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Early Childhood Kindergarten Program Assistant

 Early Childhood Kindergarten Program Assistant

Program Description:

Early Childhood programs within the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh include: Little Friends, Morning Garden, Nursery and Kindergarten.

Overview of Position:

Assistant Teachers work collaboratively with Lead Teachers and other members of the Early Childhood Faculty/ Staff to help maintain the integrity and quality of WSP Early Childhood Programs.  Ideally, a Program assistant will have training and/or experience in Waldorf education, as well as experience and/or training in working with young children. Musical and artistic abilities, kindness, warmth, patience, energy, and a genuine dedication to Waldorf education are assets for this position. Teachers will be working with children ranging from age 3 to age 6. 

Applicants must be committed to equity and diversity and willing to contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment, as well as be committed to self-development and excellence in teaching, collaboration and professionalism among colleagues, devotion to a nurturing and loving classroom environment, and responsibility to families and the greater community.

Responsibilities:  

Early Childhood Program Assistant Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

I.    Parent Responsibilities
  1. Support Lead Teacher in developing parent/ teacher relationships

II.   Student/Children Responsibilities
  1. Assisting the Lead Teacher in preparing the classroom before students arrive each morning

  2. Participating in, and fully supporting the Lead Teacher, throughout all of the morning’s activities

  3. Cleaning and caring for the classroom and its contents

  4. Assisting with discipline as needed, and as directed by the Lead Teacher

  5. Helping with daily snack preparation

  6. Working outdoors with children in all weather conditions and seasons

  7. Assisting/ leading age-appropriate crafts and handwork projects

  8. Modeling behavior worth of imitation

  9. Leading the class in the event of the Lead Teacher’s absence

  10. Position requires lifting of objects/children, especially within emergency situations (i.e. emergency evacuations, injury, etc.)

III. Staff Responsibilities

       a. Developing colleagueship with fellow teachers and staff

      b. Assisting in maintaining order and cleanliness in shared work spaces

      c. Familiarizing and/or deepening an understanding of Anthroposophy

IV. Administrative Responsibilities

      a.   Ensure one’s own timesheet is complete, accurate, and signed by Lead Teacher

  1. Maintains that all clearances and paperwork is complete and up to date

  2. Adherence to school procedures and policies, as described in the Faculty/ Staff Handbook

 

Qualifications:
  1. Assistants must have a genuine interest in Waldorf Education and Pedagogy.

  2. B.A. in Education or related fields is preferred.

  3. Experience in working with young children.

  4. Must be knowledgeable of physical, social, developmental and the emotional needs of children.

  5. Completed and updated Act 33, 34 and FBI Clearances, NSOR.  Pennsylvania mandated reporter training must be completed within 90 days of hire. 

  6. For Little Friends, Nursery, and Morning Garden Programs: Health and Safety Training and Pediatric CPR/First Aid training must be completed within 90 days of hire

 
Hours and Days in School:
  1. Arrive by 8:00 am or 15 minutes before program begins and until program dismissal duties are complete on all regular school days (3:00 to 3:15).

 

Benefits:
  • Starting pay for assistants is $16.50/hour. Yearly raises for all returning assistants 

  • 30% tuition remission available (except in Little Friends) for hourly employees with students attending WSP

  • Paid snow and delay days (for inclement weather)

 

Accepting applications until positions are filled. Application materials must include the following items:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • 3 written letters of recommendation 

  • 3 references (for contacting)

 

To apply, send applications materials to:

Waldorf School of Pittsburgh

Attn: Little Friends

201 S. Winebiddle St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Or via email at employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org

 

It is encouraged that you please read about the Waldorf philosophy and education at www.whywaldorfworks.org, before applying. Please, no phone inquiries.

The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for a Grade One Class Teacher for the 2023-24 school year. Established in 1993, we are a mature Waldorf school serving about 200 students each year, committed to equity, and looking to diversify our staff.

Our mission is to foster each child’s capacity to become an independent thinking, compassionate, courageous, and purposeful human being.

