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First Grade Class Teacher

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic grades teacher to take our First Grade class in the 2021-2022 school year. We will be welcoming a class of very eager students coming out of our Early Childhood program. 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.

Preferred requirements:
– Certificate of Completion in Waldorf Teaching
– Bachelor’s degree
– Previous Waldorf class teaching experience

Applicants should demonstrate:
– a strong classroom management skills and a commitment to professionalism.
– positive communication skills with parents.
– an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues

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

Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Our vibrant and diverse community is seeking a nurturing and experienced early childhood teacher to join us in bringing 21st century learning to the young children of Silicon Valley. The location of our lovely campus allows for much time outdoors and exploration of the natural world. Join a team of faculty members who are all dedicated to delivering an enriching and lively curriculum, while working together to support the whole child (body, mind, and spirit) in our presence.

Roles and Responsibilities
The kindergarten position requires a deep understanding and grounding in the foundations of Waldorf early childhood education, as well as the abilities to:

  • bring the curriculum in support of each child, their parents, and the entire class
  • prepare the children for their academic learning that lies ahead
  • build a healthy class community
  • serve the school through committee work, administrative responsibilities and, and close collegial work with the full faculty and staff

Position Details: This is a full-time salaried position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 1 – 2 years of previous relevant classroom experience
  • Relevant experience in a Waldorf-inspired program or some demonstrable training in Waldorf EC pedagogy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in a Waldorf school
  • Have completed, or be willing to complete Waldorf Certification or some Waldorf training

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and cover letter to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

Movement Teacher for Grades 1 - 8

If you are passionate and devoted to inspiring children through Waldorf movement, we welcome you to our school.

We are seeking a Spatial Dynamics trained Movement Teacher as a full time, benefit eligible position at the Waldorf School of the Peninsula.

WSP has been serving the needs of an internationally and socio-economically diverse community for more than 35 years. During the pandemic, we operate fully in person, thanks to two campuses that allow outdoors activities and the proximity of a nature preserve.

A Bachelor of Arts degree is a requirement for this position. Waldorf teacher training and experience teaching movement is preferred.

Please send your resume to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org listing Movement Teacher in the subject line.

Substitute Teachers

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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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