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French Lead Teacher

Job Summary
Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, the French teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing student support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and students to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs of Learning.
  4. Plan and implement clear, well-thought-out lesson plans that connect in-class learning to concepts and real-world situations and generate enthusiasm and academic excellence in the classroom.
  5. Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to meet the needs of all learners and provide varied forms of feedback on learning.
  6. Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  7. Use technology purposefully in the classroom to enhance learning and to provide information and feedback to students and parents.
  8. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  9. Practice regular, punctual attendance of instructional periods.
  10. Ensure the digital safety of students, following Digital Community and Zoom protocols and guidelines
  11. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  12. Demonstrate a willingness to be available to students within contractual hours in addition to instructional time.
  13. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  14. Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance.
  15. Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.
  16. Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  17. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be native speaker of French
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent and training in French language instruction. Master’s degree a plus!
  • Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years is preferable in teaching French language acquisition to early childhood students
  • Experience with the IB PYP or the French Baccalaureate is preferable.
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

French Assistant Teacher

Job Summary
Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning and the lead teacher, the French teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing student support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and students to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs of Learning.
  4. Greet children and their families.
  5. Ensure good hygiene and maintenance of the classroom.
  6. Meet the basic needs of the child: food, sleep, care, play, relationship, while respecting his rhythm.
  7. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  8. Practice regular, punctual attendance of instructional periods.
  9. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  10. Demonstrate a willingness to be available to students within contractual hours in addition to instructional time.
  11. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  12. Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.
  13. Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  14. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be native speaker of French;
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent and training in French language instruction. Master’s degree a plus!
  • Previous teaching experience of 3 years is preferable in teaching French language acquisition to early childhood students
  • Experience with the IB PYP or the French Baccalaureate is a plus
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

Mandarin Lead Teacher

Job Summary
Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Mandarin teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing student support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and students to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs of Learning.
  4. Plan and implement clear, well-thought-out lesson plans that connect in-class learning to concepts and real-world situations and generate enthusiasm and academic excellence in the classroom.
  5. Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to meet the needs of all learners and provide varied forms of feedback on learning.
  6. Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  7. Use technology purposefully in the classroom to enhance learning and to provide information and feedback to students and parents.
  8. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  9. Practice regular, punctual attendance of instructional periods.
  10. Ensure the digital safety of students, following Digital Community and Zoom protocols and guidelines
  11. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  12. Demonstrate a willingness to be available to students within contractual hours in addition to instructional time.
  13. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  14. Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance.
  15. Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.
  16. Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  17. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be native speaker of Chinese Mandarin
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent and training in Mandarin language instruction. Master’s degree a plus!
  • Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years is preferable in teaching Mandarin language acquisition to early childhood students
  • Experience with the IB PYP is preferable.
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

Nursery Twos Teachers (Spanish, Mandarin)

Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Nursery Twos teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and children to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Plan and implement clear, well-thought-out lesson plans that connect in-class learning to concepts and generate enthusiasm and academic excellence in the classroom.
  4. Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to meet the needs of all learners.
  5. Perform diaper changing, feeding and soothing of very young children.
  6. Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  7. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  8. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  9. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  10. Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance, and lesson planning.
  11. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be native speaker of Spanish or Mandarin; citizenship or tenure in one of the target language countries preferred
  • Training in target language instruction. 
  • Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years is preferable in teaching the target language acquisition to very young students
  • Experience with NAEYC standards, the IB PYP or the French Baccalaureate is preferable.
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

Spanish Kindergarten Teacher

Job Summary
Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Spanish teacher is responsible for planning and developing lessons reflecting best practices, providing student support, collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, and students to build a connected and positive learning environment, within a bilingual, global curriculum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to Tessa’s Mission and Values.
  2. Contribute to a climate of respect and understanding amongst faculty and staff, students, and parents.
  3. Represent Tessa in a manner that reflects the Mission and the Core Beliefs of Learning.
  4. Plan and implement clear, well-thought-out lesson plans that connect in-class learning to concepts and real-world situations and generate enthusiasm and academic excellence in the classroom.
  5. Use a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional and assessment methods to meet the needs of all learners and provide varied forms of feedback on learning.
  6. Monitor the academic, personal, emotional, and social progress of students.
  7. Use technology purposefully in the classroom to enhance learning and to provide information and feedback to students and parents.
  8. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  9. Practice regular, punctual attendance of instructional periods.
  10. Ensure the digital safety of students, following Digital Community and Zoom protocols and guidelines
  11. Communicate in a timely, clear, and effective manner with students, parents, and colleagues, informally and formally.
  12. Demonstrate a willingness to be available to students within contractual hours in addition to instructional time.
  13. Prepare adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent.
  14. Fulfill regular administrative tasks, such as timely completion and correction of attendance.
  15. Engage with students, colleagues, and parents to foster a sense of community.
  16. Work with colleagues, management, and staff in a constructive, collaborative, and cooperative manner.
  17. Actively seek opportunities for professional growth.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be native speaker of Spanish
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent and training in Spanish language instruction. Master’s degree a plus!
  • Previous teaching experience of 3-5 years is preferable in teaching Spanish language acquisition to early childhood students
  • Experience with the IB PYP is preferable.
  • Passion for Tessa’s mission
  • Strong communication skills, a sense of humor, humility, and empathy
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Previous experience at an international school and/or cultural fluency derived from international experience is a plus

Housekeeper

We are looking for a Cleaner to take care of our facilities and carry out cleaning and maintenance duties during the COVID-19 crisis. The goal is to keep our building in a clean and orderly condition.

Responsibilities

  • Clean, stock and supply designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc)
  • Perform and document routine inspection and maintenance activities
  • Carry out heavy cleansing tasks and special projects
  • Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs
  • Stock and maintain supply rooms
  • Cooperate with the rest of the staff
  • Follow all health and safety regulations

Skills

  • Reliability
  • Attention to details
  • Strong hygiene focus
  • Proven working experience as a cleaner
  • Ability to handle heavy equipment and machinery
  • Integrity
  • High school degree is a plus

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $18.00 per hour

Tessa International School

Office: (201) 755-5585 | Location: 720 Monroe St. Hoboken, NJ 07030