Early Childhood Assistant (Boulder Colorado)

Shining Mountain Waldorf School


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compensation: $20 per hour
employment type: part-time
job title: Early Childhood Assistant
Job Title: Early Childhood and Rainbow Garden Teacher Assistant - 2024/2025
Program: Early Childhood
Reports to: Lead Kindergarten and Rainbow Garden Lead Teacher
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Date: June 2024

Position Summary
The Early Childhood morning and Rainbow Garden Teacher Assistant is responsible for helping to create a wonderful Waldorf Kindergarten experience for our mixed age classrooms ages 3.5 to 6. The ECE Assistant will work with the Early Childhood Lead Teachers by assisting in classroom management and supervision of the class, engage appropriately with students, take direction from the Lead Teachers, and engage in day to day responsibilities according to the principles of Waldorf Education. This position includes a large portion of the day outside.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in curriculum activities; setup/cleanup of circle time, birthday celebrations, festivals
Assist with the transitions throughout the day.
Help with daily preparations of classroom, restocking cleaning supplies and materials
Guide and encourage children with self-care - toileting, dressing, and social behavior
Help maintain general order, cleanliness, and aesthetics in classroom
Prepare, serve, and clean up daily snacks..
Assistant the Rainbow Garden afternoon Lead Teacher with set up for rest, helping children with their lunches and clean up.
Assist in maintaining a warm and nurturing environment
Direct student behavior and parent communication to the Lead Teachers
Maintain confidentiality in all student situations
Become knowledgeable about campus Emergency Plan
Complete monthly online timesheets

Additional Responsibilities
May Substitute for Lead Teachers if needed (ECT required)
Attendance is mandatory at scheduled ECE meetings including In Services (August and June).
Participate in the annual work day in August to prepare the classroom.

Education and Qualifications
Early Childhood Education experience preferred
Waldorf Kindergarten experience preferred
Reliable, consistent, and collegial
Possess a warm, friendly, and joyous demeanor

Early Childhood Licensing Requirements
Complete requirements for Colorado ECE regulations of Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care. Must be an ECT (Early Childhood Teacher) as designated by the State of Colorado or working toward this qualification.
CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions, Physical, Background check, fingerprinting, mandatory licensing classes, registration in Colorado Shines PDIS and Early Childhood Educator qualified per the State of Colorado’s requirements.
Submission of a medical physical by a licensed physician or other health care professional as required per licensing regulations

Work Setting
Kindergarten classroom, playground, hikes, and neighborhood walks
Monday through Friday, hours of 8:00 am to 3:15 pm. Work schedule follows the SMWS annual school calendar - late August through early June
Because of the classroom setting, there are limited breaks offered during the day

Salary and Benefits
Hourly rate of $20.00 per hour
Lead Substitute rate of $25.00 per hour (ECT required)
Hourly rate of $18.00 per hour when participating in meetings/trainings
Three (3) paid Holidays include: Fall Break Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Memorial Day
Colorado Paid Sick Leave - 1 hour for each 30 hours worked - up to 48 hours per year
Professional Development - will be paid time. Required 15 hours of online PDIS (Professional Development Information System) classes
This is a part time position - no additional benefits are offered at this time

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
Frequent walks; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; speaking and listening
Daily requirement to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40-pound child
Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or nation or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to hrmgr@smwaldorf.org.
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post id: 7758863357


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