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 SMS 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:
After Care Provider (Part Time Classified)
Paraprofessional (Part Time 0.50 Classified)
Substitute 2017-2018

.50 Paraprofessional

TBD
Employment Type: Classified Part Time 0.50 (20 hours per week)
Application Deadline: until filled
Hourly Pay Rate: $16.00-18.00

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 training 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 afterward
  • 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, training, 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: info@syringamountainschool.org
Address: Attn: Personnel Committee, 4021 Glenbrook Drive, Hailey ID 83340

After Care Provider

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 10/13/2017
Contact: info@syringamountainschool.org
Length of Work Year: TBD
Employment Type: Classified Part Time 0.50 (20 hours per week)
Application Deadline: until filled
Hourly Pay Rate: $16-18.00

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 the 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.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
  • Fingerprint clearance
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Applications will be received via email, US mail, or hand delivered.
E-Mail: info@syringamountainschool.org
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.