
  2. Duties
    The duties required of a custodian include, but are not limited to, replenishing stock in bathrooms, cleaning restrooms, gathering and emptying trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, monitoring building safety and security, dusting, washing walls and windows, shampooing rugs, cleaning floors, removing rubbish, and performing routine maintenance activities. The janitor must maintain keys to the various doors to the school building provided to him or her to perform his or her duties. The custodian should be prepared to do things like lifting and moving heavy equipment, materials, or objects, such as but not limited to, furniture to reach corners, cracks and crevices of covered parts of the room. He or she may have to: clean equipment, such as computers and tables; shovel snow, remove ice from walkways, mow and trim/maintain lawns; rake, pile, and discard leaves prior to the start of school and throughout the school day; clean chimneys, flues and pipes with the use of power tools; tend to furnace and boilers; and clean snow and other debris from sidewalks. To perform this job successfully; the applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily outlined under sections II through IV. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for this position. Positions are available for morning (6 am start); afternoons (Noon start); evenings (6 pm start).
  3. Supervision and Control over the Work
    The custodian reports directly to the Director of Operations, who reports to the Executive Director/Head of School. The school janitor receives day-to-day direction and receives specific performance requirements from the supervisor (or a designed) for maintenance/custodial work. The custodian operates within district and federal laws, school policies and procedures, and by applying acceptable custodial standards, Labor and Industry standards, and OSHA standards.
  4. Duties and Responsibilities
   1. Cleaning Functions
  1. Sweep, mop, vacuum, scrub, and refinish floors; clean, sand, dust, and polish furniture; wash windows and walls; clean bathrooms; dispose of rubbish, change lights, etc.; make certain all areas of the building are kept in a clean, sanitary and orderly condition in accordance with the Facility Maintenance policy.
  2. Open the building in the morning, to allow students and staff into the school building during operating hours. Evening janitors will follow all established protocols to close the building in the evening.
  3. Conduct walk-throughs of the interior and exterior premises to ensure that the exterior of the school is clean, the interior and exterior of the school building is free of litter, exterior garbage is disposed of per the Waste Management contract, interior garbage cans are clean, trash is removed, and the garbage cans have a new garbage bag. Ensure that bathroom sinks and toilets are in working order. Check the kitchen sink and ensure that it is working properly.
  4. Check the temperature in the building and ensure it is appropriate, doors are unlocked, no smell of gas or other bad odors, and take notice of and report issues to the Director of Operations
  5. Ensure safety measures are taken/adhere to during inclement weather, including shoveling, salting (walkways, steps, and parking spaces), providing slip protection on wet floors, securing against wind damage, snow removal from roofs (to include walkways and parking spaces), remove debris from downspouts when clogged, etcetera
  6. Applies cleaning chemicals according to established safety procedures and in accordance with the Facility Maintenance policy.
  7. Adheres to safety measures for cleaning, lifting, moving, and operating equipment. Performs minor repair and maintenance as authorized by staff.
  8. Removes extraneous dirt/markings from interior and exterior vertical/horizontal surfaces (walls, doors, etcetera).
  9. Advise school management on matters relating to mechanical equipment and/or building maintenance; and when a repair requires major work from a maintenance contractor.
  10. Performs painting to walls, rails, playgrounds, and other areas of the school.
  11. Keeps all equipment in a good state of repair and cleanliness. Ensure the necessary materials and supplies are stocked, and available in the office, classrooms, and kitchen. Ensure items in storage areas are stored appropriately, creating a safe passage to and from the storage area. Items should not be left out; they should be stored in designated areas or locations.
  12. Perform plumbing services, as required, to bathroom toilets and sinks, as well as, kitchen sink.
  13. Perform preventative maintenance and repair required to detect and diagnose minor problems and correct the problems before they become major problems.
  14. For maintenance on ceilings and in heavy traffic areas, conduct the maintenance work prior to the start of school, in an effort to reduce accidents involving students and/or personnel.
  15. Responsible for disassembling defective equipment and repairing or replacing with the necessary parts. Dispose of faulty equipment with the proper disposal methods/containers. Inform the Director of Operations of repairs needed prior to making the repairs
  16. Climb ladders to replace light bulbs, fix ceiling fixtures, repair minor issues with furniture, walls, etcetera.
  17. Clean up spills, bathroom floods, vomit, bodily fluids, etc. in a safe and timely manner.
  18. Monitor the water levels in the water coolers and replace water jugs as necessary.
  19. Escort visitors such as postal delivery personnel, maintenance personnel, service technicians, and exterminators to appropriate locations for repairs/service/off-loading. Inform the Director of Operations of visitors promptly.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.
2. Administrative Functions
  1. Initiate maintenance service requests according to school procedures and protocols. Follows through to assure that maintenance is performed in a timely manner.
  2. Maintains inventory and request cleaning supplies and materials needed to accomplish assigned tasks.
  3. Maintains awareness of energy conservation and make suggestions of methods and procedures to conserve energy.
  4. Secures equipment and supplies and protects against pilferage, loss, theft, or abuse.
  5. Required to follow Board policies and stay abreast of updates and changes.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.
 3. Safety and Security
  1. Periodically inspects, or otherwise maintains awareness of, facility and equipment to detect and prevent injuries or damage.
  2. Secure school building to ensure proper building security at all times. Lock, secure, and code out building at end of shift.
  3. Verifies that emergency equipment is maintained and repaired as needed.
  4. Assists in implementing emergency planning and response.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION
  1. Applicant must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
  2. Must have a minimum of two (2) years of maintenance experience.
  3. Graduation from high school or equivalent preferred.
  4. Must have completed an apprenticeship or the equivalent within the specific trade/craft area.
  5. The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a drug screening and pre-employment screening.
  6. Preference will be given to those applicants who have experience working in occupied buildings, providing support to a full/occupied building, and experience with general plumbing, electrical and light HVAC.
  7. Ability to communicate and maintain good working relations with all employees, vendors, contractors, visitors, and public entities.
  8. Ability to work effectively in an environment with frequent interruptions, requiring the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work while responding to interruptions and changing priorities.
  9. The ability to initiate and work with minimal direction, self-motivated, reliable, detailed oriented, ability to work safely, with particular attention to the health, safety, and wellness of students, staff and visitors; sound judgment and decision-making capabilities are essential.
  10. Must possess a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record, and be able and willing to operate a school-owned vehicle.
  11. Must adhere to all school policies, procedures, and protocols, including, but not limited to, the Employee handbook.
  12. Must be able to lift, climb ladders, and work in confined spaces.
  13. Preference will be given to applicants who have a full set of hand tools. Power tools and safety equipment will be provided by the School.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  1. The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, sit, move about, hear and speak. Noise level may be high when operating power equipment. The employee may be required to work in restricted spaces to include crawling and/or climbing as working at heights. Required to stand, be on feet, and move around for a full work shift.
  3. Ability to work using ladders, scaffolding, and mechanical lifts.
  4. Ability to spend most of the workday standing, lifting, and walking.
  5. Ability to lift up to 60 pounds and move heavier materials using appropriate equipment.
  6. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  7. The employee is required to properly use safety equipment to effectuate his or her duties while preventing injury to self or others.
  8. Ability to communicate in person, by radio, electronically, and over the phone.
  9. Ability to use computer equipment to complete reports, generate service orders, maintain inventories, etcetera.
  10. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally work in outside weather conditions. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
COMPENSATION
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with the applicant’s experience and knowledge.
 
