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The Brooklyn Waldorf School is seeking to fill the following positions. If any of the job descriptions below are of interest to you, please fill out the application link provided, as well as provide any other materials requested in the job description.

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About the School

The Brooklyn Waldorf School provides an extraordinary Waldorf education in an urban environment for children in Parent-Child through Eighth grade.

The School has been in a period of growth and expansion since its inception in 2004. Our beautiful home since 2010 is a historic property known as “Claver Castle” in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. We offer the full Waldorf curriculum complete with gym, theater, terrace gardens and outdoor play spaces. Our community consists of creative and highly participative parents who support our teachers and administrative staff. The Grades program is enriched by special subject teachers in orchestra, chorus, eurythmy, handwork, music, games, Spanish, and Chinese. The Brooklyn Waldorf School is a full WECAN member and an AWSNA developing school.

About Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the most diverse, exciting and fastest growing cities in America today. In the last decade, Brooklyn has become a hotbed of growth in the arts and creative industries. While providing easy access to all the incredible cultural assets of Manhattan, Brooklyn offers greater space and peace for new pursuits. This has lead to a resurgence in the arts and crafts, innovations in sustainable architecture, roof-top farming, farm-to-table restaurants, and an explosion of small businesses championing local sourcing and diverse, sustainable communities. Among Brooklyn’s many nearby treasures are The Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Prospect Park. Plentiful public transportation provides a quick trip to Manhattan’s many restaurants, theaters, and museums including The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Natural History and The Metropolitan Museum. Brooklyn has grown into its own lately, as a progressive city with distinct values from its surrounding boroughs. It is in this new Brooklyn that the Brooklyn Waldorf School finds itself perfectly at home, bringing Waldorf education to this dynamic community.

The Anthroposophic community in New York City and State is very vibrant and includes The Anthroposophic Society, Biodynamic Farms, Camphill Communities, The Threefold Education Center, Sunbridge College, and a number of area Waldorf Schools.

Open Positions


Job Title: Learning Support Specialist (Academic Year 2019-2020)

Reports to: Faculty Council

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Summary

The Learning Support Specialist (K-8) manages and coordinates all evaluation services and interventions provided by The Brooklyn Waldorf School, directing evaluation and teaching of small groups and individual students in need of remediation. Under the direction of the Pedagogical Administrator and Faculty Council, the Learning Support Teacher also continually develops capacity-building activities for faculty members, as well as resources for teachers and families in the form of assessments, therapies and interventions. 

The correct candidate will be open to teaching in an alternative learning environment, being willing to work collaboratively with Waldorf teachers and pedagogical methods to support our students with the best of both Waldorf and non-Waldorf educational strategies.

Salaries for our teaching positions start at $56,400, and increase commensurate with experience. We provide strong benefits to employees, including medical and dental health insurance coverage, retirement, flexible spending, and metro cards.

Responsibilities

Assessments

Coordinate and/or conduct student evaluation services, including setting up the assessment’s annual calendar and schedule of related activities, providing/facilitating written reports for the following assessments:

    • First Grade Readiness
    • Second Grade Developmental and Cognitive Assessment (with class teacher)
    • Fifth Grade Screening and Academic Assessments  (with Language Learning Specialist & class teacher) 
  • Class observations, cognitive screenings and follow-ups 

Educational Support Team

Coordinate and supervise Educational Support service providers, including DOE SSETS providers and any other outside learning or therapeutic specialists:

    • Overall supervision, contracting and signing timesheets (if needed)
    • Scheduling Education Support Team members visits to classes and follow up meetings with teachers. 
    • Establishing a Student Educational Support Team for each student who needs class and individual interventions, facilitating the determination of the role, goals and intervention plans of each team member. A Student Educational Support Team includes the Learning Support Teacher, class teachers, any or all of the Learning Support Team Members, other teachers, tutors or therapeutic professionals as needed.
    • Observing and evaluating the progress of team members in their work with students, parents and teachers, ensuring that policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Meet weekly or biweekly with Education Support Team and Pedagogical Administrator as needed.

