Employment at Rainbow Community School

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Rainbow Community School

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Rainbow Community School is always interested in meeting qualified professionals who would like to join our community.

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Why Choose Us

Loving Community

One of the first things you’ll notice about working here is how close-knit and loving our community really is.

Incredible Talent

Rainbow believes in hiring faculty and staff that shine in their field. Most teachers hold a master’s degree.

40 Years and Counting

Our school has been open since 1978. We have a rich history of providing holistic education.

Learning & Collaboration

At Rainbow, you have the freedom to explore lessons in-depth. We provide ample opportunities for collaboration and continued learning.

Whole Child Teaching

We teach to the Seven Domains and believe in giving students the freedom to be who they are while we meet them where they are.

The Heart of West Asheville

Our school is located in the beautiful community of West Asheville, with plenty of cultural and creative venues.

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Current Openings

Assistant Teachers in K-2

Rainbow Community School’s mission is to develop accomplished, confident, and creative learners who are prepared to be compassionate leaders in building a socially just, spiritually connected and environmentally sustainable world.

Our educational curricula include student-centered projects, nature awareness, service learning and more.  We are unique with our Seven Domains model. We teach using the natural, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, physical and creative domains.

Rainbow Community School is seeking Assistant Teachers for Kindergarten and Second Grade for the 2020-21 school year.

Rainbow Community School Assistant Teachers are responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in implementing engaging and multisensory learning experiences for the students in the classroom community.  The Assistant Teacher works closely with the Lead Teacher to create a nurturing support system, aimed at providing each child with the greatest opportunity for physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth.  In addition, they bring in best practices from a variety of approaches to create our holistic model.  The Assistant Teacher will also step in for the Lead Teacher whenever the Lead Teacher is not present with the class.

Assistant Teacher Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help to execute activities and practices that promote the RCS Seven Domain Model 
  • Help to tailor classroom activities to the developmental needs of each child
  • Foster strong classroom community by helping children develop conflict resolution skills
  • Teach students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Use reading programs such as Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Reading Instruction
  • Maintain the classroom environment to provide safe and engaging learning opportunities
  • Discuss student’s progress with Lead Teacher, families, counselors, and administrators
  • Provide constant supervision of the students; take care of their health & safety needs
  • Engage in positive, developmentally appropriate interactions with children while implementing Positive Discipline, Transformative Justice, and Decolonized curriculum 
  • Implement classroom schedules and lesson plans as directed by Lead Teacher
  • Assist in documentation of individual children’s progress
  • Develop relationships with and serve as point of contact for families to provide information and relevant resources
  • Participate in RCS faculty meetings, and Assistant Teacher circle meetings
  • Attend any required in-service trainings on an annual basis

Requirements and Qualifications

1. Associates or Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education or related field.

2. Minimum of 1-year experience teaching in school setting or with children

3. A passion for working with youth in the education field.

4. Clear, consistent and respectful communicator

5. Attentive listener

6. Commitment to personal and professional growth

7. Excellent collaborator

8. Upstanding ethics and integrity

9. Pass state-enforced background check

Compensation: 

Salary Range: $23,000-25,800, plus a $3,900 stipend.  Annual raises. After one year of employment, an additional 2% is added annual to a 403b retirement fund. Tuition remission for children: 50% discount for 1st child, 50% for 2nd child.

RCS is an Affirmative Action school, EOE. Rainbow Community School is a nonprofit institution that does not discriminate in admissions or hiring practices. We welcome students and staff of any race, creed, ethnic origin, or lifestyle.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Kate Brantley
P-3 Division Head
Rainbow Community School
kate.brantley@rainbowlearning.org

 

Substitute Teachers

We are always looking for qualified substitute teachers.

We are also always looking for qualified Preschool substitute teachers, too!

Preference will be given to applicants who have a four year degree and plenty of experience in the classroom. The ideal applicant can commit to substitute teaching for the year (or years) and is available with short notice. Our substitute pay range is $14.00-$16.00 per hour. 

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to: info@rainbowlearning.org.

Don’t forget to tell us a little about yourself, why you want to teach, what grades you prefer working with and any special skills you may have.

 

Rainbow Community School is a nonprofit institution that does not discriminate in admissions or hiring practices. We welcome students and staff of any race, creed, ethnic origin, or lifestyle.

Assistant Teacher in Preschool

Rainbow Community School’s mission is to develop accomplished, confident, and creative learners who are prepared to be compassionate leaders in building a socially just, spiritually connected and environmentally sustainable world.

We are unique with our Seven Domains model. We teach using the natural, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, physical and creative domains.

Rainbow Community School is seeking an Assistant Teacher for Preschool (3-5 year olds) for the 2020-21 school year. RCS Preschool Assistant Teachers are responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher in implementing engaging and multisensory learning experiences for the students in the classroom community.  The Assistant Teacher works closely with the Lead Teacher to create a nurturing support system, aimed at providing each child with the greatest opportunity for physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth.  In addition, they bring in best practices from a variety of approaches to create our holistic model.  The Assistant Teacher will also step in for the Lead Teacher whenever the Lead Teacher is not present with the class.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help to execute activities and practices that promote the RCS Seven Domain Model 
  • Help to tailor classroom activities to the developmental needs of each child
  • Foster strong classroom community by helping children develop conflict resolution skills
  • Teach students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Maintain the classroom environment to provide safe and engaging learning opportunities
  • Discuss student’s progress with Lead Teacher, families, counselors, and administrators
  • Provide constant supervision of the students; take care of their health & safety needs
  • Maintain compliance with all current NC and DCD guidelines both indoors and out
  • Engage in positive, developmentally appropriate interactions with children while implementing Positive Discipline, Transformative Justice, and Decolonized curriculum.
  • Implement classroom schedules and lesson plans as directed by Lead Teacher
  • Assist in documentation of individual children’s progress
  • Develop relationships with and serve as point of contact for families to provide information and relevant resources
  • Participate in RCS faculty meetings, Preschool circle meetings & Conferences
  • Attend any required in-service trainings on an annual basis

Requirements and Qualifications

Associates or Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred

Minimum educational requirement is AA plus 18 ECE semester hours (NC ECE Certificate)

Minimum of 1-year experience teaching in preschool setting

  • A passion for working with youth in the education field.
  • Clear, consistent and respectful communicator
  • Attentive listener
  • Excellent collaborator
  • Upstanding ethics and integrity
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Pass state-enforced background check
  • Current CPR & First Aid certification
  • Current Medical Report & TB test

Compensation

Salary Range: $23,000-25,800, plus a $3,900 stipend.  Annual raises. After one year of employment, an additional 2% is added annual to a 403(b) retirement fund. Possible tuition reimbursement for Professional Development courses through the TEACH Scholarship. RCS tuition remission for staff children: 50% discount for 1st child, 50% for 2nd child.

RCS is an Affirmative Action school, EOE, Rainbow Community School is a nonprofit institution that does not discriminate in admissions or hiring practices. We welcome students and staff of any race, creed, ethnic origin, or lifestyle.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and references  to:

Kate Brantley
P-3 Division Head
Rainbow Community School
kate.brantley@rainbowlearning.org

 

Office

574 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28786