Contact
Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 
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SPANISH
OFERTA DE TRABAJO
Conserje de la escuela / Conserje del edificio
FT y PT


Oportunidad de trabajo: conserje / conserje del edificio
Departamento: Operaciones
Reporta a: Director de Operaciones y Desempeño Escolar
Ubicación: Washington, D.C. (Brookland, Ward 5)
Año escolar: Año escolar (SY 2020-21 y 2021-2022)
Fecha de inicio: hasta llenar
Tour of Duty: de lunes a viernes (algunos fines de semana); Mañanas, Tardes y Noches
 
CONTACTO
Recursos humanos
Academia Montessori Shining Stars
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017 Teléfono: (202) 723-1467 (Sra.Moore-Gause)
Correo electrónico: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PUESTO
Resumen de posición
El conserje (en adelante "conserje" o "conserje"), de acuerdo con la Política de mantenimiento de instalaciones de Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School (en adelante, "Shining Stars" o "Escuela"), es responsable de la limpieza, el saneamiento, la seguridad, la protección, en general mantenimiento del edificio, los terrenos y el equipo de la escuela. El conserje asegura el funcionamiento óptimo del equipo escolar y asegura que el interior y el exterior del edificio escolar estén limpios, seguros e higiénicos para el uso de los estudiantes, el personal y los visitantes.
 
Deberes
Los deberes requeridos de un conserje incluyen, pero no se limitan a, reponer las existencias en los baños, limpiar los baños, recolectar y vaciar la basura, barrer, trapear, pasar la aspiradora, monitorear la seguridad del edificio, quitar el polvo, lavar paredes y ventanas, lavar alfombras con champú, limpiar pisos, eliminación de basura y realización de actividades de mantenimiento de rutina. El conserje debe mantener las llaves de las distintas puertas del edificio escolar que se le proporcionaron para realizar sus funciones. El conserje debe estar preparado para hacer cosas como levantar y mover equipo pesado, materiales u objetos, como, entre otros, muebles para llegar a las esquinas, grietas y hendiduras de las partes cubiertas de la habitación. Puede que tenga que: limpiar el equipo, como computadoras y mesas; quitar la nieve con pala, quitar el hielo de los pasillos, cortar y recortar / mantener el césped; rastrillar, amontonar y desechar las hojas antes del comienzo de clases y durante el día escolar; limpiar chimeneas, conductos de humos y tuberías con el uso de herramientas eléctricas; tienden a hornos y calderas; y limpie la nieve y otros escombros de las aceras. Para realizar este trabajo con éxito; el solicitante debe poder realizar satisfactoriamente todas las tareas esenciales descritas en las secciones II a IV. Los requisitos que se enumeran a continuación son representativos del conocimiento, la habilidad y / o la habilidad requeridos para este puesto.
Las posiciones están disponibles para la mañana (inicio a las 6 am); tardes (comienzo del mediodía); tardes (inicio 6pm).

Supervisión y control de la obra
El conserje reporta directamente al Director de Operaciones, quien reporta al Director Ejecutivo / Director de la Escuela. El conserje de la escuela recibe instrucciones diarias y requisitos de desempeño específicos del supervisor (o un designado) para el trabajo de mantenimiento / conserjería. El conserje opera dentro de las leyes federales y del distrito, las políticas y los procedimientos escolares, y aplica estándares aceptables de conserjería, estándares laborales e industriales y estándares de OSHA.
 
