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SPANISH TEACHER

We are seeking a Spanish Language Teacher to join our faculty for the 2021-2022 School Year.

 

Qualifications/Responsibilities

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and previous experience teaching Spanish in Grades 1-8 are required
  • A Waldorf teacher training certificate and a degree in a related field are preferred
  • Must be a fluent speaker with the ability to share both culture and academic content

 

Candidates will be familiar with, or open to working within the Waldorf approach. They will be dedicated to supporting a variety of learners, including gifted students, heritage speakers, and students with learning differences, and be comfortable using the arts as part of their instructional approach. They will be familiar with research in best practices for language instruction at the elementary/secondary level and be willing to collaborate with colleagues.

 

About our School

Serving children from nursery to eight grade, we are a solidly established school determined to be exemplary in providing Waldorf education, and in fostering healthy relationships and a spirit of service to others. Our faculty continually strives to recreate our school to meet the needs of our children and families.

 

We invite you to bring your talent, ideas, and energy as we prepare today’s children for the ever-challenging needs of the future.

 

Our school provides a beautiful working environment with a school culture of acceptance and inclusion. Working within walking distance to the Pacific Ocean is not the only great benefit. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To be considered for the position, please send a letter of introduction, resume, and three professional references to Cheryl MacAller at cherylbk@wswaldorf.org

Our Campus in the Pacific Palisades has a great opportunity for an individual to become an integral part of our team in a multi-purpose role, with primary responsibility for security of the school. If you enjoy the satisfaction of maintaining a safe environment, along with the variety of tackling facilities requirements, we definitely would like to talk with you.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE:

 

Security

  • Supporting the contracted Security Staff, maintaining a proactive security posture at the campus
  • Helping to extend the security perimeter by interacting with neighbors.
  • Performing on-foot security patrols of the campus and its perimeter, watching for irregular or suspicious conditions, as well as any potential safety hazards
  • Interacting with visitors in a courteous, professional manner; providing assistance as warranted
  • Warning violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking or carrying forbidden articles
  • Permitting authorized persons only to enter the property
  • Monitoring of entrances and exits
  • Monitoring communication on handsets with staff and other security personnel
  • Recording daily visitor log
  • Investigating and preparing detailed reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities

 

Parking lot attendant

  • Greeting parents, students, faculty, staff, and visitors as a representative of Westside Waldorf School, displaying honesty, integrity, teamwork, and customer-service-level communication
  • Directing visitors to parking spaces in a courteous manner
  • Directing flow of traffic in parking lot
  • Setting up and putting away fencing, signs, and parking cones
  • Dismissal/drop-off duties – coordinating with faculty, staff, and security personnel to ensure the safety of students getting to and into vehicles at pick-up and drop-off.

 

Facilities maintenance

  • Cleaning and restoration of facilities during school vacations
  • Daily facilities patrols reporting any facility concerns to the Operations Manager
  • Moving furniture
  • Keeping the campus clean – sweeping, wiping down surfaces and equipment, emptying trash, picking up trash, etc.
  • Responding to immediate facilities needs
  • Light repairs (snaking drains, changing lights, unplugging toilets, furniture repair and assembly, painting, etc.)
  • Supporting satellite campus (Santa Monica) facility requests as needed

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • General maintenance skills
  • Must have full access to reliable vehicle
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Available for weekend and evening work for school events
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check
  • Must have valid driver's license with an exemplary driving record.
  • No DWI/DUI or felony convictions ever in lifetime.
  • Ability to pass applicable firearms licensing requirements

 

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior experience in a law enforcement or security a plus.
  • Experience working within an independent school environment
  • First Responder certification is a plus
  • Must have a neat and professional appearance
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations
  • Ability to interact with high energy customers utilizing appropriate judgement
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Knowledge of security systems, burglary/fire alarms

 

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY DEMANDS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Physical ability to climb ladders
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Safe usage of electric tools
  • Walking
  • Mental alertness
  • Ability to work outdoors

 

Our school provides a beautiful working environment with a school culture of acceptance and inclusion. Working within walking distance to the Pacific Ocean is not the only great benefit. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To be considered for the position, please send an email and resume to Franzi Utter at franzi@wswaldorf.org

Westside Waldorf School in Pacific Palisades is seeking a part-time Strings/Orchestra Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year, working a schedule of 8-12 hours per week.

 

Primary duties:

  • Beginning violin classes for 3rd grade students.
    • Orchestra classes for 4th and 5th grade students.
    • Conducting the middle school orchestra.
    • Meetings for each class multiple times during the school year.
    • Organizing a spring concert and other performance opportunities throughout the school year.
    • Participating in parent-teacher conferences.
    • Creating and administering assessments.
    • Writing student assessment reports each semester.
    • Attending school events.
    • Maintaining open, effective communication with parents in a timely manner.

