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Waldorf Class Teacher Assistant

Aug 30 2017 | Camellia Waldorf School | Sacramento, CA

Camellia Waldorf School in Sacramento, California, is seeking engaged and energetic Grade School Assistant Teachers to support classes in Grades Three through Eight for the 2017-2108 school year. The position runs from late August through the middle of June of each academic year. This is a part-time, hourly position for 25-27.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The position is focused on providing academic support, substitution support, and training towards becoming a class teacher.

We value excellent skills in teaching, classroom management, communication, and collegial and parent relationships, as well as depth in spiritual work and understanding of students and their development. Our strong programming includes parent-child classes, pre-school, kindergarten, as well as Grades 1 through 8, Eurythmy, Spanish, Handwork, Movement, Woodworking, and Music.

This position offers support within the classroom for our class teachers. Individual teachers will communicate their expectations. General assistance may include assisting with classroom tasks as agreed upon with the class teachers, replacement for class teachers who attend weekly/biweekly meetings, supervising and monitoring our play ground during recess, and assisting during snack & lunch times. This position may also include math and language arts support for 3rd-8th grade students.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a B.A. degree; demonstrated interest in the philosophy and methods of Waldorf education; elementary teaching experience; energy, commitment, and vitality for working with elementary and middle school aged children; and the ability to take direction from, and work closely with, the Class Teacher. Waldorf training and/or teaching experience is preferred. Student teachers in training are encouraged to apply as well.

Responsibilities
Assistants support the Class Teacher in combined 3rd/4th, or 5th/6th or 7th/8th grades in the following ways:

Assist in main lesson and the first two subject periods after main lesson. This may involve preparations and presentation of lessons as determined by class teacher or subject specialist
Provide small group instruction in subject areas as needed under the direction of class teacher or subject specialist
Work with individual children as directed by lead teacher
Help children get prepared during transitions, work with their materials, do bookwork, have proper posture and pencil grip
Participate in some classroom activities, speech work, flute or recording playing, etc.
Supervise snack, lunch, and recess and other times as needed • Prepare, maintain and organize classroom materials for instructional activities
Assist with set-up, clean-up, and maintaining a clean and tidy classroom • Encourage student participation in class activities by offering one-on-one assistance
Implement classroom (and school) discipline and behavior management programs
Proactively redirect students as needed
Support the review, grading and tracking of student work • Accompany some field trips • Participate in several parent meetings and conferences during the year
Support preparation and celebration of festivals
Join faculty meetings once or twice monthly
Meet with class teacher for guidance and planning
Be available for phone conversations or conferences as needed • Work with the class teacher and/or subject specialist to provide class notes or newsletter to families to keep parents informed of activities, events and class happenings
Work with the class teacher and subject specialists on providing information for a written evaluation of each child at the end of the year • Assist teacher in keeping appropriate records of each student’s progress in basic skills as well as records on small group work • Maintain confidentiality regarding all student or parent concerns
Higher rate of pay would be given for any substitution

Assistants will be first in line for substitution opportunities.
Rate of Pay: $12.00 – $15.00/hour, part-time (25-27.5 hours/week) The ideal candidate will have training and/or an interest in Waldorf education and have experience working with grade school children. Each position is 20-27.5 hours per week.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and a resume listing background, training, experience, and three references to [email protected]

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