Early Childhood Teacher’s Assistant – Casual Relief Position

Early Childhood Teacher’s Assistant – Casual Relief Position

Lorien Novalis School is situated in the Hills District of Sydney, about 45 minutes to the northwest of the city, nestled in lush bushlands and landscape gardens. The school has been offering a rich and creative Steiner curriculum for over 40 years and built a strong reputation for the diverse and engaging education that it provides.

Lorien Novalis Preschool is seeking assistants to work with our Early Childhood teachers in a mixed age group on a casual relief basis.  We seek caring people who can support the teachers in bringing to life our active and vibrant play based program and support children as per the indications set by Rudolf Steiner. There is a requirement to have or be working toward a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification and the appropriate First Aid qualifications.

Lorien Novalis Preschool is a vibrant mixed age service for 3- to 5-year olds. We work to support children to develop a life long love for learning, which begins as healthy play in early childhood in readiness for their journey into our Primary and High School. We have access to the 16 acres of bush, gardens, orchards and paddocks and use these to explore, play and deepen our connection to seasonal routines and nature. The successful applicants will beable to, or willing to learn to bake, paint, craft or garden while supervising children, as well as support children to participate in the routine.  They will be comfortable and confident on long bushwalks, have experience with behaviour support, have good communication skills and be a positive contributor to the service.

The position is casual relief at this stage, and a perfect opportunity to become familiar with Steiner Education in the field of Early Childhood. There may be the possibility of a permanent casual role at some time in the future.

Studies of Anthroposophy, the Arts and Steiner Education is offered in the Novalis College on site and assistants are welcome and encouraged to attend.

This position is open for immediate start.  To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and three references to Vivien Sievers vivients@lorien.nsw.edu.au

Applications close on 13thDecember 2018.