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Early Childhood Teacher

Linden Waldorf School

Nashville, TN, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Mar 10

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Linden Waldorf School​ serves Early Childhood through 8th Grades.
We envision a thriving intergenerational and diverse community of lifelong learners dedicated to fostering the ideals of Waldorf education with the intention of cultivating the intellectual curiosity, moral consciousness, and physical well-being of our students, families, and the greater community.
Linden Waldorf School's mission is to provide education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, cultivates a love of learning, and addresses the whole child through the head, hands, and heart.
We value Waldorf education and participating in its evolution; building on the foundation of Rudolf Steiner's insights into child development and actively working to keep the education relevant to our time and place.
We value education that is developmentally appropriate, addresses the whole child, is academically challenging and fosters a lifelong love of learning.
We value a thriving community built on the ideals of peace, joy, cooperation, collegiality, financial responsibility, diversity, integrity and respect.
We value a deep connection with nature that nurtures wonder and reverence for the world around us. We value bio-dynamic agriculture and other forms of environmental stewardship that create a sustainable path into the future.
We value a welcoming learning environment where faculty and staff strive to bring students to an understanding and experience of the common humanity of all the world's people - transcending stereotypes, prejudices, and divisive barriers.

DESCRIPTION

Linden Waldorf School is seeking an experienced educator to join our Early Childhood Team. We are seeking teachers who embrace the play-based and nature-based Waldorf Early Childhood curriculum with joy and warmth. We are searching for teachers who understand best practices in teaching, who are interested in collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches, and who are passionate about caring for young children.The teacher position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, effective classroom management, and enthusiasm for developing a welcoming and inclusive classroom. It is our desire to hire qualified individuals with a demonstrated commitment to innovation, inspiration and healthy collegial working.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Commitment to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation

Strong organizational skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work in a hands-on team environment

Ability to create a classroom that is a safe and inclusive place for everyone

We seek a teacher who is aware of the racial, socio-economic, gender, and other inequities present in education, and actively works to eliminate these in the classroom

Ability to maintain confidential information

Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff

Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents

Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor

Ability to work outside in all weather

It is the policy of Linden Waldorf School to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally protected status, in accordance with federal and state law, and not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree
1 – 2 years experience in an educational or school setting

Knowledge or interest in Waldorf Education

Physical Job Requirements for all Linden Waldorf School Employees

Must be able to:

Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, standing or sitting.

Move about to reach students and/or access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Constantly/occasionally operate a computer and other office machinery.

Ascend/descend stairs and traverse campus

Position self as needed, including bending, crouching, kneeling, lifting, reaching.

Lift up to 40 pounds.

Frequently communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and leadership.

Actively supervise students with focus even when distractions present.

Work in various outdoor weather conditions for extended periods of time.

Full-Time

All interested candidates should send their resume to krobinson@lindenwaldorf.org.

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