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Educational Assistant Grade School

London Waldorf School

London, Ontario, Canada Remote

Part time

Grades

Jul 5

London Waldorf School is seeking applicants for the position of 

PART-TIME EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT for the 2022-2023 school year.

This position will involve supporting a Grade One boy with Global Developmental Delay and the Grade One class during the morning lessons from 8:45-12:00; and supporting a Grade Four boy with Down syndrome for a one-on-one skills lesson from 12:00-12:45 daily. In both cases, the goal is to support independence, inclusion, and well-being in the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive realm. Good communication skills and collaboration with the class teachers as well as the Learning Resource Teacher are essential for this job.

OUR MISSION:

London Waldorf School is a vibrant learning community where education, based on a deep understanding of the developing child, integrates the intellectual with the artistic, the practical with the beautiful - fostering the ability to engage more fully in the world.

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

DETAILS:

This is a part-time position on a ten month contract from September 2022 - June 2023.

There is a possibility to increase the position to include Before Care, or additional resource support hours, or supply teaching in the afternoons.

  • The hourly wage for this position is $19.78 plus 4% vacation pay. 
  • This position will have access to sick days, personal days, and personnel leaves, and will be paid for statutory holidays. 
  • PD days, Winter Break, and March Breaks are unpaid (2 weeks each).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To support students’ independence, inclusion, social emotional, and cognitive well-being 
  • To assist the teacher and/or resource staff in the planning, development and implementation of students’ Memo of Understanding/Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.).
  • To deliver interventions or strategies as set out in the Memo/I.E.P.
  • To supervise and assist individuals or groups of students during classroom activities, recess, lunch, field trips.
  • To assist students with personal and medical care which may include administration of medication, feeding, dressing, toileting.
  • To work as an active member of the school team to ensure the safety and success of all students.
  • To assist with on-going assessment of students and to contribute to written reports as requested by the class teacher/ resource staff. 
  • To attend meetings as requested.
  • To attend professional development sessions/training as required.
  • To perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A University Bachelor Degree and at least two years of teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Previous experience in a Waldorf/Steiner school or knowledge of Waldorf education is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with children is crucial.
  • Experience with children with special needs or Down syndrome is an asset. 
  • Qualities that will be helpful in doing this job: creativity, flexibility, initiative. 
  • Being willing and able to work as part of a team is imperative.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested individuals are asked to send a letter of interest including a resume, references, and a brief biography by July 24, 2022 to the attention of Sandra Paterson, Learning Resource Teacher, at: s.paterson@londonwaldorf.ca

London Waldorf School is committed to equity in its policies, practices and procedures, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are considered. Qualified individuals who could contribute to the further diversification of our community are encouraged to apply.


Please note: due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your understanding. Applicants currently able to work in Canada will be prioritized.

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