WSP offers a child care program, parent child program, Nursery and Kindergarten classes and 1st through 8th grade classes. We are a Member of WECAN and accredited through AWSNA. We have a cohesive, strong faculty and administration, an active parent body, and a supportive Board of Trustees.

Ideal candidates have either completed or are in the process of completing their Waldorf teacher certification, hold a Pennsylvania teaching certificate, have experience leading a classroom, and hold a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be committed to equity and diversity and willing to contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment, as well as be committed to self-development and excellence in teaching, collaboration and professionalism among colleagues, devotion to a nurturing and loving classroom environment, and responsibility to families and the greater community.

Salary range is competitive and depends on experience. We offer extensive financial support for professional development and tuition remission to full-time faculty, as well as benefits. To apply, please send the following to employment@waldorfpittsburgh.org:
  • resume
  • cover letter
  • a one to two page biography describing your interest in this position
  • three references 

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER

 INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER

Grade Level: 5th Grade ELA

Reports to: Principal

Salary Range: $34,337.50 - $43,562 (based on experience) FLSA: Exempt

Purpose:

Currently seeking certified educators to serve as an Instructional Support Teacher! The Instructional Support Teacher (IST) provides differentiated instruction to small groups and individuals, provides classroom coverage when teachers are absent, and provides leadership during recess, lunch periods, and morning and afternoon transportation duty. Daily instructional delivery of curriculum that aligns with our school’s mission, vision, and values while also meeting state and national academic standards. Educators at our school are strongly encouraged to engage in professional development and leadership opportunities in our collaborative, team-oriented staff environment. This is a great opportunity for newly-certified educators to gain classroom experience, or for seasoned educators looking for a classroom support role.

Job Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Education is required

● Active PA K-6, PK - 4, or 4-8 certification is required

● Extensive knowledge of the Pennsylvania State Standards and Common Core

● Experience in teaching a non-basal curriculum

To apply, complete an employment application. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Competencies

● Superior interpersonal skills

● Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and

coordinate actions with leadership team, parents, students, teachers and other staff and,

  on an as-needed basis, third party vendors/contractors

● Consultation and coaching skills

● Critical evaluation skills

● Ethical practice

● Documentation

● Leadership skills

● Presentation skills

● Strict adherence to confidentiality and ability to handle sensitive information

● Attention to detail

● Ability to perform multiple assignments without immediate supervision

● Time management and ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines

● Able to perform arithmetic and use basic numeric concepts to perform job tasks

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 ● Aptitude in using spreadsheet, word processing, e-mail, database, and presentation software

● Commitment to entrepreneurial education and the associated values of resourcefulness, problem-solving, persistence, and innovation

Job Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions:

Instructional Responsibilities

● Provides direct instruction to students in individual and/or small group settings.

● Uses identified needs (based on test scores and observations) to guide the learning

process toward student achievement.

● Assists lead teacher in closing the achievement gap by linking assessment to

instruction.

● Assists lead teacher by learning and implementing various assessment strategies

● Provides support to students in general education area as assigned.

● Follows and implements intervention plans or processes to provide service and

support to students to meet school goals or intervention plan goals.

● Provides classroom coverage when lead teacher is absent.

Classroom responsibilities:

● Provides written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.

● Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment,

materials, and facilities.

● Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, PHCSE

policy, administrative guidelines, and specific program requirements.

● Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing

student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.

● Available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms, including, but not limited to, parent conferences and telephone conferences.

● Conducts student assessments to identify those eligible for intervention services, to plan instruction, and/or to assist staff members in learning various assessment techniques. Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required. Collaborates, as needed, with appropriate district/campus personnel regarding students who may need specialized interventions.

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 ● Problem solve to identify innovative, practical, and effective differentiation strategies to meet student learning needs

Professional Development Responsibilities:

● Continuously maintains and improves professional competence through professional development activities in pedagogical content knowledge, and a wide range of instructional strategies.

● Participates in discussions or activities focused on using research to improve student skills.

● Participates in staff development focused on the delivery of interventions and assessments, data collection, response to differentiation, and the implementation of accommodations, modifications, and interventions that enable students to achieve success in all academic content standards.