Deberes y responsabilidades
Funciones de limpieza
Barrer, trapear, aspirar, fregar y repintar pisos; limpiar, lijar, quitar el polvo y pulir los muebles; lavar ventanas y paredes; baños limpios; deshacerse de la basura, cambiar luces, etc .; asegúrese de que todas las áreas del edificio se mantengan en condiciones limpias, sanitarias y ordenadas de acuerdo con la política de mantenimiento de las instalaciones.
Abra el edificio por la mañana para permitir que los estudiantes y el personal ingresen al edificio de la escuela durante las horas de operación. Los conserjes nocturnos seguirán todos los protocolos establecidos para cerrar el edificio por la noche.
Realizar recorridos por el interior y el exterior de las instalaciones para asegurarse de que el exterior de la escuela esté limpio, el interior y el exterior del edificio escolar esté libre de basura, la basura exterior se deseche según el contrato de gestión de residuos, los botes de basura interiores estén limpios , se retira la basura y los botes de basura tienen una nueva bolsa de basura. Asegúrese de que los lavabos y los inodoros estén en buen estado. Revise el fregadero de la cocina y asegúrese de que funcione correctamente.
Verifique la temperatura en el edificio y asegúrese de que sea adecuada, las puertas estén desbloqueadas, no haya olor a gas u otros malos olores, y tome nota de los problemas e informe al Director de Operaciones.
Asegúrese de que se tomen / cumplan las medidas de seguridad durante las inclemencias del tiempo, que incluyen palear, salar (pasillos, escalones y espacios de estacionamiento), brindar protección contra resbalones en pisos mojados, asegurar contra daños por viento, remover la nieve de los techos (para incluir pasillos y espacios de estacionamiento) ), retire los desechos de los bajantes cuando estén obstruidos, etc.
Aplica productos químicos de limpieza de acuerdo con los procedimientos de seguridad establecidos y de acuerdo con la política de mantenimiento de las instalaciones.
Cumple con las medidas de seguridad para limpiar, levantar, mover y operar equipos. Realiza reparaciones y mantenimiento menores según lo autorizado por el personal.
Elimina suciedad / marcas extrañas de superficies verticales / horizontales interiores y exteriores (paredes, puertas, etcétera).
Asesorar a la gerencia de la escuela sobre asuntos relacionados con equipos mecánicos y / o mantenimiento de edificios; y cuando una reparación requiera un trabajo importante por parte de un contratista de mantenimiento.
Realiza pintura en paredes, rieles, patios de recreo y otras áreas de la escuela.
Mantiene todo el equipo en buen estado de conservación y limpieza. Asegúrese de que los materiales y suministros necesarios estén almacenados y disponibles en la oficina, los salones de clases y la cocina. Asegúrese de que los artículos en las áreas de almacenamiento se almacenen adecuadamente, creando un pasaje seguro hacia y desde el área de almacenamiento. Los elementos no deben dejarse de lado; deben almacenarse en áreas o ubicaciones designadas.
Realizar los servicios de plomería, según se requiera, a los inodoros y lavabos de los baños, así como al fregadero de la cocina.
Realice el mantenimiento preventivo y las reparaciones necesarias para detectar y diagnosticar problemas menores y corregir los problemas antes de que se conviertan en problemas mayores.
Para el mantenimiento de techos y áreas de mucho tráfico, realice el trabajo de mantenimiento antes del comienzo de la escuela, en un esfuerzo por reducir los accidentes que involucren a los estudiantes y / o al personal.
Responsable de desmontar equipos defectuosos y repararlos o reemplazarlos con las piezas necesarias. Deseche el equipo defectuoso con los métodos / contenedores de eliminación adecuados. Informe al Director de Operaciones de las reparaciones necesarias antes de realizar las reparaciones.
Sube escaleras para reemplazar bombillas, arreglar accesorios de techo, reparar problemas menores con muebles, paredes, etcétera.
Limpie los derrames, las inundaciones del baño, los vómitos, los fluidos corporales, etc. de manera segura y oportuna.
Controle los niveles de agua en los enfriadores de agua y reemplace las jarras de agua según sea necesario.
Acompañe a los visitantes, como el personal de entrega postal, el personal de mantenimiento, los técnicos de servicio y los exterminadores a la ubicación adecuada para las reparaciones / servicio / descarga. Informar al Director de Operaciones de los visitantes con prontitud.
Realizar otras tareas que le sean asignadas.
 
Funciones administrativas
Iniciar solicitudes de servicio de mantenimiento de acuerdo con los procedimientos y protocolos de la escuela. Realiza un seguimiento para garantizar que el mantenimiento se realice de manera oportuna.
Mantiene el inventario y solicita los suministros y materiales de limpieza necesarios para realizar las tareas asignadas.
Mantiene la conciencia sobre la conservación de energía y hace sugerencias de métodos y procedimientos para conservar la energía.
Asegura equipo y suministros y protege contra hurto, pérdida, robo o abuso.
Se requiere seguir las políticas de la Junta y mantenerse al tanto de las actualizaciones y cambios.
Realiza otras tareas que se le asignen.
 
Seguridad y protección
Inspecciona periódicamente, o mantiene conocimiento de las instalaciones y equipos para detectar y prevenir lesiones o daños.
Asegura el edificio de la escuela para garantizar la seguridad adecuada del edificio en todo momento. Bloquear, asegurar y codificar el edificio al final del turno.
Verifica que el equipo de emergencia se mantenga y se repare según sea necesario.
Ayuda a implementar la planificación y respuesta a emergencias.
Realiza otras tareas que se le asignen.
 
EDUCACIÓN Y CALIFICACIÓN
El solicitante debe tener experiencia exitosa en el trabajo con familias y comunidades culturalmente diversas o haber demostrado de otra manera un compromiso para fortalecer el compromiso de una comunidad diversa y la habilidad para comunicarse con una población diversa.
Debe tener un mínimo de dos (2) años de experiencia en mantenimiento.
Se prefiere la graduación de la escuela secundaria o equivalente.
Debe haber completado un aprendizaje o el equivalente dentro del área específica de comercio / artesanía.
El solicitante seleccionado deberá tomar y aprobar un examen de detección de drogas y un examen previo al empleo.
Se dará preferencia a aquellos solicitantes que tengan experiencia trabajando en edificios ocupados, brindando apoyo a un edificio completo / ocupado y experiencia con plomería general, electricidad y aire acondicionado de luz.
Capacidad para comunicarse y mantener buenas relaciones laborales con todos los empleados, proveedores, contratistas, visitantes y entidades públicas.
Capacidad para trabajar de manera eficaz en un entorno con interrupciones frecuentes, lo que requiere la capacidad de concentrarse y producir un trabajo preciso de manera constante mientras responde a las interrupciones y las prioridades cambiantes.
La capacidad para iniciar y trabajar con una dirección mínima, auto-motivada, confiable, orientada a los detalles, capacidad para trabajar con seguridad, con especial atención a la salud, seguridad y bienestar de los estudiantes, el personal y los visitantes; El buen juicio y la capacidad de tomar decisiones son esenciales.
Debe poseer una licencia de conducir válida, un historial de manejo seguro y poder y estar dispuesto a operar un vehículo propiedad de la escuela.
Debe cumplir con todas las políticas, procedimientos y protocolos de la escuela, que incluyen, entre otros, el manual del empleado.
Debe poder levantar, subir escaleras y trabajar en espacios reducidos.
Se dará preferencia a los solicitantes que tengan un juego completo de herramientas manuales. La escuela proporcionará herramientas eléctricas y equipos de seguridad.
 