Individual Learning Support Plan

Coordinate the elaboration and implementation of each Individual Learning Support Plans of students who need individualized or group intervention, including

    • Draft Individual Learning Support Plans, leading or facilitating follow-up discussions with class teacher and parents to approve plan 
    • Participate in Parent-Teacher meetings and conferences of students receiving services, being responsible to schedule a meeting at the beginning of the school year to determine plans for the year, regular parent-teacher conferences to evaluate progress, and end of the school year to determine plans for the following year.
    • Check progress periodically and in accord with each student Individual Learning Support Plan, providing written report to both teacher and Pedagogical Administrator of progress and changes on intervention plans.
  • Communicate with parents of any changes in individual plans or schedule.

Independent Studies (Tutoring and Coaching)

Coordinate in-school tutoring services for students with written evaluation and Independent Learning Plans that require such intervention. Such coordination involves scheduling, spot-checking progress, promoting integration of tutoring services with classroom work, and individual assessment at the beginning and end of school years. It also involves assessing the tutoring services to determine continuation in the following year. In addition, the Learning Support Teacher is expected to

    • Communicate or facilitate communication between tutors and teachers as well as parents, analyzing periodic reports to follow student progress with class teacher.
    • Offer, in collaboration with class teachers, Language Arts and Math support groups during skills classes up to fifth grade.
  • Offer executive function coaching for students whose Independent Learning Plans require such support in the Upper Grades (Grades 6-8) or who demonstrate a need in this area as documented by the class teacher.

Documentation

The Learning Support Teacher is responsible for the files of student receiving services, submitting assessment records and reports to the Register when those are made available and keeping copies of these records as well as intervention documentation and reports in individual folders. All interventions must be properly recorded on a weekly basis, including tutoring.

Teacher Support & Capacity Building

    • Visit classrooms and facilitate communication amongst teachers and Pedagogic Administrator regarding students with special needs; to maintain student files
    • Collaborate with admissions to screen new applicants who have known learning challenges.
    • Work with class teachers to form an Individual Learning Plan for students who enter the school with known learning differences, work with teachers who may require assistance in differentiating curriculum 
    • Continually engage in, facilitate, organize and/or lead capacity building activities focusing on best practices  with therapies and remedial approaches to learning differences, both within and outside the Waldorf movement
  • Collect and disseminate a bank of useful assessment tools, programs and strategies for identifying and supporting students experiencing difficulties

Qualifications

    • BA or Masters, with a focus in Special Education or Learning Support
  • Preferred:
      • Waldorf teacher training
      • Waldorf remedial training or other remedial or therapeutic training 
    • Experience teaching in a Waldorf school

Click here to complete an online application. 


Job Title: Grades Teacher(s) (Academic Year 2020-2021)

Reports to: Faculty Council

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks experienced Class Teachers to begin their work in September 2019. We have just begun to imagine our Class Teacher line up for the 2019-2020 academic year, please check in for recent updates on specific classes. The ideal candidate has prior teaching experience, is well rounded in the arts, and seeks a collaborative, professional environment. Our faculty is comprised of a diverse mix of seasoned Waldorf teachers and those new to Waldorf education. Hailing from all parts of the world, our teachers blend wonderfully into the fabric of Bedford Stuyvesant. Sense of community is strong and is the cornerstone of the school’s rapid and solid evolution. The partnership between teacher-child-parent lives deeply at our school. Ideally, candidates will have completed their Waldorf Teacher Training to qualify.

Salaries for our teaching positions start at $57,345, commensurate with experience.  We provide strong benefits to employees, including medical and dental health insurance coverage, retirement, flexible spending, and metro cards.

Click here to complete an online application. 


Job Title: Early Childhood Assistant (Part-Time)

Reports to: Faculty Council

The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks an Early Childhood Assistant to begin their work in September 2019. Our Early Childhood Program is well established and is a fully accredited member of WECAN.

