Early Childhood Teacher Assistant - Afternoon (Boulder Colorado)

Shining Mountain Waldorf School


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compensation: $20 per hour
employment type: part-time
job title: Early Childhood Teacher Assistant - Afternoon
Position: Rainbow Garden and Aftercare Assistant
Program: Early Childhood Education
Reports to: Early Childhood Education Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Date: July 2024

Position Summary
The Rainbow Garden and Aftercare Assistant portion of Early Childhood Education (“ECE”) program consists of outdoor supervision from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm, Rainbow Garden (children ages 3 to 6 years) from 12:15 pm to 3:00 pm, and Aftercare (children ages 2.5 to 5th grade) from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Our programs accommodate the needs of our children of various ages. The Rainbow Garden and Aftercare Assistant is responsible for helping with an age appropriate Waldorf extended day program that provides for the health, well-being and safety of the children in their care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist Rainbow Garden Lead Teacher with set up, helping children with their lunch, and clean up
Guide children in self-care (toileting, dressing, and social behavior)
Help with daily classroom laundry
Assist children going in and out of building to use bathroom and get water
Follow the signing out procedures with parent pickup
Aftercare requires assisting with snack in the afternoon
Clean mats once a week
Assist children with crafts in Aftercare
Along with the Rainbow Garden and Aftercare Lead Teacher comply with student ratios
Manage orderly storage are of the Aftercare items
Provide first aid if necessary
Knowledge of the SMWS Campus Emergency Plan and ability to implement
Direct parent communications about student behavior and concerns to Rainbow Garden Lead Teacher
Maintain confidentiality in all student/parent situations
Complete monthly online timesheet
Mentoring provided by the ECE Director

Additional Responsibilities
May be asked to substitute for morning program if available
Attend ECE Meetings as requested
Participate in annual work days in August to prepare classroom
In accordance with the SMWS philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in accordance with the duties listed above

Education and Qualifications / Regulations
Early Childhood experience with knowledge of Waldorf Early Childhood Education preferred
Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and parents
Reliability, consistency, and adaptability to change
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Possess a warm, friendly, joyous demeanor
Completion of Colorado ECE regulations of Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care. Must complete CPR, First Aid, Standard Precautions, Physical, ECE background check, fingerprinting, mandatory licensing classes, registration in Colorado Shines PDIS and Early Childhood Teacher qualified according to the State of Colorado requirements (or working towards this qualification)

Work Setting
Kindergarten classroom and playground
Hours are 12:15 pm to 5:15 pm, 5 days a week
Because of the classroom setting, no breaks are offered during the day
Holidays and school days off are not paid

Salary and Benefits
Hourly rate of $20.00 per hour
Hours are paid when school is in session (see annual school calendar)
Three (3) paid Holidays include: All Cultures Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Memorial Day; school days off are not paid
Colorado Paid Sick Leave - 1 hour for each 30 hours worked - up to 48 hours per year
Eligible to enroll in the SMWS 401(k) plan (School matches are determined each fiscal year by our Board of Trustees - required 1,000 work hours during the fiscal year)
Because this is a part time position we do not offer additional benefits

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 must be able to:
Take 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, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, 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: 7762222375


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