Lower Grades Teaching Assistant
Richmond Waldorf School is seeking a teaching assistant to be a lower grade's teaching assistants for the 2023-2024 school year. The teaching assistant will provide educational and specialty support to the classroom teacher. Daily assignments will be provided by the classroom teacher, and/or a Specialty teacher for languages, handwork, music and movement. This job is 20 hours per week, 40 weeks per year, with a generous school holiday schedule, and mentoring provided.
Richmond Waldorf School was founded in 1996 with a passion for providing children a holistic education that falls in alignment with their natural human development through hands-on, nature-rich, and play-based experiences. We are dedicated to providing a learning environment that cultivates creative thinking, genuine inquiry, and a love of learning. RWS has grown from a single Kindergarten classroom to a campus that serves over 185 students from Pre-K through 8th grade. Our specialty program includes Movement Arts, Russian, Spanish, Biking, Handwork, Woodwork, Visual Arts, and Latin. Richmond Waldorf School is a Candidate School of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America), SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools) and is a member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America).
Our school is located on a beautiful, urban campus in the Northside of Richmond, Virginia in close proximity to Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, and only a few hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, Washington, DC, and the coastal beaches of Virginia and North Carolina. Richmond is a rapidly growing city with amazing restaurants, a thriving art and music scene, and a plethora of outdoor parks and walking trails. The James River winds its way through the heart of the city, offering four seasons of adventure and beauty.
- Supports daily classroom rhythms, including recess/snack/lunch
- Supports teacher with redirection of students as needed, monitoring classroom educational work, providing assistance as needed to students
- Meets with classroom teacher as to self and student progress
- Attends, as required by the classroom teacher, meetings such as Parent class meetings, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Open Houses, School events
- Demonstrates knowledge and practice of Waldorf pedagogy as required
- Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
- Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Education or associated Liberal Arts
- 2-5 years experience working with children/students ages 5-7 years
- Creative skills and abilities; handwork (knitting/crocheting preferred) and music (recorder preferred)
- Excellent communicator with children and adults
- Proactivity in researching Waldorf best practices
Compensation: $18 hourly
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