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Early Childhood 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 “Early Childhood Assistant Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

WSP Parent-Child Program: Parent/Caregiver – Infant Class Teacher (Part-Time)

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking a teacher for the 2019-2020 school year for a new class offering for families with infants from 4 weeks to 6 months (not-yet-mobile) The class will meet four Sunday mornings during the Fall/Winter session of the WSP Parent-Child Program on our Los Altos campus. This is an hourly, part-time school year position of approximately 20 hours, including class time and preparation for the duration of the 12-week Fall/Winter program session. The possibility of repeating the class for the Winter/Spring session is to be determined, based on demand.

This teacher will work collaboratively with the parent-child program director and Early Childhood lead teachers to craft and facilitate a warm, nurturing and supportive experience for young families that is consistent with Waldorf Early Childhood principles and lifestyle and also, ideally, incorporate elements of the RIE/Gerber and Pikler approach to caregiving.

Experience working with young families, specifically, parents of children 0-3 years is required, as is significant familiarity with Waldorf Early Childhood pedagogy and practices. Qualified candidates will have preferably completed (or be in the process of completing) a WECAN accredited Waldorf early childhood teacher training program and/or a RIE certification program or Pikler Institute training. Candidates will be safety- conscious and able to solve problems with discernment while maintaining confidentiality of student, familial and organizational information. Also required is the ability to be in physical movement, such as walking, bending, squatting, sitting on the floor, and lifting approximately 25 lbs. for the duration of the class time. Offers of employment will be contingent upon both a DOJ Criminal Background Check and TB testing/risk assessment, as required by law.

Please email resume and cover letter with the subject line stating “WSP Parent-Child Program: Parent/Caregiver – Infant Class Teacher (Part-Time) ” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

Nursery Extended Care Teachers

Waldorf School of the Peninsula located in Los Altos California, San Francisco is 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 kindergarten and in life are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.

Roles and Responsibilities
WSP Employee’s working with these young children must be an appropriate role model for the children and parents. Each employee is responsible for exhibiting good communication, problem-solving and priority setting skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. The teachers and staff are responsible for the care and the development of up to ten children at one time for ages 2.9 through 6 years of age. Specific duties are based on positions.

Qualifications
We are currently seeking individuals who meet California Community Care Licensing requirements for an Assistant Teacher. Qualifications include the general requirements above plus:
– 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 child care program OR

Preferred Experience and Education
– Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting with toddlers through kindergarten-aged children successfully. Intercultural proficiency is a plus.
– 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 child care licensing.

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

Extended Care Staff (Part-Time)

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an Extended Care assistant and 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 students in grades 1-5 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. They 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 25lbs, 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, familial and organizational information.

These positions offer a supportive workplace, interactions with our wonderful parents, students and teachers, and an interesting variety of daily challenges. The assistant 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 closed but Extended Care is open:

M,T,W,F 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm and Th 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 Livescan 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.

Substitute Teachers

Waldorf School of the Peninsula welcomes applications for substitute teachers in all areas of the curriculum. Early Childhood 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.

Early Childhood 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.

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