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Early Childhood Afternoon Assistant

Detroit Waldorf School

Detroit, MI, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood


Jun 12

Early Childhood Afternoon Assistant 

The Detroit Waldorf School seeks an early childhood classroom assistant for the 2023-2024 school year. Position begins Mid-August

The Classroom assistant supports the Early Childhood teacher in their work and helps to maintain a warm supportive class environment while caring for the children and the physical space that is consistent with the best practices in Waldorf Early Childhood Education. The ideal candidate has familiarity with or interest in Waldorf education and brings experience, warmth, joy, and enthusiasm for working with young children. It also requires motivation, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and families and to engage in a very physically active day caring for children, the classroom, and supervising inside and outdoors in all weather throughout the school year. Afternoon Assistants work hours are 11:00 am-5:30 pm.

 A background that includes experience working with children in a childcare or similar setting and interest or training in Waldorf early childhood education is preferred. A minimum of 12 semester hours in early childhood or child development is required or willingness to immediately pursue the training.

This is an hourly position Monday-Friday. Compensation starts at $15.30 per hour. It also includes a health stipend for employees regularly scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week, paid professional development, a two-week holiday in December and sick time, and sponsorship in the T.E.A.C.H. Michigan Early Childhood Scholarship program.  

Our strong commitment to increasing and supporting diversity in employment and our programs are expressed in our desire to hire candidates underrepresented in Waldorf Education. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education are encouraged to apply.

The application process includes but is not limited to an introductory campus tour, classroom observations, and a hiring interview with members of the Personnel Committee. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

Interested candidates are asked to submit an application, cover letter, resume, and two professional references, via email to helenamitchell@detroitwaldorf.org or by mail to Detroit Waldorf School, 2555 Burns, Detroit, MI 48214. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our school at www.detroitwaldorf.org.

The Detroit Waldorf School founded in 1965 is a multi-racial and multicultural school, celebrating over 50 years in the heart of the Detroit Renaissance. We have the honor of being one of the ten oldest Waldorf schools in the United States. We offer a full curriculum and we are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, the Waldorf Early Childhood Association, the Independent Schools Association of Central States, and our Early Childhood Program is licensed by the State of Michigan. 

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