CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL CAREERS

Director of Learning Center

Congressional School, an independent co-educational day school for children in Preschool-8th Grade in Falls Church, Virginia, seeks a Director of the Learning Center for the 2018-2019 school year.   This position is a member of the Student Support Team and reports to the Assistant Head for Academics and Lower and Middle School Director. 

Qualified candidates must have strong knowledge and experience regarding current research on different learning needs and styles to best support elementary and middle school aged students.  The Director of Learning Center serves as a leader regarding authentic approaches to learning and advocates on behalf of students and student learning. 

The Leaning Specialist must be proactive and enjoy working within a high paced environment that is mission-driven, results and solutions oriented, and nurture the strong sense of community at Congressional. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, be detailed oriented, have strong administrative and organizational skills, and have the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Learning Specialist will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The Learning Specialist must be someone who naturally takes the initiative and maintains a gentle but strong professional demeanor at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with Division Heads and the Director of Innovation and Learning to evaluate the current structure of the Learning Center to ensure students and faculty are supported in a high quality and timely manner;
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to identify students in need of academic support;
  • Support students identified with learning differences in either one-on-one or in a small group settings;
  • Work with parents and faculty to ensure a strong partnership, exhibit empathy and demonstrate the school’s core values to best support students receiving help or enrichment in the Learning Center;
  • Provide direct instruction to students to develop and enhance study and executive functioning skills;
  • Analyze testing results and evaluations and summarize findings for faculty;
  • Conduct informal screenings and assessments;
  • Update Learning Center Profiles and Accommodation Plans regularly and as needed;
  • Remain current and abreast of educational research about students with learning differences and instructional practices;
  • Lead regular Student Support meetings with Faculty and Administration;
  • Coordinate the Learning Center Student Support referral process;
  • Collaborate with and offer support to faculty on behalf of students with learning differences;
  • Oversee implementation of classroom accommodations or enrichment activities for students who use the Learning Center;
  • Coordinate and execute, as appropriate, school-wide professional development in the areas of learning differences and learning support for teachers and staff;
  • Assist teachers in differentiating instruction for a variety of learning styles;
  • Provide information to parents about student performance;
  • Manage staff of at least one person in the Learning Center; and,
  • Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, writing report card comments, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.).

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates must have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Reading, Special Education or Education; a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a related field.
  • Familiarity with current research, strategies and programs in reading, writing, math, and, in general, for students with learning differences.
  • Trained and certified in multi-sensory approaches to reading interventions such as Orton Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, and/or Wilson Language Program.
  • Experience in assessment and test interpretation; familiarity with standardized and informal assessments commonly used when identifying students with reading, writing, math, and processing challenges.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong team player who thinks strategically, inspires and motivates others, has a growth mindset, and naturally takes initiative.
  • A joyful and positive disposition; recognizes the potential of every individual child.

EEO Statement 

Congressional School provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

 

STEM Teacher

Congressional School, an independent co-educational day school for children in Preschool-8th Grade in Falls Church, Virginia, seeks a STEM Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.   

The STEM Teacher is responsible for developing, implementing, assessing and modifying a dynamic STEM program for students across all grades that aligns with Congressional School’s mission, vision, and values. The STEM Teacher will teach a combination of elementary school science and middle school STEM electives in robotics, design, computer science and/or engineering. The STEM Teacher will work collaboratively to develop curriculum that strives for interdisciplinary connections, enhances existing programs, and complements existing STEM initiatives. The STEM Teacher is positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach a combination of elementary science, and middle school STEM electives in robotics, design, computer science and/or engineering.
  • Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based learning experience tailored to individual student needs.
  • Collaboratively plan, observe classes, and design cross-curricular projects with members of a dynamic Congressional faculty..
  • Collaborate and co-teach with colleagues.
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining the design lab and equipment.  
  • Create a classroom environment that is safe, conducive to learning and is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and assessments
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, curricular units, and projects.
  • Coordinate and help organize special science and STEM events/activities.
  • Maintain a high level of awareness regarding research and recent developments on programs that will benefit students in STEM
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, science, engineering, computer science, or related field; Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience in an elementary and/or middle school setting
  • Knowledge of current theories, techniques and methodologies of STEM.  
  • Proficiency in application of educational technology
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment
  • A growth mindset, sense of humor, warm personality, strong initiative, and excellent organizational and communication skills

EEO Statement 

Congressional School provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Full Time Maintenance Technician

Congressional School is looking for a Full-Time Maintenance Technician  to work with our Maintenance team.

 

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for general maintenance and repairs to campus buildings and grounds to ensure that all students, staff, and the community are provided a safe, clean, and attractive environment. The Maintenance Technician will provide technical and manual skill in the servicing and repair of all Congressional buildings, grounds, equipment, and furnishings. The Maintenance Technician must be capable of performing a wide variety of maintenance activities.

 

This is temporary full time position.