REQUISITOS FÍSICOS Y AMBIENTALES
Las demandas físicas y el entorno de trabajo que se describen aquí son representativos de los que debe cumplir un empleado para realizar con éxito las funciones esenciales de este trabajo.
Mientras realiza las tareas de este trabajo, con frecuencia se requiere que el empleado se incline, se siente, se mueva, escuche y hable. El nivel de ruido puede ser alto al operar equipos eléctricos. Es posible que se requiera que el empleado trabaje en espacios restringidos para incluir gatear y / o trepar como trabajo en alturas. Se requiere estar de pie, estar de pie y moverse durante un turno de trabajo completo.
Capacidad para trabajar mediante escaleras, andamios y elevadores mecánicos.
Capacidad para pasar la mayor parte de la jornada laboral de pie, levantando y caminando.
Capacidad para levantar hasta 60 libras y mover materiales más pesados ​​con el equipo adecuado.
Las habilidades de visión específicas requeridas por este trabajo incluyen visión cercana, visión de lejos, visión de colores, visión periférica, percepción de profundidad y la capacidad de ajustar el enfoque.
Se requiere que el empleado use correctamente el equipo de seguridad para realizar sus deberes, mientras evita lesiones a sí mismo oa otros.
Capacidad para comunicarse en persona, por radio, electrónicamente y por teléfono.
Capacidad para utilizar equipos informáticos para completar informes, generar órdenes de servicio, mantener inventarios, etcétera.
Mientras realiza las tareas de este trabajo, el empleado trabajará ocasionalmente en condiciones climáticas externas. El empleado puede ocasionalmente estar expuesto a condiciones húmedas y / o húmedas, humos o partículas en el aire, químicos tóxicos o cáusticos.
 
COMPENSACIÓN
La compensación es competitiva y acorde con la experiencia y el conocimiento del solicitante.

La escuela pública autónoma Shining Stars Montessori Academy es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Shining Stars no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, religión (credo), género, expresión de género, edad, origen nacional (ascendencia), discapacidad, estado civil, orientación sexual o estado militar, en ninguna de sus actividades u operaciones. . Estas actividades u operaciones incluyen, pero no se limitan a, contratación y despido de personal, selección de voluntarios y proveedores y prestación de servicios. Estamos comprometidos a brindar un entorno inclusivo y acogedor para todos los miembros de nuestro personal, voluntarios, subcontratistas, proveedores y clientes.
JOB POSTING
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (LEARNING SPECIALIST)
GRADES PREK PK3-6
SY 2021-2022

Job Opportunity: Special Education Teacher (Learning Specialist)
Department: Academic
Reports To: Principal & Director of Special Education
Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: August 2021
 
About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.
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Position Summary:
Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS (SSMA) is seeking a Special Education Teacher for students in grades PK 3 - 6. The role of the Special Education Teacher/ Learning Specialist at SSMA is to support students with different learning styles by providing individualized, evidence-based, developmentally appropriate, Common Core State Standards-aligned, and relationship-based intervention and remediation; co-plan with and support teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom; collaborate with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better support students with exceptional and special needs.
The/Special Education Teacher’s broad area of responsibility is to ensure that each student will learn and flourish academically, socially, and emotionally in a nurturing and responsive Montessori learning environment. Each student, guided by the Learning Specialist is expected to achieve at a high academic and personal level, according to his/her potential. The
Special Education Teacher/Learning Specialist is a member of the school’s instructional staff and Academic Unit. Please note: The position may require supporting students both in/person and virtually.
 
Essential Functions & Accountabilities:
  • Develops solid knowledge of the Montessori Learning Standards, Curriculum Maps, Scope and Sequence and all other grade-level curriculum in each content area taught, including the essential information, concepts and skills so as to better support students and assist classroom teachers.
  • Prepares and submits to the Director of Special Education and Principal weekly lesson plans.
    Uses Special Education Data System (SEDS) to create documents and complete all case-management tasks in compliance with IDEA and OSSE laws and regulations
  • .Co-plans and differentiates instruction as needed (in content, process, product, and environment).
  • In cooperation with classroom Guides/Teachers, and Special Education Coordinator creates an individualized educational plan (IEP) for each student requiring special needs support.
  • Implements each student’s IEP in the inclusion special needs setting, and in support of and in cooperation with the classroom Guide/Teacher(s).
  • Assists teachers in classrooms to help adjust, modify, and enrich curricular approaches and improve pedagogy.
  • Collect data to monitor and document student progress.
  • Works in conjunction with SSMA Director of Special Education and to recommend tutors, psychoeducational evaluators, etc.
  • Implements the school’s strategic plan for ongoing prevention, intervention and remediation in our PreK3-6th grade program.
  • Seeks out new and innovative curricula, texts, and technological applications for implementation in our classrooms
  • Assists with the testing of incoming students and current students with IEPs and 504 plans
  • Meets with the appropriate teacher(s) and the Director of Special Education to ensure the easy and comfortable assimilation of all new students.
  • Remains current with accepted and appropriate instructional theory, practice and research. Including engaging in regular and strategic professional development to advance the role of the Special Education Teacher Learning Specialist (including local and national seminars and conferences).
  • Provides skillful classroom management practices (routines and procedures) to ensure a safe, orderly, positive, enjoyable, and productive learning environment.
  • Uses formative and summative assessment and documents student progress and achievement; assesses and analyzes student strengths and needs; designs and implements appropriate instruction to facilitate learning and growth.
  • Establishes and maintains frequent communication with parents about their child’s academic, social and emotional progress and needs. This includes Report Cards, phone calls, Class Newsletters, RenWeb, email blasts, etc. Makes recommendations for home interventions
  • Attends meetings and collaborates with the Director of Special Education to insure compliance for all assigned students receiving Specialized Instruction.
  • Gives input to teachers regarding student Progress and Report Cards as deemed appropriate and necessary.
  • Attends and participates in weekly faculty meetings, committee meetings, school functions, and professional development activities during and after school hours as needed, appropriate, and assigned.
  • Upholds the philosophy, principles, policies, and procedures of Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS.
  • Represents Shining Stars Montessori Academy positively in the school community and the wider community.
  • Adheres to strict student confidentiality.
  • Performs other tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Principal and Director of Education.
 
Required Competencies & Qualifications:
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Work collaboratively
  • Use SEDS with proficiency and/or attend OSSE trainings
  • Model Montessori ‘grace and courtesy’ curriculum
  • A passion for teaching, and working in and with diverse communities
  • A passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
  • Flexibility
  • A love of children, self and a sense of humor
 
Education and Experience:
  • MUST hold a valid teacher’s license in special education or be eligible to qualify for one in the District of Columbia.
  • Passing score in PRAXIS preferred
  • Master’s degree in special education with course work specialization in reading (K-6) and/or working with children with autism and moderate to severe emotional and or behavioral disabilities preferred. Appropriate license or license eligible in the District of Columbia
  • Knowledge of relevant adaptive and assistive technology
  • Ability to administer formal and informal screening and assessment programs (ASQ, TEMA, PPVT, Brigance, Wilson, Woodcock-Johnson, Ortho-Gilliam, others)
  • 3-5 years of experience in a public, public charter, and/or Montessori school in a special education teaching position preferred.
 

