Employment

 

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

2022-2023 Summary of Jobs Available and Listed Below:

 

2022-2023 Classroom Teachers (Full Time Certified)

Special Education Teacher (Full Time Certified)

  • Employer: Syringa Mountain School
  • Date Posted: 3/28/2022
  • Application Deadline: April 25th
  • Contact: Syringa Mountain School

Farm & Garden/Science Teacher (Part Time 0.25; Certified preferred)

  • Employer: Syringa Mountain School
  • Date Posted: 3/28/2022
  • Application Deadline: April 25th
  • Contact: Syringa Mountain School

Substitute Teachers

  • Employer: Syringa Mountain School
  • Date Posted: 5/17/2021
  • Deadline: Until Filled
  • Contact: Syringa Mountain School

2022-23 Classroom Teacher

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted:3/28/22
Contact: Syringa Mountain School

Length of Work Year: 190 days
Employment Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: April 25th, 2022
Salary: (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

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

Reports To:  The Director of School

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 communicating effectively and professionally with staff, board members, parents, and members of the Wood River Valley. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor degree required.  Idaho State teaching license required or ability to obtain. Highly qualified status strongly preferred.  Three years of teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are 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, 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 and handwork).
  • Ability to commute 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:

Application will be received via email.
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2022-23 Special Education Teacher

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 3/28/22
Contact: Syringa Mountain School

Length of Work Year: 190 days
Employment Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: April 25th
Salary: (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

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 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 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 preferred.  First Aid and CPR Certificate are desirable.

Duties: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Adapts lesson/s and enviroment 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 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 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, 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 a flexible approach to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).
  • Ability to commute 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
E-Mail: info@syringamountainschool.org

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2022-23 Farm & Garden Teacher

Employer: Syringa Mountain School
Date Posted: 3/28/22
Contact: Syringa

Upper Grade 5-8th & Lower Grade K-4th 

Length of Work Year: 190 days
Employment Type: Part Time
Application Deadline: April 25th

Salary: (see Teacher Salary Schedule)

Summary of Position:  The position of Farm & Garden Teacher involves managing and implementing Waldorf Curriculum and Idaho State standards to students while ensuring compliance with all guidelines and laws. Develop grade-level appropriate lessons and teach natural/Earth science to all grades at SMS, with an emphasis on natural cycles (water, energy, plants, animals, seasons, soil (organic/standard), geophysical, recycling, environmental issues in modern agriculture, climate change, sustainability, etc.) Maintain the garden. 

Reports To:  The Director of School.

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, communication 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 preferred or willing to acquire. Knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy 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, 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.
E-Mail: Syringa

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21-22: Substitute Teacher/Paraprofessional:

  1. You must be 18 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.

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SMS is an equal opportunity employer. SMS employs staff of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, religious affiliation, actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, or medical condition where the latter do not impair job performance with reasonable accommodations, and accords them all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to and made available to staff at the school. SMS will not discriminate on the basis of any of the above factors, nor any basis prohibited by law.