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Employment Opportunities

Woodland Charter School, located in the beautiful Siskiyou Mountains of southwest Oregon, seeks to hire outstanding educators to join our wonderful staff and learning community. WCS is proud to offer a public Waldorf curriculum to the greater Grants Pass community. We have eight stand-alone classes, first through eighth grade, with a current average class size of 22 students, and a traditional maximum class size of 25 students. Our lovely rural campus continues to expand, as we added four new classrooms in 2017 to meet the growing needs of our vibrant learning community, which includes a dedicated music room, handwork room, and resource room. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, paid leave, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and a stipend for professional development.

Southwest Oregon is a great place to live as well as to raise a family! The cost of living, including housing / home ownership, is affordable, the climate is mild, and the land is beautiful and varied. Local cultural events include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, the Britt Music & Arts Festival in Jacksonville, and all the amenities of the nearby mid-size towns of Grants Pass and Medford. Our amazing local “three rivers” water system offers rafting, kayaking, and swimming for water enthusiasts, and the meeting point of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains offers numerous spectacular hiking opportunities, including to many accessible high peaks and the Pacific Crest Trail. Biodynamic, organic, and permaculture farms abound in this temperate zone, and we have many farmers in our school community. We are two hours from Mt. Shasta, Crater Lake, and the Oregon and California coasts and the world’s most scenic stand of redwoods, and four hours from the dynamic metropolitan area of Portland.

Positions Available for 2023-24 School Year

Part Time Handwork Assistant

We are looking for a responsible and enthusiastic Handwork Assistant to join our team at Woodland Charter School. Our school is a public Waldorf school serving K – 8 on a beautiful 19 acre campus in Murphy, Oregon. Our curriculum incorporates plenty of outdoor education, art, music and gardening.  As a handwork assistant, you will work with students in a whole group, small group and 1:1, as well as perform additional tasks to support teachers in providing a comprehensive handwork program. Our ideal candidate is industrious, cooperative and has experience in knitting, crochet, sewing and other handcrafts. Willingness and ability to learn and adapt are incredibly important in this role.

Handwork Assistant Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Handwork Teacher to coordinate and determine daily tasks 
  • Complete tasks in a timely organized manner
  • Work with students individually or in small groups in a positive, supportive manner
  • Provide extra help as needed to students with physical, mental, or linguistic challenges
  • Operate office equipment including computers, printers, photocopiers etc
  • Adhere to accommodations in students’ IEPs and 504 plans
  • Supervise students in various settings including classrooms, playgrounds, and field trips
  • Be prepared to work outdoors for extended periods of time
  • Enforce school rules and policies

Handwork Assistant Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Exemplary written and spoken communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills; able to work well with a team
  • Able to take direction
  • Effective multitasker; can prioritize tasks based on importance and deadlines
  • Organized and accountable with a strong work ethic
  • Must pass background check 
  • Ability to commit to professional level of confidentiality
  • Willing to support Waldorf Education Core Principles and our schools mission and vision
  • Love of working with children
  • Ability to support students with a variety of learning styles and behavioral needs

Pay and Benefits

  • Friendly, welcoming work environment
  • Opportunity to gain experience in the field of education
  • Hourly rate ranges between $15-18 dependant on experience
  • Approximately 22 hours per week while school is in session

Please submit: 

  • Professional resume 
  • Cover letter 
  • 3 Professional references

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Application Deadline: Open Until Filled