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Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Early Childhood Teacher

Aug 01 2017 | Portland Waldorf School | Milwaukie, OR

Portland Waldorf School is seeking qualified candidates to teach in our Bluebell Early Childhood Classroom. The early childhood teacher holds overall responsibility for the life of his/her class. This includes observation and care for how the children develop, providing appropriate activities for the growth of the class, communication and education for parents, and care for the classroom and other early childhood areas. The Bluebell Classroom holds the following class groups:

Parent-Child
2-2.5 hour morning classes are offered to small groups of families with children from infancy until age 3

Pre-Kindergarten
5-8 children aged 3-4, during a school day from 8:30am-1pm

There is the possibility of splitting position duties and responsibilities among multiple qualified candidates. Ideal candidates have experience teaching in a Waldorf Early Childhood setting, including Parent-Child and Pre-K, and have completed some or all of the Waldorf Early Childhood training at an accredited teacher training center.

Minimum Requirements:
Abide by State of Oregon regulations for Child Chair Certification including holding of current Food Handler and Infant and Child First Aid/CPR card and “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” certification
Maintain enrolled status in Oregon Central Background Registry
Training and experience in teaching or assisting in an early childhood setting
An understanding of early childhood development congruent with a Waldorf educational perspective
Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff

Teacher responsibilities include curriculum planning and activity preparation, parent communication, classroom maintenance, meeting attendance, collaborative work with other faculty and staff regarding student care, outreach and admissions, school festivals and events, etc. Compensation dependent on hours and experience. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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