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Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Richmond Waldorf School

Richmond, VA, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Mar 21

The Early Childhood Assistant Teacher provides support to the Early Childhood Lead Teacher.

Essential Functions

Daily Preparation:
• Prepare classroom for the daily activities and rhythm

School Time Functions:
• Prepare and oversee daily activities with children involvement
• Attend to disruptive children and encourage appropriate social interaction
• Supervise and ensure all children are safe and treated fairly by their peers
• Assist children with bodily care needs
• Help children participate in Lead Teacher led activities
• Assist Lead Teacher where needed
• Assume lead role when lead teacher is out of room or absent

After School Functions:
• Clean and tidy class room to include dusting and wiping down counters, vacuuming, mopping, and straightening toys and cubbies
• Prepare class room for the next day’s activities
• Inventory food items
• Assist lead teacher with aspects of teaching that extend beyond the classroom: sorting artwork, completing crafts, shopping for supplies and various administrative work

• Work with mentor in ongoing weekly sessions regarding class, children, child development, and planning

• Attend Section and Class meetings as requested by Lead Teacher

• Having a quiet presence in the class and when involved in parent work
• Referring parent questions and concerns to lead teacher
• Having a flexible mindset and the ability to receive direct guidance
• Engaging in observational learning and in study
• Having a love of young children and joy in teaching them
• Having patience to help children gain independence
• Displaying good time management without rushing or multi-tasking
• Serving as a “model”, in word and deed, for the children to follow
• Showing consistency in how work is performed

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Work Environment:
• This job operates in a professional environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and scanners.

Physical Demands:
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Expected Hours of Work:
• Refer to current school calendar for the Academic Year.
• The school work calendar includes two weeks before and two weeks after the close of the academic year, or such time as the school deems necessary. Employee will work normal hours during work weeks, unless otherwise directed by the Lead Teacher.
• Employee will work from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., or as directed by the Lead Teacher. Fulfilling the conditions of employment will sometimes extend beyond regular school hours to include but not be limited to classroom preparation, meetings, school events and festivals. As such, completion of these responsibilities is the standard for meeting or exceeding job requirements.

Education and Experience:

• Attendance at courses and workshops both on and off RWS campus to further Waldorf Education
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for requirements

• Experience in Waldorf Education

Benefits: PTO, Tuition remission eligible

Please follow this link to complete an application: https://richmondwaldorf.com/employment/

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