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Kona Pacific Public Charter School is currently recruiting for the positions listed below. Please scroll down to read the full job description for each position.
Kona Pacific is a public charter school located on the beautiful west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our school, which opened in 2008, has an enrollment of 215 students in Pre-K, kindergarten, and grades 1-8. Our public Waldorf curriculum currently includes Art, Movement, and Gardening. The three strands of our vision encompass Waldorf-inspired pedagogy, Hawaiian culture, and agriculture. We seek colleagues who will join us in this worthwhile endeavor.
The west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the southernmost of the eight Hawaiian islands, and containing the southernmost point of the 50 U.S. states, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty of both land and ocean, mountains and valleys, clouds, forests, and beaches. Living here is slow-paced and friendly, reflecting the spirit of Aloha that is at the heart of the island experience. The Big Island is well-named, as its land size is larger than that of the other seven Hawaiian islands combined. The climate is tropical and warm, in the 70s and 80s most days, year-round. The west coast of the Big Island is the dry side of the island, meaning that we have a wet season and a dry one. Our beautiful campus, with grassy slopes and bamboo groves, woods and playing fields, and splendid vistas of the Pacific Ocean, sits on the slope of Mauna Loa. We are a rural school serving a historically agricultural area.
Prekindergarten Educational Assistant
Kona Pacific Public Charter School is in search of a dedicated professional with a passion for supporting education in prekindergarten. Educational Assistants work in teaching teams with lead teachers in every classroom, supporting the academic and social development of students. Educational Assistants are an integral part of the Kona Pacific team. This is a great entry-level position for those looking to start their career in the field of education. Associate's Degree, Early childhood certification, or Bachelor's degree preferred.
The purpose of Kona Pacific Public Charter School is to provide the families of West Hawai'i with the option of a non-traditional, pedagogically strong public school education for their children. Kona Pacific Public Charter School strives to educate the whole child. We prioritize a high level of academic excellence, social-emotional well-being, and enthusiasm for learning through an academic standards-based curriculum infused with Waldorf-inspired practices, Hawaiian culture and ʻĀina based education through our sustainable agriculture program. We believe children learn best when their education embraces all facets of their development: intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.
The role of an Educational Assistant (EA) is to:
~actively support all students to a balanced school curriculum.
~support departments by taking on practical roles of responsibility for administrative, managerial, and auditing activities.
~join and work cohesively within a highly motivated and professional group of teachers.
~communicating effectively with support staff.
Support students with emotional/behavioral problems and help develop their social skills/behaviors, including the implementation of behavior modification programs when required.
Assist in the educational and social development of pupils.
Assist in the implementation and planning of Individual Education Programs for students and the monitoring of students' academic progress.
Support students in mainstream classes including all academic subjects and all aspects of PE including swimming and field sports.
Assist students to access the curriculum safely. Matters relating to health and safety ultimately remain the teacher's responsibility.
Assist in the maintaining of student records.
Please email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (808) 322-4900 if you are interested.
Substitute Teachers - Always accepting applications for substitute positions
Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua seeks substitute teachers for grades Prekindergarten through 8.
We are looking for flexible individuals who enjoy learning new things, are willing to rise to meet challenges, and love working with children.
Minimum Qualifications: Teaching license or state certification to substitute teach, and attendance at a Kona Pacific Public Charter School Substitute Orientation.
Please email the school at email@example.com, or call at 808-322-4900 if you are interested.