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Early Childhood Afternoon Assistant

Portland Waldorf School

Portland, OR, USA Remote

Part time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Sep 25

Portland Waldorf School is welcoming applications for a part time Early Childhood Assistant. This position is an integral part of the school’s Early Childhood Program which offers a secure, healthy, and nurturing environment for children with weekly and seasonal rhythms that include circle time, story, creative and active play, and nourishment. Our teachers and staff members work enthusiastically and energetically to engage their students and are dedicated to Waldorf education. They work collaboratively with their colleagues and the parent community to create an educational environment that is aligned with the school mission and program goals. 

The ideal candidate will have experience working with young children, demonstrate a familiarity with the philosophy and methods of Waldorf Early Childhood education. Waldorf Teacher Training is a plus. 

Qualities and Skills Expected:

 ● Experience in a Waldorf Early Childhood classroom

 ● Ability to engage with children, taking directions from the Lead Teacher regarding classroom management, conflict resolution, communication, and day to day responsibilities

 ● Good communication skills

 ● Reliable, punctual, well-organized, and efficient 

 ● Required to follow state laws and regulations for Child Care certification. 

Hours: 12:30-3:30pm or 11am-5:30pm 

Portland Waldorf School was founded in 1982 and is fully accredited through AWSNA. We serve students in Early Childhood through 12th grade on a beautiful seven-acre campus. We offer a full Waldorf curriculum, as well as a middle and high school athletics program. Please send a resume, letter of interest, including three professional references with emails and phone numbers (in PDF format only) to leadershipteam@portlandwaldorf.org. 

Portland Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We acknowledge that a diversity of ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender expressions, sexual orientations, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance our school’s learning environment, and we are committed to cultivating equity and inclusion. People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply. 

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