Employment

Our faculty represents the best of both worlds—dual certified with Idaho State teaching credentials and Waldorf certification. We provide ongoing professional development to ensure that our teachers seek and practice best teaching methods. We seek staff members who are skilled educators, lifelong learners and passionate about developing children who are eco-literate, compassionate, critical thinkers.

Additional information you may find useful:

To Apply for Certified Teaching Positions:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Employment application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copies of college transcripts if applicable (originals will be required upon hiring)

E-mail to  or mail to Syringa Mountain School, 4021 Glenbrook Dr., Hailey, Idaho 83333, Attn: Employment

Current Openings

Summary of Jobs Available and Listed Below:
School Secretary (Full Time Classified)
Special Education Teacher (Full Time Certified)
Academic Intervention Specialist (Full Time Classified)
Paraprofessional (Part Time 0.50 Classified)
6th Grade Teacher (Full Time Certified)
After Care Provider (Part Time Classified)
Substitute Teacher (Part Time 0.73 Classified)
Spanish (Contractor)
Handwork (Contractor)

INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY:
Substitute Teacher (Part Time 0.73 Classified)
Paraprofessional (Part Time 0.73 Classified)

School Secretary

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 6/9/2017
Contact: Kristin Funk
Length of Work Year: 189 days
Employment Type: Classified Full Time (40 hours per week)
Application Deadline: 6/25/2017 2:00pm MDT
Salary: $31,000

Summary of Position: The school secretary manages daily administrative tasks for the school and supports the director of school in reporting, record keeping, registrar, and other administrative tasks as may be assigned.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Under the direction of the Director of School, manages activities of front office.
  • Delegates tasks to other office personnel under director’s direction
  • Completes and processes purchase orders, petty cash, and accounts receivable.
  • Makes and receives telephone calls, takes messages, routes calls.
  • Maintains school records and files for building, director, and related requirements.
  • Processes and distributes mail.
  • Greets Visitors.
  • Types, prepares, distributes, files records/reports, correspondence, mailings etc. related to building functions and director needs.
  • Orientates substitute teachers.
  • Takes/transcribes notes for correspondence.
  • Orders, processes, and maintains office materials and equipment.
  • Serves as secretary to the director of school and committees.
  • Takes in-service training as stipulated by contract.
  • Distributes community/district flyers (after director approval).
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree highly preferred.  Previous experience with children preferred. Previous experience as secretary of in office management preferred. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

17-18 Special Education Teacher

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 6/9/2017
Contact: Kristin Funk

Length of Work Year: 179 days
Employment Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: 6/25/2017 2:00pm MDT
Salary: $39,000 – $51,500 (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

Summary of Position:  The position of Special Education Teacher involves managing and implementing special education services to students while ensuring compliance with all guidelines and laws.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Responsibilities:   Instructs and supervises students in classroom activities and pull out services related to special education and Individual Education Plans.  Responsible for ensuring that all services are provided using practices that meet Waldorf pedagogy and Idaho State Standards.

Ensures that all students receive quality instruction and appropriate support.  While supervising students, the employee is directly and continuously responsible for their safety, well-being and work output.

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for evaluating, monitoring, recording and reporting on student performance throughout the year.  The Special Education Teacher maintains complete and accurate files regarding student academic progress, physical, social, and emotional growth.  The teacher is responsible for submitting academic reports to classroom teachers, parents and in report cards.

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for communicating with parents regularly and in a timely manner.

The Special Education Teacher plans and coordinates work of aides, teacher assistants, and other para-professionals in support of students in Special Education.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required.  Idaho State teaching license required with Special Education endorsement. Highly qualified status strongly preferred.   Three years of teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Adapts lesson/s for the purpose of implementing the IEP goals and meeting the special needs of students.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of supporting teacher’s expectations, developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Assesses student’s social needs (e.g. behavioral, motor development, communication, etc.) and academic needs (developmental level, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating students and family requirements, placement and success of the program.
  • Collaborates with school personnel, agencies and community agencies (e.g. social service agencies, caretakers, etc.) for the purpose of developing and modifying the program to maximize the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  • Directs instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student aides for the purpose of providing an effective school program to special education students and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Instructs students with individualized special needs for the purpose of developing appropriate academic interpersonal and daily living skills through a defined course of study.
  • Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Prepares teaching materials and reports (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and providing documentation of teacher and student progress.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Participates in various meetings (e.g. individual education plan meetings, conferences, in-service training, site meetings, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information and/or meeting credential requirements.

