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Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Substitute & Preschool Co-Teacher Positions

Oct 06 2017 | The Treehouse Nursery and Preschool | Portland, Oregon

Who We Are
Our core intention at The Treehouse Nursery and Preschool is to develop free human beings by surrounding them with an environment of beauty, creativity and wonder. With a firm sense of security, a sense of truth, and feeling of responsibility for the earth and others, we strive to educate the head, hands and heart of each child. The Treehouse Nursery and Preschool is a Waldorf-Inspired, non-profit school for 2-5 year olds.

We are looking for teachers that are able to enliven our students with the beauty of the natural world while providing a healthy, nurturing, creative and respectful environment for each child.

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Position: Substitute Co-Teacher
Compensation: Depending on education and experience
Employment Type: Part-time to Full-time; depending on need
Start Date: Immediately

About the Position
This position will be for both the Preschool location and Nursery location, working with students ages 2-5 years old.

Responsibilities for this position include providing a healthy, nurturing, creative and respectful environment for each child; following our daily rhythm; implementing age-appropriate activities; fostering communication with other teachers through daily interactions; and assisting the co-teachers throughout the day.
One must have a current Food Handler’s Card and be enrolled in the Criminal History Registry through the Oregon Childcare Division, which can be done online after your interview if hired on. Knowledge of and/or experience in a Waldorf early childhood environment is highly sought after!
Compensation
Hourly rate depending on education and experience
Vegetarian, organic meals throughout the day provided
Tea, supplements, smoothies, herbs etc. . . are provided to help you stay healthy!

Weekly hours range from 0-24 depending on specific needs. (i.e. substitutes are called if a teacher is out sick, scheduled in advance if a staff member is going on vacation, etc. . .) Substitutes are asked to be on-call during their available hours as well as plan for substituting shifts far in advance.
We are open during the Summer for Summer Camps.
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Position: Preschool Co-teacher
Compensation: Depending on education and experience
Employment Type: Part-time
Start Date: Winter 2017 (start Winter 2017, transition fully into position by Spring 2018)

About the Position
This position will be for the Preschool location, working with students ages 3 -5 years old, and is replacing one of our current afternoon co-teachers who will be leaving us this Spring to start her family. We are hoping to begin training for the position this winter so the new co-teacher will be ready to substitute for our current afternoon co-teacher while she is away on her babymoon this December. Once our current co-teacher comes back from her babymoon, we will be able to provide hours for the new co-teacher as a substitute for both of our programs (which is always needed during the cold/flu season!) and then have them transition into the position fully in Spring 2018.

Responsibilities for this position include providing a healthy, nurturing, creative and respectful environment for each child; following our daily rhythm; implementing age-appropriate activities; fostering communication with other teachers through daily interactions; and interacting as a co-teacher throughout the day.
One must have a current Food Handler’s Card and be enrolled in the Criminal History Registry through Oregon Childcare Division, which can be done online after your interview if hired on.
Minimum of 2 years experience in a Preschool or Kindergarten setting
Knowledge of and/or experience in a Waldorf early childhood environment is highly sought after!
Compensation
Hourly rate depending on education and experience
Vegetarian, organic meals throughout the day provided
Tea, supplements, smoothies, herbs etc. . . are provided to help you stay healthy!

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Application Instructions
Email completed application with the subject “Substitute Application” or “Co-teacher Application” to Director/Manager Desiraé Ritz at: [email protected]

Please Note: Applications will be dismissed if any of the following is negated.
Please do not call the school to follow up – we do not have a receptionist.

Application Includes:

1) Resume

2) Names and phone numbers of three work and/or teaching-related references

3) Cover letter with answers to the following:

a) How has your experience prepared you for the responsibilities of this position?

b) What have been your leadership and teaching responsibilities in the past?

c) We follow the Waldorf philosophy and teach through a child-directed curriculum. How would your approach to working with toddlers and preschoolers combine with ours?

d) We encourage our whole staff to use their interests to enrich the overall experience we provide to both children and families. How could your interests enrich our program?

e) What does “child-directed” curriculum mean and have you ever worked with this teaching method before?

Please review our website before submitting application.
www.thetreehousenurseryandpreschool.org

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