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Facilities and Grounds Assistant | April 2017

Position Summary

Shining Mountain Waldorf School campus consists of 12 acres with 15 buildings requiring year-round maintenance and projects.   The Facilities Assistant works under the direction of the Facilities and Grounds Manager in the care, maintenance, safety, compliance and improvement of the School’s buildings and grounds in order to support the programs and mission of the School. This is achieved through short and long term maintenance and improvements to support the SMWS curriculum and vision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to address issues relating to campus maintenance including, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, HVAC, care of the grounds, etc.
  • Daily tour of campus and playground for hazards, trash and wildlife concerns
  • Daily assistance to requests for repairs
  • Weekly service and inspection of school buses (fuel, oil, tires, etc.)
  • Weekly cleaning and organizing of workshop
  • Preparation for events and meetings including set up and break down of tables and chairs
  • Responsible for seasonal work inspecting and maintenance of air conditioners, swamp coolers, furnaces, water heaters, thermostats, etc.
  • Responsible for early morning seasonal and evening snow removal and ice management throughout campus in preparation for the student and parent arrival and departure of the school day
  • Delivery and moving of items throughout campus classrooms and buildings
  • Weekly safety inspections of playground equipment

Additional Responsibilities

  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above:
    • Responsible for sanding and refinishing of school desks during the summer months
    • Ability to set up our sound and lighting systems for festivals, concerts and plays
    • Driving ability to include driving school truck with trailer and school Rhino
    • Working with faculty, assist in moving and preparation of classrooms

Education and Qualifications

  • Familiarity with plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, HVAC, gardening, etc.
  • Previous construction, trade and technical skills 
  • Friendly and approachable temperament working with SMWS Faculty, Staff, Students and Community
  • Driver’s License required with clean driving record
  • Ability to operate power tools in accordance with proper safety guidelines
  • Knowledge of computers, internet software, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule at times when work is needed outside of normal working hours – early mornings and weekends (early/late snow removal, event set up and break down, facilities emergencies, etc.)
  • Ability to lift at least 60 pounds

Work Setting

  • This is a full time, 40 hour a week position
  • Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 (will require some early morning and evening hours)
  • Work setting varies based on assignment
  • Time is generally spent working among buildings throughout campus.
  • A workspace with computer and phone access is available.
  • Cell phone usage including internet within the campus is highly used
  • Driver’s License with clean driving record

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Hourly wage with overtime over 40 hours worked per week
  • Non-exempt employee benefits including medical, dental, life insurance and long term disability, 401(k), flexible spending accounts

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to perform:
    • General construction work related requirements including but not limited to: lifting, bending, standing, kneeling, carrying items, working on ladder, etc.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.    


      

Garden Teacher | March 2017

Position Summary

This position works with the 2nd and 3rd Grade Class teachers to teach the students about plants, planting, cultivating and caring for the Lower School Garden.  The gardening cycles include planting in the Spring and Fall.  The position maintains the garden through the summer months including watering, pruning and weeding.   Teaching the children about gardening through stories and imaginative vignettes of life in the garden.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching includes (2) 40-45 minute periods over a 9-week period in the Spring. This time is coordinated and the allotment of time will be determined by the 2nd Grade Class teacher, paid at teaching rate of $25.00 per hour.
  • Teaching includes (2) 40-45 minute periods over a 9-week period in the Fall. This time is coordinated and the allotment of time will be determined by the 3nd Grade Class teacher, paid at teaching rate of $ 25.00 per hour.
  • Care of the garden through weeding and harvesting through the summer months, expected to be 2 times a week – 3-4-hours, paid at gardening rate of $ 15.00 per hour.
  • Coordinate a 2nd Grade Class parent work day to prepare the garden for planting in the Spring – 4-6 hours, paid at gardening rate of $ 15.00 per hour. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Additional gardening if requested
  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above 

