Eurythmy Teacher and Therapist 2023

Eurythmy Teacher and Therapist 2023

Tamar Valley Steiner School is an independent, non-denominational school in the northern Tasmanian city of Launceston. The school opened in 2016 and has experienced steady growth throughout the past four years.

The curriculum delivered at the school is based on the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework. This is recognised by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) as an alternative to the Australian National Curriculum. Our program includes regular Bush school, Eurythmy, gardening, art, craft and music. Our commitment to environmental sustainability is nurtured by a supportive school community.

As a developing school, it is important to us that our staff have access to support, teaching resources, mentoring and professional learning opportunities. We have developed a quality in-house Professional Development program and have the support of other experienced Steiner teachers at Tarremah Steiner School in Hobart.

Administrative, financial and high-level educational responsibilities are delegated to the College Executive. This is comprised of the Principal, the Business Manager and representatives elected from College and endorsed by the School Board.

The School Board is comprised of dedicated parents and other interested community members.

Eurythmy Teacher Duties

Purpose of Position:

A qualified Eurythmy teacher will teach Eurythmy to a range of classes from Kindergarten to Year 6. Eurythmy therapy may also be delivered to individual children as part of the school’s learning support program.

Duties:

  1. Deliver Eurythmy classes up to twice weekly for each class from Prep to year 6 in line with the Steiner Curriculum
  2. Consult and provide Eurythmy therapy sessions for individual students as arranged with Class Teachers and the Learning Support coordinator as part of students’ Individual Education Plans

Level of responsibility:

Directions and work priorities will be primarily set by the Principal and Learning Support Coodinator in consultation with the College Executive and individual Class Teachers as appropriate. Support and mentoring will be provided by members of the Steiner teaching community with experience in providing Steiner education. You will be required to exercise initiative and judgement within established guidelines and procedures.

Direction/Supervision Received:

Directions and work priorities will be primarily set by the Principal in consultation with the College Executive. Support and mentoring will be provided by members of the Steiner teaching community with experience in providing Steiner education. You will be required to exercise initiative and judgement within established guidelines and procedures.

Professional Development

Attend and participate in staff meetings and professional development seminars as appropriate and as requested. Be prepared to develop professional and personal capacities as a teacher and with Eurythmy.

Code of Conduct

The School’s Code of Conduct complements the Constitution and requires employees to act appropriately in the course of their duties and to maintain the confidence of the community in the activities of the School.

Selection Criteria

  1. Experience teaching Eurythmy to primary school aged children
  2. Demonstrated skill with delivering Eurythmy therapy to support students’ development in line with the Steiner Curriculum
  3. Demonstrated ability to relate well with children and motivate them to be enthusiastic learners
  4. Demonstrated ability to differentiate lessons and content to accommodate the diverse needs of each student utilising a variety of teaching strategies.
  5. Commitment to developing professionally and personally

Qualification and Requirements:

Essential Requirements:

  • Current certificate of registration; or provisional registration, with the Teachers Registration Board (Tasmania), or eligibility to obtain.
  • Eurythmy qualifications – both Eurythmy for teaching and Eurythmy therapy
  • A knowledge of, or genuine interest in and willingness to learn about, Steiner Education
  • Proven ability as a Eurythmy teacher
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Current first aid certificate (provide First Aid (HLTAID012)) or equivalent
  • Working with Vulnerable People registration (Tasmania) or ability to obtain)

Desirable Requirements:

  • Familiarity with the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework Eurythmy Curriculum

Your application should include:

  1. Cover letter: explain your interest in the position and what you could bring to the school.
  2. Resume: a brief summary of your qualifications and career.
  3. Statements addressing Selection Criteria: separate statements that fully and concisely show
  4. how you meet each criterion.
  5. Referees: the names, positions and telephone contact numbers for three referees who can
  6. comment on your suitability for the position.

Your application should be emailed to admin@tamarvalleysteiner.tas.edu.au with the subject line

Confidential – Eurythmy Teacher Application 2023 Closing Date: 5pm on Tuesday, 3 October 2022.

Selection Process

All applications received will be acknowledged. If you do not receive confirmation of your application within 24 hours of submission, please contact us on 03 6711 3238

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by phone and invited for an interview. Successful applicants will be advised by phone and in writing.

Contacts

For any questions, please contact us on 0367 113238 or email: admin@tamarvalleysteiner.tas.edu.au