ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 -2020
The South Shore Waldorf School is currently seeking a full time Kindergarten Teacher for September 2019. Preferably the successful candidate will have Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher training and experience teaching a Waldorf kindergarten program. Candidates who have a serious interest in Waldorf education, are experienced educators, and have a willingness to attend teacher training will be considered. Experience working with small children is essential. Musical, artistic and storytelling abilities are an asset. Candidates should have a team spirit enabling them to work closely with the Faculty, Administration and Board in the running of the school, a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development and a willingness to enter wholeheartedly in to the life of an alternative school community.
RESPONSIBILITIES, SALARY AND BENEFITS
Responsibilities and Salaries run from July 1,2019 to June 30, 2020. 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 offers a small health allowance, mentoring, and tuition reduction for faculty children. There are also funds available to help support professional development.
Responsibilities include planning and implementing the Senior kindergarten Waldorf curriculum; students range in age from 5 -7. Additional expectations include: communicating with parents and providing verbal reports during parent teacher interviews, collaborating with colleagues, attending faculty and other committee meetings, school events, seasonal fairs, and in-service training as required.
Classroom hours September to June: 8:30 – 3:15, Teachers are required to come in early to prepare the classroom space and snack to have it ready for when classes begin.
Faculty meetings are Thursday 3:30 – 5:30 PM
The successful applicant will need to complete a police record check and child abuse registry search. (copies required at time of hiring).
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW OPEN, INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IN MARCH
Please send your resume to the attention of the Kindergarten Hiring Committee at the address below, together with a handwritten short biography, an outline as to how you feel your abilities, talents and interests can contribute to our school community, and three references.
Kindergarten Hiring Committee,
South Shore Waldorf School
P.O Box 177,64 School Rd.
Blockhouse, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0J 2E0
OR ELECTRONICALLY : firstname.lastname@example.org
The South Shore Waldorf School and Kindergarten is a rural school in Blockhouse, Nova Scotia, close to the UNESCO town of Lunenburg, the charming town of Mahone Bay, and about an hour from the city of Halifax. We currently have a thriving parent and tot group, two Kindergartens (junior and senior) a stand alone grade one and grade 2 class, grade 3/4 and 5/6 split classes.
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.
The South Shore Waldorf School is an AWSNA and WECAN developing member.