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.

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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:
FT Paraprofessional
Substitute Teachers or Paraprofessionals

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

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.