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 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 34 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 2021 in Classes 1 to 4. 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

Primary School Teaching & Learning Coordinator 2022
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for a Primary School Teaching & Learning Coordinator in January 2022. Applicants are ideally trained in Steiner education or have experience or knowledge in Steiner primary education.

The role will be 0.4 FTE Teaching & Learning Coordinator with additional role of up to 0.6 FTE Class Teacher. The teaching component will be in a team-teaching capacity 1 day per week in separate primary classes with number of days negotiable dependent on the applicant’s situation.

The Application Package Teaching Learning Coordinator Application Package 2022  contains more information about this role and the required qualifications.  

For further information please contact the Primary School Administrator via email

Closing Date: Wednesday 1 December, 2021 at 4pm


HR & Executive Support Officer
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) has a vacancy for a 0.6FTE HR and Executive Support Officer position.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in HR and willingness to provide highly professional executive support to the School Director.

 To be considered applicants must address all selection criteria in the application package  2022 HR Executive Support Officer Application Package.
For further information please contact Ruth Caynes:  

Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021 at 12pm.


Primary School Teacher Aides 2022
Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking Primary School Teacher Aides to commence work at the commencement term 1 2022. The position is for five days per week and is part-time, term-time with a 0.77FTE.  Guided and directed by the Primary School Faculty Director, Learning Support Team and Class Teachers, and working with the philosophy and principles of Steiner Education, the Teacher Aide will assist the teachers to implement the class program and curriculum.  See

The successful applicant will be required to provide both general and teaching support to the Class Teacher; including pastoral care for the students.  Applicants should have a strong commitment to and understanding of duty of care, a willingness to participate actively in the life of the School community, and be committed to ongoing individual and collaborative professional development.  It is desirable that the successful applicants have a Certificate 3 in Educational Support or working towards achieving this.

The Applicant Package Primary Teacher Aide application package 2022 contains more information about this role and the required qualifications.  

For further information please contact Carly Sheard at

Closing Date: Thursday 25 November 2022


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


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

Please send CV and a brief Cover Letter stating availability and interest in Steiner education, to Tracey Taylor, School Director at or phone 34309600 for further information.