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Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Afternoon Kindergarten Support Teacher

Jul 17 2017 | Toronto Waldorf School | Greater Toronto Area

Position Description:
Toronto Waldorf School is looking for a Kindergarten Support Teacher to be a part-time member of the TWS faculty, responsible for sharing and carrying a group of children ranging in age from 4 to 6 years five afternoons per week for 34 to 36 weeks per year.
Requirements
• Waldorf Teacher Education certification or accepted equivalent experience preferred.
• An understanding of child development from an Anthroposophical point of view.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with an approachable manner towards parents and colleagues.
• Willingness to create an age appropriate environment in which children can flourish.
• Willingness and ability to work cooperatively with the teacher, other colleagues and the parent community.
• First Aid certification
• R-ECE an asset

Responsibilities
• Supporting the afternoon program created by the teacher based on Waldorf Pedagogy
• Responding in an age appropriate manner when addressing the needs of the young child.
• Fulfilling work requirements in accordance with the agreed upon daily schedule.
• Participating in curriculum and pedagogical review of program with the teacher on a weekly basis and communicating observations of children to teacher daily.
• Participation in regular parent evenings; participation in parent interviews if teacher deems it necessary.
• Attending weekly early childhood faculty meetings and participating in outreach, i.e. open houses or play mornings as agreed upon by Early Childhood Faculty.
• Working independently when the need arises and assume responsibility for the whole group and/or individual children.
• Supporting and participating in planning, preparing and celebrating all festivals and class picnics.
• Maintaining an orderly and clean kitchen in accordance with the standards set by the Ministry of Health.
• Maintaining rest time.

Compensation & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience
Posting closes: Monday, July 30, 2017
Toronto Waldorf School, founded in 1968, serves over 290 students and their parents from birth through Grade 12. We are located just north of Toronto, Ontario on about 20 acres including a large wooded area and a section of protected ecological ravine. We serve a diverse multicultural community.
Our unique building was designed to be a Waldorf school from the ground up. We have a large and dynamic faculty and staff, with a diverse mix of experience and backgrounds. Several anthroposophically-based organizations work alongside us on our campus including a residence for seniors, an anthroposophically-based medical practice, and the Rudolf Steiner Centre for adult education.
Our school is accredited by AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and we offer an Ontario Ministry of Education High School Graduation Diploma which enables University and College entrance, along with our Waldorf Diploma in Grade 12.
If you are interested in working at Toronto Waldorf School, please e-mail your resumé to [email protected] We thank all candidates in advance; however we will contact only those selected for an interview. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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