Substitute Teacher

Waldorf School of New Orleans is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers to work with students from nursery through 8th grade.  The best candidates for substitute teacher jobs have a bachelor’s degree and enjoy working with children.  They are flexible and have some sort of education experience.  Successful candidates will have to undergo a background check.

 

Substitute Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Follow regular teacher’s lesson plans in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning, and that encourages students to participate.

  • Assign classwork and homework as necessary, according to lesson plans.

  • Modify teaching styles to fit the learning styles of various students.

  • Maintain a well-managed classroom and positive learning environment.

  • Supervise students out of class such as in hallways and at playgrounds.

 

Substitute Teacher Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Strong command of English language

  • Overall average competency in most or all subjects

  • Ability to remember many names

  • Flexible, friendly and good at establishing quick rapport with students

  • Setting the proper tone from the beginning for classroom management

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to apply@waldorfnola.org

 

Requirements:

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience: 0-1

Additional Details:

Does this job require travel: No

Is shift work required: No

Is a commercial driver's license required: No

Does this job require any tests or assessments: No

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to apply@waldorfnola.org or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119

Custodian

Responsible To:    Facilities & Operations Manager, Head of School

Hours/week:       Part-Time, 20-30 hours per week

Classification:      Exempt

 

SUMMARY

The Custodian is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of WSNO buildings and facilities. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include:

  • Ensuring spaces are prepared for the next day

    • Dusting surfaces

    • Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming floors and carpets

    • Cleaning, sanitizing and restocking of bathrooms

  • Disinfecting heavily touched areas and surfaces on a daily basis in compliance with CDC guidelines 

  • Picking up and collecting trash and recyclable material

  • Placing and removing garbage and recycling collection cans curbside on collection days

  • Maintaining inventory of and submitting purchasing requests for all cleaning supplies 

  • Inspecting and report broken equipment to Facilities & Operations Manager

  • Executing minor repairs and maintenance work

  • Adhering to routine cleaning tasks as scheduled by the Facilities & Operations Manager

  • Securing facilities after operating hours (locking doors, windows, etc)

 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Highly detail-focused and results-oriented

  • Excellent team-player attitude

  • Takes initiative 

  • Maintains a professional attitude 

  • Supports and upholds the core mission and values of Waldorf School of New Orleans

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience required; a minimum of 5 years professional experience preferred

  • Prior experience in a school/education setting preferred

  • Good general physical health required

  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of cleaning equipment and appliances required

  • Knowledge of OSHA Guidelines preferred

  • Knowledge of CDC Guidelines regarding cleaning and disinfecting related to COVID-19 and knowledge on use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper disposal

  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50lbs), push, pull, stoop, bend and climb

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to apply@waldorfnola.org or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119

Spanish Teacher

Waldorf School of New Orleans seeking a part-time Spanish teacher (approximately 20 hours weekly) for the 2020-20201 school year.

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

  • Native speaker or near-native fluency

  • At least 2 years if class teaching experience

  • Understanding of child development

  • Knowledge of Waldorf education and philosophy or a willingness to learn

  • Excellent classroom management skills

 

Job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Teach 6 levels (Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5/6, and 7/8) two to three 50-minute Spanish classes per week

  • Arrive at school 15 minutes before each class and remain until area is clean and students have transitioned

  • Follow the school-wide discipline plan

  • Create a yearly lesson plan for all levels of Spanish taught

  • Assist the school in creating a comprehensive language curriculum

  • Plan engaging lessons for various age levels with appropriate activities and content

  • Conduct class in Spanish using songs, games, stories, activities, and conversation

  • Participate in regular faculty meetings and on-going professional development

  • Prepare written narrative reports for each student twice a year

  • Communicate all concerns, student or otherwise, to the appropriate party (parents, teachers, administration)

  • Be open to learning about and receiving support and mentoring in Waldorf pedagogy

     

Benefits include:

  • Health care coverage

  • Matching contributions to WSNO IRA/retirement program

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition Remission

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to apply@waldorfnola.org or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119

Music Teacher

Waldorf School of New Orleans (WSNO) is seeking a Music Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.

