Sebastopol Independent Charter School is a K-8 charter school with teachers committed to offering a progressive Waldorf curriculum with integrity. Our parent body is committed to Waldorf education and works hard to support the faculty and school. Sebastopol Charter was the first charter school to provide Waldorf education in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995. We have a 20-acre campus.
Our school has about 275 students with most of the classes having 30 students in grades 1-8 and 22 students in each kindergarten. We are located in the small city of Sebastopol, in beautiful Sonoma County, 25 minutes from the spectacular Northern California coast and an hour north of San Francisco. Numerous Waldorf schools, private and public, populate the area, making Sonoma County a “Waldorf Mecca.” You won’t find a better spot to raise a family, connect with colleagues, fulfill your professional development goals, and hone your craft.
Kindergarten Assistant for the 2022-2023 School Year
We are looking for a kindergarten assistant to work in our Rainbow Kindergarten.
The Kindergarten Assistant helps to educate students in an environment and manner that nurtures and guides them, with consideration for the needs of each individual child and the class as a whole. The Kindergarten Assistant shall work as much as possible from the indications of Waldorf philosophy and integrate Waldorf methods with other current best educational practices. The Kindergarten Assistant’s main focus is to help the lead Kindergarten teacher meet the educational needs of students. The Kindergarten Assistant works under the direction of the Kindergarten Teacher to which s/he is assigned.
Appropriate educational background and skills to complete the task required. Be flexible; work in an atmosphere of unpredictability and challenge; examine one’s own knowledge and seek out opportunities for professional development; function as a member of a professional team; and function as a role model for children and parents.
It is expected that the Assistant’s classroom hours are 7:45am to 1pm, Mon – Fri during the school year. Salary for 2022-2023 is $24.60/hr. The position can be combined with supervising in the aftercare program at the same compensation rate. As a combined position, the person in the position can qualify to receive health benefits. Free aftercare available for employee’s children.
To apply, please send your letter of interest, resume and at least two recommendation letters (with phone numbers of the references) to Nico Rease, Rainbow Kindergarten Teacher, at [email protected].
Classroom Assistants for Grades 1-3 for the 2022-2023 School Year
The Sebastopol Independent Charter School (SICS) Response To Intervention Support Assistant (RTI Assistant) reports directly to the Student Support Services Director with whom s/he works and to the SICS Executive Director. The RTI Assistant educates students in an environment and manner that nurtures and guides them, with great consideration for the needs of each individual child and the class as a whole. The RTI Assistant shall work as much as possible from the indications of Waldorf philosophy and integrate Waldorf methods with other current best educational practices. The RTI Assistant will help the Class Teacher to meet the educational needs of students and provide appropriate instruction as prescribed by California State Standards. Working with individuals and smaller groups of students in order to ensure success is a primary goal of the RTI Assistant.
The hours are coordinated with the Student Support Services Director and approved by the executive director. S/he is expected to interact with children, parents, colleagues, and public safety personnel in a professional and diplomatic manner and always consider what is in the best interest of the children, individually and as a classroom and school community.
On some occasions and under the direction of the Student Support Services Director, an RTI Assistant may become an integral part of supporting a student with special needs under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This may require the implementation of specific Positive Behavior Support Plans, inclusion practices, and/or participation in additional training specific to the student’s individual needs.
First day of school is August 22. The pay is $18-20/hr depending on previous classroom experience. Option: This position could be combined with working in our aftercare program for additional hours.
Please send your letter of interest, two recommendation letters (with references’ contact information), and a resume to Jeff Lough, Student Support Services Director, at [email protected].