Skills:   

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in one on one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the school.
  • Ability to adequately teach and support elementary subjects and projects in work with students.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and address a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and school community.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all school, district, and state requirements, Board of Education policies, Educational Code of Ethics, and applicable laws.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

Academic Intervention Specialist

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 6/9/2017
Contact: Kristin Funk
Length of Work Year: 179 days
Employment Type: Classified Full Time (40 hours per week)
Application Deadline: 6/25/2017 2:00pm MDT
Salary: $32,225

Summary of Position: The Academic Intervention Specialist agrees to perform all teaching and support duties and attend all meetings as assigned or directed by the Director of School.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Responsibilities:  the Intervention Specialist assists the educational program by performing a variety of instructional support activities for students in need of academic intervention services. Although the job tasks may vary due to specific requirements from one program and/or one student to another, or because of assignments made by certificated personnel, duties and responsibilities listed below are not intended to be all-inclusive, but are descriptive of the typical tasks performed.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist certificated staff in classroom and programs and trainings by reinforcing instructions and providing behavioral examples in social, emotional, and functional skills
  • Interact with pupils in their activities, encouraging performance, observing progress, and sharing observations with teacher
  • Participate in lesson and program planning, staff meetings, and conferences, as directed
  • Enter into a helping relationship with the students under the supervisor’s direction to foster learning in an atmosphere of acceptance
  • Support the goals and objectives of classroom activities by preparing materials, obtaining required supplies or equipment
  • Actively work with students during an activity, and assists with clean-up afterwards
  • Provide necessary supervision in such activities as field trips, rest time, playground, meal service, arrival and departure of children
  • Assist in the grading and correction of work activities and maintenance of required records and other paperwork requirements
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks, including use of basic computer software, making copies, collating, gathering resource information/materials, taking and relaying messages, and filing
  • Assist with administering student tests

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Previous experience with children required.  Knowledge of intervention strategies, Special Education, and literacy proficiency standards highly preferred. Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

0.50 Paraprofessional

6/21/2017

179 days
Employment Type: Classified Part Time 0.50 (20 hours per week)
Application Deadline: 7/3/2017 2:00pm MDT
Hourly Pay Rate: $18.00

Summary of Position: The Paraprofessional agrees to perform all teaching and support duties and attend all meetings as assigned or directed by the Director of School.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Responsibilities:  the Paraprofessional assists the educational program by performing a variety of instructional support activities. Although the job tasks may vary due to specific requirements from one program and/or one student to another, or because of assignments made by certificated personnel, duties and responsibilities listed below are not intended to be all-inclusive, but are descriptive of the typical tasks performed.

Duties:  (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist certificated staff in classroom programs and trainings by reinforcing instructions and providing behavioral examples in social, emotional, and functional skills
  • Interact with pupils in their activities, encouraging performance, observing progress, and sharing observations with teacher
  • Participate in lesson and program planning, staff meetings, and conferences, as directed
  • Enter into a helping relationship with the students under the supervisor’s direction to foster learning in an atmosphere of acceptance
  • Support the goals and objectives of classroom activities by preparing materials, obtaining required supplies or equipment
  • Actively work with students during an activity, and assists with clean-up afterwards
  • Provide necessary supervision in such activities as field trips, rest time, playground, meal service, arrival and departure of children
  • Assist in the grading and correction of work activities and maintenance of required records and other paperwork requirements
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks, including use of basic computer software, making copies, collating, gathering resource information/materials, taking and relaying messages, and filing
  • Assist with administering student tests

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Associate’s Degree or approved Idaho State paraprofessional proof of assessment required. Previous experience with children preferred.  Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

6th Grade Teacher

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 6/21/2017
Contact: Kristin Funk
Length of Work Year: 179 days
Employment Type: Classified Full Time
Application Deadline: 7/3/2017 2:00pm MDT
Salary: Salary: $39,000 – $51,500 (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