Compensation:

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

 

Contact

Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 

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JOB POSTING
BILINGUAL LEAD GUIDE (SPANISH)
PRIMARY (PreK3-Kindergarten)
LOWER ELEMENTARY (1st-3rd grade)
School Year: 2021-2022

Job Opportunity: Bilingual Primary Guide and Associate Guide
Department: Academic
Reports To: Principal
Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: August 2021
 
About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.
 
Position Summary:
Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS (SSMA) is seeking a native-Spanish-speaking and/or bilingual (English/Spanish) Primary and Lower Elementary Guides to join our dynamic and expanding staff for SY 2021-2022. The applicant must be an AMS, and/or AMI trained Primary Lead Guide. We are also seeking a fluent Spanish-speaking Associate Guide for the same classroom.
The Guide and Associate selected will be working in a Spanish immersion classroom and will be expected to use Spanish at all times with the students, some of whom may be native Spanish speakers, and others may be English-only speakers.
 
Essential Functions & Accountabilities:
  • Understand and promote SSMA’s vision, mission, and goals to students, parents, and community
  • Develop and implement authentic Montessori Primary Curriculum and assessments consistent with the Montessori Method and aligned with the District’s Common Core State Standards
  • Conduct ongoing assessments and ensure that when following the child, modify instructional guidance to fit individual student needs, including for students with special needs and/or English Language Learners
  • Conduct individual and small group instruction as needed
  • Work with the community of students, teachers, parents and administrators, in articulating and maintaining the integrity and scope of the Montessori Method
  • Develop and prepare the Montessori classroom environment, materials, and lessons to meet the students’ needs and interests
  • Present consistent individual and group lessons to the students and support each child’s socio-emotional and academic progress and learning success
  • Manage and document student learning for accurate and complete record-keeping and reporting for all student activities, including attendance, teacher observations, student progress, and outcomes as required by SSMA, District of Columbia and Public Charter School Board procedures and applicable laws
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and in recommended conferences, training programs, SSMA in-service and/or PD workshops, courses, and other areas of professional growth
  • Participate in SSMA Open House, Montessori Saturday Academy, Field Day, and other special/extracurricular activities and programs as requested
  • Participate in reflective Montessori practice in conjunction with the SSMA Montessori Principal
  • Administer standardized assessments and Montessori ‘observations’ in
    accordance with DC Public Charter School Board and OSSE requirements
  • Instruct students in the Montessori principles of Grace and Courtesy
  • Develop and sustain positive relationships with parents, children and families
  • Attend all school staff meetings, and other meetings as required
  • Check/examine shared areas such as bathroom, playground, for health and safety hazards
 
Required Competencies & Qualifications:
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Possess a passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
  • Ability to understand and willingness to work with a range of learning styles
  • Excellent listening and communications skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • A sense of humor
 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in Spanish, Early Childhood or Elementary Education required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • AMS or AMI certification/Diploma in Primary (EC) or Elementary Education (Lower Elementary ) from a MACTE recognized or affiliate program required.
  • Prior Spanish teaching experience preferred
  • Prior experience in a Montessori classroom environment preferred
  • Praxis II certification and passing scores preferred
  • Native Spanish language fluency preferred
  • Advanced degrees or multiple credentials (e.g., Special Education, ESOL, Music, Art, etc.) preferred
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • A love of/for children
 
Compensation:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
 
Contact
Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 
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NOTE:
If you possess a sincere commitment to building and directing a quality Montessori environment, offering support and guidance to parents, and collaborating with experienced colleagues, please consider joining our diverse Shining Stars Montessori learning community.
The candidate should possess maturity, dedication, high integrity, good judgment, ability to self-reflect as a member of the teaching staff-team, and the courage to grow as an educational leader. We seek individuals with a clear understanding of Montessori ideals, deep knowledge of the development of children, and the classroom management and communication skills that nurture self-discipline, order, and confidence in young students. Shining Stars offers a rewarding experience in a growing and diverse Montessori school in the nation’s capital.

Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS is a fully accredited American Montessori Society and Middle States Association Council on Elementary and Secondary School school. SSMA is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, Montessori Administrators Association and hosts a chapter of the National Association of Elementary School Principals/National Elementary Honorary Society for students in grades three through six.
JOB POSTING
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING COORDINATOR
School Year: 2021-2022

Job Opportunity: English Language Learner(ELL) Coordinator/Teacher
Department: Academic
Reports To: Director of SPED & ELL Services
Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: August 2021
 

About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.

 

Position Summary:

Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS (SSMA)  is seeking an experienced English Language Learner practitioner/administrator to support our Primary, Lower and Upper Elementary grades for school year 2021-2122.

 

Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Education and English Language Learner Services, the ELL Coordinator will work with the Primary and Elementary Guides/Teachers in-person (in the classroom)  and virtually to support student learning and achievement. The ELL Coordinator creates and implements strategies to support the students’ progress with appropriate learning methods, lesson plans and instructional techniques to evaluate student’s level of English fluency.

 

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School is dually accredited by the  American Montessori Society (AMS) and Middle School Association. SSMA  is one of only a handful of public Montessori schools in the nation’s capital that offers a program from preschool through the sixth grade.  The school’s teachers and staff live the school’s mission of providing a quality and ‘authentic Montessori education’ and so our program is centered on the writings and vision of a Maria Montessori-directed best practices learning environment.