Education and Qualifications / Regulations

  • Proven gardening experience; preferably biodynamic gardening 

Work Setting

  • Outdoor work in established campus gardens

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
    • Kneeling, bending, digging in dirt
    • Talking, teaching
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. f

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

     


Teacher Assistant  (For 2017-2018 School Year) | March 2017

 Position Summary

The Early Childhood Teacher Assistant is responsible for helping to create a wonderful Waldorf Kindergarten experience for our mixed age classrooms.  The ECE Assistant will work with the Early Childhood Lead Teacher by assisting in classroom management and supervision of the class, engage appropriately with students, take direction from the Lead Teacher, and engage in day to day responsibilities according to the principles of Waldorf Education.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist during all curriculum activities; set up and cleanup of circle time, birthday celebrations, and festivals
  • Oversee children on the playground and assist with the transitions to and from outside
  • Assist with transitions to Rainbow Garden
  • Help with daily preparations of classroom, restocking of cleaning and bathroom supplies, materials, and playground
  • Help maintain general order, cleanliness, and aesthetics in classroom
  • Prepare, serve, and cleanup daily snacks
  • Load and unload dishwasher as needed
  • Do classroom laundry daily
  • Assist in preparation of puppet plays as needed
  • Maintain confidentiality in all student situations
  • Direct parent communication to the Lead Kindergarten Teacher
  • Bring student behavior and concerns to the Lead Teacher
  • Guide children with self-care (diapering, toileting, dressing, and social behavior)
  • Provide first aid as needed
  • Be knowledgeable about campus Emergency Plan and be ready to implement
  • Assists in maintaining a warm and nurturing environment
  • Assist in maintaining orderly storage area in the Early Childhood classroom and outdoor storage sheds
  • Maintain daily attendance sheets, if requested
  • Complete, acquire signatures, and file Accident/Incident Report as needed

Additional Responsibilities

  • Required training of 15 hours per year – paid at hourly wage
  • Full Faculty In- Service meeting in August – paid at hourly wage
  • May be asked to Substitute for Lead Teacher at the Lead Sub Rate
  • Participate in the following events – paid at hourly wage:
    • 3 hours per school year – defrosting and cleaning refrigerator
    • 3 hours in August – Kindergarten work day
    • 1 hour in October – Meet with Lead Teacher for classroom observations in preparation for November Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • 1 hour each month of school year – Collaboration with Lead Teacher
    • New Assistants only: 4 hours of collaboration and relationship development with Lead Teacher
    • 1 hour – Lantern Walk
    • 1 hour – Advent Spiral
    • 4 -5 hours – Winter Fair Puppet Play, if requested by ECE department
    • Attend ECE Meetings as requested
  • Complete and approve monthly time sheets
  • May be requested to Substitute in Rainbow Garden
  • In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above

Education and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree preferred
  • Waldorf Kindergarten experience preferred
  • Complete requirements for Colorado ECE regulations of Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care.
  • Within 30 days CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions, Physical, Background check, fingerprinting, mandatory licensing classes, registration in Colorado Shines PDIS and Early Childhood Educator qualified per the State of Colorado’s requirements.
  • Submission of a medical physical by a licensed physician or other health care professional as needed per licensing regulations

Work Setting

  • Kindergarten classroom, playground, field trips, and neighborhood walks
  • Hours are 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, not to exceed 25 hours per week
  • Because of the classroom setting, there are no breaks offered during the day
  • Holidays and school days off are not paid

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Frequent walks; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; speaking and listening
  • Daily requirement to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40-pound child
  • Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. 

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and intent, resume, brief biography, and three references including current employer to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.


Substitute Teachers

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is seeking substitute teachers. We are looking for individuals who have teaching experience, love the classroom environment, and are available (sometimes on very short notice) to work during the week. Knowledge of Waldorf education is a plus. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resumé to hrmgr@smwaldolf.org for consideration. Please include your substitute availability, as well as if you have any interest in future teaching positions.