Bilingual Mandarin Substitute Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Los Angeles/West, California


Description

Position at Stratford School

The Mandarin Substitute Teacher will work as part of a team to support instruction appropriate for preschool thru K grades with an emphasis on vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This person must be professionally prepared to teach Mandarin to young children.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Substitute as needed on campus in the classroom.
  • Plan, supervise, and implement the Mandarin curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the other Mandarin teachers to plan and implement the Mandarin curriculum to students.
  • Fluent and accurate written and verbal skills and in-depth knowledge of Mandarin culture as it relates to the curriculum.
  • Being responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, and décor of the classroom environment. This will include sharing the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff.
  • Establish a non-punitive method of classroom discipline, seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.
  • Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
  • Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
  • Appropriately dressed, well-groomed, and neat.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and loyalty to the school at all times.
  • Maintain a friendly and positive attitude toward parents, students, and administration.
  • Cooperate in the maintenance of interpersonal relationships, refrain from complaining and gossiping.
  • Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers.
  • Punctual and reliable. 
  • Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.

Skills/Knowledge/Education:

  • Prior to being hired, a teacher shall have an educational background with early childhood units which include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, child, family, and community, and program/curriculum or a Bachelors of Child Development is needed for this opportunity. 
  • A transcript and/or copy of the degree from the approved university/college must verify the coursework or a current and valid teaching credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Must successfully clear criminal background check.
  • Mandarin fluency is a must.

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