Island Montessori is a non-profit preschool/daycare that has been serving Victoria children ages 30 months to 5 years and their families for over 40 years.  We are located on the Saanich Pennisula and offer a beautiful rural setting surrounded by nature providing many opportunities for outdoor exploration and enjoyment. We are currently seeking a full time ECE/Montessori Directress who would be interested in joining our dedicated team of educators.  We have 5, 3 and 2 full day programs as well as a morning only preschool program and Before and After School Care.      We offer a Montessori based approach to early childhood education and are committed to supporting children with a wide variety of learning strengths and needs.  Our Vision statement is “To be champions of inclusive, caring and respectful early childhood education founded on Montessori principles and practices”.  And our Mission is “To nurture every child’s love of learning while fostering their growing independence, confidence and self-esteem”.

Job Description:   This position would include supervision of our Before School Care program from 730am – 9am and as a Directress Assistant 9am – 330pm.  As a Before School Care supervisor you will be expected to provide a warm, welcoming environment for children who utilize the Before School Care service.  As a classroom Directress you would be expected to apply the Montessori method of teaching and build positive relationships with the children by providing appropriate challenges through which they can learn.  You will act as a role model in daily routines to build skills while fostering self-discipline and independence.  You will be part of a dynamic team of Directresses and Integration Support Workers who work cooperatively and collaboratively together to provide a positive, nurturing and supportive child care environment.

Job Qualifications/Educational:        Early Childhood Education Certificate is essential and preference would be given to those candidates with Montessori training as well.  Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of experience.

Job Qualifications/Personal:             Ability to work closely and cooperatively with others;

Sensitivity and respect for individual and cultural differences, particularly in the area of special needs;

Adequate energy level and ability to meet the physical demands of the job.

Salary:   Starting wage is $20.00/hr – $23.80 dependent upon credentials and experience, subject to three month probation period.  Upon successful completion of probation salary will include medical/dental benefits and paid time off at Christmas and Spring Break as well as paid sick days.  This is a full time position 730am -330pm Monday-Friday and would commence in September for the selected candidate.  Upon completion of probation the salaried position would include two weeks paid time off at Christmas and Spring Break as well as paid sick days.

Please visit our website for more information on our school(islandmontessori.com).  Applications can be emailed to Ms. Anne Chen @ achen@islandmontessori.com. no later than June 30/21.   Please include a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position, your resume and at least two references.  All applications will be treated as confidential.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.