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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 in September 2018 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 22 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.

We offer a full Waldorf curriculum from K-6 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.

CHILDCARE COORDINATOR

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 -2020

SCOPE OF THE POSITION:
The Child Care Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Administrative Team, Lead
Kindergarten teacher and Pedagogical Coordinator to oversee the running of our daily (Mon-Fri)
Aftercare Program, one week Winter Camp and one week March Break camp, our Summer
Program, as well as providing full day care on PD Days.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
  • Developing and maintaining programming
  • Maintaining policies and procedures
  • Corresponding and communicating with parents
  • Arranging assistants, substitutes, and alternate staff in the child care program
  • Meeting as required with Administration, Lead Teachers, and Pedagogical Coordinator
  • Other responsibilities as required.
REQUIREMENTS
The following qualities are important:
  • childcare experience, preferably in a Waldorf setting;
  • teaching or day-camp experience and/or training;
  • strong organizational skills and energy for working in a vibrant community-based school;
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • empathetic and effective communication and interpersonal skills with colleagues and parents;
  • ability to work collaboratively with Faculty and Administration under the SSWS governance structure;
  • Police and Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry check, and valid CPR-First Aid training.
COMPENSATION:
Wages are based on $14.00 an hour.
The school supports professional development as well as mentoring.
DEADLINE: June 15th
Send your C.V., cover letter, and copies of relevant certificates 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

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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:

cover letter

resume with three professional references

short biography that includes a description of your relationship to Anthroposophy and Waldorf Education (handwritten preferred)

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