Employment

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County offers an authentic Waldorf program, a dedicated College of Teachers, an experienced faculty, and a supportive Board, staff, and parent community. We are centrally located between Rudolf Steiner College in the Sacramento area and the rich offerings provided in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Mendocino County maintains its rural flavor, yet offers a uniquely cultural and progressive experience, as only Northern California can. The greater community provides an excellent junior college, a rich mixture of performance and visual arts, organic and biodynamic agriculture, farmer’s markets and organic restaurants and shops. Vineyards, redwoods, and the nearby Pacific Coast make this is a great place to raise a family.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits including tuition remission, mentoring and on-going teacher development and training opportunities.


HOW TO APPLY

For all positions, please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to:

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County

Hiring Committee

PO Box 349

Calpella, CA 95418

You may also email your documents to admin@mendocinowaldorf.org.


 

CURRENTLY HIRING FOR THESE POSITIONS:

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEAD TEACHER, KINDERGARTEN/PRESCHOOL

 The Waldorf School of Mendocino County is seeking a new member for our Early Childhood Education Faculty.  We are considering candidates with training and experience in either Preschool or Kindergarten, as our current Faculty has the flexibility to teach either.  This allows us to make a hire for either classroom.  Our preference is for a fulltime teacher, however, we may have a position available for a part time position, as some of our classes meet only three days a week.

We expect to have 1-2 Kindergartens and 2 Preschool programs in 2016/17.

Now in our 44th year, WSMC offers a rich Waldorf program, a dedicated and experienced faculty, and a supportive Board, staff & parent community. We are centrally located between Rudolf Steiner College in the Sacramento area and the rich offerings provided in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our ECE program is recognized as fully developed by WECAN.

We offer a competitive salary with additional pay for Waldorf teaching experience and completed training. Benefits include tuition remission, mentoring and on-going teacher development and training opportunities.

Successful candidates will have 12 credits of Early Childhood Development or a Bachelor’s Degree.

A fully complete Waldorf Teacher training and some experience is preferred.

Click here for a full job description:  ECE TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION


ECE CLASS ASSISTANT

Responsibilities:  Assists the ECE Class Teacher in working with the children, presenting the ECE program and supervising the children.

Works regularly with the ECE Teacher for guidance.

Maintains healthy relationship with students, parents and colleagues.

Helps to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports and accidents, injuries, illness or behavioral difficulties observed in class to the teacher. Ensures all school policies, guidelines & rules are followed while caring for students.

Strives for a thorough understanding of child development as indicated by Rudolf Steiner. Attends mentoring session with ECE Teacher once per week.

Helps to keep classroom tidy and cleans classroom at the end of the day.

May assist ECE Class teacher with record-keeping duties

May participate in after school festivals & events as well as the study & artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings.

Maintains professional conduct and appearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Waldorf training or other substantial experience with Waldorf education

Prior experience working with young children

A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy

Strong communication skills

Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

Qualifications for Licensed Programs:

Must meet California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing requirements for Teacher Aide, 3 complete ECE units to begin, preferably 12.

Click here for full job description:  ECE Class Assistant Job Description 16.17


SPECIALTY CLASS TEACHER:  MOVEMENT, GAMES, AND CREATIVE PLAY

Responsibilities:

Prepare and submit a syllabus for the school year to the Faculty Liaison by August 1

Prepare & present a maximum of eighteen periods of well-planned special subject lessons each week that meet the school’s curriculum guidelines

Organize & conduct formal student performance events each fall & spring (performance arts only)

Maintain written records of student’s attendance & progress, and of parent conferences

Prepare & submit to main lesson teachers a checklist summary of performance for each student, at least one-week in advance of fall and spring parent/teacher conferences

Prepare & submit at end of year to main lesson teachers the following items:

  1. A summary description of the school year for each class, listing topics covered during the year, and
  2. A report of performance for each student (format provided)

Meet with Main Lesson teachers as necessary to ensure student progress

Ensure classrooms are neat and orderly at close of each lesson

Attend other school events as agreed upon by Faculty, e.g., Open House, fundraising & outreach events, Board/Faculty retreats, Annual Corporate Meeting, etc.

Maintain professional conduct and appearance

Work with the Faculty Liaison or assigned mentor as needed for guidance.

Maintain healthy relationship with students, parents and colleagues.

Help to ensure the health and welfare of each child. Reports accidents, injuries, illness or behavioral difficulties observed in class to the teacher. Ensure all school policies, guidelines & rules are followed while caring for students.

Strive for a thorough understanding of child development as indicated by Rudolf Steiner. Attends mentoring session once per week.

Participate in afterschool festivals & events as well as the Study & Artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings (Optional)

Fulfill any other requirements as agreed upon and outlined in the Employment Contract Addendum.

Preferred Qualifications:

Waldorf teacher training

Prior teaching experience, emphasis on sports, games, movement

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Demonstrated proficiency in subject area to be taught

A commitment to Anthroposophy, Waldorf pedagogy and the social ideals that live behind the Waldorf education movement

Strong communications skills that can be effective in working with students & adults

Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

Physical & emotional stamina

Click here for full job description:  Specialty Teacher. Movement. Job Description 2017-17


AFTERCARE PROVIDER

Responsibilities:

Plans and carries out daily activities appropriate to aftercare, which may include nap, activities, outdoor & indoor play, snack. May be responsible for planning and purchasing snack supplies.

Works regularly with the Faculty Liaison or ECE Teacher for guidance.

Maintains healthy relationship with parents of children in aftercare.

Ensures the health and welfare of each child. Maintains and keeps accessible emergency and pick-up information for each child as provided by office. Keeps program telephone at hand and monitors incoming calls. Ensures all school policies, guidelines & rules are followed relative to the children in aftercare.

Maintains accurate daily attendance records for the program using the provided tablet and software.

Cleans and locks room used for aftercare at the end of the day. May be responsible for securing the campus and setting the alarm system if last to leave campus.

Maintains professional conduct and appearance

 Preferred Qualifications:

Waldorf training or other substantial experience with Waldorf education

Prior experience as childcare provider

Child Development Education units as required by law (for licensed program)

A commitment to Waldorf pedagogy

Strong communication skills

Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit

Qualifications for Licensed Programs:

Must meet California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing requirements for Fully Qualified Teacher – 12 ECE units

Click here for full job description: Aftercare Provider Job Description 2016-17


GRADES & EARLY CHILDHOOD SUBSTITUTES

$15-$20/hr.

Part-time hours as needed.

Waldorf training or other experience with Waldorf education and teaching preferred.

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