Lead Kindergarten Teacher – Full Time
Application deadline: Tuesday, April 26th, 2018
The Halton Waldorf School is inviting applications for a full-time Lead Kindergarten teacher for September 2018. Our ideal candidate will have Waldorf early childhood teacher training and prior teaching experience. The teacher will work collaboratively with an assistant in kindergarten. We are seeking candidates who are committed to the values of Waldorf education, a teacher who is joyful and warm, with strong interpersonal communication skills, effective classroom management, and enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
The Halton Waldorf School was founded in 1984 and is a full member of AWSNA. We have 192 students from parent and infant to grade eight and an outstanding faculty and staff of 27. Our faculty is grounded in a commitment to anthroposophy and we have an enthusiastic and supportive parent body and board of directors. We are an established, thriving school offering a full Waldorf curriculum.
The Halton Waldorf School is situated on five wooded acres in northeast Burlington, close to the natural wonders of the Niagara Escarpment and the shores of Lake Ontario. The amenities and culture of Toronto are a half-hour drive away. We are committed to providing a healthy, beautiful and sustainable environment which supports the pedagogical mission of the school.
Salary for the position is dependent on teaching experience. The school offers a generous benefits package as well as tuition remission for children of faculty.
We will initiate interview as soon as we receive qualified applicants. We thank all candidates in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To apply or inquire about the position, please contact:
Recruitment & Selection Committee
Halton Waldorf School
2193 Orchard Road
Burlington, Ontario L7L 7J8
PURPOSE/SCOPE OF THE POSITION:
The kindergarten teacher is a full-time member of the faculty who is responsible for carrying a group of 18 children aged 4 – 6 years of age for a period of 37 weeks. Each year the kindergarten teacher, with their colleagues, interviews new families to maintain a junior and senior component to the classroom. Upon acceptance and entrance of the child, the teacher closely observed each child’s physical, emotional and social development and reports to the parents as required. The teacher also works in relationship with the parents through parent meetings, parent/teacher conferences and with any issues that arise. The kindergarten teacher has a designated number of duties, administrative and otherwise, in addition to teaching responsibilities. He/she will attend all faculty meetings and assist with open houses and other school events. The kindergarten teacher will support the administration of the school by active committee work.
KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION: (Abilities, Skills and Behaviours)
- Waldorf Teacher Education certification or accepted equivalent experience.
- An understanding of child development from an anthroposophical point of view.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, approachable for parents and colleagues.
- Willingness and ability to create an age appropriate environment in which the children can flourish.
- Willingness and ability to work cooperatively within a community environment including with children, parents, colleagues and beyond.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND SPECIFIC STANDARDS/RESULTS:
Supervises her/his assistant/s and meets in a timely fashion to review the day and weekly mentoring.
- Responsible for creating a rhythmical programme based on Waldorf pedagogy to meet the needs of the young child.
- Responsible for finding age appropriate ways of meeting the needs of the young child.
- Responsible for presenting future grade 1 children to grade school faculty.
- Participation in curriculum and pedagogical review of program.
- Responsible for planning and celebrating birthdays and all festivals.
- Responsible for overseeing the lunch and afternoon program.
- Extra Curricular:
- Fulfilling our administrative and supervision duties as required.
- Assist with open houses and other school events as required.
- Supervises and supports student teachers as determined by mutual arrangement with the Rudolf Steiner Centre.
- Student Assessment
- Evaluate each student’s physical, emotional and social development on an ongoing basis.
- Conduct annual interviews and report regularly to parents through interviews and phone calls.
- Where necessary, liaise with colleagues and other professionals to address individual children’s particular needs.
- Maintain student records when relevant.
- Parent Relations and Communication
- Conduct regular parent evenings to report on the class and to inform parents of the pedagogical intention of our work.
- Respond to parent questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner.
- Be available for parent interviews and home visits as required.
- Plan class functions to assist the social development of the class, e.g. picnic.
- Professional Development
- Attend all Thursday pedagogical meetings and lead EC meetings as an active participant.
- Participate in designated weekly mandate group meetings.
- Actively pursue relevant pedagogical development through conferences and personal study.
- General Administration
- Be responsible for monitoring classroom budget.
- General Professional Conduct
- Clear vulnerable sector screening.
- Appropriate/professional dress, language and demeanour
HOURS AND COMPENSATION:
- Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. inclusive.
- Salary range in accordance with Faculty Salary and Benefits policy.
- Basic and additional benefit coverage in accordance with above policy.
Substitute ECE Teacher
We are seeking a registered ECE early childhood education teacher preferably with experience as a supply teacher. The position is for the 2017 – 2018 academic year and work times would be Monday to Friday mornings between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm – half and full days needed. The Halton Waldorf School has one preschool with 14 children and two kindergartens.
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to the Recruitment and Selection Committee:
Halton Waldorf School
2193 Orchard Road, Burlington, L7L 7J8
High School Teachers
Halton Waldorf School is actively exploring the possibility of extending our program to include high school grades 9 to 12. We envision beginning with an initial grade 9 or a combined grade 9/10 class in September 2018.
At this time we are looking to connect with teachers who are interested in joining this initiative with the intention of becoming founding teachers, and to provide guidance and expertise as we shape this new endeavour.
Our school was founded in 1984, and is situated in Burlington, Ontario close to the vibrant, multi-cultural city of Toronto, beautiful conservation and nature areas, and several Waldorf Schools.
We invite you to connect with one of the members of our ‘High School Explorer Group’ to learn more about our school, the community and our hopes to offer a full Waldorf Education to young people in the Burlington area.
Please contact Siobhan Hughes, Administrator, at the Halton Waldorf School: firstname.lastname@example.org