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Seattle Waldorf School is hiring Early Childhood Teacher

Seattle Waldorf School
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  • Program Information
    • Join Our School Community: Inspire, Create, Lead! Seattle Waldorf School seeks an Early Childhood Teacher for the academic year commencing September 2024. We are looking to identify a caring, talented, smart individual to meet and teach our students each day. Your work will help to carry these students into adulthood as interesting and thoughtful members of the world community. Who We Are: At Seattle Waldorf School, we nurture imaginative thinkers, compassionate individuals, and skilled artists. From 18 months to 14 years, we guide students towards -academic excellence through tradition-infused modern curriculum. Our Mission: Every day, we empower the developing human being with learning, courage, and joy. Full Job Description: Early Childhood Teacher Full Job Description (https://drive.google.com/file/d/18j8hgt_lG_BMHc0sP-BcQ0-rHkD2a-zz/view?usp=sharing) To Apply: Interested candidates should respond by email to careers@seattlewaldorf.org  with a letter of interest, resume, and employment application (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gzn9fwGzVjsXwcGk2nTCmoqAG9FpeeFn/view)  Curious about our school and wondering how you might fit? We welcome candidates committed to completing requirements within a specified timeframe. Salary Range: Please see the SWS Faculty Salary Scale (https://drive.google.com/file/d/18H6ODWKfHW6S08v6NBEzI_v5Af2eTMgZ/view?usp=sharing)  to see range based on education and years of experience Benefits: Please see our Benefits Summary (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z0cSD59cuNlJOOeB0qru7JV4vRF8JJjN/view?usp=sharing)  which outlines the generous insurance, leave, and other benefits provided for SWS Faculty Thank you for your interest in Seattle Waldorf School and this position. Position open until filled. As the school day is busy, we cannot accept phone calls or drop-ins. Seattle Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Job Title: Early Childhood Teacher
  • Program Name: Seattle Waldorf School
  • Job Contact Email: careers@seattlewaldorf.org
  • Job Description:
    • Job Summary: Under minimal supervision, provides an optimal classroom experience for students in early childhood. Specific Responsibilities: *Teaches early childhood from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday including 1 1⁄2 hours of preparation time *Keeps records and writes reports according to current school guidelines *Plans and facilitates parent meetings and conferences to support student learning and community development *Maintains communication and collaboration with the early childhood department *Facilitates weekly meetings with Assistant Teacher *Attends weekly Early Childhood Lead Teacher Meetings *Attends monthly Early Childhood Branch Meetings *Attends monthly College Meetings *Models a culture of flexible, continuous learning for students *Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open and candid dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies *Complies and is familiar with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents *Engages vigorously in professional development through teacher in-services, Preview Days, Review Days, and conferences as determined in conversation with the Pedagogical Chair *Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility *Performs other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications – Required skills and experience.
    • Education & Experience: *Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university required; or, experience that supports this work *Waldorf Teaching Certificate required* *DCYF Staff Requirements for Child Care Centers required* *3+ years’ experience teaching in a classroom environment preferred *Advanced degree and State Teacher Certificate a plus *Experience in a Waldorf school a plus *Culturally Responsive Teaching experience preferred *Candidates who do not have the required degree/certificate may be considered with a commitment to complete them within a specified length of time from start of employment. Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: *Commitment to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation *Strong organizational skills *Excellent written and verbal communication skills *Ability to work in a hands-on team environment *Possessing a level of cultural competency necessary for working with a diverse population in an inclusive and equitable community o We have a diverse student body, and we want all our teachers to have the skills necessary to ensure that their classrooms are safe, inclusive places for everyone o We seek a teacher who is aware of the racial, socio-economic, gender, and other inequities present in education, and actively works to eliminate these in the classroom *Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows or Mac environment using Office, Google Suite, common automated systems for record keeping, and confidently learn new technology *Ability to maintain confidential information *Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff *Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents *Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor *Ability to lift up to 30 pounds *Ability to work outside in all weather *Ability to climb stairs *Ability to travel locally (field trips)
  • This is a Full Time Compensation: Salary Range: Please see the SWS Faculty Salary Scale to see range based on education and years of experience
  • Benefits: Please see our Benefits Summary (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z0cSD59cuNlJOOeB0qru7JV4vRF8JJjN/view?usp=sharing) which outlines the generous insurance, leave, and other benefits provided for SWS Faculty
  • Employer Location: 2728 NE 100th Street Seattle, WA 98125
  • Company Website: https://Seattle%20Waldorf%20School
  • Employer Contact Information: careers@seattlewaldorf.org
  • To Apply: Interested candidates should respond by email to careers@seattlewaldorf.org with a letter of interest, resume, and employment application