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Current Openings at Westside School

Westside School

10404 34th Avenue SW

Seattle, WA  98146


Westside School – Pre-kindergarten through fourth grade Instructional Assistant(s)

Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success and by connecting their human spirit to imagination and learning.

Position Summary: The role of Lower School Instructional Assistant is to provide support to students in the classroom and throughout the school day.  The Instructional Assistant’s day may include leading small groups during literacy or math lessons, working one on one with students, supervising students during recess and lunch periods, and working with students to problem-solve social and emotional conflicts with peers.

Additionally, Instructional Assistants provide leadership during our Extended Day Program, which provides morning care support for families beginning at 7:30 a.m. and evening support until 6:00 p.m.  We encourage and support our Instructional Assistants to implement programs, teach classes and practice teaching small groups while working in the extended day program.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

•    A desire to become an elementary school teacher or other related fields in education

•    Experience working with elementary school students

•    A willingness to learn about, reflect upon and support initiatives that benefit students

•    An expressed effort to collaborate with colleagues, accept feedback and conduct one’s self in a professional manner

•    Associates or Bachelors Degree or working toward completion of an academic certificate


Hours:   40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with hours set between 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Start Date: on or about August 31, 2015

Compensation and Benefits:  This is a full-time position for the 2015 - 2016 academic school year. Westside School offers a generous benefits package to full time employees. Compensation DOE. 

To Apply:  Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for this position, a resume, and three professional references via email to employment@westsideschool.org

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer.


Substitute Teachers 
Westside School is looking for both teachers and instructional assistants with experience working with children in grades, pre-kindergarten and eighth grade, to add to our substitute roster. We also need substitutes for music and performing arts, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, physical education, and visual arts.  
The ideal candidate will be accessible for early morning calls. Candidates with partial availability during the week are also encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and references to employment@westsideschool.org.
Westside School is an equal opportunity employer.