Summary of Position: The 6th Grade Teacher agrees to perform all teaching and support duties and attend all meetings as assigned or directed by the Director of School.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Duties & Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Responsible for ensuring that classroom and curriculum meet Waldorf pedagogy, Idaho State Standards and SMS Curriculum and grade level outcomes.
  • Engage parents in their child’s education.
  • Adhere to the Ethical Educator & Professional Practices as set forth by the Teacher Standards & Practices Commission.
  • Evaluate and maintain complete and accurate files regarding the students’ academic progress and physical, social and emotional growth, and communicates with parents or guardians on the individual student’s progress.
  • Plan and evaluate daily lessons that are developmentally appropriate.
  • Identify the needs of a group of students, as well as individual students, and provides for continuous assessment of their ability and differentiated instruction to meet individual needs.
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings, scheduled in-service days, IEP meetings, festival and other events where faculty attendance is important (i.e. vision meetings, all school meetings, class parent meetings, assigned committee meetings).
  • Maintain a valid Idaho teaching license registered in the manner provided by law during employment.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required.  Idaho State teaching license required. Highly qualified status strongly preferred.   Three years of teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

After Care Provider

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 6/9/2017
Contact: Kristin Funk
Length of Work Year: 169 days
Employment Type: Classified Part Time 0.5 (20 hours per week)
Application Deadline: 6/25/2017 2:00pm MDT
Salary: $13,520

Syringa Mountain School provides a Waldorf education in a public school setting.  We are the first public Waldorf charter school in Idaho and the first public school of choice in the Wood River Valley.

What is Syringa Mountain School? It is a K-6 public Waldorf school of choice that  

  • Nurtures the intellect, imagination, and emotional life of each child.
  • Offers a rigorous, relevant, balanced, and memorable liberal arts education.
  • Incorporates sustainable living practices and experiential learning through daily animal husbandry and gardening skills.
  • Infuses academics with singing, painting, drawing, flute, violin, storytelling, handwork, and drama.
  • Touches children’s hearts and kindles their imaginations.
  • Inspires children to live engaged and successful lives, prepared to meet the demands of their world

Our aim is to inspire children to live engaged and successful lives, prepared to meet the demands of their world.

The person selected for this position will report to the Extended Care Teacher and Director of School. The After Care Provider will support the teacher in creating and providing a K-5 Waldorf inspired, safe, caring, enriching farm, garden, exploratory environment to children enrolled in SMS After Care. This individual will set a positive example for children, parents and the staff reflecting the SMS mission.

GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Work in partnership with the Extended Day Teacher to:

  • Adhere to SMS School and Board policies, state regulations.
  • Work in a team environment and encourage open communication regarding concerns/issues with children, parents or co-workers.
  • Protect confidentiality of all involved: students, parents, and staff.
  • Initiate and maintain positive relationships and open communication with school staff.
  • Assist in maintaining clean-up schedules; including janitorial duties necessary to maintain the cleanliness of the school facility and site
  • Comply with all emergency procedures appropriate to the site and in conformity with procedures adopted by emergency service authorities to ensure the safety of the children and staff
  • Maintain all supplies, equipment and materials;
  • Ensure that all children are respectful of school property; ensure all school rules are followed.

RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN INTERACTING WITH CHILDREN:

  • Consistently demonstrate positive interaction with all children; talk to them and treat them with dignity and respect
  • Consistently demonstrate positive discipline; teach and redirect rather than scolding or reprimanding them; firmly and consistently enforce the rules; ensure that the punishment fits the crime. Use the SMS protocol for discipline.
  • Express clear expectations and hold children accountable for adhering to them
  • Help children to develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth
  • Consistently demonstrate and reinforce the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility

RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN INTERACTING WITH PARENTS:

  • Positively ID parents before releasing children (picture ID necessary until you can personally identify them)
  • Communicate on a daily basis regarding the behavior of their children positive and negative

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet deadlines in the planning and implementation of the monthly or weekly calendars for programs which includes the creation and daily adherence of engaging, enriching programming
  • Be a support for teachers; impartial and fair; create a team environment and encourage open communication regarding concerns/issues with children, parents or co-workers.
  • Report immediately regarding incident/behavior reports on children or with staff concerns; relay pertinent information in a timely manner to the Teacher

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  Bachelor’s Degree in Education Preferred (Other acceptable fields include

recreation, social work, program administration, psychology and sociology)

  2-4 years of experience in education and/or child development required.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

Must have the ability to demonstrate and/or show competency in the following areas:

  • Planning and implementing age appropriate, Waldorf inspired, enriching activities.
  • Supervising youth and presenting positive role modeling through all interactions with program participants.
  • To keep confidences, loyalties and practice professionalism
  • Being reliable and dependable
  • Working a flexible schedule to meet program staffing/planning needs.
  • Exercising mature judgment and sound decision making.
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Lift 35 pounds using proper technique
  • Must have adequate vision to effectively review documents in varied formats i.e.…paper and digital
  • Must have adequate hearing to respond to members and interact with the public.
  • Ability to stand for up to 5 hours
  • Ability to run up to 100 yards (in the case of an emergency)
  • Currently have excellent health and be free of communicable diseases.

