Fifth Grade Substitute Teaching Assistant 

  • Anywhere

Redwood Day School

Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 85+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Substitute Teaching Assistant 

We are seeking a Substitute Teaching Assistant in fifth grade to cover an employee leave.

Redwood Day is complying with Alameda County Public Health Department, Alameda County Office of Education, and California Public Health Department guidance regarding health, safety, and reopening schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Accordingly, Teaching Assistants are partnered with an experienced mentor teacher or another Teaching Assistant to supervise a stable group of up to 15 students, socially distanced, in a classroom setting. They assist students with learning by supporting classroom instruction, either in-person or live-streamed from another classroom location on campus  and ensure students comply with the School’s COVID-19 safety and hygiene practices. Teaching Assistants are responsible for supervising their stable group of students during recess, lunch and other breaks throughout the day. They will also assist with all tasks, at the direction of the mentor teacher, related to the implementation of Redwood Day’s Distance Learning Program following School breaks, in the event the stable group/School is required to quarantine, or upon order from public health officials.

Schedule and Hours

Daily hours are Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wed 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is a substitute/leave replacement position beginning December 7, 2020, and tentatively ending March 26, 2021, though these dates are subject to change.

Desired Qualifications and Traits

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Commitment to working in a diverse learning environment that necessitates flexibility, professional behavior, a positive attitude, and a desire to enhance professional growth
  • Proficient in and/or familiar with classroom technologies including but not limited to: Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom for K-5, Zoom
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with students ages 5-14

The pay for this position will be $22.26 per hour. The position is not benefits eligible and will be compensated through a third party staffing agency. 

Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day application form electronically to, Attn: Johanna Aeschliman before November 20. No phone calls, please.

Non-discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.

Authorized Employment Status:

As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas. 


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