Urban Prairie Waldorf School invites experienced teachers, advanced M.Ed. students, teacher training students, as well as candidates who have experience working with children and are interested in pursuing a career in education to apply for this wonderful opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a Waldorf school.
Qualified candidates will supervise meal and recess time both in the classroom and outside, and may be called on to support in the classroom as well as substitute.
Flexible availability between 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Experience working with children
Comfort with and willingness to learn and uphold COVID safety related protocols and procedures
Enthusiasm for delivering a Waldorf education that is relevant to the 21st century child and develops social responsibility
Have a relationship and commitment to working with Anthroposophy
Commitment to understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school community and our surrounding neighborhood
Commitment to working with colleagues & supervisors to take recognizable action toward making the UPWS curriculum increasingly more inclusive of diverse persons and viewpoints, especially those that have been and are marginalized
Ability to communicate with and listen effectively to colleagues, parents, and guardians
Ability to work in a collaborative manner in an environment of mutual support
Flexibility and a growth mindset
Commitment to personal and professional growth
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Certificates & Licenses:
Maintain Mandated Reporter certification in accordance with Illinois State Law-or willingness to obtain certification
CPR certification-or willingness to obtain certification
About Urban Prairie Waldorf School
Urban Prairie Waldorf School is a vibrant community of educators and families passionate about Waldorf education, the environment, and responsible global citizenship. Founded in 2009, Urban Prairie Waldorf School is a not-for-profit, independent pre-k through eighth grade school located just west of downtown on the near west side of Chicago, situated between the Illinois Medical District, Little Italy, and Pilsen neighborhoods.
Urban Prairie Waldorf School educates children by awakening a love of learning, encouraging reverence and wonder in the world, and nurturing the capacity to impart purpose and direction to their lives.