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 36 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 2024 in Classes 1 to 7. Student numbers are over 560 and growing, with a staff strength of over 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.

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.


Current Positions

OSHC Lead Educator   
Samford Valley Steiner School is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a qualified Outside School Hours Care Lead Educator to join our school. The OSHC Lead Educator will be offered at 30 hour a week permeant part time contract, with the possibility of more hours during the vacation care period.

Role Overview:
The Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Lead Educator is responsible in assisting the OSHC Coordinator with managing the effective and efficient operation, including pedagogy, enrolments, staffing, finances, administration and compliance, of the Outside School Hours Care Service in accordance with the policies, directions and delegations of the School Director of Samford Valley Steiner School.  

Hours of Duty 
Service Hours are Monday to Friday  

  • Before School Care:         6.30 am to 8.30am 
  • After School Care:            2.30pm to 6.00pm 
  • Vacation Care:                   6.30am to 6.00pm 

The OSHC Lead Educator role will consist of but not be limited to the following tasks: 

  • Ensure when in charge that all administrative needs of the service are met in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all Government regulations, Legislation and Standards. 
  • Manage OSHC Assistants ensuring there are suitably qualified staff numbers for every session of operation in accordance with the National Quality Framework for OSHC educator to child ratios. 
  • Ensure that all communications with families are met in a timely and professional manner 
  • Strengthen parent and community confidence in the school by always acting professionally with due consideration and awareness of issues of sensitivity and confidentiality. 
  • Safety is a priority for all SVSS staff.  All staff employed in any capacity by SVSS are expected to understand and effectively apply safety policies and practices as relevant to their role 
  • Ensure the good physical and mental health and safety of students using the service through maintaining a thorough understanding of School policies and procedures (including the Social Health and Well Being Policy), as well as knowledge of and compliance with emergency and accident procedures, undertaking all actions necessary and holding a conscious awareness of real and potential safety concerns. 
  • Ensure that your own training and development is appropriate to fulfill your role. 

Qualifications
Essential qualifications:  

  • Minimum of a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.  
  • Hold or willing to obtain Blue Card (working with Children Check).    

Desirable:   

  • Restorative Practice Training   
  • Experience working with students with additional needs.   
  • First Aid training   
  • Training and/or experience in Steiner Education  
  • Experience in programming. 

Why join Samford Valley Steiner School?  

  • Enjoy a stress-free and friendly working environment on our beautiful 20-acre campus along Samford Creek.  
  • Benefit from a community of colleagues committed to collaboration and professional growth.  
  • Structured hybrid remote and onsite work negotiable.  
  • Access a comprehensive Enterprise Agreement including salary packaging if required.   
  • Be part of our strong and vibrant educational facility, providing authentic Steiner Education from Pre-Prep through to Class 12.  

Application Details: For more information on the role and how to apply, please review the 2024 OSHC – Lead Educator Application Package

Closing date: We encourage submission asap, as applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.  

 

Class One Teacher 2025:  Samford Valley Steiner School

Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for a Class 1 Teacher commencing in January 2025.  Applicants ideally have experience, professional development or training in Steiner Education or have significant experience in Steiner Education primary teaching.

The Class 1 Teacher Applicant Package 2025 contains more information about this role and the required qualifications.  
For further information please contact Regan Cameron, the Primary School Director via email pseducationadministrator@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

Please send applications to workwithus@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

Closing Date: 4pm Monday 15 July 2024

 

Class Teacher 2024: Samford Valley Steiner School
Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking applications for a Class Teacher for Term 3 2024. This is an Ongoing Full-Time position commencing at the beginning of Term 3 2024.
Applicants are ideally trained in Steiner Education or have significant experience in Steiner Education teaching Classes 1 – 7.

