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 2023 in Classes 1 to 6. Student numbers are over 500 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

Executive Support Officer (High School Director)
Samford Valley Steiner School, a leading educational institution known for its holistic approach to education, is seeking a dedicated and experienced Executive Support Officer to provide comprehensive administrative support to the High School Director. 

Role Overview: As an Executive Support Officer, you will play a crucial role in assisting the High School Director in their administrative responsibilities. You will be responsible for managing the Director’s schedule, coordinating meetings and events, handling correspondence, and ensuring smooth communication between the Director and various stakeholders. In addition, you will assist in report preparation, document management, and perform general administrative tasks to support the efficient operation of the High School. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the High School Director’s calendar, appointments, and travel arrangements. 
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, prepare agendas, take minutes, and follow up on action items. 
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and other documents for internal and external communication. 
  • Handle incoming and outgoing correspondence, ensuring timely responses or redirection. 
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records and documents. 
  • Collaborate with administrative staff and stakeholders to facilitate effective communication and coordination. 
  • Conduct research and compile information as required by the Director. 
  • Assist in organising and coordinating events, workshops, and school functions. 
  • Manage office supplies and equipment. 
  • Perform general administrative tasks, such as filing, data entry, and record keeping. 

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Proven experience as an executive or administrative assistant, preferably in an educational setting. 
  • Strong organisational and time management skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in office productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite or Google Workspace). 
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively. 
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a dynamic work environment. 
  • Knowledge of Steiner education principles and practices (preferred but not essential). 

 How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to view the Application Package Executive Support Officer to High School Director. Please note only applicants who address the selection criteria will be considered.  

Samford Valley Steiner School is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We appreciate all applications; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Closing Date: Open until position is filled. 

 

Primary School Teacher Aides 2024 Samford Valley Steiner School
Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking Primary School Teacher Aides to commence work at the commencement term 1 2024. The position is for a three, four or five day per week position and is a fixed- term part-time, term-time position.

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. 

 https://www.samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au/about-us/vision/

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 or higher in Educational Support or working towards achieving this.

The Primary Teacher Aide Application Package 2024 contains more information about this role and the required qualifications. 

For further information please contact Regan Cameron on psdirector@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

Closing Date: 4pm, Friday 5 January

 

ICLT Support Officer
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is recruiting for an ICLT Support Officer in an Ongoing, Part-Time position with potential to become full-time in the future. The position will start as 25 hours per week (Mon-Fri), 9:00am to 2:30pm including a 30-minute unpaid lunch break. While formal ICT qualifications are not a pre-requisite for the role, this school-hours position will suit a tech savvy, keen-learner individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and constantly evolving school office providing troubleshooting and technical support to users of a SharePoint and Office 365 environment. Setting up laptops, phones and other hardware is also part of the role. Key interactions are with teachers, admin staff and high school students.

Samford Valley Steiner School offers:

  • A comprehensive Enterprise Agreement
    • An environment where your professional skills are valued and nurtured, within a vibrant school community.

SVSS offers an inspiring and comprehensive Steiner education for more than 500 students and has a staff strength of 120.  To be considered, applicants must address all selection criteria in the application package available 2024 ICLT Support Officer Application Package

Closing date: 12pm Monday, 8 January 2024
If you require further information after reading the information package on the school website, please email iclt@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

 

High School Teacher
Samford Valley Steiner School is excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated High School Teacher to join our school. This is a rewarding, Fixed Term Full Time position commencing on 1 January 2024. This is an opportunity to contribute to a warm and growing school community.

Role Overview:
As a High School Teacher you will work closely with the pedagogy of Steiner education, especially in understanding child development. 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: Applications close on Friday 1st December 2023.

Please note that this position may be reviewed and filled prior to the stated deadline. Therefore, 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.

 

Kindergarten Assistant 2024
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking a Kindergarten Assistant commencing in Term 1 2024.  This position is a part time – term time, contract of one day a week from 8am-3.15pm.

Ideally, the applicant will have experience in a Steiner Early Childhood setting however those who can demonstrate a long-term commitment to working with young children in a nurturing, family-oriented environment are also encouraged to apply. 

All applicants must have a love for young children and a willingness to deepen their understanding of Steiner Early Childhood Education.  To be successful in this role candidates must possess the following personal qualities:  patience, equanimity, good health, endurance, enthusiasm, flexibility, and the ability to communicate well with teachers, children and parents.  The successful applicant will be willing to receive instruction and work collaboratively with the early childhood team.