 

Please include your desired hourly rate.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs a wide variety of general and semi-skilled maintenance activities, including routine plumbing, electrical and building maintenance tasks.
  • Ensures that the building has adequate heating, lighting, and ventilation and that it is properly cleaned.
  • Identify items/areas requiring maintenance, repair or cleaning.
  • Keeps the Facilities Manager informed about ongoing activities and emerging issues.
  • Assists with preparation and clean-up activities for School events.
  • Cleans, moves, and arranges furnishings, supplies, and equipment as directed.
  • Maintains vehicles, tools, and equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability in safe operating condition.
  • Performs the upkeep of grounds and buildings.
  • Controls and directs traffic as needed.
  • Supervises the receipt and shipping of all materials and equipment.
  • Cleans, sweeps, dusts, mops, shampoos, washes, vacuums, polishes, and waxes floors.
  • Cleans windows, woodwork, furniture, and equipment.
  • Assists with snow removal operations as directed.
  • Operates machinery and equipment.
  • Understands and executes facilities maintenance plan.
  • Observes safety standards and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Post-secondary training in a trade
  • Proficiency in several areas of maintenance (e.g., plumbing, painting, carpentry, masonry, electrical, mechanical, HVAC systems, roof repair).
  • Valid driver’s license

 

CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL

Founded in 1939, Congressional School is an independent, co-ed, day school in Falls Church, Virginia, serving 350 students and 2,000 campers annually through our academic and summer programs. A diverse and caring community, Congressional draws families from all over Northern Virginia and prepares students through a rigorous, but developmentally appropriate, curriculum infused with numerous opportunities for exploration and growth. Our graduates find success in high school and matriculate to local public, private, magnet and faith-based schools, as well as, boarding schools.

 

VISION

We ignite the spark in young learners to become great thinkers and leaders who will positively impact our world.

 

MISSION

We provide an inspirational and challenging student-centered educational experience within our diverse and supportive community where children question, collaborate, create, and lead.

 

CORE VALUES

We believe that strong character is essential to being a great thinker and leader. These core values reflect our aspirations as individuals and as a community: Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, and Respect.

 

EEO STATEMENT 
Congressional School provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

 

Full-Time Teaching Assistant (Infant - Toddler)

Congressional School is looking for a Full-Time Teaching Assistant  to work in our Early Childhood program with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years old.
 
The Teaching Assistant will assist in planning and implementing the daily program; actively supervise the classroom and playgrounds at all times; and observe, interact, and engage with children. Duties will include maintaining proper adult to child ratios with each age grouping and classroom; monitoring the playground at all times; helping with meals, and snacks; and following daily staffing schedule and assisting in rooms when requested by the Early Childhood Coordinator or Lead Teachers.
 
Qualified candidate will have experience working with infants and toddlers. Ideal candidate will have a bachelor's Degree in a child related field; or a child development/early childhood credential.
 
Requirements include the ability to lift or carry children weighing up to 25 pounds throughout the course of the day and the ability to regularly bend, stoop and crouch in order to physically interact with children and ensure their safety. Qualified candidates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with children, parents, and co-workers.
 
 
Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or disability. This application will be given every consideration, but its receipt by Congressional School does not imply the applicant will be employed. Congressional School's campus is a smoke-free work zone.

Part-Time Teaching Assistant (Infant - Toddler)

Congressional School is looking for a Part-Time Teaching Assistant (12PM-6PM) to work in our Early Childhood program with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years old.
 
The Teaching Assistant will assist in planning and implementing the daily program; actively supervise the classroom and playgrounds at all times; and observe, interact, and engage with children. Duties will include maintaining proper adult to child ratios with each age grouping and classroom; monitoring the playground at all times; helping with meals, and snacks; and following daily staffing schedule and assisting in rooms when requested by the Early Childhood Coordinator or Lead Teachers.
 
Qualified candidate will have experience working with infants and toddlers. Ideal candidate will have a bachelor's Degree in a child related field; or a child development/early childhood credential.
 
Requirements include the ability to lift or carry children weighing up to 25 pounds throughout the course of the day and the ability to regularly bend, stoop and crouch in order to physically interact with children and ensure their safety. Qualified candidates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with children, parents, and co-workers.
 
 Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or disability. This application will be given every consideration, but its receipt by Congressional School does not imply the applicant will be employed. Congressional School's campus is a smoke-free work zone.

Substitute Teacher

Congressional School is looking for qualified substitute teachers to add to our current sub list. We are looking for individuals that are willing to work with grades Pre-K through 8th grade, or substitutes that prefer specific content areas.

 

If you are interested in joining our community, please attach a cover letter and resume.

 

 

Faculty

Application for Employment

Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or disability. This application will be given every consideration, but its receipt by Congressional School does not imply the applicant will be employed. Congressional School's campus is a smoke-free work zone.

To apply by email, please fill out our employment application form, indicate which position you are applying for and send your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

Franca Monthe - fmonthe@congressionalschool.org

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