Employment opportunities

Parkdale Montessori School welcomes applications for employment throughout the academic year for Montessori careers in Ottawa. Interested applicants can submit their resume for employment opportunities via mail or email. We offer very competitive salary, benefit package, and support for professional development.


If interested in applying for Montessori careers in Ottawa, please email us at administration@parkdalemontessori.ca with your resume.


Casa Classroom Assistant (Late August 2023- End of June 2024)

Parkdale Montessori School is seeking a Casa Classroom Assistant for the 2023-2024 academic school year.

The Casa Classroom Assistant will work in the Casa Community with up to 22 children aged 3 to 6 years-old.

Hours/Salary/Time Off:

Hours of work: 9:15 am to 5:15 pm. Paid break time.

Note: On days where a special school event is held (e.g. parent/teacher conferences, open house, orientation event, etc.), the individual’s shift will be extended.

Benefits available after a 3-month probation period. Benefits include LTD/health but does not include dental.

Salary paid over 12-months + Ministry Wage Enhancement (WEG).

Time off that is paid:

  • 10 working days during the winter break
  • 5 working days at March break
  • Between 7 and 8 weeks during the summer months (July/August)
  • 5 personal days

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Modeling grace and courtesy for the children.
  • Ensuring children behave appropriately and redirecting them as needed.
  • Monitoring children to avoid potential health risks, allergic reactions, choking and food spills, etc.
  • Helping children in various tasks such as: tidying up, getting undressed/dressed, toileting, settling onto their cots, eating snacks and lunch.
  • Acting as support in the classroom, during recess (either outside or inside), during lunch, at nap time, and in the extended care program.
  • Ensuring that the School environments (outdoor and indoor) are tidy.
  • Helping with daily tasks (including but not limited to: washing and disinfecting material and environment, doing the laundry, preparing snacks, preparing and delivering lunch, washing and sanitizing the dishes).
  • Reporting incidents, concerns, illness or injury to Head Teachers or School Supervisor.
  • Preparing and attending School events
  • Acting as a supply in other classrooms/guiding a supply if deemed necessary by the Company.

Working Conditions:

In the classrooms, multipurpose rooms, nap room, play yards and sometimes on outings.

Physical Requirements:

  • Motion Parameters

Able to climb stairs, walk, squat, kneel, and lift children if needed.

  • Psychological Demands

Able to address clients professionally, guide supply staff (at times), provide educational guidance to children appropriately and respectfully.


  • Previous experience in Montessori/childcare (preferred but not required)
  • Hold a RECE diploma and/or equivalent (preferred)
  • Is fluent in English (oral)
  • Has good verbal skills in French (preferably)
  • Current criminal reference check with vulnerable sector
  • Updated Immunization records and/or exemptions letter
  • Must have a reliable attendance
  • Must be flexible, capable to work in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task
  • Capable of working as a team and individually
  • Must have a passion for working with young children
  • Must show respect, patience, and kindness for children
  • Able to work in team environment and also take direction
  • Able to act professionally with clients

Interested candidates should submit a resume to the Parkdale Montessori Team at administration@parkdalemontessori.ca

Only chosen candidates will be contacted to further discuss position and arrange for an interview.