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Humanities Teacher - 2022-2023 School Year

We are seeking a part- to full-time humanities teacher for grades 9-12. The number of classes depends upon experience. A bachelor’s degree and successful experience teaching Humanities curriculum to high school students is required. A Waldorf Teacher Training certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf School is preferred.

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.

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

Middle School & High School Educational Support Coordinator - 2022-2023 School Year

Position Summary

The Middle School (MS) and High School (HS) Educational Support Coordinator works in a confidential capacity to support a range of 30-50 neurodiverse students to access the WSP curriculum successfully. This part-time, 25-30 hours per week, non-exempt position, reports directly to the MS and HS Pedagogical Administrators (PAs).

Key Responsibilities

The person in this position is a member of the MS and HS Student Services Committees.

This position requires a high level of collaboration and soft skills. The Educational Support Coordinator works in admissions, enrollment and retention, direct group educational support services, middle school testing, communication with different stakeholders, support faculty implementation of accommodations. We will share details of these responsibilities during the job interview.

Admissions, Enrollment, and Retention Support

  1. Collaborate with MS teachers to facilitate smooth MS to HS transition for students who need educational support.
  2. Collaborate with Admissions and School Counselor as part of the interview team for students with documented IEPs or 504s to assess needed academic, social, and emotional support for students.
  3. Contacts newly admitted families of students with IEPs, 504’s and other independent evaluations.
  4. Assists the PA in counseling family/student to alternate programs that can better meet student needs and/or current level of WSP Educational Support.
  5. Update files with Admissions teachers’ recommendations.


Educational Support

  1. Create and conducts pull out groups and push in groups as appropriate.
  2. Conduct workshops for study skills as needed.
  3. Communicate with educational support tutors as needed.
  4. Present educational support topics during parents’ evenings as needed.
  5. Provide ongoing individual or small group-directed support and coaching for students with documented learning accommodations.
  6. Provide study skills and organizational skills workshops as needed.
  7. Act as liaison with remedial and non-remedial tutors to articulate Waldorf curriculum, as needed.

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

First Grade Class Teacher - 2022-2023 School Year

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic grades teacher to take our First Grade class in the 2022-2023 school year. We will be welcoming a large class of very enthusiastic 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.

Our energetic group of 20 rising grade 1 students seeks a teacher who can engage their eagerness to know about their world and to experience its wonder. They love to move and explore everything that moves around them. We are looking for a teacher to guide their love of learning through a calming presence as they meet you with their bright eyes and passion for life. They cannot wait to meet you.

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.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating bringing Waldorf education to Northern California for 38 years. Our school has two beautiful campuses: early childhood through grade 5 in Los Altos, and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades 6-12. 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 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 “First Grade Class Teacher” to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org.

High School Math Teacher - 2022-2023 School Year

Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating its 38th year of bringing Waldorf education to Northern California. 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. 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.

We are seeking a part to full time math teacher for grades 6-12. The number of classes depends upon experience. A bachelor’s degree and successful experience teaching Math curriculum to middle and high school students is required. A Waldorf Teacher Training certificate and experience teaching at a Waldorf School is preferred.

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.

Our Waldorf community is committed to salaries that allow enjoyment of this area’s outstanding access to museums, symphonies, and intellectually stimulating venues, as well as hundreds of square miles of open space, trails, and nature preserves accessible year round thanks to our mild climate.

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

Middle School Math Teacher - 2022-2023 School Year

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 - 2022-2023 School Year

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.”

Gardening Teacher - 2022-2023 School Year

We are seeking a gardening teacher to teach in grades 6-8. Qualified applicants will have at minimum a four-year undergraduate degree, experience teaching students in an outdoor environment and background in gardening and garden maintenance. Additional training in biodynamics, natural crafts, and woodworking would be needed if candidate did not already possess skills in these areas.

An excellent candidate will be Waldorf trained or interested in Waldorf education and its integration into the gardening program, and will demonstrate good communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. Collaboration with Waldorf School of the Peninsula administrative staff, colleagues, students, and parents is expected.

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.

Position is part-time and can be combined with other positions to be determined with potential candidates.

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

Piano Accompanist

We are seeking a dedicated part-time piano accompanist with a strong command of classical repertoire for our Eurythmy movement classes. Experience with working with middle and high school students is helpful. The 6th through 12th grade classes are located on our Mountain View Campus.

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@waldorfpeninsula.org with the subject line “Piano Accompanist.”

 

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 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.

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.

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.

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