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Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

The Treehouse: a Forest Garden School

Milwaukie, OR, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Sep 13

The Treehouse: a Forest Garden School

Waldorf Inspired, Outdoor Early Childhood Education

Who We Are: Our core intention at The Treehouse: a Forest Garden School is to develop whole human beings by surrounding them with an environment of beauty, security, creativity, and wonder. We have just launched and expanded to a new location in Milwaukie OR, after 11 years in inner SE Portland. With this move, we have expanded from 1 to 3 classrooms and are inhabiting about 1/3 acre of green space which hosts a brilliant outdoor classroom, complete with an emerging food forest, permaculture learning garden, and more.

Benefits:

  • Free organic, vegetarian meals while teaching. 
  • 50% off of tuition for staff members dependents ages 6 weeks - 6 years. 
  • 40 hrs Paid Time Off
  • All Co-teachers and Lead Teachers are salaried, receiving 23 paid days off a school year. 
  • Lead Teachers will receive $150 monthly stipend for retirement or towards a flexible spending account. 
  • We are constantly working on staff benefit improvements, please still apply if you wish to discuss benefit options. 


Commitment: We ask for a minimum of a 1-yearcommitment for Co-Teachers and a 2-yearcommitment for Lead Teachers.


Positions: 

Toddler Co-Teacher: Part Time M-W; starting at $18/hr. ( Salary will be based on hours scheduled) 

Toddler Lead Teacher: Full time. Annual salary of $45,160.5 | Monthly salary of $3,763.37/month + $150 pre-tax stipend benefit l = $3,913.37 (For a 40/hr/week teaching schedule)  

P-K Lead Teacher: Starting at $21/hr based on experience and education (Salary will be based on hours scheduled) 

Support Teacher

  • $16-$18/hr depending on experience and education 
  • Full time. Supports all 3 classes and teachers during the day. 
  • Gives 10 min and 30 min breaks to teachers 
  • M-F 10am - 4:30pm


Required certificates include (may be obtained upon employment):

  • Pediatric CPR and 1st Aid Certificate
  • Oregon Food Handlers Card
  • Enrollment in the Background Registry
  • Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS)
  • Safe Sleep Training
  • Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Additional RIE infant training is needed in the infant classroom and may be obtained after hiring. 

Knowledge of and/or experience in a Waldorf early childhood environment is highly sought after!


All Co-Teacher and Lead Teachers must be “Teacher Qualified” through the Early Learning Division 

Requirements on Page 27 


Application Instructions

Please email required application materials to desirae.thetreehouse@gmail.com (see below) with the email subject titled "Co-Teacher or Lead Teacher Applicant".


**Please Note: Applications will be dismissed if any of the following is negated.**

Please do not call the school to follow up - we do not have a receptionist.


Application Materials Include:

1) Resume

2) Names and phone numbers of three work and/or teaching-related references

3) Cover letter with answers to the following:


  • How has your experience prepared you for the responsibilities of this position?
  • We follow the Waldorf philosophy and teach through an emergent curriculum. How would your approach combine with ours?
  • Our Forest Garden is a dynamic part of our curriculum. Elaborate on your experience and awareness of the Forest School movement and/or Outdoor Education. 
  • We encourage our whole staff to use their interests to enrich the overall experience we provide to both children and families. How could your interests and skill set enrich our program?
  • If applying for Infant care: What is your knowledge and experience of RIE?

After an interview, qualified applicants will show the ability to foster and lead a healthy working environment through a working interview.

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