Employment

Our faculty represents the best of both worlds—dual certified with Idaho State teaching credentials and Waldorf certification. We provide ongoing professional development to ensure that our teachers seek and practice best teaching methods. We seek staff members who are skilled educators, lifelong learners and passionate about developing children who are eco-literate, compassionate, critical thinkers.

Additional information you may find useful:

To apply for SMS Positions:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Employment application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copies of college transcripts if applicable (originals will be required upon hiring)

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Current Openings

2019-2020 Summary of Jobs Available and Listed Below:
Classroom Teacher
Special Education Teacher
FT Paraprofessional
PT Paraprofessional
RTI Academic Interventist
Substitute Teachers or Paraprofessionals
Waldorf Pedagogical Support

2019-2020  Classroom Teacher

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted:6/25/2019
Contact: Kristin Funk

Length of Work Year: 184 days
Employment Type: Part Time/Full Time
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Salary: $39,000 – $51,500 (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

Summary of Position:  The position of Classroom Teacher involves managing and implementing Waldorf Curriculum and Idaho State standards to students while ensuring compliance with all guidelines and laws.

Reports To:  The Director of School and the College of Teachers.

Responsibilities:   Includes but not limited to the following: planning, teaching, and classroom management for specific developmental age group and monitoring, accessing, evaluating, recording, and reporting to Director of School, communicate effectively and professionally with staff, board members, parents, and communication members of the Wood River Valley.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required.  Idaho State teaching license required. Highly qualified status strongly preferred.  Three years of teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Prepares teaching materials and reports (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and providing documentation to the director if the school for student progress.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Participates in various meetings (e.g. individual education plan meetings, conferences, in-service training, site meetings, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information and/or meeting credential requirements.

Skills:   

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in one on one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the school.
  • Ability to adequately teach and support elementary subjects and projects in work with students.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and address a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and school community.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all school, district, and state requirements, Board of Education policies, Educational Code of Ethics, and applicable laws.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, training, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email or if needed other ways please contact us.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk

19-20 Special Education Teacher

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 6/25/2019
Contact: Kristin Funk

Length of Work Year: 184 days
Employment Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Salary: $39,000 – $51,500 (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

Summary of Position:  The position of Special Education Teacher involves managing and implementing special education services to students while ensuring compliance with all guidelines and laws.

Reports To:  The Director of School & the College of Teachers.

Responsibilities:   Instructs and supervises students in classroom activities and pull out services related to special education and Individual Education Plans.  Responsible for ensuring that all services are provided using practices that meet Waldorf pedagogy and Idaho State Standards.

Ensures that all students receive quality instruction and appropriate support.  While supervising students, the employee is directly and continuously responsible for their safety, well-being and work output.

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for evaluating, monitoring, recording and reporting on student performance throughout the year.  The Special Education Teacher maintains complete and accurate files regarding student academic progress, physical, social, and emotional growth.  The teacher is responsible for submitting academic reports to classroom teachers, parents and in report cards.

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for communicating with parents regularly and in a timely manner.

The Special Education Teacher plans and coordinates work of aides, teacher assistants, and other para-professionals in support of students in Special Education.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required.  Idaho State teaching license required with Special Education endorsement. Highly qualified status strongly preferred.   Three years of teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Adapts lesson/s for the purpose of implementing the IEP goals and meeting the special needs of students.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of supporting teacher’s expectations, developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Assesses student’s social needs (e.g. behavioral, motor development, communication, etc.) and academic needs (developmental level, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating students and family requirements, placement and success of the program.
  • Collaborates with school personnel, agencies and community agencies (e.g. social service agencies, caretakers, etc.) for the purpose of developing and modifying the program to maximize the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  • Directs instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student aides for the purpose of providing an effective school program to special education students and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Instructs students with individualized special needs for the purpose of developing appropriate academic interpersonal and daily living skills through a defined course of study.
  • Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Prepares teaching materials and reports (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and providing documentation of teacher and student progress.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Participates in various meetings (e.g. individual education plan meetings, conferences, in-service training, site meetings, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information and/or meeting credential requirements.

Skills:   

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in one on one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the school.
  • Ability to adequately teach and support elementary subjects and projects in work with students.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and address a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and school community.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all school, district, and state requirements, Board of Education policies, Educational Code of Ethics, and applicable laws.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email or if needed other ways please contact us.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk

1.0 FT Paraprofessional

Employer: Syringa Mountain School

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

Contact: Kristin Funk

Employment Type: Classified Full Time  (40 hours per week)
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Hourly Pay Rate: $16- DOE

Summary of Position: The Paraprofessional agrees to perform all teaching and support duties and attend all meetings as assigned or directed by the Director of School and College of Teachers.

Reports To:  The Director of School & the College of Teachers.

Responsibilities:  the Paraprofessional assists the educational program by performing a variety of instructional support activities. Although the job tasks may vary due to specific requirements from one program and/or one student to another, or because of assignments made by certificated personnel, duties and responsibilities listed below are not intended to be all-inclusive, but are descriptive of the typical tasks performed.

