October 12, 2021
Woodland Star Charter School in Sonoma, California is accepting applications for our 7th Grade Teaching Assistant for the 2021-22 school year. Come join our vibrant, diverse, neighborhood community and see how we are incorporating the Waldorf educational approach to education into our public school setting.
This is an ideal position for anyone interested in becoming a teacher and particularly interested in working in a Waldorf oriented school.
You will find our faculty and staff warm, supportive, accepting and devoted to their school. We have a great time working together as we hone our craft as Waldorf educators
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information for two professional references who have experienced your work with children.
Caroline Hopewell, Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Please feel free to call to inquire for more information, 707 996 3849 ext. 8604
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: Under the direction of the school and particularly the classroom teacher, the assistant is responsible for helping the teacher in meeting the academic needs of pupils. As directed by the teacher, provide reinforcement activities and tutoring pertaining to curriculum assignment, including clerical work and to do related work as required by the Principal.
∙ Assists in preparation of instructional materials and physical environment;
∙ Assists in planning and preparation for group and individual activities;
∙ Assists substitute teacher to ensure continuity of learning process;
∙ Assists with parent activities;
∙ Performs other related tasks as assigned.
- Recess supervision
∙ Supervise students as assigned, during non-instructional activities;
∙ Provides individual and group instruction support to reinforce skills;
∙ Provides enrichment and remedial assistance as required;
∙ Assists with testing to determine student placement;
∙ Assists with evaluation to determine student progress;
∙ Participates in activities that will develop positive interaction in the instructional process;
∙ Assists with testing as required.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
∙ High School diploma or equivalent, OR two years of college (48 units) from an accredited four-year college or university.
∙ Ability to communicate and work well with pupils, all staff, and parents;
∙ Basic English skills, written, oral, reading and mathematics;
∙ Ability to maintain a positive attitude toward learning needs and behavior of children;
∙ Ability to prepare instructional materials, compile reports, file, and maintain necessary records of pupil progress;
∙ Give fair, firm, and consistent supervision of pupils, following adopted school discipline policy.
COMMITMENT & DEPENDABILITY
∙ Willingness to perform as an integral member of a successful team;
∙ Dedication to providing the highest level of service;
∙ Adherence to policies and procedures.
HOURS (Rate $17.00/hour plus $.75 if Spanish bilingual)
- Monday TBD
- Tuesday TBD
- Wednesday TBD
- Thursday TBD
- Friday TBD
Total of 20 hours per week.
The Resource Specialist provides:
- Support for the instructional program for students with special needs
- On-going student assessment/progress monitoring and evaluations
- Planning/coordination/scheduling with general education teachers
- A positive learning environment for instruction in all content areas
- Effective communication with parents and teachers regarding the IEP
Essential Teaching Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops IEPs for the purpose of meeting the individual needs of exceptional students
- Evaluates students for the purpose of identifying student needs
- Works cooperatively with the team to determine eligibility for services
- Coordinates special education services and service providers to maintain the integrity of the IEP
- Advocates for the needs of the individual student(s) on an IEP
- Teaches and instructs students for the purpose of ensuring student success
- Consults/collaborates with staff, parents and agencies for the purpose of an appropriate delivery of services
- Schedules service time for students for the purpose of providing effective services for students
- Knowledge/skills/education & certification to provide appropriate instruction in all core academic subjects
- Attends weekly TEAM meetings
Essential Administrative Duties and Responsibilities
- Schedules IEP meetings including google invitations, creation and collection of Notice of Meetings
- Copies, uploads, affirms, attests and files confidential, special education documents and records
- Disperses confidential files and forms to parents and teachers
- Performs duties and assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Director of Student Services
- Participates in maintaining a clean and organized optimal, classroom environment
- Schedules SST Meetings for General Education Interventions
- Emails reminders for all meetings
- Attends SST Meetings as a note taker, when available
- Maintains professional boundaries
- Supports every student’s right to learn in a hostile-free environment
- Ensures confidentiality of student records
- Upholds Board Policies addressing student conduct, discipline, and attendance
- Reports child abuse or neglect
- Attends weekly faculty meetings
- Bachelor’s degree
- CA Education Specialist Instruction Credential (Mild/Moderate)
- Enthusiastic and positive attitude for working with students of this age
- DOJ criminal background check clearance
- TB Clearance
- Mandated reporter certification prior before school begins
- Spanish Bilingual
- Waldorf teaching training
- Waldorf teaching experience
- Salary Based on Special Ed Teacher Salary Schedule ($46,766-$79,431 prorated for .5 FTE)
- Retirement: CalSTRS
Please email your interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following requirements to complete your application.
- Letter of intention
- Contact information of 3 professional teaching references
Do you have a Substitute Teaching credential? Are you interested in Waldorf education. Please contact us by email or call 707 996-8604.
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information for three professional references to:
Please feel free to call to inquire for more information, 707 996 3849 ext. 8604
More about Woodland Star
Established in the year 2000, Woodland Star Charter School serves families in the Sonoma Valley kindergarten through 8th grade. It is known for its innovative approach to Waldorf education and its warm hardworking multicultural community. In its pursuit to develop the academic, physical, and social-emotional capacities needed to be successful in modern life, Woodland Star seeks to show its students as much as possible about the world and humankind. Our hope is that by 8th grade, each child will see the world with optimism; a place where each may discover their life’s work and make their unique contribution to the wider community.
Please email a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information for three professional references who have experienced your teaching to:
Feel free to call to contact us if you have any questions and would like to know more, 707 996 3849 ext. 8604
Woodland Star Charter School prohibits, at school or any school activity, discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This shall apply when applicable, to interns, volunteers, and job applicants. For questions, concerns or complaints, please contact the Title IX Compliance Officer: Executive Director – 17811 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476. 707 996 3849 ext. 8604 email@example.com · TITLE IX: PROHIBITING SEX-BASED DISCRIMINATION