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Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Nov 09 2017 | River Song Waldorf School | Fort Collins, Colorado

River Song is seeking to hire a full-time Assistant Teacher.

River Song is a non-profit Waldorf early childhood program that emphasizes creative play as an early foundation for creative thinking. River Song offers mixed-age preschool classes for children 2 ½ - 6 years of age. We are adjacent to a natural area that includes the Spring Creek Trail, a wonderful source for water play, discovery and observation of wildlife and seasonal change. Our classrooms hold 14 students per day and we have a teacher to child ratio of 1:7.

Expectations, Skills and Responsibilities
We are looking for a gentle and loving individual to assist the lead teacher in the classroom. Preference will be given to applicants that have an understanding of Waldorf education practices and philosophy. Must be ECT (Early Childhood Teacher) qualified by the State of Colorado, or on your way (Assistant ECT).
The ideal candidate will also:
● Have an interest and understanding of Waldorf education philosophy
● Have a love of nature and be willing to explore with the children, even in inclement weather
● Demonstrate warmth, compassion and clarity in working with both children and adults
● Communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, to co-workers and parents alike
● Be able to take instruction from the lead to assist in running all aspects of the classroom
● Observe and care for our children’s physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual development and well-being
● Contribute to monthly faculty meetings and festivals
● Be on time and happy to be here

This is a year-round position with paid time off around the holidays (including 2 weeks at Christmas and a week for spring break) as well as paid sick and personal days. Salary will be $11.50/hr ($12/hr if Waldorf trained). We also offer free childcare and health insurance. Hours are typically Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 with a paid lunch break.

How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to River Song Waldorf School at 900 E. Stuart St. Fort Collins CO or email to [email protected] Please contact Becky via email or phone with any questions. (970) 407-9185. The position will remain open until filled.

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