Duties:  (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist certificated staff in classroom programs and trainings by reinforcing instructions and providing behavioral examples in social, emotional, and functional skills
  • Interact with pupils in their activities, encouraging performance, observing progress, and sharing observations with teacher
  • Participate in lesson and program planning, staff meetings, and conferences, as directed
  • Enter into a helping relationship with the students under the supervisor’s direction to foster learning in an atmosphere of acceptance
  • Support the goals and objectives of classroom activities by preparing materials, obtaining required supplies or equipment
  • Actively work with students during an activity, and assists with clean-up afterwards
  • Provide necessary supervision in such activities as field trips, rest time, playground, meal service, arrival and departure of children
  • Assist in the grading and correction of work activities and maintenance of required records and other paperwork requirements
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks, including use of basic computer software, making copies, collating, gathering resource information/materials, taking and relaying messages, and filing
  • Assist with administering student tests

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Associate’s Degree or approved Idaho State paraprofessional proof of assessment required. Previous experience with children preferred.  Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Employment application
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applications will be received via email or if needed other ways please contact us.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk

0.50 Paraprofessional

Employer: Syringa Mountain School

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

Contact: Kristin Funk

Employment Type: Classified Part Time 0.50 (20 hours per week) 4 hours a day
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Hourly Pay Rate: $16- DOE

Summary of Position: The Paraprofessional agrees to perform all teaching and support duties and attend all meetings as assigned or directed by the Director of School and College of Teachers.

Reports To:  The Director of School & the College of Teachers.

Responsibilities:  the Paraprofessional assists the educational program by performing a variety of instructional support activities. Although the job tasks may vary due to specific requirements from one program and/or one student to another, or because of assignments made by certificated personnel, duties and responsibilities listed below are not intended to be all-inclusive, but are descriptive of the typical tasks performed.

Duties:  (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist certificated staff in classroom programs and trainings by reinforcing instructions and providing behavioral examples in social, emotional, and functional skills
  • Interact with pupils in their activities, encouraging performance, observing progress, and sharing observations with teacher
  • Participate in lesson and program planning, staff meetings, and conferences, as directed
  • Enter into a helping relationship with the students under the supervisor’s direction to foster learning in an atmosphere of acceptance
  • Support the goals and objectives of classroom activities by preparing materials, obtaining required supplies or equipment
  • Actively work with students during an activity, and assists with clean-up afterwards
  • Provide necessary supervision in such activities as field trips, rest time, playground, meal service, arrival and departure of children
  • Assist in the grading and correction of work activities and maintenance of required records and other paperwork requirements
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks, including use of basic computer software, making copies, collating, gathering resource information/materials, taking and relaying messages, and filing
  • Assist with administering student tests

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Associate’s Degree or approved Idaho State paraprofessional proof of assessment required. Previous experience with children preferred.  Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Employment application
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applications will be received via email or if needed other ways please contact us.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk

RTI Academic Interventist

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 6/17/2019
Contact: Kristin Funk
Length of Work Year: 184 days
Employment Type: Classified Full Time (40 hours per week)
Application Deadline: Until Filled
Salary: DOE

Summary of Position: The Academic Intervention Specialist agrees to perform all teaching and support duties and attend all meetings as assigned or directed by the Director of School or College of Teachers.

Reports To:  The Director of School & the College of Teachers.

Responsibilities:  the Intervention Specialist assists the educational program by performing a variety of instructional support activities for students in need of academic intervention services. Although the job tasks may vary due to specific requirements from one program and/or one student to another, or because of assignments made by certificated personnel, duties and responsibilities listed below are not intended to be all-inclusive, but are descriptive of the typical tasks performed.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist certificated staff in classroom and programs and trainings by reinforcing instructions and providing behavioral examples in social, emotional, and functional skills
  • Interact with pupils in their activities, encouraging performance, observing progress, and sharing observations with teacher
  • Participate in lesson and program planning, staff meetings, and conferences, as directed
  • Enter into a helping relationship with the students under the supervisor’s direction to foster learning in an atmosphere of acceptance
  • Support the goals and objectives of classroom activities by preparing materials, obtaining required supplies or equipment
  • Actively work with students during an activity, and assists with clean-up afterwards
  • Provide necessary supervision in such activities as field trips, rest time, playground, meal service, arrival and departure of children
  • Assist in the grading and correction of work activities and maintenance of required records and other paperwork requirements
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks, including use of basic computer software, making copies, collating, gathering resource information/materials, taking and relaying messages, and filing
  • Assist with administering student tests

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required. Previous experience with children required.  Knowledge of intervention strategies, Special Education, and literacy proficiency standards highly preferred. Waldorf pedagogy or direct Waldorf teaching experience preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are highly desirable.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites and to attend meetings, trainings, in-services, and home visits.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work occurs both in internal office space and classroom and outside playground, garden and farm environment during all times and weather conditions of the year.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

TO APPLY send:

Applications will be received via email or if needed other ways please contact us.
E-Mail: Kristin Funk

19-20: Substitute Teacher/Paraprofessional:

  1. You must be 21 years of age to apply.
  2. You must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D.
  3. You must complete the application (PDF).
  4. Fingerprint file must be completed with the county police department before being scheduled as a substitute.