 

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:

  • Develop individualized academic programs designed to meet the specific needs of ELL students (to include LEP/NEP)
  • Implement the individualized programs by working with individual and small groups of students to improve their language skills and academic performance
  • Administer formal or informal tests to further determine the needs of student(s)
  • Coordinate the administration of the WIDA, ACCESS and all other required assessments for LEP/NEP/FEP students
  • Confer with teachers, parents as appropriate to determine language and academic needs of ELL students
  • Provides language instruction to help students develop the English language domains i.e. listening, speaking, reading, and writing)
  • Participates in meetings for the purpose of conveying and or gathering information as required with external agencies and or parents
  • Continually communicate with children on instructional and behavioral expectations to keep them informed of their progress
  • Manage and prepare records of each student's progress and meeting mandated requirements
  • Supervise and support  the work of ELL/TESOL teachers in the Academic Unit 
  • Stay alert of state and federal ELL testing and reporting guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education & ELL Services and the Principal
 

    Required Competencies & Qualifications:

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • A passion for growing independent, confident, and intellectually curious children
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with age-appropriate students, staff, and multicultural community
  • Ability to develop and implement appropriate positive behavior interventions for students
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and Google Docs
  • A sense of humor
 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education and/or a related discipline required from accredited college or university 
  • Master’s Degree highly preferred
  • Teaching license from an accredited college, university, or approved program preferred
  • Praxis Series preferred
  • ELL Certification/ License preferred and/or eligible to receive certification
  • Prior experience in a Montessori  and/or PK3-6 classroom environment preferred
  • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally underserved  and/or English Language Learner students
  • Spanish, French, or Amharic fluency a plus
  •  

Working Conditions:

The working environment characteristics describe those an employee encounters while performing the essentials functions of this job. The position involves sitting for extended periods of time and requires occasionally intra-city traveling.

 

Compensation:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

 
Contact
Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 
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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee assigned to this position.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this position.  Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.



JOB POSTING
REGISTRAR ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATE
SY 2021-2022

 

 

 

Position Title:  Registrar/Administrative Associate

Department:  Operations 

Reports to:  Director of Operations and School Performance and Executive Director

FLSA Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt):  Non-Exempt

Start Date: Until Filled

 

 

About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School is one of only a handful of public Montessori schools in the nation’s capital that offers a program from preschool through the sixth grade. The school’s teachers and staff live the school’s mission of providing a quality and ‘authentic Montessori education’ and so our program is centered on the writings and vision of a Maria Montessori-directed best practices learning environment.
 
Position Summary:
The Registrar/Administrative Associate will support the Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS mission by supporting the Operations and School Performance Unit . The Registrar/Administrative Associate provides general office support, welcome, and be the first-line assistance to all parents and visitors in a professional manner, and provide a variety of administrative activities/related tasks for the Leadership Team as needed.The hours for this position are Monday- Friday 7:00AM to 4:00PM.
 
Essential Functions & Accountabilities:
Student Information & Data Management
I. Student Information System Audit & Maintenance
  • SIS Set-up – Review set-up of student information system (SIS) to ensure that system is standardized to function well with PCSB & OSSE databases
    o School Responsibility: School is responsible for cost of SIS.
  • SIS Close-Out – Lead annual close-out of school year in SIS and digital storage of key student data for historical records purposes
  • Custom Fields – Develop custom fields as needed.
 
II. Process Consulting
  • Processes & Templates – Develop or advise on student accounting procedures and regulations. Provide forms/templates for reporting purposes.
  • Training - Provide information and/or training to school staff on the use of the SIS.
 
III. Enrollment Data
  •  SIS Enrollment Upload – Upload student information into SIS with 3rd party contractor from outside enrollment databases, e.g., Infosnap, My School DC. and from any school paper enrollment records from Shining Stars
  • Monitor PCSB and OSSEupload of enrollment data to OSSE (ADT/SLED) for annual enrollment audit.
    • o School Responsibility: School is responsible for interfacing with SEDS for special education data, as well as maintaining hard copies of student records. EdOps can assist with trouble-shooting syncing issues between SEDS and SLED.
  • Enrollment Maintenance - Ensure PCSB (ProActive) and OSSE (ADT/SLED) are updated for new student enrollments or withdrawals throughout year.
    o School Responsibility: School is responsible for processing new student enrollments, transfers and withdrawals.
  • Work with EdIos to Reconciliations - Perform weekly reconciliation of grade level, special education levels and ELL information between SIS, ProActive, and SLED.

IV. Attendance & Discipline Compliance
  • Attendance Updating and Verification – Support in updating student-level attendance on a weekly basis; reconcile, verify and correct any discrepancies between SIS and OSSE’s Qlik system
  •  Discipline Uploads – Upload discipline data to the PCSB through ProActive on a monthly basis.
    o School Responsibility: School is responsible for recording on a daily basis whether a student enrolled in the school is present, tardy, or absent (excused, unexcused) in SIS, sending correspondence to parents to advise them of excessive absences or other attendance problems according to established policies and procedures, and recording suspensions and expulsions in SIS.
  • Discrepancy Reports - Run weekly and monthly discrepancy reports in SIS to ensure information is being recorded properly.

V. Customized Individual Student Reporting
  •  Report Cards – Assist school with creating report cards in SIS.
    o School Responsibility: School is responsible for recording all grades in SIS.
  •  Training - Train staff in use of SIS grading functionality and report card generation.
    o School Responsibility: School is responsible for generating and printing all report cards. EdOps can assist with troubleshooting issues that arise.

VI. Internal Reporting
  •  Data Dashboard - Summarize and analyze information from SIS for standard statistical reports to school administrators and board on a monthly basis.

VII. Miscellaneous OSSE/PCSB Reporting
  •  OSSE/PCSB Report – Complete miscellaneous OSSE/PCSB reporting requirements related to enrollment and attendance, e.g., enrollment and attendance section of annual PMF data validation.
    o Annual PMF Validation (Attendance, Discipline, Mid-year Withdrawal/Entry, Summary Level
    Demographic information) o Support in gathering and storing information for annual collections (OSSE/PCSB collections) o School Responsibility: School is responsible for completing human resources/staffing related
    reports to OSSE/PCSB, e.g., annual Employed Educator Report
  • Assist with student information database(s) (e.g. National School Lunch Program/NSLP, ProActive, SLED, etc.)
  • Assist with inputting student attendance information, school admissions, and enrollment processes to include, maintenance of accurate records for new student enrollment and the school lottery process and produce reports as needed and maintain a hard and electronic filing system for such documents
  • Assist with recruitment, enrollment vents to include but not limited to: Open House, Job Fairs, Next School Fair, Ed Fest,
 