Responsibilities:
- violin and cello instruction to 3rd-8th grade students.
- voice instruction with the goal of developing a strong choral experience for our students
- recorder instruction to lower school students

The Music Teacher is a member of a team of teachers, guided by a Leadership Council of Teachers, committed to developing a strong music curriculum of age-appropriate learning aligned with Waldorf principles of child development.

We value excellent teaching and classroom management skills, as well as familiarity or a willingness to become acquainted with the Waldorf approach to child development and the music curriculum.

This is a part-time position offering a competitive hourly rate.

Desired Qualifications Include:
-B.A. in Music (or its equivalency)
-Experience teaching elementary and middle-school students
-Experience conducting chorus and orchestra
-Proficiency in piano and/or an orchestral instrument
-Proficiency with recorders
-Certificate or MEd in Waldorf Education
-An understanding of Waldorf school music pedagogy and/or Waldorf teaching experience preferred
-Open to colleagueship and the development of strong, collaborative professional relationships

Waldorf School of New Orleans is located in the heart of one of America's most historic and intriguing cities, the birthplace of jazz music and home to a unique cultural life that includes year-round festivals culminating in the world-famous Mardi Gras parades and celebrations. New Orleans, with its sub-tropical climate, offers opportunities for outdoor recreation in beautiful City Park and Audubon Park, along with walking and bicycle paths along the legendary Mississippi River.

 

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to apply@waldorfnola.org or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher (Nursery)

 

Status: Part-Time, 30 hours per week

 

Required Qualifications: 

Bachelors Degree from an accredited university preferred

 

Preferred Qualifications:

1 – 2 years previous classroom experience

 

Primary Function:

The job of the early childhood assistant is to support the lead teacher in meeting the needs of the children, of the program and of the well-being of the classroom. The assistant teacher understands the essential needs of the young child and supports both children and parents by helping create joy-filled and life-nourishing environments that enhance growth and development during the critical first seven years of life. Understanding that a healthy early childhood provides a strong foundation for the future development of individuals and humanity as a whole, the assistant teacher will help bring healthy movement opportunities, purposeful activities, nourishing images, and clear speech into his/her  daily work with the children. The assistant teacher will guide the children toward self-control, cooperation, social awareness, and a feeling of belonging in the group.

Classroom Responsibilities and Duties:  Specific Teaching Duties:

 

  • Arrive at school each day by 8:00 a.m. to prepare the classroom for student arrival at 8:20 a.m.

  • Help to maintain the classroom and EC common areas with duties such as sweeping, dusting, washing dishes,  tidying up the bathroom (paper towels, trash, water spills), weeding, watering, etc.,  throughout the school day.

  • Preparation of the snacks, crafts, painting and other activities, as determined in consultation with lead teacher.

  • Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a safe, harmonious social environment for the students. Continual communication with lead teacher and fellow faculty are vital for the success in this area.

  • Assist the lead teacher in maintaining a clean, orderly classroom environment.

  • Support circle activities and puppet shows as needed.

  • Be prepared to carry  the role of lead teacher if the lead teacher is absent.

  • If a full time position, lead the Nap Group.

Supportive Responsibilities

 

  • Participate in weekly early childhood meetings.

  • Participate in Child Studies.

  • Participate in Festival planning, preparation, and celebration, as requested by the Lead Teacher.

  • Participate in Open Houses, Parent Nights, and  EC community events, as requested by the Lead Teacher.

  • Be available and willing to participate in Parent-Teacher conferences, as requested by the Lead Teacher. 

Additional Responsibilities:

 

All teachers share responsibility for the well-being of the school.  Aspects of this responsibility are:

 

  • Maintaining and striving for an openness to understand and work with the Anthroposophical underpinnings of Waldorf Education and child development.

