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Practical Arts Teacher

Cedarwood Waldorf School

Portland, OR, USA

Full time

Arts

Jun 16

CEDARWOOD WALDORF SCHOOL

www.cedarwoodschool.org


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.

TRAINING

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

slevine@cedarwoodschool.org




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