Samford Valley Steiner School

Employment Opportunities

When positions are available at Samford Valley Steiner School they are listed below.

They may also be advertised on www.steinereducation.edu.au and other public websites.

About our school

The school is situated in the beautiful, rural setting of Samford Valley, and yet is still located in close proximity to Brisbane CBD; a vibrant, multicultural, cosmopolitan city. The beautiful sandy beaches of the Sunshine Coast are only one and a half hours to the north and the beaches of the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales are one to two hours to the south. The school is situated on 20 acres of forested land along Samford Creek.

The school is 35 years old and is a strong and dynamic educational facility providing an authentic Steiner Education to students from Pre-Prep through to Class 12 with double streams in 2022 in Classes 1 to 5. Student numbers are over 470 and growing, with a staff strength of nearly 100. Our curriculum is based on the Australian Steiner School Curriculum Framework and is uncompromised right to the end of High School; including senior classes completing the NZ Steiner School Certificate (an internationally recognised secondary qualification). We have a vibrant staff combining youth and experience and a stable organisational structure. The College of Teachers sits at the heart of the structure and advises a Senior Leadership Team, comprising of representatives of the different areas of the school, and a School Director who is accountable to a governance Board.


Current Positions

 

School Director

Samford Valley Steiner School invites applications for the role of School Director, commencing 19 September 2022 or earlier if possible. We are seeking an experienced school leader with a sound understanding of anthroposophy to exercise initiative, responsibility and imagination.  

The Samford Valley Steiner School is a well-established independent school approximately 24km (35 minutes’ drive) from Brisbane, in South East Queensland, Australia. Our school is located on 20 acres of forested land along Samford Creek, in the semi-rural Samford Valley. The School has experienced considerable growth since its inception in 1987 and is a strong and spirited educational facility providing an authentic Steiner Education to approximately 500 students from Pre-Prep to Year 12.  Double-streaming commenced in 2017 to address high wait list numbers and will reach the high school in 2025.

We have a vibrant and creative staff community of about 100, combining youth and experience, and a stable organisational structure. The College of Teachers sits at the heart of the structure and advises a Senior Leadership Team comprising of representatives of the different areas of the school and the School Director. The School Director is accountable to a governance Board.

In the last few years, the school has increased its capital infrastructure, made strong improvements in administrative, financial and IT systems, and consolidated the School as an effective model of Steiner education in Australia.

In consultation with the School Board, Senior Leadership Team and the College of Teachers, the School Director is to provide strong strategic leadership and effective management of a capable multi-disciplinary team, in order to further develop a resourceful, cohesive, financially robust and creative Steiner School which is well-regarded by the broader community.

Applicants are to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact details for three referees, and a response to each of the selection criteria.

The recruitment package Director Recruitment Package 2022 contains further information  including Role Description and key performance indicators and Selection Criteria.

For further information please contact Dr Michael Ryan via email: Board_President@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

Applications close on Sunday 22 May 2022

 

Facilities Manager

Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) has a vacancy for a Facilities Manager on a Permanent Full-time basis, commencing as soon as possible.  SVSS offers an inspiring and comprehensive Steiner education for more than 470 students from kindergarten through to Year 12.   

The successful applicant will have demonstrated Facilities Management skills for an educational environment. To be considered applicants must address all selection criteria in the application package 2022 Facilities Manager RD Application Package

Samford Valley Steiner School is committed to providing safe and supportive work practices. Candidates will be subject to a teacher registration or blue card screening, police check, reference check and identification verification. Candidates will be required to disclose information relevant to the candidates eligibility to engage in activities including children.

Applications will remain open until the position is filled. For further information please contact edm@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au  

 

Cultural Advisor, First Nations Partnerships – Part Time, Term Time, 10 hours per week 
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for a Cultural Advisor, First Nations Partnerships commencing in Term 2 2022.  All applicants for this cultural position at Samford Valley Steiner School will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in Steiner education and a strong commitment to supporting and promoting Samford Valley Steiner School’s ethos.  A willingness to undertake professional learning in Steiner education is important for your success in the role. See our Vision, Mission and Core Principles https://www.samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au/about-us/vision/  

The role of Cultural Advisor, First Nations Partnerships has been in place for one year now, so that our school can better support Indigenous students, promote a stronger awareness of Indigenous culture and build relationships within our school community and wider Indigenous communities. 

The  Cultural Advisor, First Nations Partnerships Application Package  contains more information about this role and the required qualifications. 

For further information please contact the School Director via email svssdirector@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au 

Closing Date: Applications close when position filled.

 

Prep Teacher 2022 for immediate start – Short term contract
We are currently seeking a Prep Teacher for a short term contract position, starting as soon as possible.
The teacher will be required to teach a combined class of prep and pre-prep children.

Selection Criteria

  1. An understanding of the principles of Rudolf Steiner Education and a demonstrated love for children and teaching.
  2. An understanding of child development as described by Rudolf Steiner and a commitment to professional learning and inner development through anthroposophical studies and artistic activities.
  3. An ability to develop positive and professional relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
  4. An ability to plan and deliver a developmentally appropriate curriculum that integrates the arts: music and singing, painting and drawing, movement, modelling, speech and drama.
  5. Teaching experience, preferably in a Steiner Early Childhood Educational setting and ability to program, assess and write reports on student progress.
  6. An ability to work collegially and a willingness to actively participate in and contribute to the cultural and festival life of the school.

Essential qualifications:

  • Current registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)
  • Must meet the requirements of the current QLD Public Health Order relating to mandatory vaccination of education and care workers.

Any queries about the above may be sent to Marilou Araullo, Early Childhood Director at maraullo@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

If interested in this role, then please send through your CV, responses to the selection criteria and cover letter to sellis@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au marked CONFIDENTIAL–Kindergarten Teacher 2022 as soon as possible.

Applications close on Friday 20 May.

 

Outside School Hours Care Lead Educator and Assistants
Samford Valley Steiner School has a permanent part time positions and casual positions available for an immediate start for Out of School Hours Care lead educator and assistants for the following days and hours:

  • Mondays  6:30am to 8:30am; 2:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Wednesdays  6:30am to 8:30am; 2:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Vacation Care: Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6pm

Qualifications: (must have current Blue Card, First Aid) – Must hold (or be working towards) an approved 2 year Diploma level qualification or higher in a relevant area of study (PDF, 222KB)  OR an approved Certificate III or 1 year qualification or higher (PDF, 223KB)  in a relevant area of study or hold a Teaching Degree or any other degree.

The Role Descriptions  RD_OSHC Lead Educator and RD_OSHC Assistant and the applicant package 2021 OSHC Assistants and Lead Educators Application Package contain more information about this role and the required qualifications.

Casual positions are also available for lead educators and assistants. Please send expression of interest and CV to kturner@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au.

 

Casual Positions – Teachers required for relief
Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking Expressions of Interest for the following Casual positions:

  • Casual Teachers P-12 with an interest in Steiner education (must have current QCT registration and First Aid). There may be an opportunity for a term’s work as floater.
  • Casual Teacher Aides P-12 with an interest in Steiner Education (must have Cert III or Cert IV in Education Support, current Blue Card and First Aid)

Please send CV and a brief Cover Letter stating availability and interest in Steiner education, to Shannon Ellis, HR Officer at sellis@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au or phone 34309600 for further information.