We are looking for individuals with a great love of infants and toddlers and the ability to work with their parents. This is a support role asking that the candidate be able to create the ideal space for the best work to occur between the children and the lead teacher. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy is helpful. Our faculty is comprised of a diverse mix of seasoned Waldorf teachers and those new to Waldorf education. Hailing from all parts of the world, our teachers blend wonderfully into the fabric of Bedford Stuyvesant. Sense of community is strong and is the cornerstone of the School’s rapid and solid evolution.

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Job Title: Parent-Child Assistant (Part-Time – Hourly)

Reports to: Faculty Council

The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks a Parent Child Assistant to begin their work in September 2018. Our Early Childhood Program is well established and is a fully accredited member of WECAN. Our established Parent Child Program encompasses offerings for children birth to three in three semesters. Additionally, we have a robust Tea & Play outreach program.

We are looking for individuals with a great love of infants and toddlers and the ability to work with their parents. This is a support role asking that the candidate be able to create the ideal space for the best work to occur between the families and the lead teacher. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy is helpful. Our faculty is comprised of a diverse mix of seasoned Waldorf teachers and those new to Waldorf education. Hailing from all parts of the world, our teachers blend wonderfully into the fabric of Bedford Stuyvesant. Sense of community is strong and is the cornerstone of the School’s rapid and solid evolution. The partnership between teacher-child-parent lives deeply at our school.

Click here to complete an online application.


Job Title: PART-TIME Substitute Teachers

Reports to: Faculty Council

Work Schedule: Part-Time

Summary: The Brooklyn Waldorf School seeks Substitute Teachers in the Grades (1 through 8) and Early Childhood divisions. Additionally, a Permanent Substitute position is currently available.

Substitutes are called in advance for work in certain situations; or, on short notice to cover emergencies and illnesses.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Safe care of all children
  • Delivery of curriculum as directed by the Faculty Council, when possible & appropriate
  • Guide children efficiently and effectively through their daily schedule
  • Work with Lead Teachers as directed

We are looking for individuals with training in either teaching/education or child care services to work on an as-needed basis at our school. Candidates should possess a skill set that includes safe and thoughtful management of young children, administered with kindness and care. Knowledge of Waldorf education would be beneficial to understanding the daily rhythms and expectations at our School. Openness towards our methodology would be critical to long term success at our School.

Essential Skills/Abilities: 

  • Flexible schedule with the possibility of transitioning to a full-time position
  • Exceptional understanding of working with young children
  • Associate degree, or higher in relevant coursework
  • Positive, professional and courteous manner

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Job Titles: Facilities Manager

Reports to: Administrative Director

Work Schedule: Full Time

An independent elementary school in Brooklyn is seeking an experienced facilities manager to work full time and be responsible to the Business Manager for the operation, maintenance, preventative maintenance and repairs for a 40,000 sf facility and its grounds; including plumbing, electrical, heating and all other building systems, as well as grounds maintenance and removal of snow/provide support for weather related situations. The school occupies a five story recently renovated building that was built in 1931 and serves over 200 students. Technical and vocational skills are required, as well as ability to work well in a fast paced and dynamic environment with a diverse community of teachers, staff, students and parents.

The Facilities Manager will perform all assigned work so as to ensure the safety of the building’s occupants and the continuous operation of the site; be responsive to the needs of the community in the areas of safety, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and environmental needs through both personal contact and the existing work order system; coordinate maintenance efforts with other facilities staff and outside contractors, work with the Business Manager in understanding, controlling and implementing capital and maintenance budgets and strategies.

Candidate must have working knowledge of all building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, safety, fire protection and security systems to ensure proper operations at all times. Duties to be performed require working in a variety of areas inside and outside of the building year-round.

It is preferred that the candidate have a two-year College or technical school degree or a minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as current Certificate of Fitness Certifications: Supervision of fire alarm systems; Fire Guard for Impairment, Consolidated fire safety director, in particular. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and clearly with teachers, vendors, staff and visitors.

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Job Title: Various Administrative Positions

Reports to: Administrative Director

Work Schedule: Full Time / Part Time

Please submit your resume here for any administrative positions you feel you would be qualified for.

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