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

The After Care Provider will present a competent and positive image of SMS through their professionalism.

  • Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.
  • Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
  • Builds rapport and relates well to others.
  • Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another.
  • Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
  • Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment.
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

17-18 Spanish Teacher (Contractor)

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 6/9/2017
Contact: Kristin Funk

Length of Work Year: 169 days
Employment Type: Independent Contractor
Application Deadline: 6/25/2017 2:00pm MDT
Hourly: $20.00, 5 hours per week
Annual Monetary Allocation: $5,000, schedule TBD.

Summary of Position:  The position of Spanish Teacher involves teaching students Spanish language and language acquisition skills with a foundation in the Core Principles of Public Waldorf education teaching methods and standards based benchmarks as specified by AWSNA, and Idaho State Standards.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Responsibilities:   Instructs and supervises students in classroom activities related to the standards and curriculum of assigned grade levels.  Responsible for ensuring that the SMS Curriculum is taught and all classroom and curriculum practices meet Waldorf pedagogy and Idaho State Standards.

Ensures that all students receive quality instruction and appropriate support; including students identified as those with exceptional needs.  While supervising students, the employee is directly and continuously responsible for their safety, well-being and work output.

The Spanish Teacher is responsible for evaluating, monitoring, recording and reporting on student performance throughout the year.  The teacher maintains complete and accurate files regarding student academic progress, physical, social, and emotional growth.  The teacher is responsible for submitting two academic reports annually:  fall semester and spring semester and two progress reports annually in accordance with academic calendar reporting deadlines.

The Spanish Teacher is responsible for communicating with parents regularly and in a timely manner.  The Teacher copies the Director of School on all parent communication and contributes regularly and in a timely manner to school publications such as the newsletter, advertisements, and social media posts.

The Spanish Teacher plans and coordinates work of aides, teacher assistants, and other para-professionals in support of students in the class.

Qualifications:  Paraprofessional qualifications required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Idaho State teaching license preferred. Previous experience with children preferred.  Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Plans and prepares all lesson plans and projects for each class assigned
  • Maintains discipline of students during instruction or supervision.
  • May escort children to and from various rooms and provide lunchtime, playground, and bus loading area supervision.
  • May assist in the administration of basic first aid.
  • Prepare report cards for fall and spring semesters.

Skills:   Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively communicate in one on one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the District.  Ability to adequately teach and support elementary subjects and projects in work with students.  Ability to solve practical problems and address a variety of concrete variables.  Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and school community.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, Educational Code of Ethics, and applicable laws.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

17-18 Handwork Teacher (Contractor)

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 6/9/2017
Contact: Kristin Funk

Length of Work Year: 169 days
Employment Type: Independent Contractor
Application Deadline: 6/25/2017 2:00pm MDT
Hourly: $20.00
Annual Monetary Allocation: $5,000 (30 minute classes, grades 1-3), schedule TBD.

Summary of Position:  The position of Handwork Teacher involves teaching students handwork skills with a foundation in the Core Principles of Public Waldorf education teaching methods and standards based benchmarks as specified by AWSNA, and Idaho State Standards.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Responsibilities:   Instructs and supervises students in grades 1 through 3 classroom activities related to the standards and curriculum of assigned grade level.  Responsible for ensuring that the SMS Curriculum is taught and all classroom and curriculum practices meet Waldorf pedagogy and Idaho State Standards.

Ensures that all students receive quality instruction and appropriate support; including students identified as those with exceptional needs.  While supervising students, the employee is directly and continuously responsible for their safety, well-being and work output.

The Handwork Teacher is responsible for evaluating, monitoring, recording and reporting on student performance throughout the year.  The class teacher maintains complete and accurate files regarding student academic progress, physical, social, and emotional growth.  The teacher is responsible for submitting two academic reports annually:  fall semester and spring semester and two progress reports annually in accordance with academic calendar reporting deadlines.

