SEEKING GRADE 1 CLASS TEACHER – FALL 2019
South Shore Waldorf School, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia
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 an AWSNA Developing Member and a member of WECAN.
The school was founded in 1996 with a handful of students and in September 2019 will have 50+ students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. 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 23 years old, we retain a pioneer spirit.
SSWS is faculty led with a teaching staff of nine, strongly supported by a highly engaged parent body, a small administrative team, and an active board of trustees.
Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor degree, Waldorf teacher training, and experience teaching a Waldorf grades program. Candidates who have a serious interest in Waldorf education, are experienced educators, and have a willingness to attend teacher training will be considered.
We seek a teacher with strong organizational and classroom management skills who can create a warm, gentle, and structured environment for children and can teach with confidence. As a Waldorf teacher, the candidate should feel comfortable in music and art and enjoy the outdoors.
We would love to attract someone who could also teach additional classes in Music, French, or Eurythmy.
Candidates should enjoy working as part of a team with teachers and parents in the day to day running of the school, a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development, and the willingness to enter whole heartedly into the life of an alternative school community.
The successful candidate must have recent Criminal Record and Child Abuse Record Checks and valid CPR-First Aid training (copies required at time of hiring).
RESPONSIBILITIES, SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Responsibilities and Salaries run from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. This is a one year contract with possibility of continuation. All new employees are subject to a 3 month probationary period.
Salary is determined based on qualifications and years of experience and is in the range of other Waldorf Schools in provinces that receive no government support. The school encourages professional development as well as a small health allowance, mentoring, and tuition reduction for faculty children
Responsibilities include planning and implementing the Grade 1 Waldorf curriculum, communicating with parents and providing verbal reports during parent teacher interviews and written end of year report cards.
In addition, expectations include collaborating with colleagues, and attending faculty and other committee meetings, school events, seasonal fairs, and in-service training as required.
Classroom hours September to June: Monday to Thursday 8:00am – 3:15pm; Friday 8:00am – 1:45pm
Faculty Meetings Thursday 3:30-5:30pm
Applications will be accepted immediately, interviews will begin in March.
To apply, please send:
•resume with three professional references
•short biography that includes a description of your relationship to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education (handwritten preferred)