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Periodically we list Job Postings on our website, the AWSNA website, waldorftoday.com and on our local classifieds.  Please see current opportunities below.

About our school:

The South Shore Waldorf School in Blockhouse is set on the South Shore of Nova Scotia close to the UNESCO town of Lunenburg, the charming small town of Mahone Bay, and about an hour from the city of Halifax. SSWS is a Developing Member of AWSNA and of WECAN.

The school was founded in 1996 with a handful of students and now has students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. We have a strong mutually supportive community and endless resilience in rising to the challenges and celebrating the joys of maintaining a Waldorf school. In many ways, although we are more than 20 years old, we retain a pioneer spirit.

SSWS is faculty led with a teaching staff strongly supported by a highly engaged parent body, a small administrative team, and an active board of trustees.

We offer a full Waldorf curriculum from K-8 as well as a weekly Parent and Tot program.

Our school has a strong early childhood program, including a kindergarten-specific class that serves as a bridge to the grades. Our school resides in a century old building situated on six acres with an organic garden, woodland area, and outdoor amphitheatre.

Our school community is vibrant and strong, and we regularly come together for festivals, parent evenings, farmers markets, social gatherings and events.

If you are interested in employment at SSWS, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our school through our website.

Interested applicants should send a resumé, three (3) professional references, copies of relevant certificates, and a letter of intent to: admin@waldorfns.org 
Please use the Job Title as your subject line.

FRENCH SUBJECT TEACHER

Part-time to begin Immediately

South Shore Waldorf School is seeking a FRENCH Teacher for our Grades 1-8 Classes to join our beautiful team of Educators in an atmosphere that encourages active inquiry, fosters individual growth, promotes respect for self, others, and the world in which they live. This position will begin as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

The job requires a teacher able to teach between the hours of 11am to 3pm, twelve classes per week. The pay is $25/class. Other duties include writing reports, collaboration with teachers in preparing children for festivals and meeting with parents if needed.

The successful candidate will have strong classroom management skills, ability to teach french, including songs, stories, games, and french culture. They will also have the ability to build professional relationships with parents, faculty and staff, and will enthusiastically join the collaborative work and mission of our faculty and school.

REQUIREMENTS

  • knowledge or interest in Waldorf Education
  • current first aid and vulnerable sector police checks

Kindergarten Assistant 

The South Shore Waldorf School is seeking a part-time early childhood preschool/kindergarten assistant. The ideal candidate has Waldorf Early Childhood experience or training and possesses a real love and joy in working with young children.  

The Kindergarten Assistant works under the direction of the Lead Teacher in a collaborative fashion with the potential of growth and the possibility of becoming a lead teacher one day as the school grows. We are looking for someone who is hard-working, has a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, works with purpose and joy, and is looking to grow with our school and community. 

We currently have two Kindergarten classrooms, and the Kindergarten assistant helps out with both classes. The  Assistant can be present at parent-teacher meetings and is encouraged to attend all Parent Evenings. They will attend weekly faculty meetings and at least one meeting with the Lead Kindergarten Teacher a month. The Assistant should also be prepared to take the lead position if either the Lead Teacher or the Class Teacher is unable to.  

We work daily with the children on the joy of domestic and practical work, maintaining a large garden where we grow vegetables and herbs.   We have a kitchen where we cook organic lunches and snacks daily for all the children.  This is combined with caring for our classroom and our outdoor space, along with painting, sewing, puppet shows, and seasonal crafts and celebrations. We spend a large part of our day outdoors and in the kitchen so our ideal candidate would be comfortable spending several hours per day outdoors in all weather and enjoy cooking and being in the kitchen. 

A background that includes completion of, or current enrollment in. a Waldorf Teacher Training program in Early Childhood, is preferred. There is the possibility of attending Foundation Studies through the ECISA offered at the school.  Candidates who do not currently hold any Waldorf Training will be required to pursue acquiring Waldorf ECE training with support, guidance, and mentorship from the school.

Assistant Responsibilities 

  • Working with children ages 3-6 under the direction of a lead teacher. 
  • Care for the physical and emotional well-being of the children and their families 
  • Work with individual children who need guidance 
  • Foster positive relationships with their colleagues, the children, and families 
  • Know and implement discipline policy set in All School and Early Childhood Parent Handbook 
  • Be aware of the creative play of children, redirect and inspire them as necessary 
  • Participate in domestic activities joyously 
  • Care for the physical environment including maintaining a beautiful classroom that is clean and orderly 
  • Enjoy and interact with the outdoors in all weather conditions including frequent hikes 
  • Maintain needed paperwork, including daily sign-in sheets 
  • Hold the order and rhythm of the class in lead teachers absence 

Requirements:  

Hold a current Child First Aid and CPR card 

Submit a completed Vulnerable Sector check from the RCMP. 

Submit a completed Child Abuse Registry check from Social Services. 

Be eligible to work in Nova Scotia.  If not already a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, candidates must hold a valid work permit.

Job and Application Details:

This position is a seasonal position with 20-35 hours per week. 

Start date: September 2021 

Interest applicants should send a resume, (3) professional references, copies of relevant certificates, and a letter of  intent to: admin@waldorfns.org

Substitute Teacher

We welcome substitute teacher applications all year long.

If you are interested in Substitute Teaching at the South Shore Waldorf School:

  • Submit your resumé electronically via email to admin@waldorfns.org
  • Include information about your knowledge of, experience with, and/or interest in Waldorf education. 
  • Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks will be required if accepted.

Please familiarize yourself with our school by reading through our website. For more information about Waldorf education, Waldorf schools, and Waldorf teacher training, please visit the website of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America at www.waldorfeducation.org

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