We offer:

  • Ongoing Professional Development throughout the year
  • Mentoring opportunities from experienced teachers
  • A comprehensive Enterprise Agreement
  • An environment where your professional skills are valued and nurtured, and a vibrant supportive community
  • School Laptop supplied

The Class Teacher Applicant Package 2024 (1) contains more information about this role and the required qualifications.  found 

For further information please contact the Primary School Director via email: psdirector@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au
Closing Date:   4 pm Monday 10 June 2024

 

Middle School Transition Teacher
Samford Valley Steiner School is excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated Middle School Transition Teacher to join our school. This is a rewarding, ongoing full-time position commencing on 1 January 2025. This is an opportunity to contribute to a warm and growing school community.

Role Overview:
As a Middle School Transition Teacher, you will work closely with the pedagogy of Steiner education, especially in understanding child development for the 12–15-year-old student, with a primary focus on working with Class 8 students.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse group of young learners, guiding them through their final year of middle school and preparing them for the transition to more senior high school years. As a Steiner/Waldorf educator, you will incorporate a variety of innovative teaching methods, including experiential learning, artistic activities, and interdisciplinary approaches, to create a vibrant and inspiring classroom environment.

The Secondary School (or High School) Teacher works collaboratively with colleagues across the school, developing and enhancing a consistent curriculum which is delivered with creative freedom, approaching subjects through the realm of art, music, imagination and the oral tradition and seeking to find fresh connections with the subject matter.  Our curriculum encompasses these influences and unfolds in time for the students over the five years of high school. The students learn phenomenologically, meaning they experience first and work towards understanding.     

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and provide a well-prepared, age-related and imaginatively presented teaching and learning programs for all students in the class, consistent with the school’s curriculum and working collaboratively with specialist teachers and support personnel.
  • Develop and maintain a high standard of aesthetic presentation and a sensitive social atmosphere within the classroom.
  • Supports positive behaviour and the inclusivity of all students and contributes to pastoral care of students.  
  • Document, assess and report on student progress.
  • Participation in regular school responsibilities (e.g. playground duty, relief teaching)
  • Ensure the physical environment, laboratory are maintained and kept in good order.  
  • Actively participate in all administrative requirements of the role, including managing individual budgets and resources and establishing a working knowledge of relevant School policies and procedures.
  • Utilise a range of effective communication and consultative strategies, including parent-teacher interviews and information nights.
  • Strengthen the collegiate and supportive nature of the school by working collaboratively with staff on School-wide issues.
  • Enhance and strengthen the community life of the school by actively preparing for and participating in Festivals, Class Camps, Excursions, Open Days, forums and other School events.

Why join Samford Valley Steiner School? 

  • Enjoy a beautiful working environment on our 20-acre campus along Samford Creek.
  • Be a part of our strong and vibrant educational facility, providing authentic Steiner Education from Pre-Prep through to Class 12.
  • Benefit from a supportive community of colleagues who believe in collaboration and growth.
  • Access a comprehensive Enterprise Agreement including a coordinator’s allowance and salary packaging if required.

Application Details: For more information on the role and how to apply, please review the Application Package  Application Package High School Teacher.

Closing date:
We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible. Early submissions will not be disadvantaged and will receive equal consideration.
At Samford Valley Steiner School, we strive to create a nurturing and enriching learning environment for our students. If you are passionate about supporting students’ development and fostering their potential, we look forward to receiving your application.

 

Casual Grounds Person
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is looking for casual staff to assist with our grounds and maintenance work during peak times at the school. This will primarily be during school holidays and around major events and festivals.

  • Applicants must have a current paid Blue Card.
  • Shifts will be a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Experience with power tools, gardening and/or building, is needed and you must be able to work independently.

Work will be mainly outdoors, and successful applicants will need to have a good level of fitness and be capable of lifting and moving equipment and furniture around. 

Our intent is to put together a list of people and skills that we can then call upon as demand requires.

Please send CV and a brief Cover Letter stating availability to workwithus@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au or phone 34309600 for further information.
All applicants will be interviewed to assess their suitability. 

 

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). 
  • 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 workwithus@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au or phone 34309600 for further information.