● Commitment to professional growth through participation in professional learning communities and development opportunities; after hours and weekends

● Attend mandatory school events as assigned by Supervisor

● Attend one Board Meeting and one PTA meeting per year

● Active certifications to include Google certification and PA teaching certificate

per administration

● Other duties as assigned by the Principal.

Working Conditions:

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. Work is primarily sedentary in nature, exerting up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move throughout the building, sit, and navigate stairs in order to access classrooms and meeting areas throughout the school. Occasionally reaches with hands and arms. Frequent handling and fingering. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to talk and hear. Mental acuity required. Primarily assigned to an office environment that is climate and noise controlled with adequate lighting, using standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, printers. Frequently called upon to monitor recess, lunch, or other activity periods in an outdoor playground or athletic field setting with exposure to outdoor elements

Bright Horizons


Bright Horizons

- Positions available

·       Child Care Associate Teacher

·        Child Care Teacher


- Location

Bright Horizons at UPMC Passavant

Located in: UPMC Passavant - McCandless

Address9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Phone(412) 315-0200

Appointmentsbrighthorizons.com

 

- How to apply

Please visit our careers website: https://careers.brighthorizons.com/us/en/home

 


INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER Grade Level: 6th Grade ELA

 INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER Grade Level: 6th Grade ELA

Reports to: Principal

Salary Range: $34,337.50 - $43,562

FLSA: Exempt

Purpose:

Currently seeking certified educators to serve as an Instructional Support Teacher! The Instructional Support Teacher (IST) provides differentiated instruction to small groups and individuals, provides classroom coverage when teachers are absent, and provides leadership during recess, lunch periods, and morning and afternoon transportation duty. Daily instructional delivery of curriculum that aligns with our school’s mission, vision, and values while also meeting state and national academic standards. Educators at our school are strongly encouraged to engage in professional development and leadership opportunities in our collaborative, team-oriented staff environment. This is a great opportunity for newly-certified educators to gain classroom experience, or for seasoned educators looking for a classroom support role.

Job Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Education is required

● Active PA K-6, PK - 4, or 4-8 certification is required

● Extensive knowledge of the Pennsylvania State Standards and Common Core

● Experience in teaching a non-basal curriculum

To apply, complete an employment application. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Competencies

● Superior interpersonal skills

● Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and

coordinate actions with leadership team, parents, students, teachers and other staff and,

  on an as-needed basis, third party vendors/contractors

● Consultation and coaching skills

● Critical evaluation skills

● Ethical practice

● Documentation

● Leadership skills

● Presentation skills

● Strict adherence to confidentiality and ability to handle sensitive information

● Attention to detail

● Ability to perform multiple assignments without immediate supervision

● Time management and ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines

● Able to perform arithmetic and use basic numeric concepts to perform job tasks

1


 ● Aptitude in using spreadsheet, word processing, e-mail, database, and presentation software

● Commitment to entrepreneurial education and the associated values of resourcefulness, problem-solving, persistence, and innovation

Job Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions:

Instructional Responsibilities

● Provides direct instruction to students in individual and/or small group settings.

● Uses identified needs (based on test scores and observations) to guide the learning

process toward student achievement.

● Assists lead teacher in closing the achievement gap by linking assessment to

instruction.

● Assists lead teacher by learning and implementing various assessment strategies

● Provides support to students in general education area as assigned.

● Follows and implements intervention plans or processes to provide service and

support to students to meet school goals or intervention plan goals.

● Provides classroom coverage when lead teacher is absent.

Classroom responsibilities:

● Provides written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.

● Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment,

materials, and facilities.

● Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, PHCSE

policy, administrative guidelines, and specific program requirements.

● Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing

student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.

● Available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms, including, but not limited to, parent conferences and telephone conferences.

● Conducts student assessments to identify those eligible for intervention services, to plan instruction, and/or to assist staff members in learning various assessment techniques. Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required. Collaborates, as needed, with appropriate district/campus personnel regarding students who may need specialized interventions.

