Careers at Far Hills

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Our faculty and staff are the heart and soul of our school. They come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and their diverse interests and talents create a vibrant professional climate where their work is more than a mere job. All of our faculty and staff share a passion for helping children learn and grow. We seek employees who view learning as a life-long pursuit, embrace a child-centered approach to teaching, and who celebrate community.

All positions will remain open to application until filled.
Far Hills Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Job Openings

After School Extended Day Counselors

Part time
3 p.m.–6 p.m. 

Looking for energetic, reliable, flexible and fun personalities to work with children varying in ages PreK through 8th grade. We provide homework assistance, game play, arts and crafts, science projects, cooking and more. Experience working with children is encouraged. Required is a State of NJ background check. For more information please contact Brian Junger at 908-766-0622 or bjunger@fhcds.org.

Maternity Leave Replacement:  Preschool Studio Teacher

Far Hills Country Day School seeks a maternity leave replacement for a Preschool Studio Teacher from January 6, 2020 through end of the school year.

Art is the medium by which the Preschool educators, inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, encourage the children to communicate. It is the medium by which teachers “listen” to the children. The Preschool Studio Teacher facilitates multi-age classes in an environment that supports art as the language of young children and is a collaborative member of the Preschool and Lower School teams. S/he demonstrates creativity, passion and reflective practice while exuding warmth, energy, and enthusiasm. A positive role model, s/he exhibits perseverance and a love of learning. The successful teacher will be one who embraces the Studio experience as a special place in our Prekindergarten program. S/he cultivates an inclusive, safe, caring, and supportive classroom environment that reaches every student. Using multiple teaching techniques, the Preschool Studio Teacher supports the classroom teachers working together so that  students achieve grade-level learning objectives in math, language arts, social studies, science and social-emotional areas. The teacher creates a dynamic environment that promotes critical thinking and learning skills and respects diverse perspectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Explore new materials with small groups of children while not only being comfortable with but also welcoming of unexpected directions and distractions that benefit the group or individual. 

  • Prepare an environment that supports the young child’s gaining mastery of everyday tools, from clay to acrylic paint, to fabric, to wire, to more; it is the student’s use of authentic materials to create and have their ideas come to life that is the source of growing language and literacy skills.

  • Observe and document children’s ideas, offer interesting provocations that introduce new materials to children and help scaffold and delve deeper into children’s theories. 

  • Plan, conduct, assess, evaluate, and refine lessons based on school mission, school and discipline-specific goals, grade-level-specific objectives, essential understandings, and NAEYC best practices.

  • Take initiative in the classroom to promote and guide students’ inquiry and develop curricula around student interest.

  • Differentiate instructional methods based on both class and student assessments, evaluation, school-wide initiatives, technological advances, research, and feedback.

Requirements:

  • At least two years of experience teaching in applicable grade levels and demonstrated understanding of art and the young child

  • Excellent organizational, collaboration, and communication skills

  • Experience in emergent curriculum, an appreciation and understanding of co-learning with children

  • Familiarity with national learning standards, especially DAP and NAEYC standards 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred

Interested candidates should consult our Employment Application to complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume.

 

 

Pre-schoolers playing with robotics