Administrative Associate
  • Greet all parents and visitors in a professional, friendly manner, and provide guidance on SSMA sign-in and visitor identification policies and procedures. Serve as SSMA Parent Support & Liaison Associate
  • Answer, screen and direct all calls to appropriate staff
  • Provide general information to callers
  • Collect and track lunch and fundraising funds using QuickBooks or any other designated database
  • High- level information management support to include assistance with the preparation of correspondence and mailing materials
  • Manage scheduling of conference rooms for visitors
  • Receive, sort, and deliver stamped mail
  • Assist with morning student drop-off and afternoon pick-up.
  • Provide support with school’s social media postings
  • Assist the OED with administrative duties as requested as needed
  • Meet with the Director on a regular basis
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Required Competencies & Qualifications:
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to multitask
  • Flexibility
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to manage competing work priorities
  • Familiarity with public school or public charter school clerical and student support demands
 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2-3 years of demonstrated office and customer service experience
  • Knowledge of office and student information management procedures required of a private, public, or public charter Front Office
  • Familiarity with Power School or other SIS platforms, Microsoft Office, and Google suite of applications
  • Familiarity with a variety of social media applications and the ability to post as directed
  • Prior experience in a similar capacity in a public, private, or public charter school preferred
  • Ability to work as a collaborating member of a high performing learning community of Montessori teachers, parents, students, and staff
 
Working Conditions:
The working environment characteristics described represent those an employee encounter while performing the essentials functions of this job. The position involves sitting for extended periods of time, bending or standing as necessary, and may require some lifting up to 50lbs.
 
Compensation:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
 
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Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 
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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this position. Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.
 
 
 
 
AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF AN ACCREDITED PUBLIC CHARTER MONTESSORI SCHOOL AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY IN
WASHINGTON, DC.
 
ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR/EDUCATION DATA ANALYST
School Year: 2021-2022
 
 
Job Opportunity: Assessment Coordinator/Education Data Analyst
Location:
Washington, DC
Reports to:
Principal
Start Date:
August 2021
 
About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.
 
Position Summary:
Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS is seeking an experienced Assessment Coordinator/Data Analyst to work closely with the Principal and senior administrators regarding student and school-wide data.
 
Essential Functions & Accountabilities
  • The SSMA Assessment Coordinator/Data Analyst is responsible for scheduling, coordinating and analyzing student assessments for all students PK 3-6th grade.
  • Schedule individual accommodations for students who previously missed an exam while absent.
  • Ensure that all student accommodations are met.
Scheduling Assessments
  • Identify accepted assessments within the calendar year and appropriately schedule testing blocks.
  • Determine students and accommodations with other Directors, such as Special Education and ELL and arrange accommodations accordingly
  • Work closely with and distribute assessments to the assigned assessment Proctor(s).
  • Troubleshoots scheduling issues as needed.
Administering Assessments
  • Administers exams as needed (if all proctors are unable), including but not limited to: state tests, unit exams, quizzes, make-up tests.
  • Assist students with understanding testing requirements, procedures, and protocols.
  • Documents and records any testing irregularities and reports to the Principal
  • Troubleshoots issues with testing software and hardware, including but not limited to: Powerschool, headphones, Chromebooks.
Preparing for Assessments
  • Uploads all modified and non-modified tests into Hub or Qlik.
  • Maintains hardware for testing (accommodation bags, Chromebooks, etc.).
  • Ensures all students with pull-out testing accommodations are present.
  • Communicates with teachers and Proctors to ensure all needs are met.
Analyze Assessment Data
  • Analysis of student performance on high stakes assessments by grade level, testing subject category, and subgroup including special education, gender, race/ethnicity, and economic status.
  • Analysis of individual question or subject-area performance to determine which subject areas or questions require greater instructional support.
  • Ongoing analysis of interim assessment information in-line with annual PARCC outcomes/scores
  • Correlation testing to determine whether non-academic metrics (attendance, truancy, discipline, etc.) are impacting performance.
Dashboard Development Presentation
  • Development of Academic Unit report for the Principal and Executive Director that incorporates key metrics related to testing and the PMF for monitoring on a trimester basis. Presentation will include highlights of key trends and points uncovered during analysis
  • .Monthly Check-ins with Principal and instructional staff on PARCC
    and interim assessment results.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Data extraction management, analysis, and reporting experience preferably in the field of education highly preferred
  • Strong Excel skills and knowledge of school information systems (i.e., Powerschool)
  • Demonstrated 3-5 years prior experience in a similar role
Required Competencies & Qualifications:
  • A passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse staff and within a multicultural community
  • Commitment to Montessori philosophy, and knowledge of public charter schools
  • Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple assignments
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A sense of humor and a love of children
 
Shining Stars is a public charter school. All employees must provide a background and TB check, prior to being hired. Due to the pandemic, employees must also observe SSMA’s daily COVID-19 Staff Screening Health check-ins.
 
Compensation:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
 
Contact
Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 
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AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF AN ACCREDITED PUBLIC CHARTER MONTESSORI SCHOOL AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY IN WASHINGTON, DC

JOB POSTING
NEW** - SHINING STARS MONTESSORI RESIDENT TEACHING FELLOW
Grades PK 3 -6
School Year: 2021-2022
 
Job Opportunity: SSMA Montessori Resident Teaching Fellow
Department: Academic
Reports To: Principal
Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: August 2021
 
About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.

Program Summary
The first step in creating a truly great classroom environment is finding a strong teacher to lead it. Bring your passion for ‘green housing and supporting our youth at Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public School
Selected applicants will spend the summer training with AMS, AMI, IMC, and/or a MACTE approved teacher training program and a year in the classroom at SSMA -- working on certification as a Montessori Guide. Your tuition will be paid in full by Shining Stars Montessori Academy. Upon completion of your training program, you will have the opportunity to continue to work with a Montessori trainer and become a Montessori Co- Guide/Teaching Fellow in one of our Primary or Elementary (Lower or Upper) classrooms.
During this training period, you will be working alongside a certified Montessori teacher in our multi-aged and multi-graded classrooms:
 
Grade Level(s): PreK3-PreK4, Kindergarten, 1-3 and/or 4-6
Time Frame: Training Program begins in June 2021 (or as is determined by the Teacher Education Program).
 
About Us: Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS (SSMA) is a fully accredited Montessori public charter school. Additionally, SSMA is also accredited by the Middle States Association/Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools(MSA/CES. Located in Washington, DC, we are committed to our mission of "challenging each child to achieve..." and we pride ourselves on our students' ability to achieve high results in their middle schools, based on the foundations gained in grades PreK 3 -6 at SSMA..
 
