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The Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and benefits and exceptional working conditions. Educators at MSSA enjoy abundant space and physical resources, a collegial environment, supportive parents, and a diverse community of bright, eager students.
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Our Current Openings

Part-Time School Counselor — 2021-2022 School Year

The Montessori School of San Antonio is seeking a part-time school counselor (15 – 20 hours weekly) for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year with a start date in January 2022.  Applicants should be collaborative, expecting to work with a variety of school constituencies, including students and families as well as the Health Office, administration, and faculty.  The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who will support the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of the Montessori School of San Antonio community. 

The mission of the Montessori School of San Antonio is to guide children to be passionate learners, independent thinkers, and engaged citizens. Located on 24 acres thirteen miles north of downtown San Antonio.  The Montessori School of San Antonio is an established, mission-driven organization that has been in operation for over 45 years serving children Pre-K through eighth grade. 

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume and contact information for three references to employment@montessorisa.org.  No telephone inquiries please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide short-term individual direct support to students facing challenges and help connect them to additional resources when needed.
  • Work with faculty to develop students’ social skills and peer relationships, and support planning for individual students.
  • Work with faculty and administration to guide response plans for consultation, conflict resolution, and support.
  • Work collaboratively with parents to help develop strategies to increase student well-being and refer when needed to outside mental health services.
  • Serve as a resource to members of the Montessori School of San Antonio on issues related to mental health.
  • Work with the Health Services Coordinator and the Program Director to implement health and wellness programs that promote self-awareness and self-management, social awareness and relationship skills, and responsible decision making, including our Healthy Futures program.
  • Collaborate with outside therapists in order to provide coordinated support to students.
  • Guide periodic adult sessions to discuss various parenting topics.
  • Provide guidance and professional development opportunities to faculty and staff on topics such as behavior management, recognizing mental health or learning challenges in the classroom, building classroom community and growing resilience in children.

Qualifications

  • Graduate-level Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or comparable licensed field  
  • A minimum of 3-years successful school experience with elementary children, or demonstrated professional competency
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Assessment and advocacy skills
  • Compassionate attitude
  • Professionalism, including attendance, positivity, and flexibility

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience with Montessori Philosophy
  • Experience implementing SEL initiatives
  • Crisis Intervention background
  • Doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field

Salary

Commensurate with experience

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Substitute Teachers Openings for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Montessori School of San Antonio seeks qualified individuals to assist in the absence of classroom teachers for students ages 3 – 14. Substitutes assume responsibilities in the classroom depending on the grade level and/or subject as outlined in the school’s policies.

The mission of The Montessori School of San Antonio is to guide children to be passionate learners, independent thinkers, and engaged citizens. The Montessori learning environment is organized around mixed-age grouping to provide rich peer stimulus and continuity in the learning process, taking into account the young child’s need for extended sensorial exploration and the older child’s need for uninterrupted blocks of time for academic projects. Individual differences in learning style and pace are accommodated within the classroom.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to employment@montessorisa.org; no calls please.

To ensure the institution remains financially strong for our children’s children and to preserve and actively support the school in the realization of its mission.

- MSSA Board Mission Statement

Teaching Positions

The Montessori School encourages employment inquiries from talented teachers in these areas:

Lead Montessori Teachers for Primary and Elementary grades. All lead teachers must be Montessori-credentialed at their levels with preference for training programs recognized by AMS, AMI, or MACTE.

Classroom Assistants for Primary and Elementary levels must demonstrate a love of children. Experience working with children at the appropriate level is preferred. Montessori training is a plus but not required.

Middle School (7th and 8th Grade) Lead Teachers are trained and experienced in their specific subject areas. Familiarity with – and embracing of – Montessori principles and philosophy is required, although Montessori certification is not. Middle School academic areas include mathematics, science, history, world literature, and English grammar and composition.

Special Instructors teach music, physical education, Spanish, library skills, and art. Montessori certifications are not required in these areas.

Interested candidates may submit a current resume and cover letter to the email address below. No phone calls, please.

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