  • Attendance at the All School Meetings called by the Board of Trustees.

  • Be available and willing to participate in enrollment process of new students, as determined by Lead Teacher.

  • Attendance and participation in monthly faculty meetings, as well as certain work days throughout the academic year as scheduled.

  • Clear all planned absences two weeks in advance with Lead Teacher and arrange in finding a substitute.

  •  Participate in a professional development and accountability plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to apply@waldorfnola.org or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119

Early Childhood Before Care Teacher 

 

Part-Time: Up to 7.5 Hours/week 

Duties Include:

  • Offering supervision and care to children during the Before Care Program (offered daily from 7:00am-8:30am)

  • Arrive at work by 6:45am prepared to greet children

  • Prepare for the Before Care Program by unlocking doors, turning on lights, and adjusting thermostats as necessary. Open the sign-in book and enter date as needed.

  • Greet children and parents as they arrive

  • Direct parents to sign their child in

  • Collect payment (via Square) for “drop-in” students

  • Implement, with Early Childhood Faculty input, developmentally and programmatically appropriate Waldorf Curriculum for the Before Care Program

 

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Experience with working with preschool aged children

  • Before/After School care experience preferred

  • Agreement with WSNO Employee Handbook

 

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to apply@waldorfnola.org or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119

Early Childhood After Care Teacher 

 

Part-Time: Up to 15 Hours/week 

 

Duties Include:

  • Offering supervision and care to children during the After Care Program (offered daily from 3:00m-6:00pm)

  • Arrive at work by 2:45pm and check-in with Siesta Students and Early Childhood Faculty

  • Implement, with Early Childhood Faculty input, developmentally and programmatically appropriate Waldorf Curriculum for the After Care Program

  • Turn off lights, flush toilets, clean up classrooms, adjust thermostats, and lock doors

  • Prepare and shop for healthy snacks

  • Greet parents as they arrive

  • Direct parents to sign their child out

  • Collect payment (via Square) for “drop-in” students

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Experience with working with pre-school aged children

  • Before/After School care experience preferred

  • Agreement with WSNO Employee Handbook

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to apply@waldorfnola.org or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119

Grades Before Care Teacher 

Part-Time: Up to 6 Hours/week 

Duties Include:

  • Offering supervision and care to children during the Before Care Program (offered daily from 7:00am-8:00am)

  • Arrive at work by 6:45am prepared to greet children

  • Prepare for the Before Care Program by unlocking doors, turning on lights, and adjusting thermostats as necessary. Open the sign-in book and enter date as needed.

  • Greet children and parents as they arrive

  • Direct parents to sign their child in

  • Collect payment (via Square) for “drop-in” students

  • Implement, with Grades Faculty input, developmentally and programmatically appropriate Waldorf Curriculum for the Before Care Program

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Experience with working with school aged children

  • Before/After School care experience preferred

  • Agreement with WSNO Employee Handbook

 

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to apply@waldorfnola.org or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119

 

Grades After Care Teacher 

Part-Time: Up to 15 Hours/week 

Duties Include:

  • Offering supervision and care to children during the After Care Program (offered daily from 3:30pm-6:00pm)

  • Arrive at work by 2:45pm and check-in with Siesta Students and Grades Faculty

  • Implement, with Grades Faculty input, developmentally and programmatically appropriate Waldorf Curriculum for the After Care Program

  • Turn off lights, flush toilets, clean up classrooms, adjust thermostats, and lock doors

  • Prepare and shop for healthy snacks

  • Greet parents as they arrive

  • Direct parents to sign their child out

  • Collect payment (via Square) for “drop-in” students

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Experience with working with school aged children

  • Before/After School care experience preferred

  • Agreement with WSNO Employee Handbook

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to apply@waldorfnola.org or by mail to Waldorf School of New Orleans, Attn: Human Resources Director, 2539 Columbus St., New Orleans, LA 70119

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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