Employment

Primary Teacher

Permanent fulltime contract, commencing 2023

Milkwood Steiner School

Closing Date: 3pm Friday 2nd September

 

Milkwood Steiner School is situated on Larrakia land (Darwin), in the tropical north of Australia delivering a Steiner Curriculum to 100 students from Kindergarten to Class 7. Our school has unique large tropical style buildings with classrooms that open out on to broad verandas, with a playground that extends to a beautiful native bushland. Due to an increase in enrolments, Milkwood is adding an additional class in 2023. We are seeking another teacher to join our College.

We are a thriving, growing school, with a welcoming community and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our College of Teachers are committed to applying the richness of a Steiner Education to the unique cultural and environmental context of Australia’s Top End. We are seeking a colleague who has a strong desire to grow our school with us. The successful applicant will ideally aspire to work with their appointed Class 1 until they are in Year 7, although applicants who feel able to commit to shorter periods (eg. three years) are also encouraged.

Milkwood teachers are supported by highly experienced teacher assistants and a rich release/specialist subject program. A Learning Enrichment teacher supports teachers, classes and individual students with diverse learning needs.

Indigenous applicants who do not meet the Steiner Teaching qualification requirement, but have a willingness to engage in Steiner Teacher Training or a Mentorship by senior staff at the school are strongly encouraged to apply, and will be provided with support and mentoring to join our College.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work effectively with the College of Teachers, Principal and Administration Staff
  • Plan, implement, document, assess and report on teaching programs aligned to the Australian Steiner Curriculum Framework.
  • Develop educational adjustment plans and other adjustments for individual students based on best practice interventions for inclusion, wellbeing, and learning.
  • Maintain accurate records of class attendance, engage with incident reporting, behaviour management reporting and mandatory reporting as required.
  • Supervise a range of student activities including support and welfare programs, Festivals, excursion, assemblies and other.
  • Communicate regularly with parents via email, phone or face-to-face, via parent-teacher conference (Term 2 & 4) and group information sessions (Term 1 & 3).
  • Attend relevant meetings, including a reasonable number of planning meetings, at the discretion of the Principal.
  • Ensure appropriate behaviour of students in class, around the school and whilst on excursions or camps.
  • Care for the classroom and manage the classroom budget, ensuring that the aesthetics, layout, and management of the room reflect the cultural values of Milkwood Steiner School and support teaching and learning.

 

Key Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. A commitment to the principles of Steiner Education, including qualifications and/or commitment to Professional Development in Steiner Education
  2. Demonstrated experience planning, delivering and assessing a child-focused Steiner curriculum, with classroom management and organisational skills
  3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community including demonstrated skills in communication
  4. A love for children and an inclusive approach that values diversity and wellbeing
  5. Excellent understandings of self-care and insight into own support needs

 

Desirable

  1. Specialist subject area training, skills, strengths or interests
  2. An interest in specialised areas of the school’s professional and cultural life (eg. child studies, festivals, adult education, eurythmy, community camps, mentoring)

All applicants must be eligible for teacher registration in the Northern Territory and provide a current Ochre Card, Police Check and First Aid Certificate.

Enquiries and applications to the Principal by 3pm Friday 2nd September: principal@milkwood.nt.edu.au

 

Applications to include

  • Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria
  • CV and registration documents
  • 2 referees

 

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After School Care Coordinator

Appointed by: Principal
Reporting to: Principal

Contract: 40 hours/fortnight, including 10 hours non-contact (planning/reporting) and 30 hours of contact with children.

Commencing: 5 September 2022

Summary

Milkwood Steiner School is situated on Larrakia land (Darwin), in the tropical north of Australia delivering a Steiner Curriculum to 100 students from Kindergarten to Class 7. Our school has unique large tropical style buildings with classrooms that open out on to broad verandas, with a playground that extends to a beautiful native bushland. We are a thriving, growing school, with a welcoming community and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our College of Teachers are committed to applying the richness of a Steiner Education to the unique cultural and environmental context of Australia’s Top End.

Milkwood Steiner School recognises the different needs of families in our community, and offers a holistic After School Care program which aligns with the school’s values. The After School Care coordinator is a person who loves working actively, creatively and responsively with children, who is capable of working with a high level of independence and integrity. They develop and run a program for a group of up to 25 children aged 5-13, comprising some who attend regularly and some who access the service only occasionally. The person in this role enjoys facilitating meaningful activities for this multi-age group, and can do so without supervision, but knows how to seek support. They are confident communicating in writing, via email, phone and face to face, with parents, community, staff and management, and they are an excellent colleague and collaborator. The After School Care room is used by other diverse programs during school hours, including parent groups, workshops, playgroups, and the ASC coordinator develops strategies for using the space with the best interests of all its users, in mind.

Key Responsibilities

In consultation with the Educational Advisor, develop and implement an enriching, Steiner-inspired After School Care program.

Provide supervision, programming and duty of care for children after school hours in ways that embody the values, ethos, policies and best practice of Milkwood Steiner School.

Work effectively with the College of Teachers, Principal and Administration staff.

Maintain accurate records of programming, attendance, incidents, behaviour and mandatory reporting as required.

Plan, implement, document, assess and report on ASC program guided by the ASC Quality Improvement Plan and ACECQA requirements.

Communicate effectively with parents via email, phone or face-to-face.

Attend relevant meetings, including a reasonable number of planning meetings, at the discretion of the Principal.

Care for the ASC Room and manage the ASC budget, ensuring that the aesthetics, layout and management of the room reflect the cultural values of Milkwood Steiner School and support the space’s other uses.

Essential Qualifications

  1. Any ‘over-preschool age’ qualification approved for work with children from an accredited Higher Education Provider/registered training organization. See list of approved qualifications: https://www.acecqa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-01/ACECQAApprovedQualificationListOSHC.pdf
  2. Valid First Aid Certificate
  3. Ochre Card

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. A love for children and a commitment to the principles of Steiner Education
  2. Experience working independently in childcare, youth or education settings
  3. Skills to plan, deliver, document and continually improve on a child-focused Steiner ASC program, including skills in classroom and behavior management.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community including demonstrated skills in communication.

 

Desirable

  1. Specialist subject area training, skills, strengths or interests (arts, crafts, games, cooking, etc)
  2. An interest in participating in areas of the school’s professional and cultural life and being an active member of the school’s professional community.
  3. Training or experience in a Steiner setting, or an interest in further development in areas of Steiner Education.
  4. ECT Qualifications
  5. Previous experience in an ACECQA-registered service (early childhood or OSHS)

 

Applications to include

  • Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria
  • CV
  • 2 referees
  • Evidence of valid First Aid qualification, Ochre Card
  • Evidence of approved qualification from list provided

Enquiries and applications to the Principal by 26 August 2022: principal@milkwood.nt.edu.au

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Relief Staff Register

Milkwood Steiner School (Berrimah) is updating its relief staff register and are preparing for a new round of relief teacher inductions. Please contact our Principal Netanela to add your name to this list!
Steiner Teacher Training is not essential for this role, but an interest in Steiner Education is important! Relief teaching at Milkwood is a wonderfully rich way to experience the professional gifts of Steiner Education, to access PD opportunities and to be welcomed to our unique community.
Relief Teachers – please send your CV, Ochre Card and TRB number to principal@milkwood.nt.edu.au