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

Mendocino County maintains its rural flavor yet offers a culturally progressive experience, as only Northern California can. Farmers markets, organic restaurants, boutique shopping, wine tasting, the redwoods, and the nearby Pacific Coast also make our area a great place to raise a family.

PAID INTERNSHIP FOR LEAD TEACHER CANDIDATE

Hours/Schedule: Part-time, highly flexible – 10 – 30 hours/week
Hours as agreed upon in the Employment Contract

Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Faculty & Administrator


Purpose:

To work closely with a mentor to develop the broad range of skills necessary to succeed as a Lead Waldorf Teacher.

To support the work of the Class 1 & 2 teacher and further the learning of those students.

To continually work toward a deepening understanding of the developing child, particularly out of the spiritual insight of Anthroposophy.

To recognize students as developing spiritual beings, each with individual destinies and unlimited potential, and to educate them with active interest, joy and enthusiasm.

To teach subjects artistically and imaginatively based on the threefold nature of the child, and in support of their physical and spiritual forces.

To strive to enrich the feeling quality of the children’s inner lives and to connect their will forces with their awakening thinking capacities.

To work on inner development and strive to improve one’s talents and capacities.

To relate in a healthy, life supporting, and responsible manner with the school community (parents, students, colleagues, and alumni), by working together out of one’s higher self.


Responsibilities:

• Support Class 1 and 2 Lead Teacher/s (and others) as scheduled
• Independently lead small groups of students or the whole class, as scheduled
• Lead songs, verses and games for first and second graders
• Supervise students during recess
• Meet with Main Lesson teachers as necessary to ensure student progress
• 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. Attend mentoring session once per week.
• Participate in afterschool festivals & events as well as the Study & Artistic portion of weekly faculty meetings
• Fulfill any other requirements as agreed upon and outlined in the Employment Contract Addendum.

This position is very flexible and will be designed based upon the skills, strengths and learning of our hire. It is designed to develop a lead teacher for 2018/19.

Depending on the candidate, this position could be combined with any of several Specialty subjects for more hours.

If there is need an interest, a candidate may be asked to assist in any of the following, in order to build competency as a lead teacher:

• 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
• 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Familiarity with Waldorf education, current or imminent enrollment in a Waldorf Teacher Training program
• Skill in music, handwork, gardening, and movement
• Willingness and interest in personal and professional growth and the time required for both
• Dedication to working as a team member
• Prior teaching experience
• Strong communications skills that can be effective in working with students & adults
• Flexibility, sense of humor, warmth of soul & spirit
• Physical & emotional stamina

To Apply:
Send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Spring Senerchia at admin@mendocinowaldorf.org

• Location: Calpella, CA, Mendocino

• Post ID: 7188388 mendocino
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