Practical Arts Teacher
CEDARWOOD WALDORF SCHOOL
PRACTICAL ARTS TEACHER
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A ONE-YEAR POSITION
GENERAL OBJECTIVE: To be the lead teacher for the Practical Arts program.
REPORTS TO: The Pedagogical Director
HOURS WORKED: Full time; exempt ; usual hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m with occasional evenings and weekends. The academic year begins July 1st and ends June 30th.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching and student support
- Plans and evaluates daily classroom activities that are developmentally appropriate and correspond with the goals set for individual children.
- Forms and maintains a healthy social life in the classroom.
- Brings children of concern to the grades faculty for consultation and recommendation.
- Consults with Student Support Committee and makes referrals as needed regarding children with special needs.
- Works with Pedagogical Director and Student Support Committee and forms PEP as needed.
- Models appropriate behavior, dresses professionally and maintains healthy hygiene at all times.
- Arranges a substitute to cover classes or seeks support from the section leader in case of personal absence.
Space use, supplies, and budget
- Ensures that the classroom environment meets the standards of Waldorf Pedagogy.
- Keeps classroom, storage areas, faculty room, and common areas neat and clutter free.
- Ensures that the class is supplied with all needed materials and supplies.
- Makes appropriate use of space, equipment, and material storage.
- Keeps expenses within yearly budget.
Assessments, reports, and communications
- Maintains child behavior observation notes to be used for parent-teacher conferences, year-end reports, and assessment completions.
- Maintains complete and accurate child files, forms, and reports within allotted timelines to document and track the needs of children and services provided.
- Provides, or necessary feedback for, Parent-Teacher conference.
- Communicates with families regarding child behavior, parent education, and school events.
- Year-end reports for students are to be filed by July 15th or end day of employment.
Work with parents, outreach, and community building
- Provides parent education in collaboration with shared faculty agreements on topics related to specific grades, as well as proactive topics.
Hiring and supervision
- Practical arts teacher is responsible for hiring and supervision of handwork assistant. Hiring should be approved by HOS and Pedagogical Director.
Summer work and accessibility
- Assures all training and preparatory work for curriculum and classrooms is completed.
- Reports to school by August 15th for mandatory in-service and classroom preparation for the first day of school.
- Be available for communication and meetings with prospective students, or delegate acceptance authority to the Pedagogical Director and Enrollment Director.
SCHOOL PARTICIPATION AND TEAMWORK
- Arrives at work on time, punctually attends and actively participates in all required meetings and training including committee work.
- Be a respectful, cooperative, and reliable team member and participant in school activities.
- Attends faculty, section, and committee meetings.
- Attends, but not limited to, open houses, Journey through the Grades, Three Pillars meeting, and Winter Faire.
- Participates in in-service days during the year and at the beginning and end of the school year.
- Be responsible for daily playground and recess supervision.
- Abides by decisions made by faculty and school leadership.
- Adhere to a professional code of conduct.
- Logs in time-off and sick leave monthly.
- Respect the confidentiality of information about enrolled children and families, personnel issues, and other school operations.
- Develops own professional work goals and training and mentoring plan in consultation with the Professional Development Committee and Pedagogical Director.
- Attends February Teacher’s Conference or submits proposal for alternative professional development.
- Be aware of, and adhere to, current state and federal laws that affect educators.
- Has completed Waldorf Teacher training, continues working towards completion of their training, or has equivalent experience.
- Able to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
- Must have a commitment to self-development.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
- Must have a first aid card within two months of being hired.
- Must have current CPR training within two months of being hired.
Please send a letter of interest, resume and 3 professional references to
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