The Handwork Teacher is responsible for communicating with parents regularly and in a timely manner.  The Teacher copies the Director of School on all parent communication and contributes regularly and in a timely manner to school publications such as the newsletter, advertisements, and social media posts.

The Handwork Teacher plans and coordinates work of aides, teacher assistants, and other para-professionals in support of students in the class.

Qualifications:  Paraprofessional qualifications required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Idaho State teaching license preferred. Previous experience with children preferred.  Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Duties:  (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Plans and prepares all lesson plans and projects for each class assigned
  • Maintains discipline of students during instruction or supervision.
  • May escort children to and from various rooms and provide lunchtime, playground, and bus loading area supervision.
  • May assist in the administration of basic first aid.
  • Prepare report cards for fall and spring semesters.

Skills:   Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively communicate in one on one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the District.  Ability to adequately teach and support elementary subjects and projects in work with students.  Ability to solve practical problems and address a variety of concrete variables.  Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and school community.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, Educational Code of Ethics, and applicable laws.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

0.73 Long Term Substitute

6/7/2017

169 days
Employment Type: Classified Part Time 0.73 (29 hours per week)
Application Deadline:7/3/2017 2:00pm MDT
Hourly Pay Rate: $18.00

Summary of Position: The Long Term Substitute agrees to perform all teaching and support duties and attend all meetings as assigned or directed by the Director of School.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Responsibilities:  the Long Term Substitute is responsible for substituting for certified classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, or other absent employees as needed and assigned. In addition, the Long Term Substitute will assist administration and perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Implement substitute lesson plans in classrooms as assigned
  • Provide written reports to teachers for assigned substitutions
  • Assist certificated staff in classroom programs and trainings by reinforcing instructions and providing behavioral examples in social, emotional, and functional skills
  • Interact with pupils in their activities, encouraging performance, observing progress, and sharing observations with teacher
  • Participate in lesson and program planning, staff meetings, and conferences, as directed
  • Provide necessary supervision in such activities as field trips, rest time, playground, meal service, arrival and departure of children
  • Assist in the grading and correction of work activities and maintenance of required records and other paperwork requirements
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks, including use of basic computer software, making copies, collating, gathering resource information/materials, taking and relaying messages, and filing
  • Assist with administering student tests

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Associate’s Degree or approved Idaho State paraprofessional proof of assessment required. Previous experience with children preferred.  Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: 0.73 Paraprofessional

6/7/2017

179 days
Employment Type: Classified Part Time 0.73 (29 hours per week)
Application Deadline: 6/13/2017 2:00pm MDT
Hourly Pay Rate: $18.00

Summary of Position: The Paraprofessional agrees to perform all teaching and support duties and attend all meetings as assigned or directed by the Director of School.

Reports To:  The Director of School.

Responsibilities:  the Paraprofessional assists the educational program by performing a variety of instructional support activities. Although the job tasks may vary due to specific requirements from one program and/or one student to another, or because of assignments made by certificated personnel, duties and responsibilities listed below are not intended to be all-inclusive, but are descriptive of the typical tasks performed.

Duties:  (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist certificated staff in classroom programs and trainings by reinforcing instructions and providing behavioral examples in social, emotional, and functional skills
  • Interact with pupils in their activities, encouraging performance, observing progress, and sharing observations with teacher
  • Participate in lesson and program planning, staff meetings, and conferences, as directed
  • Enter into a helping relationship with the students under the supervisor’s direction to foster learning in an atmosphere of acceptance
  • Support the goals and objectives of classroom activities by preparing materials, obtaining required supplies or equipment
  • Actively work with students during an activity, and assists with clean-up afterwards
  • Provide necessary supervision in such activities as field trips, rest time, playground, meal service, arrival and departure of children
  • Assist in the grading and correction of work activities and maintenance of required records and other paperwork requirements
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks, including use of basic computer software, making copies, collating, gathering resource information/materials, taking and relaying messages, and filing
  • Assist with administering student tests

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Associate’s Degree or approved Idaho State paraprofessional proof of assessment required. Previous experience with children preferred.  Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

17-18: Substitute Teacher Pool

  1. You must be 21 years of age to apply.
  2. You must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D.
  3. You must complete the application (PDF).
  4. Fingerprint file must be completed with county police department before being scheduled as a substitute.

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