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Linden Waldorf School

Early Childhood Assistant

Linden Waldorf School

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Job Summary

The job of the Early Childhood (EC) assistant is to assist the lead teacher in meeting the needs of the children, theprogram, and the well-being of the classroom. The assistant will work to support the lead teacher’s guidance of thechildren in the classroom and in maintaining the classroom. Working to guide the children through imitation, the assistant will help to strengthen and develop the children’s will and sense through meaningful interactions.

Monday-Friday, Full-time, hourly

Job Responsibilities

Classroom Responsibilities and Duties

  • Arrive on campus each day by 7:45 am to prepare the classroom for student arrival, which begins at 8:15 am. Employees are expected to be available for the entire school day, 7:45 am. to 3:15 pm.
  • Prompt and regular attendance is an essential duty and responsibility of this position.
  • Help to maintain the classroom and EC common areas with duties such as sweeping, dusting, washing dishes, picking up in restrooms (paper towels, trash, water spills) during school day.
  • Prepare snacks, art activities, painting and other activities, as determined in consultation with lead teacher.
  • Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a safe, harmonious social environment for the students. Continual communication with lead teacher and fellow faculty is vital for the success in this area.
  • Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a clean, orderly classroom environment. This includes a daily tidy up of all areas or other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with the class crafts, projects, and activities as needed.
  • Be prepared to perform the role of lead teacher if the lead teacher is absent.

Additional Responsibilities
All teachers and assistants share responsibility for the well-being of the school. Aspects of this responsibility are:

  • Maintaining and striving for an openness to understand and work with the anthroposophical underpinnings of Waldorf education and child development.
  • Attendance and participation in weekly faculty meetings.
  • Participate in parent conferences, as needed.
  • Meet weekly with lead teacher.
  • Attendance and participation in three (3) in-service sessions: the beginning and end of each academic year (August and June), and spring (if scheduled) of each year (typically February or March).
  • Participation in general cleaning and preparation for school (e.g., shopping for snacks, general cleaning, purchasing supplies, etc.), typically beginning August 1.
  • Service on at least one faculty or board committee.
  • Attendance/assistance at major all-school activities in accordance with the all school event guidelines.
  • Attendance at the All School Meetings called by the Board of Trustees.
  • Be available and willing to create grade appropriate aesthetics in classrooms including nature tables and seasonal displays.
  • Be available and willing to participate in enrollment process of new students in areas such as, but not limited to, student interviews, parent interviews, student skill assessment and arranging for prospective student 3 – 5 day class visits.
  • Participate in the design and execution of an individualized plan for professional development. Attend Waldorf Education summer training as identified as appropriate by the School.
  • Constantly/occasionally operate a computer and other office machinery.
  • Frequently communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and leadership.
  • Actively supervise students with focus even when distractions present.
  • Work in various outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

Preferred Qualifications
1 – 2 years previous classroom experience

Additional Information

Benefits

Competitive benefit package.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website at lindenwaldorf.org/explore/careers.

Details

  • Date Posted: June 16, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth