Classroom Assistant – Class 5

  • School Willunga Waldorf School
  • Closing Date Jun 29 2022
  • Email hr@wws.sa.edu.au

Classroom Assistant – Class 5

Part Time (20 hours per week) – Fixed Term – Terms 3 & 4, 2022 

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably experienced Classroom Assistant to join the Willunga Waldorf School for Terms 3 and 4, 2022.

About Us

Willunga Waldorf School is a thriving, contemporary, independent K to 12 school nestled in the beautiful Southern Vales of South Australia, close to magnificent coastline and surrounded by vines and almond groves. It is situated on the edge of the rural town ship of Willunga, fifty minutes’ drive from the city of Adelaide. Here you will find an educational community where the potential of each one is supported through the strength of many.

About You

The successful applicant will have a genuine interest in and warmth for assisting children in a Waldorf classroom setting. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be a good observer and listener, and able to follow the teacher’s methodology. With your positive outlook and general attitude, you are willing and able to find ways of meeting and supporting each child where they are at.

As a Classroom Assistant you will assist the Class Teacher and Specialist Teachers in creating an inclusive, supportive and creative learning environment for the class, and in particular for children with learning support needs. You will also support the Class Teacher with the successful transition of any students joining the class from another school.

Key selection criteria

  • Knowledge and understanding of Steiner Waldorf Curriculum
  • Genuine interest in and warmth for assisting children in a Waldorf classroom setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with children and adults
  • Ability to follow the teacher’s methodology
  • Good observer and listener who enjoys providing support
  • Ability to find ways of meeting an individual’s needs that work
  • Positive attitude and outlook
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness to engage in continued professional development
  • Availability to join the class on their class camp
  • Experience in working with neuro-diverse children, or the willingness to learn as required, is welcomed.

For a full position description, please visit our website: https://wws.sa.edu.au/employment/

Essential Qualifications/Certificates

  • Certificate III in Education Support, or comparable diploma or Higher Degree, or equivalent professional experience
  • Current SA Working with Children Check
  • Current RRHAN-EC training certificate
  • Current Provide First Aid in an Education and Care setting certificate

What We Offer

Willunga Waldorf School offers an exciting, supportive and rewarding environment to work. We love what we do, and this shines through in our relationships with students, parents, colleagues and visitors alike.

Creativity, innovation and contemporary expressions of Steiner principles are encouraged throughout all areas of the School’s life, and the School’s physical environment inspires comfort, joy and connection.

This is a part-time, fixed-term position of 20 hours/week for terms 3 and 4, 2022 (term weeks only). The successful applicant will also be required to attend the Class 5 camp in week 8 of term 3.

Remuneration is based on the current Willunga Waldorf School Enterprise Agreement.

How to Apply

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria, provide a professional resume and contact details of three referees who have worked in a supervisory capacity.

Please submit your full application via email to hr@wws.sa.edu.au by 5pm on Thursday, 29 June 2022.

We encourage you to visit the school website for a copy of the full position description and application process:  https://wws.sa.edu.au/employment

For questions and enquiries about this position, please contact Ms Antje Guenther at hr@wws.sa.edu.au