Assistant Kindergarten Teacher (full-time)
The Waldorf School of New Orleans is looking for a caring and capable assistant teacher for our mixed-age Kindergarten class.
The position is for 35-40 hours/week (depending on enrollment) year-round position. The start date is August 16, 2022. The assistant will provide support to the Lead Teacher.
· Participation in all aspects of class rhythm, including naptime, circle time, daily walk, outdoor time, bathroom help, puppetry, gardening, daily snack preparation, washing dishes and ensuring the kitchen area and classroom is always clean
Helping and supporting the Lead Teacher and other Assistant Teacher(s) at all times
Providing leadership in times of transition
Directing questions and concerns to the Lead Teacher, meeting weekly to exchange information, maintain open lines of communication and ensure cohesive work together
Committing to being a patient and kind role model for the children in our care
Holding the class for a period of time each day while the Lead Teacher is attending to other tasks
Attentiveness to and responsiveness to the children at all times and the ability to maintain composure and professionalism even when (and especially when) emotions are high
Assisting and providing gentle and attentive care to children in the classroom and outdoors
The ability to be self-directed and step in to fulfill other duties as they arise or are requested by the Lead Teacher or staff
Patience and a passion for caring for young children
Attention to detail
Strong organizational skills
Dependable and punctual
Ability to work collaboratively
Willingness to attend Waldorf Teacher training
Supports and upholds the core mission and values of the Waldorf School of New Orleans
Education & Experience:
Minimum 3 years experience teaching in an Early Childhood education setting; 5 years preferred
Experience working in a Waldorf school preferred
Minimum education: High School diploma; Associates or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
Waldorf Teacher Certification preferred
Working knowledge of and dedication to the principles of Waldorf Education
Our school is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a biography, resume and three professional references to email@example.com
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $25,134.00 - $28,724.00 per year
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