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High School Humanities Teacher

Our growing High School program is seeking a part to full time humanities teacher for grades 9-12. The number of classes depends upon experience and availability. A bachelor’s degree is required. A Waldorf Teacher training certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf School are preferred.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula features a unique, diverse, energetic and engaged student body, and a highly collaborative work environment. The Humanities Department works together to bring a multiplicity of voices to the history, literature, and drama classes with the goal for students to experience as many perspectives as possible.

We particularly welcome inquiries from experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers to help the school continue to develop in a responsible, forward-thinking way that meets the dynamic energy of our Silicon Valley constituency but slows its jangle and hyper-competitiveness. This position is available immediately.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Humanities Teacher.”

High School Student Counseling

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula (WSP) seeks a Student Counselor for its High School program.

Candidates should be able to work well within school processes while always having an eye for how they can be improved better to serve our school community. A demonstrated commitment to collaborative work and consensus decision-making is essential as well as an emphatic approach to working with colleagues, students, and parents. Experience, awareness, and dedication to nonviolent communication and effective conflict management are musts.

Start date is flexible.

Position Summary

  • Provide crisis or other interventions, and prevention and education sessions, as needed
  • Provide a confidential and welcoming space for students and community members to be heard and feel honored in their process of discernment as they determine their next step in solving their own challenges (brief, solution-focused, strength-based, systems perspective counseling)
  • Advocate for and support the emotional wellness and social skills development of both individual students and full school community (sponsor events, create and implement policy, consult for restorative justice-related issues in all areas including substance-related concerns)
  • Consult with PA and Management Team regarding needed (prevention and intervention) education and crisis management with individual students, groups or classes and with community members
  • Consult with faculty and staff regarding social/emotional/behavioral concerns regarding students
  • Communicate with parents regarding student academic, social and emotional concerns
  • Provide referrals for students, parents and community members for on-going therapy and for psychological, social and emotional support
  • Facilitate wraparound services for students with special needs and their families: Consult with therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists and communicate released information on a need-to-know basis to improve quality of life for students with needs and those who teach and support them
  • Teach Wellness classes to grades 9-12.

We welcome applicants with experience and someone who is working toward a LMFT, or similar degree. Please send cover letter, resume and short bio to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

Middle School Math Teacher

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking a part- to full-time math teacher to see and guide our engaged and curious middle school students (Grades 6 – 8) in their mathematical journey, practicing mathematics in sensible ways, giving them room to adjust, instilling resilience and confidence, supporting the unfolding of their mathematical thinking, while fostering a lifelong love for mathematics. Our middle school campus is co-located with our high school, creating possible additional opportunities.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating its 38th year of bringing Waldorf education to Silicon Valley. Our school has two beautiful campuses: Nursery through grade 5 in Los Altos and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades 6-12. WSP is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, and also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

A bachelor’s degree and successful experience teaching a dynamic math curriculum to middle school students are required. A Waldorf Teacher Training certificate or experience teaching at a Waldorf School is preferred. We particularly welcome inquiries from experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, resume, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating, “MS Math Teacher.”

Part Time Middle School Art Teacher

We are seeking a part time MS Art teacher to work with the students in grades 6 to 8 through a variety of age-appropriate artistic activities as outlined in our scope and sequence. The job requires a passion for art, a clear gift for excellent instruction, the capacity to work with and organize quality supplies and an ability to connect well with adolescents. Ideal candidates will have experience working in visual arts.

Our school has two beautiful campuses: Nursery through grade 5 in Los Altos, and grades 6-12 a few miles away in Mountain View. Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The position is part-time and can be combined with other positions depending on the candidate.

Interested candidates should email their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line stating “Art Teacher.”

Grades Class Teacher

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic class teacher. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation. Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf training required. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in joining our well-established grades faculty within a growing and thriving Silicon Valley community.

Requirements:

  • Certificate of Completion in Waldorf Teaching
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous Waldorf class teaching experience

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • strong classroom management skills and a commitment to professionalism.
  • positive communication skills with parents.
  • an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

The Los Altos Campus is located in picturesque Los Altos Hills, near a nature preserve.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography with the subject line stating “Class Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

Nursery School Assistant Teacher

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula seeks an early childhood assistant who thrives in a creative, collaborative environment working with the students, fellow faculty and parents.

