Part-time Class Assistant/Floater
Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach, California, is seeking a qualified candidate to join our faculty as an assistant in the classroom.
The Class Assistant/ Floater will be available to help students and teachers in grades or early childhood classes. In addition to providing student support when specific needs arise, the Floater is also on-call for substitution as a lead in a grades class or an assistant in an early childhood class. The Floater may also do one-on-one work with a student and support the transition to after- care.
Skills and Knowledge
- Possess an understanding of Child Development
- Possess an understanding of Waldorf Education
- Possess an ability to take guidance and direction from teachers
- Possess good communication skills and be able to work in collaboration for the best
- outcomes for students
- Possess the ability to hold a class with healthy classroom management
- Experience working in a PreK-8 school setting
- A working understanding of Waldorf Education
Part-Time: 30 hours per week
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (with 30 minute break) Hourly Rate: $16.50/hour
We are a progressive suburban school housed in a historical church building in the quiet neighborhood of Belmont Heights. Our relationship with Long Beach Parks and Recreation allows us to utilize four parks within walking distance for partial schools days. Our school was recently one of six private schools in the country to be named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and STEM. We are located minutes from the beach, 1.5 hours to the desert, 2 hours to the mountains, and 30 minutes from a Waldorf high school. We have a diverse population, and we are focused on equitability and inclusion for people of all religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities/expressions. Our Village has a lot of heart, strong parent participation, and is centered on families, community, parent education, collaboration, and mutual respect.
MVWS is an Associate Member of AWSNA and a Developing Member of WECAN.
Our school is entering its 16th year and programs include Parent/Baby, Parent/Toddler, 3 Preschools, 2 Kindergartens, and Grades 1 – 8. We have an experienced faculty, strong peer mentoring program, and together we study, listen, counsel, laugh, eat, and celebrate.
Our specialty subjects include Handwork, Woodwork, Spanish, Japanese, Games, Strings, Chorus, and Gardening. We also have a strong Early Childhood and Grades Extended Care program.
MVWS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including increments for teaching experience, tuition remission, medical insurance, and professional development.
We invite you to view full job description and complete our job application on our website (available at https://maplevillagewaldorf.org/career-opportunities/) and submit it, along with a cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to MVWS Dean of Education Lisa J. McCarthy at Lisa.McCarthy@maplevillageschool.org. Eligible applicants will be contacted for a phone interview, references will be contacted, and qualified applicants will be invited to an interview with our Hiring Committee, followed up with demonstration lessons.
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