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Position Summary

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.

Applying

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 submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary requirements to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.

Please include your substitute availability, as well as if you have any interest in future teaching positions.

Job Title: Aftercare Assistant – 2022/2023

Program: Early Childhood 

Reports to: Aftercare Lead Teacher

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date: September 2022


Position Summary

The Aftercare Assistant is responsible for helping to create a pleasant after school experience for a mixed-age aftercare program – students ages 2 ½ years through 5th grade.  The Aftercare Assistant will work with the Aftercare 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.  This position requires a high level of comfort and appreciation for spending time outdoors with children in all kinds of weather. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in curriculum activities and maintaining a warm and nurturing environment
  • Assist in maintaining orderly storage area in the classroom and outdoor storage sheds 
  • Oversee children on the playground and maintain a safe environment
  • Help maintain general order, cleanliness, and aesthetics in the classroom
  • Assist with snack and organizing clean up
  • Load and unload dishwasher, do classroom laundry daily
  • Guide children with self-care (diapering, toileting, dressing, and social behavior)
  • Follow signing in and out procedures with parent drop off and pickup 
  • Provide first aid as needed
  • Become knowledgeable about campus Emergency Plan and be ready to implement
  • Direct student behavior and parent communication to the Lead Teacher
  • Complete, acquire signatures, and file Accident/Incident Report as needed
  • Maintain confidentiality in all student situations


Additional Responsibilities

  • May Substitute for Lead Teacher if needed (ECT required)
  • May Substitute for other Early Childhood programs if available 
  • 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

  • Early Childhood Education experience 
  • Waldorf Kindergarten experience preferred
  • Reliable, consistent, and team-oriented
  • Possess a warm, friendly, and joyous demeanor


Early Childhood Licensing Requirements

  • Complete requirements for Colorado ECE regulations of Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care. 
  • Must be ECT (Early Childhood Teacher) as designated by the State of Colorado or working toward this qualification.  
  • 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 required per licensing regulations
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Work Setting

  • Kindergarten classroom, playground and neighborhood walks
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, hours of 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Thursday 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm 
  • Possibility for additional hours in our ECE programs
  • Work schedule follows the SMWS annual school calendar – late August through early June
  • Because of the classroom setting, there are limited breaks offered during the day


Salary and Benefits

  • Hourly rate of $20.00 per hour
  • Lead Substitute rate of $25.00 per hour (ECT required)
  • Three (3) paid Holidays include: Fall Break Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Memorial Day
  • Colorado Paid Sick Leave – 1 hour for each 30 hours worked – up to 48 hours per year 
  • Professional Development – will be paid time
    • Required 15 hours of online PDIS (Professional Development Information System) classes
    • Attendance is encouraged at department meetings, studies, and conferences 
  • This is a part time position – no additional benefits are offered at this time


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, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or nation or ethnic origin, 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. 

Middle School Class Teacher

January 2023 | Shining Mountain Waldorf School | Boulder, Colorado

Shining Mountain Waldorf School (SMWS) is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic candidate preferably with Waldorf teacher training for the 2023-2024 school year to begin a grades 6-8 rotation. The Middle School Class Teacher carries primary responsibility for teaching the Waldorf middle school curriculum. SMWS currently has a grades 1-5 and 6-8 class teacher rotation system. While we welcome applications from teachers experienced in the 1-8 cycle, we anticipate that the successful candidate will be moving through the grades 6-8 cycle.

The ideal candidate is a Waldorf-trained, experienced middle school teacher. A Bachelors or more advanced degree, Waldorf training, and classroom experience are expectations of the hire, though Waldorf teacher training could be pursued if there is philosophical alignment. Social health and Waldorf remedial training are pluses. The candidate will also have strong committee leadership skills and proven ability to work well with and be supportive of colleagues.

SMWS is a preschool through 12th grade independent school. We offer the full breadth of the Waldorf curriculum, which includes two world languages (Spanish and German), woodworking, handwork, eurythmy in grades K-12, movement and games, instrumental and choral music, plus practical and fine arts. The majority of our full time faculty members are Waldorf trained teachers, or they are in training, and represent a rich spectrum of life experiences along with their strength as Waldorf educators.  

During the 2023-2024 school year, SMWS will be celebrating its 40th year of bringing Waldorf education to the community of beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The school is fully accredited by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS). Additionally, there is an active Anthroposophical community in the Denver/Boulder area.

Boulder is located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, about a 45 minute drive from Denver. It is at the heart of the organic food industry, with an award-winning farmers’ market, and many local organic bakeries and farms. The University of Colorado and numerous local organizations provide a rich variety of arts, lectures, and workshops, many of which employ the talents of local community members. The quiet beauty of the natural environment offers contemplative pastimes and a full range of outdoor recreation, including world-class ski areas, and many national parks and forests. 

The parent body is supportive, well informed, and involved. Our Board of Trustees is strong and enjoys a supportive, collaborative relationship with the Faculty and Administrative Staff. We have a highly competent administrative function with a School Director, Pedagogical Director, Admissions Director, Development Director, HR Director, Marketing Director, Campus Operations Director, and Business Director. 

We offer a competitive Waldorf-trained base salary of $44,217, along with years of experience. SMWS has an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, and a newly added identity theft recovery group plan.  

If you wish to apply or seek further information, please send a statement of interest, resume, and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org

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, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin, 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, where employees are treated with respect and dignity.