2

  

 ● Problem solve to identify innovative, practical, and effective differentiation strategies to meet student learning needs

Professional Development Responsibilities:

● Continuously maintains and improves professional competence through professional development activities in pedagogical content knowledge, and a wide range of instructional strategies.

● Participates in discussions or activities focused on using research to improve student skills.

● Participates in staff development focused on the delivery of interventions and assessments, data collection, response to differentiation, and the implementation of accommodations, modifications, and interventions that enable students to achieve success in all academic content standards.

● Commitment to professional growth through participation in professional learning communities and development opportunities; after hours and weekends

● Attend mandatory school events as assigned by Supervisor

● Attend one Board Meeting and one PTA meeting per year

● Active certifications to include Google certification and PA teaching certificate

per administration

● Other duties as assigned by the Principal.

Working Conditions:

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. Work is primarily sedentary in nature, exerting up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move throughout the building, sit, and navigate stairs in order to access classrooms and meeting areas throughout the school. Occasionally reaches with hands and arms. Frequent handling and fingering. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to talk and hear. Mental acuity required. Primarily assigned to an office environment that is climate and noise controlled with adequate lighting, using standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, printers. Frequently called upon to monitor recess, lunch, or other activity periods in an outdoor playground or athletic field setting with exposure to outdoor elements.

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INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER

 INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER

Grade Level: 1st Grade - All Subjects (self-contained classroom) Reports to: Principal

Salary Range: $34,337.50 - $43,562

FLSA: Exempt

Purpose:

Currently seeking certified educators to serve as an Instructional Support Teacher! The Instructional Support Teacher (IST) provides differentiated instruction to small groups and individuals, provides classroom coverage when teachers are absent, and provides leadership during recess, lunch periods, and morning and afternoon transportation duty. Daily instructional delivery of curriculum that aligns with our school’s mission, vision, and values while also meeting state and national academic standards. Educators at our school are strongly encouraged to engage in professional development and leadership opportunities in our collaborative, team-oriented staff environment. This is a great opportunity for newly-certified educators to gain classroom experience, or for seasoned educators looking for a classroom support role.

Job Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Education is required

● Active PA K-6, PK - 4, or 4-8 certification is required

● Extensive knowledge of the Pennsylvania State Standards and Common Core

● Experience in teaching a non-basal curriculum

To apply, complete an employment application. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Competencies

● Superior interpersonal skills

● Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and

coordinate actions with leadership team, parents, students, teachers and other staff and,

  on an as-needed basis, third party vendors/contractors

● Consultation and coaching skills

● Critical evaluation skills

● Ethical practice

● Documentation

● Leadership skills

● Presentation skills

● Strict adherence to confidentiality and ability to handle sensitive information

● Attention to detail

● Ability to perform multiple assignments without immediate supervision

● Time management and ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines

● Able to perform arithmetic and use basic numeric concepts to perform job tasks

1


 ● Aptitude in using spreadsheet, word processing, e-mail, database, and presentation software

● Commitment to entrepreneurial education and the associated values of resourcefulness, problem-solving, persistence, and innovation

Job Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions:

Instructional Responsibilities

● Provides direct instruction to students in individual and/or small group settings.

● Uses identified needs (based on test scores and observations) to guide the learning

process toward student achievement.

● Assists lead teacher in closing the achievement gap by linking assessment to

instruction.

● Assists lead teacher by learning and implementing various assessment strategies

● Provides support to students in general education area as assigned.

● Follows and implements intervention plans or processes to provide service and

support to students to meet school goals or intervention plan goals.

● Provides classroom coverage when lead teacher is absent.

Classroom responsibilities:

● Provides written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.

● Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment,

materials, and facilities.

● Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, PHCSE

policy, administrative guidelines, and specific program requirements.

● Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing

student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.

● Available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms, including, but not limited to, parent conferences and telephone conferences.

● Conducts student assessments to identify those eligible for intervention services, to plan instruction, and/or to assist staff members in learning various assessment techniques. Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required. Collaborates, as needed, with appropriate district/campus personnel regarding students who may need specialized interventions.

