G/F 71-77 Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Job openings

We are hiring for the following positions:

Permanent, full time positions
Starting as soon as possible

We are seeking an experienced Waldorf Learning Support Teacher to work with children in our primary grades who are experiencing physical, academic, cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional difficulties. The ideal candidate will join our growing teaching staff and bring experience working with the therapeutic education indications of Rudolf Steiner and other complementary methods.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with Class Teachers on student development, learning ability, and behaviour
  • Classroom observations
  • Coordinating referrals
  • Making and documenting recommendations
  • Arranging and documenting in-house and outside services
  • Delivering specialized learning support therapy services in a one-on-one setting
  • Assisting Class Teachers in evaluating student progress
  • Attending weekly faculty meetings and informational meetings with parents
  • Continued professional development or research of best practices for learning support beyond Waldorf pedagogy

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Certification from a Waldorf Learning Support training program
  • Experience working in a Waldorf School
  • Knowledge of Anthroposophy
  • Experience teaching The Extra Lesson or delivering training in complementary methods

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a newly developed, innovative Waldorf school in an urban setting. We are a private school that opened our doors in September 2017 on the Hong Kong Island, the heart of a vibrant city where East meets West.

As of the academic year that began in August 2019, we offer 5 classes: Kindergarten (mixed age from 3-6) and Grades 1 to 4 (for 6-10).

Our current team of class teachers are all experienced Waldorf educators who has come to us from all over the world; they are supported by an auxiliary team of subject teachers who are locally trained. The management is experienced in helping expatriates settle in and beyond. The education is a sorely needed antidote to the excessively modernized and materialistic lifestyle of this cosmopolitan.

We are aware of how the current political environment may give potential candidates pause in considering coming to Hong Kong. However, the living conditions are as safe as ever, as our teaching team can attest. In fact, children and families benefit tremendously from being guided by dedicated Waldorf teachers.

We are looking for expression of interest from someone who has a love for children and community building, a dedication to collaborative working and innovation, and a taste for foreign customs and culture.

We offer a competitive salary with increments for teaching experience, health insurance, housing, and travel allowance, and tuition remission for qualified faculty children.

Please submit your resume and cover letter (highlighting your teaching experience, life experience, qualifications and strengths) to hr@iwshk.org.

Permanent, full time positions
Starting August 2020

We are excited to invite a trained and experienced Waldorf class teacher to join us as our enrolment grows.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a newly developed and innovative Waldorf school in an urban setting. We are a private school that opened our doors in September 2017 on the Hong Kong Island, the heart of a vibrant city where East meets West.

As of the academic year that began in August 2019, we offer 5 classes: Kindergarten (mixed age from 3-6) and Grades 1 to 4 (for 6-10).

Our current team of class teachers are all experienced Waldorf educators who has come to us from all over the world; they are supported by an auxiliary team of subject teachers who are locally trained. The management is experienced in helping expatriates settle in and beyond. The education is a sorely needed antidote to the excessively modernized and materialistic lifestyle of this cosmopolitan.

We are aware of how the current political environment may give potential candidates pause in considering coming to Hong Kong. However, the living conditions are as safe as ever, as our teaching team can attest. In fact, children and families benefit tremendously from being guided by dedicated Waldorf teachers.

We are looking for expression of interest from someone who has a love for children and community building, a passion for curriculum formation and innovation, a dedication to collaborative working and innovation, and a taste for foreign customs and culture.

We offer a competitive salary with increments for teaching experience, health insurance, housing, and travel allowance, and tuition remission for qualified faculty children. Interested applicants should be open to making a medium- to long-term commitment to the school.

Basic qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Certificate in Waldorf teaching
  • Experience of taking a group of children through a full cycle (grades 1 to 6 or 8) optional but highly desirable

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Strong classroom management skills and a commitment to professionalism
  • Ability to investigate local customs, culture, history, and other elements and incorporate them into a Waldorf curriculum
  • Willingness to engage with parents and the community about Steiner Waldorf education
  • Commitment to helping a new school and fellow teachers grow and prosper
  • Adaptability to living in a cosmopolitan settingPlease submit your resume and cover letter (highlighting your teaching experience, life experience, qualifications and strengths) to hr@iwshk.org.

    Posted on Oct 3, 2019