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Early Childhood Teacher Assistants

Anchorage Waldorf School

Anchorage, AK, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Jun 15

Early Childhood Teacher Assistant for 22-23 School Year

Position Summary: 

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Assistant is responsible for helping to create a magical Waldorf Kindergarten experience for our mixed age classrooms (ages 3- 6). The ECE Assistant will work with the Early Childhood Lead Teacher by assisting in classroom management and supervision of the class, engage appropriately with students, support the Lead Teacher, and engage in day to day responsibilities according to the principles of Waldorf Education. This position requires a high level of comfort and appreciation for spending time outdoors with children in all kinds of Alaskan weather

 Work Setting and  Compensation: 

  • Work Location: Anchorage Waldorf School. Outside for the majority of the day.
  • Two Assistant Staff positions available with 2 experienced teachers
  • School schedule. August 22, 2022-May 20, 2023. 
  • Work hours are Monday-Friday  from 7:30-2:30 or 8:30-3:30.
  • Staff trainings and professional development opportunities
  • Pay commensurate with experience ranging from $17-20 per hour 

Reports to: Lead Kindergarten Teacher

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining a warm and nurturing Waldorf Early Childhood Education environment 
  • Possess a warm, friendly, and imaginative demeanor
  • Love of working and being with young children
  • Assist in curriculum activitiesÍž setup/cleanup of circle time, birthday celebrations, and festivals
  • Help maintain general order, cleanliness, and aesthetics in classroom and outdoor areas
  • Oversee children on the playground and assist with the transitions to and from outside
  • Help with daily preparations of classroom, restocking supplies and materials
  • Guide children with self-care (toileting, dressing, and social behavior)
  • Provide first aid as needed
  • Discuss student behavior and parent communication with the Lead Kindergarten Teacher
  • Maintain confidentiality in all student situations

Requirements and Qualifications: 

  • Early Childhood Education experience (preferred)
  • Waldorf Kindergarten experience (preferred)
  • Reliable, dependable, and team oriented
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 2 weeks of employment
  • Age requirement is 21 years old
  • Food Handler Certificate or ability to obtain within first 2 weeks of employment
  • Better Kid Care certificate or willingness to obtain

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Frequent walks; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; speaking and listening  
  • Daily requirement to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40-pound child
  • Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional contacts to ed@waldorfak.org, attn: Tre-C Dumais. Background check and fingerprinting required for employment. 


Website: https://waldorfak.org/

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