2

  

 ● Problem solve to identify innovative, practical, and effective differentiation strategies to meet student learning needs

Professional Development Responsibilities:

● Continuously maintains and improves professional competence through professional development activities in pedagogical content knowledge, and a wide range of instructional strategies.

● Participates in discussions or activities focused on using research to improve student skills.

● Participates in staff development focused on the delivery of interventions and assessments, data collection, response to differentiation, and the implementation of accommodations, modifications, and interventions that enable students to achieve success in all academic content standards.

● Commitment to professional growth through participation in professional learning communities and development opportunities; after hours and weekends

● Attend mandatory school events as assigned by Supervisor

● Attend one Board Meeting and one PTA meeting per year

● Active certifications to include Google certification and PA teaching certificate

per administration

● Other duties as assigned by the Principal.

Working Conditions:

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. Work is primarily sedentary in nature, exerting up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move throughout the building, sit, and navigate stairs in order to access classrooms and meeting areas throughout the school. Occasionally reaches with hands and arms. Frequent handling and fingering. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must be able to talk and hear. Mental acuity required. Primarily assigned to an office environment that is climate and noise controlled with adequate lighting, using standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, printers. Frequently called upon to monitor recess, lunch, or other activity periods in an outdoor playground or athletic field setting with exposure to outdoor elements.

3

 

MHY Family Services


Are you looking for a career where you will be able to impact the lives of students? MHY Family Services is seeking a Math Teacher. Apply now and become part of the supportive and dynamic culture at MHY Family Services!

Benefits Include:

§  Full time/salaried position

§  Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits

§  Employer paid life insurance & short-term/long term disability insurance

§  403(b) Retirement plan w/ Employer Match

§  PTO offered within the first year of employment

§  Paid holidays 

 

To apply, click here and fill out the application!

 

Why MHY Family Services?

MHY Family Services is an organization that you can be proud to be a part of, where you will be coached, challenged, and empowered to grow as a person and a professional. MHY Family Services (MHY) is over 140 years old and a non-profit organization that provides support and services through educational and community-based programming in Western PA.

MHY strives to meet the changing needs of at-risk youth and their families through a practical and holistic approach to education and treatment. Youth and families have the opportunity to learn skills that help them manage and cope with trauma-based issues and to re-engage with home, school and community.

 

About the Math Teacher position

Provides an educational atmosphere that supports the intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and emotional growth of students age 9-18. Responsible for designing and implementing curriculum, lesson plans and instruction that result in academic success in alignment with Longmore Academy’s goals and the mission of MHY. Ensures the physical and emotional well-being of students through positive direction and role-modeling, and otherwise contributes to an effective and positive school environment by performing the following duties.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

§  Implements weekly lesson plans and instructional activities that support an environment in which students are engaged in meaningful learning experiences.

§  Identifies, assesses and changes instructional resources in response to diverse student needs, backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.

§  Supervises students at all times while in the classroom, as well as during arrival, dismissal, and breaks or lunches.

§  Maintains effective and efficient records and associated procedures, including those related to student grades, attendance, discipline, etc. Assists in assessing and designing revised curriculum in response to changing curricular needs.

§  Documents critical incidents and informs the Director of Education of the same.

§  Communicates with the Director of Education, other teachers and support staff, and students’ parents as required regarding student academic, behavioral or emotional needs or progress.

§  Demonstrates advances in student academic and behavioral performance.

§  Provides appropriate de-escalation responses to students as necessary, and leads others in following appropriate response methods.

§  Supports all students’ educational, behavioral and treatment goals, and works with them to attain goals.

§  Participates in team meetings, professional development, in-services and other MHY meetings as necessary.

§  Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and the community.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in Education required;  a minimum of one year of prior related experience in classroom management and instruction of students required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  PA state teaching certification required.  Must be 21 years of age with current Act 33, 34 and FBI Clearances.  Current PA state driver’s license with an insurable driving record required.  Must possess demonstrated PC skills including common MS Office applications.  Additional training or licensing as required by regulations, or as deemed necessary by the Executive Director or Director. 

EOE.

 

To apply, click here and fill out the application!

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Brian at bmccumsey@mhyfamilyservices.org