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Grade School Long-Term Supply Teacher

London Waldorf School is seeking applicants for the position of GRADE SCHOOL LONG-TERM SUPPLY TEACHER for 6-8 weeks, starting on March 20, 2023

OUR MISSION

London Waldorf School is a vibrant learning community where education, based on a deep understanding of the developing child, integrates the intellectual with the artistic, the practical with the beautiful – fostering the ability to engage more fully in the world.

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

DETAILS

This is a temporary, hourly position starting on March 20, 2023. The average hours will be 25-30 hours/week. There is a possibility that this position will be extended beyond the posted period. The salary will be based on an hourly rate plus weekly prep time. Five days of prep time before teaching in the classroom will be remunerated. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • A Bachelor of Education degree and relevant teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Knowledge of Waldorf Education preferred.
  • The ability to teach a variety of subjects (applicant’s expertise will be taken into account when assigning subjects).
  • Creative, flexible person with initiative.
  • A willingness and proven ability to work within a community environment.
  • Skills in classroom management and discipline follow-through.
  • It is necessary for all applicants to have Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status. 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested individuals are asked to send a cover letter, resume and references by March 17, 2023 to [email protected]. Applications will continue to be considered until the position has been filled.

London Waldorf School is committed to equity in its policies, practices and procedures, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are considered. Qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our community are encouraged to apply.

Please note: due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in Canada. We appreciate your understanding.

ABOUT LONDON WALDORF SCHOOL

Located in the heart of London, Ontario, London Waldorf School’s 3.5-acre campus is located along the beautiful Thames River. We offer a complete Waldorf elementary education including Grade School from Grades 1 to 8, a play-based Kindergarten, and fully Licensed Childcare for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Our school is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN). London Waldorf School is a vibrant learning community where education, based on a deep understanding of the developing child, integrates the intellectual with the artistic, the practical with the beautiful – fostering the ability to engage more fully in the world.

Early Years Lead Teacher

London Waldorf School is seeking applicants for a 1 year contract position of  Early Years Lead Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.

OUR MISSION

London Waldorf School is a vibrant learning community where education, based on a deep understanding of the developing child, integrates the intellectual with the artistic, the practical with the beautiful – fostering the ability to engage more fully in the world.

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

DETAILS

This is a one year contract position starting July 1, 2023.  

SALARIES & BENEFITS

Our salaries and benefits are comparable with those of other Waldorf Schools. 

Salary is dependent on the amount and type of previous teaching experience as well as the final workload. The current starting salary for a full-time Early Years Lead Teacher is between $41,766.18 and $45,942.80 based on experience. 

After 3 months of employment, salaried employees are entitled to group health and dental benefits, a long-term disability plan, and 3% pension contributions. 

Tuition remission for any children attending our school is based on final workload percentage.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Teaching experience – in a Waldorf school or other setting
  • Waldorf Teacher Education Certification – AWSNA, WECAN or LifeWays accredited
  • Early childhood certification with the ability to be certified with the college of ECE’s (RECE) required prior to start date 
  • Child and Infant CPR and Food Handlers certification are requirements before start date
  • A post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate
  • Bachelor of Education is considered an asset
  • Anthroposophical studies/courses
  • Additional relevant workshops, conferences, intensives, certification
  • A significant connection to Waldorf Education
  • Experience leading a classroom of young children
  • Creativity, flexibility and ability to take initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators
  • Demonstrated ability to work with parents to meet their questions and needs as parents 
  • Commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of personal professional practice

Responsibilities Include:

  • Implementing a developmentally appropriate birth to three curriculum within the Waldorf pedagogy
  • Creating a rhythm of stories, circles, songs, caregiving routine, and activities that foster the growth and development of the students
  • Adhering to all  policies and procedures of working within a licenced care program as established by the Ministry of Education 
  • Observing and caring for students’ physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual development and well-being
  • Building a healthy class community of your students and their families
  • Working cohesively with the assistant teacher to create a class culture that fosters warmth and love in safe environment 
  • Demonstrating warmth and compassion in working with both children and adults
  • Writing program objectives and regular class communications
  • Leading regular parent evenings and working one-on-one with parents to help facilitate discussions about a more thorough understanding of Waldorf curriculum and child development
  • Serving the school through committee work, administrative responsibilities and collegial work with the full faculty and staff
  • Attending weekly faculty meetings, regular department meetings and retreats, and assisting with school events, including classroom and community festivals
  • Contributing to pedagogical, child and curriculum study
  • Participating in ongoing professional development

HOW TO APPLY

Interested individuals are asked to send a letter of interest including a resume, references, and a brief biography by Friday, March 31st, 2023, to the attention of the Hiring Committee at: [email protected] 

London Waldorf School is committed to equity in its policies, practices and procedures, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are considered. Qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our community are encouraged to apply.