The early childhood assistant will assist the lead teacher in the general supervision and management of the classroom. The ideal candidate has experience working in the Waldorf environment and engaging children in healthy and appropriate activities and play.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Lifeways or Waldorf teacher training completed or in progress or willingness to implement a professional plan for training with an agreed upon time frame.
• 12 ECE Units
• Six months experience in licensed setting
• TB Test and required immunizations as mandated by the state of California
• Background Check

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line stating “Nursery Assistant Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

Grades K-5 Extended Care Staff (Part-time)

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking Extended Care staff members for our Los Altos campus. Extended Care staff work closely with the program director as a team to provide a warm, playful, and safe neighborhood-style experience for our K-5 students during after school hours. This position is an hourly, part-time, school-year position of 15-25 hours per week, with possible summer opportunities.

Excellent, professional interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to multitask and take ownership of a wide range of children’s needs, indoor and outdoor activities, and housekeeping duties. Areas of responsibility include tracking student arrivals and departures, supervision and support of student activities and social interactions, communication with parents, and a variety of daily housekeeping duties including organization and management of materials and classroom space, food preparation, laundry, and cleaning tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a loving and playful yet authoritative presence with children. He or she will be fluid and flexible in an ever-changing landscape, yet able and willing to maintain the rhythms and routines that are in place to support this fluidity for the children. Experience working with elementary-age children is required, as is the ability to be in physical movement such as walking, bending, lifting approximately 25 lbs, squatting, and play for the majority of the work day. Candidate will be safety conscious and able to solve problems with discernment while maintaining confidentiality of student, family, and school information.

These positions offer a supportive workplace, interactions with our wonderful parents, students, and teachers, and an interesting variety of daily challenges. This position is ideal for someone with strong leadership capacities who has an interest in teaching and Waldorf Education.

Availability within the following hours listed below is required, and from 8:00 am on select days when school is closed but Extended Care is open:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
and
Thursday: 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

CPR and First Aid/emergency training a plus. Offers of employment will require submission of TB test results and Live Scan fingerprinting/background check.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with their name and “Extended Care Staff” in the subject line.

Nursery School Extended Care Staff

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking dedicated, energetic, creative early childhood extended care assistants. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in school and in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

The early childhood extended care assistant provides a warm, playful, and safe experience for our nursery/preschool students during after school hours. This position is an hourly, part-time school year position of 15-20 hours per week, with possible summer opportunities.

We are currently seeking individuals who meet California Community Care Licensing requirements for an Early Childhood Extended Care Assistant:
– Completed a total of 12 units of California required Early Childhood Education courses, and 6 months of work experience in a licensed center or comparable group childcare program
OR
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting with toddlers through kindergarten-aged children.
– Waldorf Education Teaching Certificate, AA or BA degree in early childhood education or LifeWays training.

*All faculty and staff must have current CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain as required by state childcare licensing.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and cover letter subject line stating “Nursery Extended Care Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

Nursery School Substitute Teachers

We are seeking dedicated, energetic, creative and prepared professionals to join our teaching team working with Nursery School aged children. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

We are currently seeking early childhood substitutes who are interested in Waldorf Education.

Required Experience and Qualifications
Completion of at least two postsecondary semester units or equivalent quarter units in early childhood education or child development each semester or quarter following initial employment, and continuation in the educational program each semester or quarter until 12 units have been completed.

Preferred Experience and Education
– 12 ECE Units
– 6 Months of experience in licensed setting
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting and working with toddlers through pre-kindergarten aged children successfully. Intercultural proficiency is a plus.
-Current CPR and First Aid certification

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line stating “Early Childhood Substitute Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

Substitute Teachers

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking qualified and energetic professionals for all of our programs from early childhood through grade 12.

Nursery School candidates must have Early Childhood credits.

Lesson plans are provided for all subjects. Substitutes are approved after successful demonstration lessons in areas of interest. Waldorf teacher training is preferred, but not required.

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter and resume with the subject line “Substitute Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

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