Employment

STRONG – BALANCED – DYNAMIC

Willunga Waldorf is a thriving K to 12 school of 370 students. It is an exciting, supportive and rewarding place to work. Creativity, innovation and contemporary expressions of Steiner principles are encouraged. Our curriculum remains broad-based and comprehensive across academic, artistic and practical domains right up to Year 12. The school provides a recognised pathway to tertiary study and is set in a beautiful, rural environment, close to the coast and 40-50 minutes from the city of Adelaide.  The Southern Vales is a great place to live, raise children and work.

Positions Vacant:

Groundsperson – Fixed Term Contract

We are looking to employ a suitably experienced Groundsperson to join our staff for the 2022 school year.

This is a hands-on position that requires you to oversee and manage the maintenance and development of the School gardens and grounds, and to work cohesively with School maintenance staff in small projects as necessary. From time to time, you may also be required to assist Class Teachers within the gardening curriculum.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of all grounds and gardens of the School, ensuring that – at all times – they present a safe and welcoming environment of the highest standard to the school and wider community;
  • Ensuring WHS standards are maintained throughout the School grounds at all times;
  • Enhancing and maintaining the School as a bio-dynamic site;
  • Close collaboration, where required, with teaching and maintenance staff;
  • Working closely with external contractors and suppliers as required;
  • Maintaining School’s equipment and ground infrastructure, including the reticulated irrigation system.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated and conscientious, and possess strong general gardening skills, including vegetables and plant propagation. A Horticulture Certificate IV or equivalent professional experience is essential. This role requires a collaborative person who works well in a team environment. As such, excellent communication and organizational skills are a must, as is a commitment to the confidentiality, safety and privacy requirements of a school environment. Experience in garden construction and an understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s bio-dynamic gardening principles will be viewed as an advantage.

A full position description is available here

Applications are to be emailed to hr@wws.sa.edu.au

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 27th January 2022

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Maintenance Officer – Fixed Term Contract – One Year Full time

We are seeking to employ a Maintenance Officer to commence work in February 2022.

This is a hands-on role that requires the successful applicant to oversee and manage all maintenance needs of the School facilities (including buildings, furniture and fittings), and respond in a timely and efficient manner to all maintenance requests. From time to time, they may also be required to assist Class Teachers with student projects.

You will undertake all general maintenance work as required. Other key tasks include, for example:

  • maintaining a schedule of current and future maintenance requirements
  • liaising with other trades people engaged for maintenance works;
  • overseeing work by volunteers or other workers assisting in maintenance works;
  • assisting with WHS audits and ensuring all facilities meet standard WHS requirements;
  • assisting with fire drills and other hazard management programs;
  • assisting with Class Teacher-led building projects.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and motivated all-rounder, who is able to work independently and within budgets and planning principles. You are conscientious, take pride in your work, and are confident to give as well as receive direction. Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must, as is a commitment to the confidentiality, safety and privacy requirements of a school environment.

A full position description is available here

Applications are to be emailed to hr@wws.sa.edu.au

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 27th January 2022

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School Librarian – Fixed Term Contract – One Year Full time

We are seeking a Librarian to commence work in February 2022.  The purpose of this position is to support the learning needs of students and staff. The Librarian is in a unique position to help deliver effective collaborative library and information services and programs and to enhance curriculum outcomes.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with children
  • Understanding of the role of a Librarian and ability to support the curriculum objectives  of the school
  • Proven experience and interest in children’s literature and reading development
  • Interest in the use of information technology
  • An interest in developing an understanding of the Rudolf Steiner Curriculum
  • Ability to use initiative and to accept guidance and feedback
  • Good time management and personal organisational skills
  • DCSI Screening check / RHANN training / First aid qualification

A position description is available here

Applicants must address the key selection criteria on a separate document and provide a professional resume including contact details of three referees who have worked in a supervisory capacity.

Applications are to be emailed to hr@wws.sa.edu.au

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 14th January 2022


Primary School Spanish Teacher .5-.6 FTE

The Spanish teacher brings Spanish language and culture to life in the primary school classes. The teacher will create an inclusive, dynamic and creative learning environment for all children, including children with additional educational needs.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Qualifications and commitment to professional development in Steiner Education
  • Demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of excellence in teaching children in language and culture
  • Outstanding rapport with students
  • Demonstrated ability to openly and effectively communicate with parents and guardians
  • Collegiality and ability to work flexibly within a team
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, document and differentiate curriculum
  • Enthusiasm for teaching in a progressive Waldorf school
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • A capacity to reflect on, evaluate and improve professional knowledge and practice
  • Demonstrated commitment and capacity to actively contribute to a broad range of school activities
  • Awareness of contemporary educational issues
  • Artistic/musical/ handcraft skills

A position description is available here

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria, provide a professional resume and contact details of three referees who have worked in a supervisory capacity.

Applications are to be sent to: hr@wws.sa.edu.au

Closing date:  5pm on the 14th January 2022

 


Expressions of Interest for Temporary Relief Work

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for Temporary Relief Teachers – Primary Years.

To be considered for relief work please forward your application to hr@wws.sa.edu.au

Your application must include

  • CV and cover letter detailing availability dates
  • Teachers Registration Certificate
  • Working With Children’s Check (where required by the TRB to have obtained one)

All applicants will be requested to attend one of our school tours and will be required to meet with our TRT Coordinator.

Once accepted you will be placed on our TRT Register of preferred teachers and an induction session will be provided prior to the commencement of any relief work.

For further information please email hr@wws.sa.edu.au or contact Sophie Binder on 08 8556 2655.