Early Years Educator (Teaching Assistant), Monza, Italy

Closing date:Expiring soon

International School of MonzaMonza, Italy

Date posted:
Start date: 26 August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 1267 euro gross per month
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The International School of Monza 

is seeking to appoint an 

Early Years Educator (Teaching Assistant)

to join us from September 2019 

We are looking for an educator who, whilst holding the necessary legal qualifications, shows a high level of initiative, flexibility, creativity and organisational skills in caring for and providing safe and enriching educational experiences for 2-4 year olds. 

As interviews will be held on a rolling basis, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Why work with us 

* The most collaborative environment, at every level, that you will find; 

* Reggio-Inpsired professional development; 

* A small, modern and colourful school where teachers are highly respected as professionals and afforded a good degree of autonomy to teach in a creative and exciting way.

Our school and host city

More information about the school and our host city can be found on our school’s dedicated TES page at https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/international-school-of-monza-1066703 as well as on our website at https://www.internationalschoolofmonza.it. The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (International School of Europe) which in turn is part of Inspired (www.inspirededu.co.uk), a worldwide network of premium schools offering global best practice and professional development. 

The position

We are seeking to appoint an Early Years Educator (Teaching Assistant) to join the team responsible for our Reggio-Inspired International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). 

The contract offered will be for 34 hours per week and initially be for one academic year from September 2019 until June 2020, with the possibility of subsequent conversion into a permanent appointment.

We are looking for an educator who shows a high level of initiative, flexibility, creativity and organisational skills in caring for and providing safe and enriching educational experiences for 2-4 year olds. 

Our Early Years team is, quite simply, magnificent. In our IB Evaluation Report of December 2018, they were singled out as providing “a rich and stimulating learning environment”. Our school is made up of a strong team of individual specialists who have built a uniquely collaborative environment. As such, we expect our new colleague to be committed to such an approach, as well as to high standards and a desire to ensure an excellent profile for the programme that they teach both within and beyond our school community.

Essential characteristics

• to be in possession of a university degree and appropriate teaching qualification in one of the following:

          Either: Three-year Laurea in Scienze dell’Educazione (equivalent internationally  to B.Ed/BA in Early Years Education or CACHE Level 7 Qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care)

          Or: Five-year Laurea Magistrale in Scienze della Formazione Primaria integrated with a specialisation course in Early Childhood education (equivalent internationally to B.Ed/BA/BSc in Primary Education with Specialisation in Early Years or BA/B.Ed/BSc in Early Years Education or PGCE/PGDE Primary with age group stated).

• to have had recent experience working with students aged 2-4;

• to have an excellent command of the English language (an understanding of Italian is also preferable);

• to be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Italy.

Previous experience with Reggio Children and/or IB programmes is not required and official training will be offered. Other employment benefits include free school lunches.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should complete the standard TES application form via the TES “quick apply” link. When completing this application form, it is particularly important that candidates include the following:

• Supporting Statement (within the box provided) which clearly outlines why you are interested in the role and in the school;

• CV with photo (as an attached supporting document);

• Contact details of two referees (within the boxes provided), one of which must be current line manager.

The person appointed will be expected to begin work on 26th August 2019, before which date a criminal records check will need to be completed as part of our safer recruitment and child safeguarding policies.

More about International School of Monza
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Via Solferino 23, Monza, 20900, Italy. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +39 039 935771
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