Application Package Kindergarten Assistant – Part Time, Term Time 2024

Desirable Qualifications and Legal Requirements

  • Minimum of a Certificate III in Children’s Services or Education Support, or, be working towards completing this qualification
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates from a recognised institution or willingness to obtain them within 10 weeks
  • Current Blue Card

Selection Criteria 

  1. Experience in a Steiner Early Childhood setting and/or a demonstrated long-term commitment to working with young children in a nurturing, family-oriented environment 
  2. A love for young children and a willingness to deepen your understanding of Steiner Early Childhood Education.
  3. Patience, equanimity, good health, endurance, enthusiasm, flexibility, and the ability to communicate well with teachers, children and parents.
  4. A willingness to receive instruction and an openness to working as a team member.

Your application should be emailed to SVSS Employment workwithus@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au and marked ConfidentialPart Time Kindergarten Assistant 2024. 
Closing Date: 4pm Friday 17 November 2023

 

High School Teacher Science
Samford Valley Steiner School is excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated High School Teacher to join our school. This is a rewarding, Fixed Term Full Time position commencing on 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024 to replace a teacher who is taking parental leave. This is an opportunity to contribute to a warm and growing school community.  

Role Overview:
As a High School Teacher you will work closely with the pedagogy of Steiner education, especially in understanding child development. 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 Science curriculum encompasses these influences and unfolds in time for the students over the five years of high school, building a natural science curriculum linking other curriculum areas. 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. 
  • Utilize 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 High School Science Teacher 

Closing date: Applications close on Friday, 15 September 2024. 

 

Please note that this position may be reviewed and filled prior to the stated deadline. Therefore, 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. 

 

Seeking Expressions of Interest for Inspiring Middle School and High School Teachers to Join Our Talented Faculty
Samford Valley Steiner School welcomes expressions of interest from enthusiastic teachers for the upcoming positions, commencing in January 2024. Join us in providing a unique and comprehensive education that nurtures the growth of young individuals. We offer the possibility full time or some part-time roles, tailored to your expertise and availability, in the following specialist subjects:

  • General Sciences: Conduct main lessons that are creative and inspiring for students in Classes 7-10. Facilitate phenomenological based learning to inspire curiosity and understanding of the world of nature and matter.
  • High School Humanities and English Teacher: Engage students in vibrant discussions about history, literature, and the world around us. Foster critical thinking and communication skills while exploring the richness of human experience through literature, culture, and social studies.
  • Biodynamic Gardening and Bee Keeping Teacher: Cultivate a love for nature and sustainability through hands-on experiences in our biodynamic gardens and apiary. Teach students the importance of responsible land stewardship and the interconnectedness of all living beings.
  • Manual Arts Teacher (Forging and Woodwork): Ignite creativity and craftsmanship in students as you guide them through the art of forging and woodworking and metalworking. Help students develop practical skills while nurturing a deep appreciation for the beauty of handcrafted objects.

At Samford Valley Steiner School, our commitment to the Steiner-Waldorf philosophy sets us apart. We are seeking educators who:

  • Collaborate Enthusiastically: Work with colleagues to create interdisciplinary learning experiences that enrich students’ understanding of various subjects.
  • Nurture Individual Growth: Tailor your teaching to meet students’ diverse learning styles and needs, recognising their unique potential.
  • Embrace Holistic Education: Understand the interconnectedness of subjects and their contribution to fostering creativity, critical thinking, and a love for learning in the developing human being.

Samford Valley Steiner School is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.
Samford Valley Steiner School is committed to child protection and safety. All candidates will be subject to a teacher registration check, referee checks, identification verification and the requirement to disclose any information relevant to the candidates’ eligibility to engage in activities with children. Join us in crafting an enriched future for our students, commencing in January 2024.

  • Training and experience in a Steiner School will be highly regarded.
  • It is essential that applicants have current QCT Teacher Registration or the ability to attain it.

Whether you’re looking to teach one or more of the specialist subjects, we encourage you to apply. To express your interest, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your teaching philosophy and how you would contribute to our unique approach.

Please send your expression of interest and CV to workwithus@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

 

OSHC Casual Lead Educator and Casual Assistants
Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking applicants for casual work in the Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) team for an immediate start:

  1. Lead Educator and
  2. Casual 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:
Current Blue Card
First Aid Qualification

For the Lead Educator Position:
Must hold (or be working towards) an approved 2 year Diploma level qualification or higher in a relevant area of study (PDF, 222KB)
OR  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 relevant degree.

Please refer to the Application Package 2022 OSHC Part time Lead Educator Casual Assistant Application Package for information on how to apply and to view the Role Descriptions which contain more information about the roles and the required qualifications.

 

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.