Career Opportunities2021-04-21T13:38:00-08:00

SIERRA WALDORF CAREERS

Situated in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills, Sierra Waldorf School is fully accredited by AWSNA [Association of Waldorf Schools of North America] and WECAN [Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America], serving 130 students from early childhood through eighth grade. Our parents are invested in their children’s education and in the school, bringing great enthusiasm and energy to any project. We have an experienced, dedicated faculty who share a strong commitment to mentoring and working out of Anthroposophy. 

Our beautiful campus is nestled in the historic Rawhide Valley within a short drive to Yosemite National Park, many state parks, two ski resorts, and an abundance of local hiking trails. We have remained open throughout the entire 2020/2021 year with the help of our dedicated specialty teachers and we look forward to making 2021/2022 an amazing school year.

After School Caregiver2022-08-08T11:17:15-08:00

Sierra Waldorf School was established in 1989 and has an Early Childhood program through 8th grade.  Our program takes a holistic and developmentally appropriate approach to education. This position runs the duration of the school year, 8-25 hours per week including time for mentoring and training. Fingerprinting, and a TB test are part of the hiring process.

Send your resume including 3 references to kbrown@sierrawaldorf.com, please include the job title and your name in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from earnest applicants. 

Job Title:  After School Caregiver 

Job Classification:  Non-exempt, part-time, hourly

Reports to: After School Care Director

Supervisory Responsibilities:  none

Duties/responsibilities:  

 When required, duties in the program may include the following tasks:

Watch and observe children 

Maintain a safe environment

Checking children in and out of program

Creating, and preparing age appropriate activities, and crafts 

Preparing inside and/or outside area for snack

Maintaining healthy and appropriate rules and guidelines to keep children safe

Maintaining healthy communication with children, staff, parents and teachers

Attend weekly staff meetings 

Wear appropriate clothing

Classroom sanitation

Assist in closing duties and/or completing closing duties

Maintaining appropriate ratios of children to caregiver

Maintaining safety of children, staff and families.

Required Skills/abilities:

Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills

Ability to work as part of a team and take direction with flexibility

Ability to work independently with children and with groups of children

Reliable work ethic

Promptness

Record keeping skills 

Attend all training sessions and implement skills on the job

Learn about Waldorf philosophy

Ability to maintain confidentiality 

Continuing education

A love for teaching and the ability to build a trusting relationship with students, parents and colleagues

Education and experience:

Experience working with and supervising children.

ECE units preferred

CPR and Mandated reporter certification ( Provided by the school)

Physical requirements:

The ability to lift 50lbs.

The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.

The ability to see and respond to dangerous situations.

Ability to work outside in hot, windy and or cold, rainy weather.

Time, weeks/year

Part time during the school year

$15.00-$18 hour

Eurythmy Teacher2022-07-18T10:11:39-08:00

Job Title: Eurythmy Specialty Block Teacher

Job Classification:  Part time/hourly

Summary: The Eurythmy Teacher leads and instructs individual classes at Sierra Waldorf School.

Reports to:

Faculty and Specialty Mentoring groups,  specific questions/paperwork to Admin

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Only children in care

Duties/responsibilities:

  • Instructing each kinder and grades class; 3 kinders half period once per week, 1-2 one hr.  per week, 3, 4/5, 6, 7/8 two hours per class per week.
  • Meeting weekly 1 hour with Specialty mentoring group.
  • Faculty Meeting Participation 1 hour weekly.
  •  3 hours weekly for class preparation 
  • Yard Duty: 2 periods weekly
  • Write up a Year End report per class describing core content of the program provided and how it meets the child of that age/dev.cycle.
  • Admin reporting as needed

Required Skills/abilities:

  • Mandated Reporter training
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • TB clearance
  • COVID vaccination or weekly testing/reporting
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Holds students without the presence of the class teacher
  • Manages the behavior of students
  • Classroom management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Promptness
  • Record keeping skills 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • A love for teaching and the ability to build a trusting relationship with students and colleagues
  • Mentor with specialty teacher group for disciplinary techniques and specifics per student 
  • Report to teacher when action was needed/taken with a student
  • Creating and maintaining an aesthetic and hygienic classroom environment

Desired Skills/abilities:

  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with and supervising children.
  • Behavior management skills inline with Waldorf pedagogy.
  • Experience/willingness to create and facilitate class performances, Winter Pageant, and other inspired adult education events.
  • Handwork skills for garment mending and preparations for performances. 
  • Ability to modify/ adapt lessons when/if accompanist unavailable.

Desired Education and experience: 

Eurythmy training in any of the following areas:

  •   Pedagogical eurythmy
  •   Therapeutic eurythmy
  •   Performance eurythmy

 

Ongoing self-development with focus on Waldorf approaches to child development, games, other curriculum based activities.

Physical requirements:

  • The ability to lift 25lbs.
  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces.
  • The ability to see and respond to emergency situations.
Early Childhood PM Assistant Teacher2022-09-27T14:12:18-08:00

Job Title: Assistant Teacher – Mixed Age Kindergarten Licensed Facility Job Classification: Non-exempt, hourly, part-time 

Summary: 

The PM Assistant Teacher participates in all aspects of the classroom work, including managing and preparing for classroom activities and the supervision of children during regular class hours, rest time supervision of independent play, snack prep, housekeeping and hand work support and duties, helping the children to clean and tidy the classroom and child observation. Assistant Teachers participate in regular mentoring with EC Faculty and attend the first hour of faculty meetings when available. 

Reports to: This position reports to the Lead Teacher 

Duties/responsibilities: Follow the Waldorf Curriculum as directed by the Class Teacher, which may include but is not limited to the following: 

  • Share in the care of the children under the Class Teacher’s direction. 
  • Lunch break support for other EC teachers 
  • Supervise children during and after rest time 
  • Supervise independent play 
  • Prep snack items for the following day 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Hand work support and duties
  • Help the children to clean and tidy the classroom 
  • Attend EC faculty mentoring for the last hour when applicable 
  • Attend first hour of Faculty Meetings when applicable 

Required Skills/abilities: 

Ability to hold the rhythm of the day when asked to sub within the classroom Familiarity with a kitchen and ability to follow recipes 

Organizational skills 

Professionalism- including ability to keep adult conversations away from the children and personal phones put away while working 

Strong verbal communication skills 

Able to follow lead of teacher 

Desired Skills/abilities: 

Food preparation for a large group of children 

Required Education and experience: 

12 core ECE units or 6 core units of ECE and enrolled in at least two semester units at a college until fully qualified with 12 core units 

Experience working with children 

Assistant Teacher must pass, FBI and Child Abuse Reference Check (CAIC ) Fingerprinting clearance through Live Scan 

Desired Education and experience: 

Waldorf Early Childhood Training 

Background in Anthroposophy 

Physical requirements: 

The physical abilities described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, use hands and fingers and is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 lbs. Close vision is required for detailed work. Required work will take place outside and in a classroom and will frequently be noisy. Working may require exposure to bacterial contamination. 

Time, weeks/year 

This position runs the duration of the school year, (end of August through mid June) excluding seasonal breaks and holidays, Monday through Thursday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 20-22 hours per week including time for mentoring.

Compensation and Benefits 

Base wage $16.50 per hour 

Possible 50% remission 

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference to Brandy Hinkel at brandy@sierrawaldorf.com 

Phone: 209-984-0454  Fax: 209-984-4125 

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