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Bloom Community School is a supportive, engaging place to work for individuals interested in progressive, community-connected, inquiry-based education. Joy in learning and relating is part of our organizational design and includes a low student-to-teacher ratio, collaborative teaching approach, and a bend toward social justice within a reflexive learning environment. Bloom is a home for entrepreneurial, creative, connective teachers who have a passion for the learning process and for meaningful student and community engagement.  

 

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

 

SCHOOL AIDE (Posted 08-16-2020)

Bloom Community School is seeking a School Aide to assist our teachers for at least the first 3 months of the 2020-2021 school year by helping maintain health and safety standards and supporting outdoor learning classrooms. The successful candidate will have experience with and enjoy working with children ages 5-14 years old. Our school values racial, ethnic, economic, gender, and social diversity, and we seek applicants who represent and broaden our community of learning.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include supporting a safe and nurturing environment for children enrolled at Bloom Community School, with a primary focus on facilitating transitions and needs in our indoor school space while classes are primarily operated outdoors. The School Aide will be responsible for maintaining health and safety standards in the school’s indoor areas; supporting teachers with outdoor learning activities; and serving as a substitute in the event of teacher absences.  

 

Schedule & Compensation

The position is temporary, beginning on August 24, 2020 and continuing at least until November 13, 2020 (subject to change, depending on school schedule and need). 

 

The School Aide will work approximately 38 hours per week, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Salary: $11-$13 / hour

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred; previous experience in child care or education required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. The person we are seeking should demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and consistently with teachers, students, and parents; willingness to be flexible and adaptable; a strong work ethic; the capacity to understand, appreciate, and reflect the diversity of Bloom’s families; and a positive, collaborative attitude. Must possess or immediately obtain valid CPR and First Aid Certification.

 

Next Steps

Contact Bloom Community School with a letter of introduction and interest to info@bloomcommunityschool.org, along with resume and references. We will contact interested teachers to set up a time to visit the school and speak with staff to discuss fit and preparation for our unique, non-traditional learning environment.

 

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BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE SPECIALIST (Posted 08-05-2020)

Bloom Community School is seeking Before and After School Care Specialists that have experience with and enjoy working with children ages 5-14 years old. Our school values racial, ethnic, economic, gender, and social diversity, and we seek applicants who represent and broaden our community of learning.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include providing a safe and nurturing environment for children enrolled at Bloom Community School with supervision and leadership of guided activities, indoor cooperative and individual play, individuated attention, free play, outdoor playground time, quiet reading, games, and more.

 

Schedule & Compensation

The position is temporary and follows the school year. It begins on August 24, 2020, and ends on June 3, 2021 (subject to change). Specialists will work between 5-15 hours per week.

Before School Hours - 6:50-8:10 a.m.

After School Hours - 2:50-5:40 p.m.

Salary: $11 /hour

 

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; previous experience in child care or early childhood education preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. The person we are seeking should demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and consistently with teachers, students, and parents; willingness to be flexible and adaptable; a strong work ethic; the capacity to understand, appreciate, and reflect the diversity of Bloom’s families; and a positive, collaborative attitude. Must possess or immediately obtain and maintain valid CPR and First Aid Certification.

 

Next Steps

Contact Bloom Community School with a letter of introduction and interest to info@bloomcommunityschool.org, along with resume and references. We will contact interested teachers to set up a time to visit the school and speak with staff to discuss fit and preparation for our unique, non-traditional learning environment.

 

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SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Bloom Community School is seeking to expand its select group of substitute teachers. Our school values racial, ethnic, economic, gender, and social diversity, and we seek applicants who represent and broaden our community of learning.

 

Bloom Community School is an independent, coeducational elementary school serving families with children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Founded in the progressive philosophy of education, Bloom is dedicated to innovative, research-based educational practices that support inquiry-based learning and fostering self-understanding as part of social-emotional growth and wellbeing. We value critical thinking, varied individual and collaborative approaches to learning, authentic assessment methods, and creative, child-focused curriculum development. Small class sizes create opportunities for individualized, attentive pedagogical practices that include emphasizing 21st-century skills and social justice concerns.

 

Responsibilities

Substitute teachers will join this collaborative teaching group to help to implement our unique inquiry-based programming when needed. Substitute teachers may work full or partial days Mondays through Fridays, starting at 8 a.m. and ending around 3:15 p.m., and should be prepared to be present with students during that time with rotating breaks. Substitute teachers will carry out the learning day schedule for each class with guidance from permanent staff, and provide as consistent as possible an experience for the students.

 

Qualifications

The person we are seeking will have:

  • teaching experience at the elementary and/or middle school level;

  • a bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience;

  • an interest and/or experience in Progressive education practices;

  • ability to help nurture children’s individual and healthy identities;

  • dedication to equity and social justice;

  • the capacity to understand, appreciate, and reflect the diversity of Bloom’s families;

  • willingness to be flexible and adaptable;

  • the skills to communicate well interpersonally with students, parents, colleagues;

  • engaged energy, a strong work ethic, and a positive, collaborative attitude.

 

Next Steps

Contact Bloom Community School with a letter of introduction and interest to info@bloomcommunityschool.org, along with resume and references. We will contact interested teachers to set up a time to visit the school and speak with staff to discuss fit and preparation for our unique, non-traditional learning environment.

Bloom Community School is committed to attracting staff of varied backgrounds and to developing inclusive classroom communities that draw strength from a positive recognition of diversity. We value diversity in our community with regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, and ability.

CONTACT US

Phone: (309) 808-1192

Email: info@bloomcommunityschool.org

LOCATION

1100 N. Beech Street, Building #11

Normal, IL 61761

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