Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working at Davis Waldorf School.  Our school offers a Waldorf curriculum for 1st through 8th grade and a licensed child care center that has two preschools, two kindergartens and an after-care program.  We have a strong and experienced faculty dedicated to working out of Anthroposophy.  Our parents are invested in their children's education and in the school, bringing great enthusiasm and energy to any project.  We are accredited by and a full member school of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America).

To apply for a job, please submit: 1) resume; 2) cover letter; 3) transcripts (if applicable); and a list of three references with e-mail addresses via email to recruitment@daviswaldorf.org.  Everyone employed at Davis Waldorf School must pass the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Child Abuse Reference Check (CAIC) background clearance.

 

Current Openings

Early Childhood Extended Care Program Teachers/Aides

Are you passionate about working with young children? We are looking for  qualified teachers and aides in our Junebug extended care program for children ages 2-6 for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. This position will be responsible for children in our after school program, assisting with classroom responsibilities, cleaning, making snack and putting children down for nap time.

This position is an important part of our daily operation. We are looking for someone who is reliable, punctual, and committed to the position and our students. This is a part-time position and it pays $12 - $16 an hour dependent on qualifications. Waldorf experience is a plus, however, it is not a requirement.

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  •     At least 18 years of age;
  •     Have a minimum of 6 core ECE units-12 preferred (transcripts required);
  •     Possess a keen sense of awareness of their environment (multi-tasker, alert to surroundings);
  •     Friendly and approachable (with students and parents);
  •     Positive, energetic personality enjoys working with children;
  •     Patient, understanding, able to follow instructions and adhere to specific schedules;
  •     Can meet the physical demands of working with preschool aged children (bending, stooping, floor work, lifting children);
  •     Able to manage students in a classroom and playground setting;
  •     Strict adherence to school policies and ability to interpret and enforce rules;
  •     CPR/first aid certification preferred, or willing to obtain training.

Early Childhood & Elementary Assistant Teacher

Are you passionate about working with young children? We are looking for a qualified individual to join our Faculty as an Early  or Elementary Childhood Assistant Teacher, for the 2019-2020 school year. The position must be staffed from approximately 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., daily.  Additional time for meetings and trainings as needed.  Reliability is essential. 

The Assistant Teacher will assist the Lead Teacher and children with daily activities. They will work under the supervision of the Lead Teacher to provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment for our students.  We are looking for an assistant teacher who has strong communication skills, knowledge of child development, and an interest in implementing curriculum and activities, following the example of the Lead Teacher. Waldorf training or experience is preferred.  We will consider candidates who have six months of work experience in a licensed Child Care Center or similar program and a minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education credits.

Applicants should enjoy working with a team, be willing to take on new responsibilities and classroom chores, be prepared for a physically active school day (outside, in all weather conditions), enjoy supervising children, and be flexible with their work schedule as needed.

 

In addition to passing the background clearances mentioned above, applicants for early childhood should meet the following requirements:

  •     At least 18 years of age
  •     Have a minimum of 12 core ECE units (transcripts required)
  •     Possess a keen sense of awareness of their environment (multi-tasker, alert to surroundings)
  •     Friendly and approachable (with students and parents)
  •     Positive, energetic personality enjoys working with children
  •     Patient, understanding, able to follow instructions and adhere to specific schedules
  •     Can meet the physical demands of working with preschool-aged children (bending, stooping, floor work, lifting children)
  •     Able to manage students in a classroom and playground setting
  •     Strict adherence to school policies and ability to interpret and enforce rules
  •     Possess a current Pediatric CPR and First Aid certificate
  •     Possess all vaccines required by the state: MMR, TDaP, Influenza, and TB test results
  •     Possess Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training certificate

Compensation: Varies depending upon experience and qualifications.  We are also always adding to our on-call substitute list.  After this position is filled, we may offer part-time/on-call hours in the morning and afternoon.

On-Call Substitutes

We are always adding to our on-call substitute list for early childhood  (preschool and kindergarten) and our grades classes (grades 1-8).

Applicants for early childhood should meet the following requirements:

  •     At least 18 years of age
  •     Have a minimum of 12 core ECE units (transcripts required)
  •     Possess a keen sense of awareness of their environment (multi-tasker, alert to surroundings)
  •     Friendly and approachable (with students and parents)
  •     Positive, energetic personality enjoys working with children
  •     Patient, understanding, able to follow instructions and adhere to specific schedules
  •     Can meet the physical demands of working with preschool-aged children (bending, stooping, floor work, lifting children)
  •     Able to manage students in a classroom and playground setting
  •     Strict adherence to school policies and ability to interpret and enforce rules
  •     Possess a current Pediatric CPR and First Aid certificate
  •     Possess all vaccines required by the state: MMR, TDaP, Influenza, and TB test results
  •     Possess Child Abuse Mandated Reporter training certificate

Equal Opportunity Employer
Davis Waldorf School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications and competence. The School aims to have the most qualified person in every position and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected characteristic under federal, state, or local law that is not considered a bona fide occupational qualification for a particular job.

The School attempts to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled persons with protected medical conditions, barring undue hardship. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, layoff, and termination. In keeping with this policy, DWS will participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with any disabled applicant or employee to determine whether effective reasonable accommodations can be made. Applicants and employees are invited to contact the Business Manager or Administrator in a timely manner if they would like to participate in this interactive process.

If an employee believes he/she has been subjected to or is aware of any form of unlawful discrimination, the School will conduct an investigation, if deemed appropriate. If it is determined that unlawful discrimination has occurred, effective remedial action will be taken, up to and including termination of employment.

All employees have a right to pursue complaints with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).