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High School Chemistry Teacher

Grades Teaching Aides

 

 

Grades Teaching Aides

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking two Teaching Aides to assist class teachers in teaching a diverse population of children in an atmosphere of kindness that encourages active inquiry, fosters individual growth, and promotes respect for self, others, and the world in which they live.  It is important that the aide be able to follow the lead teacher’s guidelines in providing classroom support of the teacher’s pedagogical goals. This will involve providing individual attention to students in need of assistance, monitoring students while the teacher is out, and supervising the students outside of the classroom on the playground, during bathroom breaks, at lunch time, and on field trips. Teacher's aides may also be asked to prepare materials for the class under the direction of the teacher.

In addition to a love of children, the ideal candidate for this position has a bachelor’s degree and some knowledge of and experience with Waldorf Education. Individuals with Waldorf teacher training and an eye to becoming a lead teacher are encouraged to apply. Patience, curiosity, and an interest in human development are essentials.

The Austin Waldorf School is an established, financially strong, school with a stable enrollment of 380 students in grades K-12. A recent change in governance has the school poised for renewal and transition into its next evolution, including: plans for new facilities, strengthening support for faculty, and further enriching program offerings.

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable, and growing community such as ours, please submit the following via email to awsrecruitment@austinwaldorf.org:

1) A letter of interest.
2) A resume, or, curriculum vitae.
3) Contact information for a minimum of three professional references.
4) A completed employment application and background check (see forms under Austin as a Place to Work and Live).

The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

To sum up, the TA will be responsible for the following:

- Be able to effectively communicate with students and teacher.
- Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts.
- Help teacher prepare lesson materials and assignments for instruction.
- Help set up for and tidy up after crafts, cooking, and painting.
- In 1st and 2nd grade, help with nap care and at snack time.
- Assume the teacher’s role in leading selected activities during designated parts of the class day on a periodic basis.
- Assume the teacher’s full role in the absence of the lead teacher.
- Tutor and assist children individually, or, in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
- Share responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in all areas of the school as well as during field trips.
- Distribute teaching materials such as main lesson books, paper, crayons, and pencils to students.
- Distribute homework assignments and collect them when they are completed.
- Grade homework assignments and record results.
- Enforce school policies and rules.
- Work with the teacher in evaluating accomplishments of students on a regular basis using multiple assessment methods such as child-watching notes, teacher and student made rubrics, samples of students' work,  mastery skills check lists, etc.
- Observe students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
- Organize and label materials, as needed.
- Display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels.
- Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students, or, those with physical and learning challenges. 
- Provide individual assistance to students experiencing learning difficulty; explain errors, answer questions, assist in research, and clarify directions.
- Participate in meetings and in-service training programs as assigned.
- Perform clerical duties as assigned, including but not limited to: filing, distributing work into individual students' folders, photocopying, collecting money from students for school-related projects, stocking teaching  materials and supplies, and laminating teaching materials.
- Keep classroom neat and in order throughout the day, including before school and after school.
- Maintain appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance.
- Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state and federal laws.

High School Chemistry Teacher

The Austin Waldorf School is seeking an enthusiastic and competent chemistry teacher to join the High School Math and Science faculty. The ideal applicant will be someone interested in engaging high school students in experiencing and thinking through scientific phenomena; creating developmentally appropriate chemistry and environmental science main lessons; and helping to develop a strong math and science curriculum based on the principles of Waldorf education. Preference will be given to applicants with a Masters in Chemistry, or equivalent experience. A Bachelors degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry and teaching experience are the minimum requirements.

The Austin Waldorf School is an established, financially strong school with a stable enrollment of 380 students K-12. A recent change in governance has the school poised for renewal and transition into its next evolution, including plans for new facilities, strengthening support for faculty, and further enriching program offerings.

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable, and growing community such as ours, please submit the following via email to awsrecruitment@austinwaldorf.org:

1) A letter of interest.
2) A resume, or, curriculum vitae.
3) Contact information for a minimum of three professional references.
4) A completed employment application and background check (see links under Austin as a Place to Work and Live).

The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, and national or ethnic origin.

Austin as a Place to Work and Live

Our beautiful 19-acre campus is situated in the hills outside the Austin city limits. It consists of three kindergartens, eight grade school classrooms, a library, a handwork room, a seven-classroom high school including state-of-the-art science and computer labs, a gymnasium, a eurythmy hall, two art studios, a performing art center with a 350 seat auditorium and two rehearsal rooms, a school store, gardens and three playgrounds.

Austin is a family-oriented city located in the heart of the Hill Country in central Texas. Many of our teachers own homes near the campus. It is a region of rich natural beauty, surrounded by cedar and live-oak trees and filled with creeks, rivers, and a chain of highland lakes. Austin is the state capital and home of the University of Texas, which offers a myriad of cultural and recreational events. Although we serve the Austin community, our location on the edge of town makes it possible to live in a country setting.

The Novalis Branch of the Anthroposophical Society of Texas sponsors study groups, festivals and conferences. We are also fortunate to have a professional Eurythmy ensemble in Austin.

If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your cover letter, resume, contact information for a minimum of three professional references and a completed employment application. The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender preference, national or ethnic origin.

If you have lived in Texas for all of the past 5 years, please complete the in-state background check. If you have NOT lived in Texas for any amount of time in the past 5 years, please complete the out-of-state background check.


 


 


The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit educational institution, 501(c)3, that welcomes students and families of any religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin.
The Austin Waldorf School is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
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