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.

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

Compliance and Accounts Officer
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) has a Compliance & Accounts Officer vacancy, ideal for an administration professional with knowledge of school compliance and bookkeeping. 

The position is a Fixed-Term Full-Time position commencing for the 2023 school year. It is preferable this is for an immediate start in 2023, though starting date will be negotiated for the right candidate. Days of work will be Monday to Friday 8am-4pm.

The role encompasses a key function within a finance team with opportunity for this role to expand in coming years to meet the needs of a K-12 school which is experiencing a new phase of growth. 

Samford Valley Steiner School offers:

We offer:  

  • A comprehensive Enterprise Agreement
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • An environment where your professional skills are valued and nurtured, within a vibrant school community
  • Discount on school fees for staff members

SVSS offers an inspiring and comprehensive Steiner education for more than 460 students and has a staff strength of nearly 100.  The successful applicant will have demonstrated administration and bookkeeping skills and experience in a fast-paced work environment, preferably in a school. 

To be considered, applicants must address all selection criteria in the application package 2023 Compliance & Accounts Officer RD Application Package (1)

Applications open until the position is filled.

If you require further information after reading the information package on the school website, please email Smitha Mallya, Economic Development Manager edm@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au.

This position is open until filled.

 

Upper Strings Instrumental Music Teacher
Samford Valley Steiner School is seeking applications for an Upper Strings Instrumental Music Teacher to join our vibrant musical faculty. This is a casual, term time position commencing in Term 1, 2023. Preference is for the successful applicant to teach on Mondays.
The role includes one hour per week of assisted ensemble directing, and three hours of school funded violin and viola lessons for primary and high school students. There will also be up to two hours of private lessons that will be invoiced directly to students’ families by the instrumental music teacher. The successful candidate must be experienced in teaching both individual and group lessons. The rate for all activities is $70 per hour.

The Upper Strings Instrumental Music Teacher implements organised and engaging lessons to students to support their skills and development in learning their chosen instrument of violin or viola. A love of and desire to work collaboratively with students developing trust and rapport is essential.

Part of the role includes being a valued member of the music faculty contributing to the strings program. String instrumental staff that support the School curriculum, philosophy and music program vision. 

It is important that the candidate has a willingness to learn about and support Steiner Education and  participate actively in the life of the School community. Contribution to the development of the whole-school music program and be committed to ongoing individual and collaborative professional development are highly valued aspects of this role. 

Essential qualifications are:

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Current Blue Card if the successful applicant doesn’t hold a current Queensland College of Teachers registration.
  • The successful applicant will also need to have public liability insurance.

The Upper Strings Instrumental Music Teacher Applicant Package 2023  contains more information about this role including information about the application process.

For further information please contact the Primary Strings Coordinator via email dhunnam@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

Closing Date: 4pm Wednesday 14 December 2022

 

Language Specialist Teacher

Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for a suitably qualified and experienced Language Specialist Teacher to teach Language to High School students.

The position is fixed-term, part-time position from 1st January 2023 to 5th December 2023 and is for 4.5 hours per week.

Applicants will need to have current QCT Registration and demonstrate a genuine interest in Steiner education and a strong commitment to supporting and promoting Samford Valley Steiner School’s ethos.  Experience in Steiner education, or a willingness to undertake professional learning  is important for your success in the role.

The Role Description  Language Specialist Teacher2023 Application Package (1) contains more information about this role and the required qualifications.  For further information please contact the High School Director via email hsdirector@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au.

Applications close: Open until position is filled

 

Expressions of interest: Kindergarten Assistant 2023
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking expressions of interest for a Kindergarten Assistants commencing in Term 1 2023.  This position is a part time, term time for five days a week from 8am-3.15pm. There is a possibility for fewer days of work to be available for the right candidate/s.

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.

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

  • 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
  • A love for young children and a willingness to deepen your understanding of Steiner Early Childhood Education.
  • Patience, equanimity, good health, endurance, enthusiasm, flexibility, and the ability to communicate well with teachers, children and parents.
  • A willingness to receive instruction and an openness to working as a team member.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Shannon Ellis, Human Resources: sellis@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

Casual Bus Driver
Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is looking for casual bus drivers to transport students and staff to & from camps and excursions in our 32-seat bus. Applicants must have a minimum of an LR license with a good driving record and must like working with children. Similar driving experience preferred. Work will be term based and primarily on weekdays. Weekend shifts may also be offered. Shifts will be a minimum of 2 hours with some early starts required.

To be considered, applicants must address all selection criteria in the application package 2022 Casual Bus Driver RD Application Package

Successful applicants will be required to provide their traffic history for the last 10 years before being offered work. Go to www.service.transport.qld.gov.au/applyformytraffichistory for this information. A roster of successful applicants will be put together to provide flexibility with our transport needs. If you require further information please contact Stewart Kirk, Facilities Manager on svssfacilities@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au

Closing Date: Position open until filled.

 

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.

 

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 3 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 Carly Sheard, School Director via email svssdirector@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au
Closing Date: Position is open until filled.


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 Shannon Ellis, HR Officer at sellis@samfordsteiner.qld.edu.au or phone 34309600 for further information.