Primary Assistant

About Us

Southside Montessori School is an independent school located in the southern suburbs of Sydney.

We offer quality education to students from Pre-primary to Year 6. Established over 40 years ago the school is strongly grounded in the educational philosophy and principles of Montessori education.

We provide learning based on self-directed activity while respecting the individual needs of each learner.

About the Role

  • The school is seeking expressions of interests for a teaching assistant to work in our primary classes.
  • The role is to assist the teacher to deliver a Montessori Education program for children at Southside Montessori School which complies with relevant regulations, quality standards and codes of practice.
  • Support the classroom teacher by preparing teaching materials and resources, photocopying and filing lesson material in addition to distributing and collecting students’ work.
  • Organise and maintain teaching and learning resources, as well as ordering appropriate equipment as required.
  • Attend staff meetings and parent-teacher interviews as required.

About You

  • Certificate III Teacher's Assistant or Montessori Qualification is an Advantage
  • Montessori  qualification, actively studying or willing to study a suitable Montessori qualification, is required
  • Working knowledge of the relevant regulations, quality standards, frameworks and codes of practice
  • Current Working with Children Check Number
  • Current First Aid Certificate or be able to obtain one
  • Current Child Protection Certificate or be able to obtain one
  • Double vaccinated with a recognised COVID 19 vaccine
  • Passionate about implementing best practice in Montessori education
  • Focused on working as part of a team
  • Positive in approach to teaching in composite classes
  • Energetic with a collaborative approach
  • Full Australian working rights, with no restrictions

The successful candidate will be required to provide certified copies of their qualifications and certificates prior to their commencement at Southside Montessori School.

How to Apply

Applications may be submitted, including a covering letter, resume including the name of 3 referees along with qualifications addressed to [email protected] by Friday 28th January 2022.

Salary is determined in accordance with the Independent Schools NSW Teachers Hybrid Model Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2017 or the Independent Schools NSW Teachers Hybrid Model Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2021 if that is implemented.

We are considering and contacting suitable applicants immediately on receipt, so we encourage early application.

Southside Montessori School is committed to a Child Safe school environment and we have extensive recruitment and screening processes in place.

6 December 2021

Southside Montessori School

35 Lillian Road
Riverwood NSW 2210