 

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music education or equivalent.
    • Experience teaching music education to elementary and middle school students.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to flex communication style to the environment.
    • Proficiency in written communication; spelling, grammar.
    • Able to handle responsibility, work independently, and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, families, colleagues, and the community.
    • Understanding of Waldorf education or willingness to learn.
    • Passing Live Scan (fingerprinting) background check and TB clearance.
    • Willing to adhere to State and County regulations, as well as school policies, relative to COVID-19 health guidelines.

 

About our School

Serving children from nursery to eight grade, we are a solidly established school determined to be exemplary in providing Waldorf education, and in fostering healthy relationships and a spirit of service to others. Our faculty continually strives to recreate our school to meet the needs of our children and families.

 

We invite you to bring your talent, ideas, and energy as we prepare today’s children for the ever-challenging needs of the future.

 

Our school provides a beautiful working environment with a school culture of acceptance and inclusion. Working within walking distance to the Pacific Ocean is not the only great benefit. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. 

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Cheryl MacAller at cherylbk@wswaldorf.org

We are seeking an Early Childhood Teacher to join the Faculty for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

Summary of Position

The EC Teacher is responsible for carrying out the classroom program and activities, supervising the EC Assistant, as well as the classroom management and supervision of a designated class of up to 12 children

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Mentor and provide direction and guidance for the Assistant Teacher
  • Meet with parents to be a partner in their children(s) early childhood development
  • Nurture, protect and guide the children in their development through imitation of domestic,
    practical and artistic activities, through love and warmth, rhythm, and free, imaginative play
  • Maintain general order, cleanliness and aesthetics in classroom and campus
  • Meet prospective families
  • Plan and host Parent Nights
  • Support and oversee classroom and school festivals

 

Education, Certifications

  • A minimum of 12 ECE units
  • Completion of all DSS training requirements
  • Early Childhood teaching experience
  • Understanding of Waldorf education or willingness to learn
  • Live Scan background screening
  • TB clearance
  • CPR/First Aid certified

 

Westside Waldorf School Expectations

  • Understanding and embracing of Waldorf pedagogy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written – detailed, clear and concise
  • Commitment to a collaborative work environment
  • Willingness to embrace continuous improvement and professional growth
  • Organizational and time management skills

 

Position Skills, Specialized Knowledge, Experience

  • Curriculum implementation
  • Classroom management
  • Ability to model grace, warmth, and creativity

 

Physical and Sensory Demands (as indicated)

 

Sitting

 

X

Observing

X

Standing

 

X

Manual dexterity

X

Reading

 

X

Stooping

X

Hearing

 

X

Lifting

X

Talking

 

X

Carrying

 

Keyboarding

 

X

Working outdoors

 

Writing

 

 

Other:

 
To be considered for the position, please send a letter of introduction, resume, and three professional references to Gergana Minkova at gergana@wswaldorf.org

We are seeking an Early Childhood Teacher Assistant to join the Faculty for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

Summary of Position

The EC Teacher Assistant is responsible for working closely with the lead teacher to help in creating an exceptional Waldorf Early Childhood experience for our students.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist lead teacher with the overall rhythm and tasks in the classroom
  • Prepare the classroom each day
  • Maintain general order, cleanliness and aesthetics in classroom and campus
  • Classroom management and supervision of the students, under the direction and guidance from the lead teacher
  • Nurture, protect and guide the children through love and warmth

 

Education, Certifications

  • A minimum of 12 ECE units
  • Completion of all DSS training and documentation requirements
  • Live Scan background screening
  • TB clearance
  • CPR/First Aid certified

 

Westside Waldorf School Expectations

  • Understanding and embracing of Waldorf pedagogy
  • Commitment to a collaborative work environment
  • Willingness to embrace continuous improvement and professional growth
  • Organizational and time management skills

 

Position Skills, Specialized Knowledge, Experience

  • Early Childhood experience
  • Understanding of Waldorf education or willingness to learn
  • Classroom management

 

Physical and Sensory Demands (as indicated)

X

Sitting

 

X

Observing

X

Standing

 

X

Manual dexterity

X

Reading

 

X

Stooping

X

Hearing

 

X

Lifting

X

Talking

 

X

Carrying

 

Keyboarding

 

X

Working outdoors

 

Writing

 

 

Other:

 
To be considered for the position, please send a letter of introduction, resume, and three professional references to Gergana Minkova at gergana@wswaldorf.org