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Rainbow Garden Lead Teacher

Shining Mountain Waldorf School

Boulder, CO, USA

Part time

$25-25 (hourly)

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


May 24

Position: Rainbow Garden Lead Teacher

Program: Early Childhood Education

Reports to: Early Childhood Education Director 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Date: May 2023

Position Summary

The Rainbow Garden Lead Teacher is responsible for providing an age appropriate Waldorf lunch and rest program that supports the health, well-being, and safety of the children in their care.  The Rainbow Garden Lead Teacher position is part of the Early Childhood Education (“ECE”) program held after Kindergarten hours from 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm, 4 days a week and Thursdays 12:15 to 2:15 pm.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise lunch and rest with mixed age Kindergarten children (ages 4-6)
  • Offer gentle rhythm throughout the program
  • Work with the ECE Director on program review and activities
  • Coordinate the signing out procedures and parent pickup
  • Communicate with parents about student behavior and concerns
  • Maintain confidentiality in all student/parent situations
  • Maintain the ECE classroom
  • Work with ECE Assistant (dependent on student ratios)
  • Become knowledgeable about campus Emergency Plan and be ready to implement
  • Manage the signing out procedures with parent pickup
  • Maintain confidentiality in all student/parent situations
  • Participate in mentoring and development provided by ECE Director
  • Complete, acquire signatures, and file Accident/Incident Report as needed
  • Complete monthly online timesheet

Additional Responsibilities

  • May be asked to substitute for morning program if available
  • Attendance encouraged at scheduled ECE meetings including In-Service (August and June)
  • Participate in annual work days to prepare classroom
  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above

Education and Qualifications

  • Early Childhood Education experience preferred
  • Waldorf Kindergarten experience preferred
  • Reliable, consistent, and team oriented
  • Possess a warm, friendly, and joyous demeanor

Early Childhood Licensing Requirements

  • Complete requirements for Colorado ECE regulations of Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care. Must be an ECT (Early Childhood Teacher) as designated by the State of Colorado 
  • Within 30 days CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions, Physical, Background check, fingerprinting, mandatory licensing classes, registration in Colorado Shines PDIS and Early Childhood Educator qualified per the State of Colorado’s requirements.
  • Submission of a medical physical by a licensed physician or other health care professional as required per licensing regulations

Work Setting

  • Kindergarten classroom and playground
  • Hours are 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm, M,T,W, F and 12:15-2:15 Thursday
  • Work schedule follows the SMWS annual school calendar - late August through early June
  • Because of the classroom setting, there are limited breaks offered during the day

Salary and Benefits

  • Hourly rate of $25.00 per hour when teaching 
  • Hourly rate of $18.00 per hour when participating in meetings/trainings
  • Three (3) paid Holidays include: Fall Break Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Memorial Day
  • Colorado Paid Sick Leave - 1 hour for each 30 hours worked - up to 48 hours per year 
  • Professional Development - will be paid time
  • Required 15 hours of online PDIS (Professional Development Information System) classes
  • Attendance is encouraged at department meetings, studies, and conferences 
  • This is a part time position - no additional benefits are offered at this time

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Frequent walks; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; speaking and listening  
  • Daily requirement to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40-pound child
  • Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or nation or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.  

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

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