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Careers

Working at the Lake School

Year after year, the feedback from our parent community shows that what people appreciate most about the Lake School is our loving and nurturing teaching staff.  Our school cares for its educators by offering flexible schedules, competitive salaries with benefits, and professional development opportunities. We celebrate and support out teachers throughout the year.

The Lake School adds to our teaching team as needed and we welcome applicants who have a passion for Early Childhood Education, play-based education and are willing to work, grow, and play as a team with us. 

Teaching positions at The Lake School include:

Co-teachers for the Hummingbird and Finch 2 & 3-year-old classes 
Co-teachers for the Robin 4-year-old class
C
o-teachers for the Mallard TK class
Teacher for the Blue Jay PM class 
Aides for each of these classes
Aftercare Teacher
Substitutes
Our teachers have some flexibility in choosing their hours ranging from core class time only (20-25 hours per week) to adding Enrichment classes and extra care hours (up to 35 hours per week).

 

We accept resumes on an ongoing basis and will contact applicants upon receiving them and in the event a teaching position opens up.
Email resumes to  director@thelakeschool.net for consideration.

Responsibilities

Teachers at the Lake School are responsible for preparing a safe, equitable, developmentally appropriate environment with enriching activities while developing nurturing and growth-producing relationships with their students. Teachers prepare weekly blogs for their class and twice yearly observation forms for each child, prepare a Back to School Night presentation, and twice yearly  conferences for parents, attend monthly staff meetings and periodic in-servive trainings. Staff members are expected to contribute positively to the team, school and community.

Qualifications

An ideal candidate for an aide or teaching position at The Lake School would have a background in Early Childhood Education and experience in the field, knowledge of child-centered, play and project-based practices as well as a positive demeanor, joy for teaching and enthusiasm for learning. We appreciate applicants who bring personal interests and passions that can be shared with the children and staff to enrich the culture and curriculum.  

 

Lead Teachers must have a minimum of 12 ECE credits.  Aides must have a minimum of 6 ECE credits. 

Compensation & Benefits

Teacher and Aide salaries are based on an hourly rate of pay between $18 and $28 an hour depending on personal levels of education and experience. Employees are offered a health insurance plan, dental stipend and sick days. Salaries include pay for holidays, class prep time, meeting times, and inservice days. 

Current Job Openings

To apply, send a resume to director@thelakeschool.net.  Please include cover letter detailing your skills, experience and why you would be a good match for our community.

Substitute Teachers

Duties Include:

  • Supporting our teaching staff on an as-needed basis.

 

Compensation:

  • $20/hourly. This is an on-call position

 

What We Are Looking For:

  • Experience working with children ages 2-5 and ECE credits. Prior classroom experience in a preschool classroom setting is preferred.

  • Flexibility, creativity and the ability to connect with young learners.

  • Positive, pleasant temperament and joy for playing with children.

Administrative Assistant

Duties Include:

  • Supporting our Head of School with operations. 

  • Maintaining essential files/records (student & staff paperwork, payroll, enrollment, billing)

  • Organizing materials & maintaining technology 

  • Ordering supplies and expense tracking

  • Scheduling regular facility maintenance 

  • Managing calendars (school year & staff schedules)

  • Running occasional errands during work hours (shopping, post office, etc)

 

Compensation

  • $21-$26/hourly, dependent on experience. Approximately 25 hours of work per week for 11 months of the year.

  • Health insurance is offered to employees working over a specified number hours a week

 

What We Are Looking For:

  •  The ideal candidate would be a self-driven, team-player with a strong interest in and/or knowledge of early childhood education. 

  • Skills required: Typing, Google Suite and Excel.

  • Candidates would need a valid CA Driver’s License and to have their own vehicle to run errands. 

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