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Founded in 1986, Sunshine Montessori School (SMS) is a co-educational independent school for children ages 18 months through Grade 8. Conveniently located in Kitchener-Waterloo, we offer an outstanding Montessori program where students can realize their potential by igniting their natural curiosity and passion to learn.

At SMS, we believe our greatest strength is the way we quietly balance a wonderful sense of calm within our dynamic active learning environment, creating a place where students love learning, are encouraged to try new experiences and develop their talents to the fullest.

Stimulating and nurturing each child’s natural curiosity and love for learning within a Montessori environment is at the core of our approach to education. As a community of children, educators and families, our goal is to enable children to reach their full potential at every stage of development.

Please submit your cover letter and resume using the form below, or via email at jobs@smsschool.ca.  Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully.  Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  As a condition of employment, a criminal record check is required.

SMS is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the human rights code throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise us of your accessibility needs and we will ensure they are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

We are currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

Supply Teachers

Position Title: Teacher
Reports To: Head of School
Status: Occasional
Starting Date: Ongoing

Sunshine Montessori School (SMS) is a co-educational independent school for children ages 18 months through Grade 8. Conveniently located in Kitchener-Waterloo, we offer an outstanding Montessori program where students can realize their potential by igniting their natural curiosity and passion to learn.

At SMS, we believe our greatest strength is the way we quietly balance a wonderful sense of calm within our dynamic active learning environment, creating a place where students love learning, are encouraged to try new experiences and develop their talents to the fullest.

Job Purpose

SMS Teachers are expected to have a high level of expertise in their teaching disciplines and are effective, stimulating and competent facilitators of the educational process. All members of the teaching faculty are first and foremost educators but are also expected to be supportive and contributing members of the school community.

Position Accountabilities

  • Deliver his/her teaching practice in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Curriculum guidelines of SMS
  • Be a supportive, positive and contributing member of the SMS community, both sharing and accepting constructive feedback
  • Serve as a role model to other members of the SMS community
  • Engage and communicate effectively with parents
  • Develop an appropriate level of technological expertise enabling them to function in an e-school environment
  • Know and support the Code of Conduct

At SMS, each class is led by a certified and accredited Montessori teacher whose primary role is to direct the child’s natural energy and provide a programme that meets the social and academic needs of each individual student.

Skills, Technical & Behavioural Competencies

  • Post-Secondary Education Montessori Training (MACTE accredited) preferred
  • Teacher education training including ECE/RECE certification is required for Ministry licensed programs dealing with children ages 18 months to age 6
  • Teaching experience in another setting (i.e. University, College, or areas of specialized instruction such as music, athletics) is an asset
  • Teachers will possess appropriate academic credentials illustrating a high level of knowledge and expertise in their teaching discipline
  • Technical aptitude
  • Demonstrates Integrity & Trust
  • Possesses excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and self-management

Workplace Requirements & Conditions

Location:  SMS, 10 Boniface Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 1L9
The work day includes all academic and extra-curricular periods starting at approximately 8:00 a.m.

Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully.  Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  As a condition of employment, a criminal record check is required.

Please submit your resume and cover letter using the form below, or email us at jobs@smsschool.ca

SMS is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. Please contact us at jobs@smsschool.ca for further details or if you require any information in an alternate format.

Montessori Trained Lower and Upper Elementary Teachers

Sunshine Montessori School (SMS) is a co-educational independent school for children ages 30 months through Grade 8. Located in Kitchener-Waterloo, we offer an outstanding Montessori program where students can realize their potential by igniting their natural curiosity and passion for learning.

We are hiring full-time Montessori-trained Lower and Upper Elementary Teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. The successful candidates will be team players who are comfortable delivering a Montessori inquiry-based curriculum. Your strengths will be working collaboratively with a team of teachers to make curricular and operational decisions that respond to individual student needs.

The SMS teachers enjoy two weeks Winter Break and two weeks of March Break. They are also eligible to participate in SMS’s health and benefit plan and group RRSP. The 2022-2023 SMS Teacher Salary Grid – $33,000 to $67,000 is based on years of teaching experience and qualifications.

Position Overview

The Lower and Upper Elementary Teachers are responsible for:

· Working with small groups to deliver inquiry-based Montessori curriculum and offer feedback aimed at student growth.

· Observing, guiding, supervising, and assessing students while learning in the classroom environment.

· Creating and maintaining a safe, clean, stimulating classroom where all students feel safe and valued

· Establishing rapport and building relationships with students based on trust

· Monitoring and assessing student progress and writing reports

· Attending staff meetings, open houses, school events, Professional Development activities, as well as helping plan parent education programs

· Delivering a teaching practice following the Mission, Vision, and Curriculum guidelines of SMS and fulfilling all the expectations of a teaching position at SMS

· Participating in an aspect of the Co-Curricular program by being involved in and leading academic, outdoor education, and other learning trips

· Developing an appropriate level of technical expertise enabling them to function in an online school environment when required

· Providing supervisory duties in the broader school community may include supervising field trips, lunch coverage, and recess supervision

· Participating in occasional Evenings and Weekend work required that involves attendance at Parent/Teacher conferences, Overnight Camps, Parent Education, and Weekend Open Houses

Position Requirements:

· Montessori Teacher education training and teaching experience

· Professional qualifications and appropriate subject background

· Appropriate academic credentials illustrating a high level of knowledge and expertise in their teaching discipline

· Technical aptitude

· OCT certification and teaching experience is an assets

· Standard First Aid and CPR training

SMS Core Competencies:

· Adaptability & Flexibility · Contributing to and Valuing a Diverse School Community · Collaborative Team Player · Communication · Integrity & Trust · Learning Agility · Open · Passion · Planning · Problem Solving · Relationship Building · Service Orientation

Teacher Specific:

· Professional Knowledge

· Commitment to Student Learning & Success

· Breadth of Contribution

A Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required as a condition of employment.

SMS is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the human rights code throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise us of your accessibility needs, and we will ensure they are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Sunshine Montessori School

10 Boniface Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1L9
Phone: (519) 744-1423