In our school, you will find smiling faces and opportunities. While working at SSMA you will make a difference in the lives of our over 300+ students. You will gain invaluable experience and have fun along the way. In this position, a cohesive leadership team of directors, staff and consultants will be there to support you every step of the way. Along with our result-driven Montessori curriculum and commitment to educating the whole child - academically, morally, and socially - you and your students will be set up for success.
 
Required Competencies & Qualifications:
  • Experience helping students achieve academic, developmental, social/emotional goals
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a diverse team of educators
  • Willingness to support and ‘grow’ students with exceptional needs in the inquiry-based Montessori environment and learning model
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence, and classroom newsletters for parents
  • Demonstrate the capacity for independent work, flexibility
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
  • Ability to understand and willingness to work with a range of learning styles
  • Commitment to upholding the school’s mission, and confidentiality of students and parents
 
Minimum Education Qualifications:
Must minimally possess a Bachelor’s Degree in ECE, Elementary Education and/or related discipline and/or hold a valid teacher license in the subject and/or grade level for which you are applying

Minimum Experience (number of years), Knowledge and/or Abilities
  • Candidates must possess a love of children and a sense of humor -definitely required
  • Candidates with 1-3 prior years experience working with diverse student populations - preferred
  • Candidates with 1-3 years prior experience working in a private, public, or public charter Montessori preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations - preferred.
  • Candidates who enjoy working in a diverse environment and who are themselves bilingual are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates with an appreciation for Montessori principles and philosophy are encouraged to apply.
  • Working knowledge of Google Docs suite of applications and virtual learning and videoconferencing platforms such as Google Classroom, Zoom, Seesaw, Canvas, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • CPR and First Aid License preferred but not required.at employment
 
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Teaching License
Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included while in training.
 
Working Conditions:
The working environment characteristics described represent those an employee encounter while performing the essentials functions of this job. The position involves sitting, bending, standing, push and reach with both hands/ arms as necessary, and may require some lifting up to 40lbs. In addition, routinely uses standard office equipment.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with this position. Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.
 
Contact
Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 
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AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF AN ACCREDITED PUBLIC CHARTER MONTESSORI SCHOOL AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY IN WASHINGTON, DC

JOB POSTING
LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER
School Year: 2021-2022
 

Job Opportunity: Licensed Social Worker
Department: Academic
Reports to: Principal and Director of Student Support Services
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary: $70-85K

About Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School
Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School’s mission is to offer a quality Montessori education infused with culturally inclusive principles to guide children to develop to their fullest potential.
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Position Summary:
Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS (SSMA) is seeking a Licensed Social Worker. The Social Worker will provide immediate support and assistance as needed to students who are in need of social-emotional or mental health support. As a member of the Student Support Services Team, the Social Worker will work with students in crisis, contributing to the implementation of a follow-up plan with a support team at SSMA and outside services to ensure the student is adequately supported and monitored for as long as is needed.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:
  • Supports students' social, emotional, and mental health needs in person during school hours.
  • Performs casework service with individual students to correct those personal, academic, social, or emotional difficulties related to their educational and social progress.
  • Performs casework service with parents to increase the parents' understanding, their constructive participation in resolving their child's problems, and their knowledge and use of appropriate resources available.
  • Consults and collaborates with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a case, and in establishing and planning for respective roles in the redirection of the student’s behavior.
  • Assists the Director of Student Support Services with referral of students to, and serves as liaison with relevant outside agencies as appropriate.
  • Attend meetings (IEP, 504, tother) to help create a plan for child/student success.
    Provide short-term assistance to family members to cope with the trauma associated with the students' distresses.
  • Assists with the creation and implementation of monthly SEI classes, workshops or events for students.
  • Makes home visits for the purpose of gathering helpful information on a student's background.
    Serves as liaison between home and school when considerable follow-up is necessary, as in, foster home children, and disadvantaged students.
  • Assists students directly toward adjustment to school.
  • Conducts individual, group, or facilitates therapy for diagnosed students who would benefit from behavior modification.
  • Reports progress and complete all documentation associated with services provided to students
  • Collaborates with Summer Stars Enrichment Program Director to support students' social-emotional and mental health needs during summer school programming hours. Engage individuals and families as partners in services and develop positive, hopeful, and trusting relationships. Participate as an active member of the service provider team.
  • Keeps sufficient records of cases for use by school staff members and outside agencies when appropriate.
  • Serves as a resource for other school personnel regarding all student adjustment situations.
    Participates in an in-service training program and keeps current on new developments in the field.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Principal or Director of Student Support Services.
  • Prepare monthly reports of all services provided
  • Participate in Parent Education Program a Workshops Back to School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Fulfill continuing education requirements consistent with respective discipline and maintain a current license
  • Participate in new student orientation and Student Support Services traditions
  • Develop and maintaining relationships with graduate social work programs to host clinical interns,
  • Adhere to the professional and ethical standards as outlined in the SSMA PCS Staff Handbook
  • Additional duties to be assigned as needed
 
Required Competencies & Qualifications:
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Model Montessori ‘grace and courtesy’ curriculum
  • Possess a passion for working in and with diverse communities
  • Possess a passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children
  • Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity
  • Ability to engage individuals and families as partners in services and develop positive, hopeful, and trusting relationships.
  • Ability to serve as an active member of the SSMA Academic and Student Support Services Team
  • Candidate must be organized, possess strong communication and writing skills, and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledgeable of trends and issues, laws, and regulations related to the development and delivery of case management services
  • Flexibility
  • A love of children, self, and a sense of humor
 
Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in social work, and/or counseling with appropriate license or be license-eligible in the District of Columbia (LICSW, LCSW, LISW, LPC), and counseling (M.S., M.A., M.Ed., LPC).
  • OSSE certification strongly preferred
  • Clinical experience preferred. The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work. Demonstrated success in mediation and relationship building.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role in a private, public, and/or public charter school
 
Compensation:
Salary for this position is $ 70-85K and commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is available. This is an 11-month position.
 
Benefits
Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS offers the following benefits to all full-time employees.
Medical, Dental and Vision insurance premiums subsidized by the employer
401k Retirement Plan with employer match
Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
Life and Disability Insurance
Paid sick and personal time off
 
Contact
Human Resource
Shining Stars Montessori Academy
1240 Randolph St. NE. Washington DC. 20017
Phone: (202) 723-1467
Email: Careers@shiningstarspcs.org

Shining Stars Montessori Academy Public Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

 
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