Employment Opportunities » WWS PARENT-CHILD TEACHER


Pacific Palisades/Santa Monica, California
The Westside Waldorf School in Pacific Palisades/Santa Monica, California, is accepting applications for a Parent-Child Teacher position at the Santa Monica campus starting September 2019.  
This position is responsible for holding classes in a variety of environments both indoors and outdoors for parents and their children ranging from 2 months – 3 yrs. Must be able to hold an outdoor mobile classroom with emphasis on parent child nature-based learning, to include forest programs, parks and beaches. The teacher is responsible for conducting one to two, 1.5 -2 hour classes up to 5 days/week, including Saturdays.  In addition, the teachers' schedule will include prep, clean-up, and administrative time. Three to four 9 – 12-week sessions are scheduled per year, beginning in September.   The number of classes per week is contingent upon enrollment. Any expansion will be based on teacher availability. 

The Parent-Child Teacher is a part-time position, and an active member of the school’s Faculty. We are looking for a teacher with a firm understanding of Steiner's philosophy and of early childhood development, to work with families in a supportive and holistic way. The responsibility of the teacher is to provide a nourishing environment for both the parents and children by offering a safe play environment for the range of ages, modeling healthy adult interactions with the young child, facilitating educational opportunities in the form of discussions and readings to provide inspiration, tools, and support for parenting, and providing families with a warm introduction to Waldorf education and the Westside Waldorf School.  Essential to the teacher’s role are skills for articulate, healthy communication with parents; a capacity for parent education; care for the aesthetics and safety of the classroom and outside environment; preparation of a nourishing snack; and thoughtful planning of the daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms of the class according to the principles of Waldorf pedagogy.  Along with a strong ability to collaborate with early childhood colleagues, it is essential that the parent-child teacher participate in the community life of the school by attending school events, parent meetings, and festival celebrations.
The Parent-Child teacher will work collaboratively with our second Parent-Child teacher and the EC faculty and Administration to help promote the program, to communicate with prospective parents, and to assist families, who will move into WWS’s Early Childhood program.
Westside Waldorf School's thriving Early Childhood program includes four Kindergarten classes, four Nursery classes, and two Parent-Child programs, located between two campuses.  Our EC program leads into our well-enrolled and growing Grades 1-8 program.  Our main campus is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains in the Pacific Palisades and our Early Childhood Center is located on a quiet neighborhood street in Santa Monica. Westside Waldorf students experience a rich program which includes Eurythmy, Spanish, Japanese, Handwork, Woodwork, Instrumental and Choral Music, Games, a Middle School Math track, and Gardening classes. We also provide After-School Sports and an Enriched Aftercare Program.  Further enriching our school is a diverse community made up of families and experienced teachers and staff members who bring a broad array of life experiences as well as geographic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  Our graduates successfully transfer to a wide variety of both local and out of area high schools. Westside Waldorf School is a full member of AWSNA andWECAN.
The ideal candidate will:
• Hold a Waldorf teaching or LIFEWAYS certification from a recognized institution.
• Have Waldorf Parent-Child teaching experience or Waldorf Lead Teaching experience
• A commitment to working out of Anthroposophy.
• Dedication to excellence in teaching and a recognition of the importance of self-development, parent education, and collegial collaboration.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

This position is non-exempt. Hourly wage dependent on education and experience.

Please visit our website at www.westsideswaldorf.org

Please send your resume via email with a cover letter and 3 professional references to: tatkinson@wswaldorf.org

Please visit our website at www.westsideswaldorf.org

Westside Waldorf School is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin , ancestry, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, religious creed, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics ), genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, denial of family and medical care leave , or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.