Learning Support Associate
About the Brooklyn Waldorf School (BWS)
The Brooklyn Waldorf School is a vibrant and dynamic school nestled in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a historically African-American neighborhood in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Waldorf School provides an education that meets the needs of each student in a developmentally appropriate manner, integrating critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and a deep connection to the arts through the curriculum founded by Rudolf Steiner. Through leading a balanced and well-rounded school life, students are expected to understand themselves as agents of change in an ever-evolving world.
Our faculty hails from all over the world and includes both seasoned Waldorf teachers and those new to Waldorf education. Serving over 160 students from pre-K to grade 8, teachers typically remain with a class through multiple grades, forming deep relationships over time. BWS teachers care for their students as whole individuals and provide not only for their academic development, but also for their emotional intelligence, artistic capacities, and physical knowledge of their surrounding environment. Teachers develop their own classroom content through active engagement with curricular resources prepared by our Faculty Council and reflect our local urban environment and community values.
The Brooklyn Waldorf School was founded in 2005 by a body of parents and Waldorf graduates who sought a nurturing space within the city where their children could discover and explore their inner potential. As the school community grew, classes expanded to include Parent-Child, Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School.
Learning Support Associate Responsibilities
Coordinate with the Department of Education on Initial Evaluations, Annual Reviews, services, and providers
Create schedules for students in conjunction with teachers’ needs.
Attend Care and Learning Support meetings where appropriate
Maintain detailed records of student services and related information
Create summaries of neuropsychological and educational evaluations for faculty reference
Provide small group support classes for grades 1 - 8
Coordinate with Director of Learning Support on small group support classes for grades 7-8
Helps create supplemental materials that support children that need accommodations
This is a 24 hour per week position that reports to the Director of Learning Support.
Learning Support Associate Expectations
● Possess strong teaching skills
● Be available to parents for collaboration on student needs, including parent
evenings and twice-yearly parent-teacher conferences
● Attend weekly faculty meetings and occasional special events (open houses,
● Assist in school governance by sitting on various committees (after your first
● Be committed to leading a class through multiple grades
Learning Support Associate Requirements
● Have a Bachelor’s degree and prior teaching experience
● Have previous Waldorf training and/or a willingness to take Waldorf courses
within the first few years of employment (professional development funding is
available to partially offset associated costs)
● Be well-rounded in the arts
● Ability to sit, stand and walk for significant periods of time, using staircases often
Compensation and Benefits
● Competitive salary, commensurate with experience starting at $36,000 for this 60% of full-time position
● Opportunities for professional development
Brooklyn Waldorf School is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students, visitors, faculty, and staff, and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications. BWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, familial status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, in carrying on its educational activities or in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. People of color and other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If interested, please apply here: https://fs6.formsite.com/tbws/form142/index.html?1594331862964
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