Please note: due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in Canada. We appreciate your understanding.

Lower Grades Teacher

London Waldorf School is seeking applicants for the position of LOWER GRADES TEACHER for the 2023-2024 school year.

OUR MISSION

London Waldorf School is a vibrant learning community where education, based on a deep understanding of the developing child, integrates the intellectual with the artistic, the practical with the beautiful – fostering the ability to engage more fully in the world.

“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

DETAILS

This is a full-time permanent position starting July 1, 2023.

Salary is dependent on the amount and type of previous teaching experience as well as the final workload. The current starting salary for a full-time Lower Grades teacher is between $41,766.18 and $45,942.80 based on experience. Our salaries and benefits are comparable with those of other Waldorf Schools, including: group health and dental benefits, long-term disability plan, 3% pension plan contributions, and tuition remission after 3 months of employment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Teaching experience – in a Waldorf school or other setting
  • Waldorf Teacher Education Certification – AWSNA or WECAN accredited
  • A post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate
  • Anthroposophical studies/courses
  • Additional relevant workshops, conferences, intensives, certification
  • A significant connection to Waldorf Education
  • The ability to teach a variety of subjects to various ages of children
  • Creativity, flexibility and ability to take initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with fellow teachers and administrators
  • Demonstrated ability to work with parents to meet their questions and needs as parents 
  • Commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of personal professional practice

Responsibilities Include:

  • Teaching Main Lesson and Skills lessons in a variety of subjects (experience in phys ed, handwork, mathematics, languages, and/or music would be an asset)
  • Planning special curriculum related activities 
  • Eating snack and lunch with class
  • May be required to teach lesson(s) in other grades
  • Evaluating each child’s academic, emotional and social progress and reporting to parents regularly through written reports and interviews
  • Contributing to pedagogical, child and curriculum study
  • Supervising students on field trips and overnight trips
  • Leading regular parent evenings and working one-on-one with parents to help facilitate a more thorough understanding of Waldorf curriculum and child development
  • Performing a designated number of duties, recess and administrative, in addition to teaching responsibilities
  • Attending weekly faculty meetings and regular retreats and assisting with school events wherever possible
  • Participating in ongoing professional development

At London Waldorf School, we use cohort teaching, a term indicating that the teacher stays with the same group of students as they transition through the grades. Whenever possible, a teacher who starts with a group of students in 1st grade will stay as their main teacher throughout the entire lower school years until completing 8th grade.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested individuals are asked to send a cover letter and resume by Friday, February 17, to the attention of the Hiring Committee at: [email protected]. Applications will continue to be considered until the position has been filled.

London Waldorf School is committed to equity in its policies, practices and procedures, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are considered. Qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our community are encouraged to apply.

Please note: due to the high volume of resumes we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in Canada. We appreciate your understanding.

Supply Teachers

Must have previous teaching experience, and be able to teach a variety of subjects to various ages of children.
A current criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening and up to date First Aid must be provided prior to starting work.
To be able to work in our licensed care programs, you must have your RECE.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to our Supply List Coordinator, Natalia Popolov, at [email protected].

Volunteers

Thank you so much for your willingness to give of your time to volunteer at London Waldorf School!

The first step is to fill out the Volunteer Application and submit by emailing [email protected].

Next, we ask that you participate in one of the school tours which are offered every other Thursday at 8:30 am. Our Enrolment Coordinator will contact you to arrange this with you.

The third step will be to have an interview with our Learning Volunteer Coordinator, Sandra Paterson, directly following the tour. This meeting helps us determine if there is a good match between your skills and availability and our needs. If there is a match, Sandra will give you a package of forms which need to be completed and returned, along with a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening completed in the last 6 months.

Once we have all of the paperwork in place and a volunteer placement has been arranged, Sandra will contact you.

Thank you again for your interest in our school.  We look forward to meeting you.