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First Grade Assistant Teacher

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

May 16

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia seeks a First Grade Assistant Teacher responsible for supporting the work of the First Grade Class Teacher. With guidance and direction from the Class Teacher, the assistant supports students as they acquire classroom routines, during transitions between activities and during recess, lunch and play periods. The First Grade Assistant Teacher may be asked to assist in other grade school classrooms.

The First Grade Assistant Teacher will help welcome students each morning and assist in morning transition, maintain a calm mood in the classroom throughout the day, help to guide students to stay focused on the task at hand, learn the words and participate in movements during circle time, support student’s redirection, hold the class while the lead teacher is absent, supervise the students during outdoor recess in all types of weather.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a strong understanding and enthusiastic commitment to Waldorf Education and a willingness and openness to Anthroposophy.
  • Be familiar with all elements of classroom routines and be ready to anticipate transitions and remain one step ahead of the students.
  • Hold information about students and families in confidence.
  • Be flexible to changing responsibilities in accordance with what the first grade teacher needs and what is best for the children.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This is an hourly paid non-exempt position for the academic year that begins with a full-day schedule (8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

To initiate your application, please send a letter of introduction, resume, brief biography and contact information for three professional references to Hiring Committee - employment@phillywaldorf.com

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